The Alchemy of Race and Rights Test | Final 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 did the Tawana Brawley case come to represent according to Williams?

2. Who does Williams say strongly supported Tawana Brawley?

3. Who did the black community fiercely criticize?

4. What does Williams say her mother wanted her to reclaim?

5. What was Williams doing at the start of Part IV, Chapter 10?

Short Essay Questions

1. What did Williams see about slavery and family?

2. What did Williams complain about a fashion show and what did her friend insist in Part IV, Chapter 11?

3. What did Williams think Tawana's case illustrated?

4. What story does Williams share of being detained?

5. Who was Tawana Brawley and what happened to her in 1987?

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

7. What example illustrated that Williams believed the world had gone crazy?

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

9. What did Williams believe about New Orleans?

10. What analogy does Williams use to describe sterilization?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss the story of Eleanor Bumpurs and determine whether it was a simple oversight or if there was an issue of race and rights.

Essay Topic 2

Examine of a Jewish student and discuss why it fits Williams' definition of a "privatized" remedy. Discuss the ramification of a "privatized" remedy.

Essay Topic 3

Discuss Williams' personal writing style and conclude whether it was too much for people or whether she sacrifices herself in her writing.

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