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Patricia J. Williams
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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Whose plight did Williams sympathize with?
(a) Women and African-American.
(b) Corporate excecutives.
(c) Poor farmers.
(d) Women.

2. Who does Williams say ignored her while she was attending college?
(a) White teachers.
(b) Her classmates.
(c) Competitive white men.
(d) Other women.

3. What does Williams say there was a phantom of in neutrality?
(a) Liberty.
(b) Slavery.
(c) Lawlessness.
(d) Racism.

4. What does Williams say the questions in the hypothetical cases unknowingly created?
(a) Bad lawyers.
(b) Sexist lawyers.
(c) Lower grades for women.
(d) Racist students.

5. What does Williams want to show about legal language?
(a) It protect the whites in power.
(b) It is reprehensible.
(c) It flattens complex issues.
(d) It is necessary.

6. Who does Williams argue suffered under the then-current system?
(a) The rich.
(b) Rich and poor.
(c) African-Americans.
(d) The poor.

7. What does Williams say was important for black students to do?
(a) Seek political offices.
(b) Not commit crimes.
(c) Vote and attend college.
(d) Demand to be treated equally.

8. What does Williams say the examples she gave in Part II, Chapter 4 illustrate?
(a) Racism among police officers.
(b) Strong segregationist instinct among whites.
(c) Unlawful African-Americans.
(d) The neutrality of the law.

9. What does Williams say younger adults are socialized to have?
(a) Good views of woman.
(b) No will of their own.
(c) Negative expectation of blacks.
(d) Good grades.

10. What does Williams argue affirmative action should be protected as?
(a) Speech.
(b) Guns.
(c) Reunion.
(d) Religion.

11. What does Williams say some people claimed when she told her story about the store?
(a) They had similar stories.
(b) She didn't ask the man's name.
(c) She didn't ask why she was refused access.
(d) She didn't present another opinion.

12. What does Williams believe law is?
(a) Used to oppress African-Americans.
(b) Made by white people.
(c) Inter-subjective.
(d) Necessary for society.

13. What type of law did Williams teach?
(a) Family law.
(b) Criminal law.
(c) Injury law.
(d) Commercial law.

14. What does Williams say her experience with the law review indicated?
(a) Neutrality of the old law.
(b) Liberal neutrality.
(c) Racist neutrality.
(d) Neutral neutrality.

15. What did the memo Williams received accuse her of doing?
(a) Being racist.
(b) Being unfair to Jewish students.
(c) Favoring African-American students.
(d) Silence the moderates in her class.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who prevented Williams from entering the store in Part I, Chapter 3?

2. What is the goal of The Alchemy of Race and Rights?

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

4. What does Williams say hypothetical cases were?

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

(see the answer keys)

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