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 happened to the Jewish student?

2. What does Williams say she disagreed about racial preference being?

3. Who does Williams argue suffered under the then-current system?

4. How many principles does Williams say she will study in the book?

5. Whose plight did Williams sympathize with?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why did Williams have to fight a sausage manufacturer?

2. Why did Williams support affirmative action?

3. How did Williams feel when she attended Harvard Law in Part II, Chapter 4?

4. What does Williams note pervades the United States in Part 1, Chapter 1?

5. What did some claim about Williams' story about Benetton's?

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

7. What happened in the second version of Williams' piece?

8. What does Williams hope to show regarding legal language?

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

10. What does William believe about the Supreme Court?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Examine the Critical Legal Studies movement, as well as its impact on the law in regards to race and rights.

Essay Topic 2

Discuss the three principles of autonomy, community, and order to determine whether or not Williams is effective in showing how they interact, conflict, and interlock.

Essay Topic 3

Examine of a Jewish student and discuss why it fits Williams' definition of a "privatized" remedy. Discuss the ramification of a "privatized" remedy.

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