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. Why was the student that came to see Williams called an activist?

2. What does Williams note pervaded the country?

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

4. How did the Jewish student deface the portrait in Williams' story?

5. What does Williams say younger adults are socialized to have?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. How did Williams see the master-slave description?

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

4. What did some of the other faculty tell Williams when she complained about racism in Part III, Chapter 9?

5. What does the Critical Legal Studies movement emphasize?

6. What happened when Williams entered an apartment building according to Part III, Chapter 7?

7. What was the terrible dream that Williams describes?

8. What is spirit murder according to Williams?

9. What does Williams think should happen to laws?

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

Essay 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

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 3

Discuss the segregationist instinct and why Williams thinks two attitudes are involved in this instinct.

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