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

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

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

4. Whose portrait did the Jewish student in Williams' story deface?
(a) George Washington's.
(b) Jesus'.
(c) Beethoven's.
(d) The President's.

5. 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.

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

7. What does Williams argue replaced direct oppression of African-Americans?
(a) Their freedom.
(b) Their arrest.
(c) Their omission.
(d) Their enslavement.

8. What does Williams say her paper evaluations did to many students?
(a) It upset them.
(b) It made them realize they were racists.
(c) It made them want to leave her class.
(d) It pleased them.

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

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

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

12. What conclusion does Williams say she drew from the incident at the store?
(a) Buzzers were useless.
(b) Women were discriminated against.
(c) Racism was permissible.
(d) Guns should be controlled.

13. What are the principles Williams will study in the book?
(a) Freedom and universality of the law.
(b) Autonomy, community and order.
(c) Law and order.
(d) Racism and freedom.

14. What was removed from the article Williams wrote after the first edit?
(a) Her expression of rage.
(b) The date it happened.
(c) Her race.
(d) The name of the store.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. How does Williams say she reacted to talking with the student?

2. What store was Williams prevented from entering?

3. What does Williams say the questions in the hypothetical cases unknowingly created?

4. What did Williams' students often do when she exposed her ideas to them?

5. What story about Harvard did Williams use to illustrate the point she made in Part I, Chapter 1?

(see the answer keys)

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