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

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

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

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

5. What does Williams maintain racial construction had?
(a) Low credibility.
(b) Little power.
(c) Great power.
(d) Great responsibility.

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

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

8. What does Williams say the faculty's questions reinforced?
(a) Stereotypes.
(b) Low standards.
(c) Ignorance of the race.
(d) Current laws.

9. What is the goal of The Alchemy of Race and Rights?
(a) Take a critical theory approach to rights.
(b) To empower African-Americans.
(c) To contrast racism and law.
(d) To expose racism.

10. What does Williams want to show about legal language?
(a) It is reprehensible.
(b) It protect the whites in power.
(c) It is necessary.
(d) It flattens complex issues.

11. What does Williams say penetrated even the highest levels of culture?
(a) Racism.
(b) Feminism.
(c) Corruption.
(d) Lawyers.

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

13. What did Williams use her story about the store to illustrate?
(a) The privatization of space.
(b) White people's fear.
(c) The 1980's depression.
(d) Racism.

14. What does Williams say required enforced equality and affirmative action?
(a) A lawful world.
(b) Society.
(c) A race neutral society.
(d) Democratic freedom.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Williams argue affirmative action should be protected as?

2. What does Williams say hypothetical cases were?

3. What did the memo Williams received accuse her of doing?

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

5. What does Williams recommend the faculty do in her correspondence?

(see the answer keys)

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