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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 called the student that came to see Williams an "activist"?
(a) A white teacher.
(b) The dean.
(c) The assistant dean.
(d) A fellow student.

2. What does Williams say neutral classifications do?
(a) Create racists.
(b) Ignore race.
(c) Dehumanize.
(d) Ignore women.

3. Who does Williams argue suffered under the then-current system?
(a) African-Americans.
(b) Rich and poor.
(c) The rich.
(d) The poor.

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

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

6. What type of law did Williams teach?
(a) Criminal law.
(b) Commercial law.
(c) Family law.
(d) Injury law.

7. 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 mushroom.
(c) The definition of pancake.
(d) The definition of sausage.

8. 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 hiring private security.
(c) They started refusing access to African-Americans.
(d) They started arming their clerks.

9. What does Williams argue had a price under capitalism?
(a) Justice.
(b) Elections.
(c) People's lives.
(d) Free speech.

10. Why did the student come to see Williams?
(a) To complain.
(b) To ask for clarification.
(c) To cry.
(d) To praise Williams.

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

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

13. What was Williams accused of being after sending her correspondence to the faculty?
(a) Biased.
(b) Racist.
(c) An opportunist.
(d) Didactic and condescending.

14. What store was Williams prevented from entering?
(a) Neiman-Marcus.
(b) Walmart.
(c) K-Mart.
(d) Benetton.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Who questions Williams opinions at the start of Part II, Chapter 6?

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

3. How does Williams say she felt when she was attending college?

4. What does Williams send to the faculty after receiving communication from students?

5. What does Williams believe that parts of the social contract in the United States involved?

(see the answer keys)

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