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 was an important form of oppression?

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

3. What does Williams believe that parts of the social contract in the United States involved?

4. What does Williams claim she bridged in The Alchemy of Race and Rights?

5. How does Williams say she reacted to talking with the student?

Short Essay Questions

1. What did Williams relate to her own sense of personal power?

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

3. Who was Peter Gabel according to Part III, Chapter 8?

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

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

6. Why did Williams send out a memo?

7. What does the Critical Legal Studies movement emphasize?

8. What did Williams believe about New Orleans?

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

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

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 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 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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