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

2. What does Williams say small businesses did in New York in the mid 80's according to Part I, Chapter3?
(a) They installed buzzers at the door.
(b) They started arming their clerks.
(c) They started hiring private security.
(d) They started refusing access to African-Americans.

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

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

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

6. What does Williams say about black communities?
(a) They were created by force.
(b) They are far from city hall.
(c) They are stable.
(d) They did not vote enough.

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

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

9. Where does Williams say a friend of hers was held at gunpoint?
(a) The courthouse.
(b) A police station.
(c) The White House.
(d) A white restaurant.

10. What does Williams say some people asked when she told her story about the store?
(a) If she contacted the store.
(b) When it happened.
(c) Who the attendant was.
(d) If she was just privileging her own view.

11. What does Williams send to the faculty after receiving communication from students?
(a) A law suit.
(b) An open letter.
(c) A memo.
(d) A formal complaint.

12. What does Williams say some people thought when she told her story about the store?
(a) She did not know why she was refused access.
(b) She was singled out for being a woman.
(c) She unfairly puts the salesman on trial.
(d) She made things up.

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

14. What does Williams say whites associate black with?
(a) Drugs.
(b) Bad neighborhoods.
(c) Basketball.
(d) Criminality.

15. How does Williams say she reacted to talking with the student?
(a) She disagreed with her.
(b) She turned her away.
(c) She made fun of her.
(d) She sympathized.

Short Answer Questions

1. What common conception does Williams target in her book?

2. What does Williams say about how she was treated during her different social functions?

3. What does Williams say small businesses used to rationalize the changes in the mid 80's?

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

5. Who does Williams argue suffered under the then-current system?

(see the answer keys)

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