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. Who did Williams write an article for about her being prevented from entering the store?

2. What does Williams say about how she was treated during her different social functions?

3. What does Williams recommend the faculty do in her correspondence?

4. What does Williams say the questions in the hypothetical cases unknowingly created?

5. Why did the student come to see Williams?

Short Essay Questions

1. What did Williams find from her experience with the law review?

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

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

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

5. What does William believe about the Supreme Court?

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

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

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

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

10. What three principles does Williams try to show that they interact, conflict, and interlock and what does she want to bridge the gap between?

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 the symbolism and significance of polar bears to Williams and discuss their influence on Williams.

Essay Topic 3

Examine Williams' experience with the law review and determine whether the law review had the right to edit the piece. Discuss the ramifications of the law review's decision.

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