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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. What does Williams say hypothetical cases were?
(a) Biased.
(b) Helpful.
(c) Instructional mirrors.
(d) Useless.

2. What does Williams believe that parts of the social contract in the United States involved?
(a) Social parity.
(b) Social racism.
(c) Social acceptance.
(d) Social control.

3. How does Williams argue about how Americans understood freedom?
(a) As political freedom.
(b) As a concept.
(c) In an abstract way.
(d) As an excuse for war.

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

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

6. What does Williams say was the first racist attitude?
(a) The more the merrier.
(b) Equality for all.
(c) Better safe than sorry.
(d) The more the less.

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

8. What does Williams say was an important form of oppression?
(a) Black only neighborhoods.
(b) Taxes.
(c) The image of the black criminal.
(d) The police.

9. What does Williams say happened to the Jewish student?
(a) He was not penalized.
(b) He was beaten up.
(c) He was expelled.
(d) He was prosecuted.

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

11. What does Williams say the liberal understand freedom as?
(a) Freedom of speech.
(b) Freedom of religion.
(c) The right to bear arms.
(d) Freedom of association.

12. What does Williams say she was often confronted with?
(a) Heart wrenching stories.
(b) Liberal students.
(c) Racism.
(d) White lawyers.

13. In Part 1, Chapter 1, what does Williams say are constructed?
(a) Inequalities.
(b) Laws.
(c) Bad social concepts.
(d) Social identities and concepts.

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

15. What does Williams argue capitalism did to things that properly had no price?
(a) Failed to put a price on them.
(b) Made them worthless.
(c) It turned them into items exchanged and owned.
(d) Nothing.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does Williams feel about being a lawyer in Part I, Chapter 1?

2. What does Williams say was important for black students to do?

3. What does Williams say the examples she gave in Part II, Chapter 4 illustrate?

4. What does Williams say recent affirmative action jurisprudence rejected?

5. What does Williams say traditional jurisprudence looked for?

(see the answer keys)

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