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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 was Williams' friend held at gunpoint by?
(a) A mugger.
(b) A white woman.
(c) Swat team.
(d) A police officer.

2. Whose arguments on affirmative action did Williams reject?
(a) The 9th Court of Appeals.
(b) The Supreme Court.
(c) The 7th Court of Appeals.
(d) California Supreme Court.

3. What did Williams' students often do when she exposed her ideas to them?
(a) Became angry.
(b) They listen.
(c) They cried.
(d) They left the room.

4. What does Williams say she was accused of being against?
(a) Racism.
(b) Whites.
(c) Academic freedom.
(d) Separation of church and state.

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

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

7. What did the contract Williams found relate to?
(a) Her car.
(b) Her ancestor's slaves.
(c) The ownership of her great-great-grandmother.
(d) Her mother's house.

8. What was removed from the article after the second edit?
(a) Her name.
(b) The date it happened.
(c) The name of the store and her race.
(d) Her expression of rage

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

10. What generalization does Williams say should be fought?
(a) Black as good and white as bad.
(b) Black as bad and white as good.
(c) Black as perfect.
(d) White as racist.

11. Who questions Williams opinions at the start of Part II, Chapter 6?
(a) A student's parent.
(b) The dean.
(c) A teacher.
(d) A student.

12. Why does Williams say we should avoid neutrality?
(a) Minorities need to be favorites.
(b) It is not neutral.
(c) It embedded psychic taboos.
(d) African-Americans need to be favorites.

13. What does Williams say students started to send her after he spoke out?
(a) Complaint letters.
(b) Questions they saw as prejudiced.
(c) Their grades.
(d) Their books.

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

15. What does Williams say she had to fight over while being on a consumer protection board?
(a) The definition of African American.
(b) The definition of sausage.
(c) The definition of pancake.
(d) The definition of mushroom.

Short Answer Questions

1. What conclusion does Williams say she drew from the incident at the store?

2. What does Williams argue had a price under capitalism?

3. What does Williams say the liberal understand freedom as?

4. What did Williams' work concern according to Part I, Chapter II?

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

(see the answer keys)

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