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 whites associate black with?

2. Why was the student that came to see Williams called an activist?

3. What are the principles Williams will study in the book?

4. What does Williams criticize the increase focused on?

5. How does Williams say she felt when she was attending college?

Short Essay Questions

1. What did businesses in New York City start to do in the mid-1980's and what rationale did they use in Part I, Chapter 3?

2. What was the response to the memo sent out by Williams?

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

4. What does Williams say one must do in order to be noticed?

5. Who questioned Williams' opinions at the start of Part II, Chapter 6?

6. What do the student evaluations say of Williams?

7. What does William argue that the court removes?

8. What was the first attitude of whites according to Williams and why does this happen?

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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

Essay Topic 2

Discuss the case of the pregnant woman and examine Williams' fantasy of gorilla insemination. Determine how this would complicate the idea of choice and whether it was a relevant hypothetical suggestion in regards to race and rights.

Essay Topic 3

Examine Williams' experience with Benetton and discuss the situation in relation to race and rights.

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