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 is a function of wealth?

2. What does Williams call the friend that suggested that her personal style of writing was too much for people?

3. Who does Williams say ignored her while she was attending college?

4. What does Williams say happened to the Jewish student?

5. What does Williams say the examples she gave in Part II, Chapter 4 illustrate?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What caused Williams' interest in property law?

3. 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?

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

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

6. What does William argue that the court removes?

7. What would be necessary for African Americans to claim their rightful place in civilization according to Williams?

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Examine the impact that the student evaluations had on Williams and discuss why she chose to include this in a discussion about race and rights.

Essay Topic 2

Examine Williams' view on capitalism and how it impacts both the rich and poor.

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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