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 replaced direct oppression of African-Americans?

2. What does Williams say the attitude of privatized innocent publicized?

3. What two ideas of freedom does Williams mention in Part II, Chapter 6?

4. What did Williams' students often do when she exposed her ideas to them?

5. What does Williams say hypothetical cases were?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. What does a friend called "Q" suggest about Williams' writing?

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

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

6. What does William argue that the court removes?

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

8. What caused Williams' interest in property law?

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss the case of Tawana Brawley and examine the impact that the case had on the American public. Determine whether this case supports Williams' view regarding manhood verses white justice.

Essay Topic 2

Examine the memo and the ramifications that it had on Williams, as well as the students and the school as a whole.

Essay Topic 3

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

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