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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) Swat team.
(b) A police officer.
(c) A white woman.
(d) A mugger.

2. What common conception does Williams target in her book?
(a) Law is useless.
(b) Law is favorable to rich people.
(c) Law is objective.
(d) Laws are written by lawyers.

3. What university did Williams attend according to Part II, Chapter 4?
(a) University of Wisconsin Law.
(b) Harvard Law.
(c) Boston College Law.
(d) Yale Law.

4. What does Williams believe law is?
(a) Used to oppress African-Americans.
(b) Made by white people.
(c) Inter-subjective.
(d) Necessary for society.

5. How does Williams say she felt when she was attending college?
(a) Persecuted.
(b) Invisible.
(c) Observed.
(d) Alone.

6. What does Williams say the attitude of privatized innocent publicized?
(a) Spending.
(b) Pride.
(c) Love.
(d) Guilt.

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

8. What does Williams say the "evidentiary rules" of legitimating turf war had whites believe?
(a) Women could multi-task.
(b) African-Americans were actively agressive.
(c) Children were always annoying.
(d) Jewish were rich.

9. 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) Who the attendant was.
(c) If she contacted the store.
(d) When it happened.

10. Whose plight did Williams sympathize with?
(a) Poor farmers.
(b) Corporate excecutives.
(c) Women.
(d) Women and African-American.

11. What does Williams claim she bridged in The Alchemy of Race and Rights?
(a) Bridge between theory and practice.
(b) Bridge between racism and race.
(c) Bridge between jurisprudence and virtue.
(d) Bridge between law and judges.

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

13. What does Williams say added complexities to her opinions?
(a) Race.
(b) Prejudice.
(c) Her student's opinions.
(d) Gender.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Where does Williams say a friend of hers was held at gunpoint?

2. How many principles does Williams say she will study in the book?

3. Who does Williams say ignored her while she was attending college?

4. What does Williams argue capitalism did to things that properly had no price?

5. In Part 1, Chapter 1, what does Williams say are constructed?

(see the answer keys)

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