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 hypothetical cases were?

2. Why did the student come to see Williams?

3. What generalization does Williams say should be fought?

4. What does Williams say her experience with the law review indicated?

5. What policy does Williams say she supported?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why did Williams support affirmative action?

2. What caused Williams' interest in property law?

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

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

5. What does William argue that the court removes?

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

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

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

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

10. What does William believe about the Supreme Court?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss the case of the pregnant woman and examine Williams' fantasy of gorilla insemination. Determine how this would complicate the idea of choice and whether it was a relevant hypothetical suggestion in regards to race and rights.

Essay Topic 2

Discuss Williams' view on private property and slavery, focusing on the examples of private contract rights presented.

Essay Topic 3

Examine Williams' view regarding spirit murder and conclude whether her beliefs about the offense are true, as well as the ramifications.

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