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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. Who prevented Williams from entering the store in Part I, Chapter 3?
(a) A white attendant.
(b) A black attendant.
(c) A white security guard.
(d) A Hispanic security guard.

2. What is Williams ethnicity?
(a) Mexican-American.
(b) African-American.
(c) White.
(d) Japanese-American.

3. What does Williams say traditional jurisprudence looked for?
(a) Uncompromising point of reference.
(b) The maximum sentence.
(c) A relative reference.
(d) Particulars to a specific case.

4. What year was the student that came to Williams at the start of Part II, Chapter 5?
(a) Third year.
(b) Second year.
(c) Fourth year.
(d) First year.

5. What does Williams say she thought of the relation of the reader to a particular text was?
(a) Changing.
(b) Unclear.
(c) Fix.
(d) Variable.

6. What does Williams argue really happened when the slaves were "freed"?
(a) They went to school.
(b) They were kept in slavery.
(c) They were used as free labor.
(d) They were unowned.

7. What does Williams argue is a function of wealth?
(a) The number of slaves owned.
(b) Political power.
(c) The right to privacy.
(d) Racism.

8. Who wrote the memo Williams received after talking with one of her students?
(a) Her mother.
(b) A student.
(c) The associate dean.
(d) The dean.

9. What types of rights does Williams argue are the only kind present in the Constitution?
(a) Freedom rights.
(b) Liberty rights.
(c) Negative rights.
(d) Positive rights.

10. What does Williams recommend the faculty do in her correspondence?
(a) Setup a racial bias council.
(b) Have ongoing exam discussion.
(c) Have questions vetted by her only.
(d) Give students her questions only.

11. How does Williams say she felt when she was attending college?
(a) Persecuted.
(b) Observed.
(c) Invisible.
(d) Alone.

12. What does Williams say recent affirmative action jurisprudence rejected?
(a) The constitutionality of racial preferences.
(b) The obligation of small businesses to abide by it.
(c) The right for African-Americans to use it.
(d) The definition of prejudice.

13. What does Williams call the friend that suggested that her personal style of writing was too much for people?
(a) Q.
(b) H.
(c) U.
(d) D.

14. What two ideas of freedom does Williams mention in Part II, Chapter 6?
(a) Liberal and radical.
(b) Liberal and leftist.
(c) Liberal and racist.
(d) Radical and Republican.

15. What does Williams say added complexities to her opinions?
(a) Her student's opinions.
(b) Race.
(c) Prejudice.
(d) Gender.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the second attitude Williams say was racist?

2. What type of law did Williams teach?

3. What was removed from the article Williams wrote after the first edit?

4. What does Williams say she was often confronted with?

5. What does Williams say racist attitudes towards African-American is?

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