The Alchemy of Race and Rights Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Patricia J. Williams
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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Williams argue about the relation between property rights and family liberties African Americans endured under slavery?

2. Whose plight did Williams sympathize with?

3. What does Williams say some people claimed when she told her story about the store?

4. What did Williams use her story about the store to illustrate?

5. What does Williams criticize the increase focused on?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does William argue that the court removes?

2. How does Williams want the will theory to be expressed?

3. What did Williams believe she did in her writing?

4. Why was a first year law student upset with the dean in Part II, Chapter 5?

5. What three principles does Williams try to show that they interact, conflict, and interlock and what does she want to bridge the gap between?

6. How does Williams think African Americans are seen?

7. What argument does Williams use to defend herself against the student?

8. How does Williams see her social identity because of her differing social roles?

9. What three features does American jurisprudence have according to Williams?

10. What happened when African American men were walking through a white neighborhood in New York in the 1980's?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Examine the two ideas of freedom, both the liberal and the radical and determine what Williams supports.

Essay Topic 2

Discuss the three features of American jurisprudence and determine how they influence race and rights.

Essay Topic 3

Examine Williams' view regarding spirit murder and conclude whether her beliefs about the offense are true, as well as the ramifications.

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