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 say the examples she gave in Part II, Chapter 4 illustrate?

2. Whose plight did Williams sympathize with?

3. What does Williams argue had a price under capitalism?

4. What does Williams say the faculty's questions reinforced?

5. What types of rights does Williams argue are the only kind present in the Constitution?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What did a friend who was a property law professor describe?

3. What does Williams think should happen to laws?

4. What does William argue that the court removes?

5. What analogy does Williams use to describe sterilization?

6. What does William believe about the Supreme Court?

7. Who was Eleanor Bumpurs and what happened to her in 1984?

8. What does Williams believe is the real concept to consider?

9. How does the issue in the store illustrate privatization of space?

10. What did Williams find from her experience with the law review?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Examine the symbolism and significance of polar bears to Williams and discuss their influence on Williams.

Essay Topic 2

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

Essay Topic 3

Discuss the story of Eleanor Bumpurs and determine whether it was a simple oversight or if there was an issue of race and rights.

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