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 does Williams say the world hates?

2. What case does Williams use to illustrate her point in Part IV, Chapter 10?

3. What did Williams do with Peter Gabel in Part III, Chapter 8?

4. What did Williams enter at the start of Part III, Chapter 7?

5. What Judge does Williams say was given a lot of attention?

Short Essay Questions

1. What did Williams believe about New Orleans?

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

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

4. What was the terrible dream that Williams describes?

5. Who was Eleanor Bumpurs and what happened to her in 1984?

6. What does Williams think should happen to laws?

7. What does the Critical Legal Studies movement emphasize?

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

9. What hypothetical situation regarding insemination did Williams raise and why?

10. What did a friend who was a property law professor describe?

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

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 3

Discuss Williams' rejection of the Supreme Court and examine how they gutted the Civil Rights Act. Determine whether or not you agree with Williams' conclusions.

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