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

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

3. What does Williams criticize the increase focused on?
(a) Differences on college campuses.
(b) Race.
(c) White women.
(d) Illegal immigrants.

4. What does Williams say racist attitudes towards African-American is?
(a) Almost gone from modern society.
(b) A form of spirit murder.
(c) The norm in some states.
(d) The definition of slavery.

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

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

7. Who does Williams say was present in the store that refused her entry?
(a) White men.
(b) It was empty.
(c) White women.
(d) Black women.

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

9. What does Williams say her experience with the law review indicated?
(a) Liberal neutrality.
(b) Neutrality of the old law.
(c) Racist neutrality.
(d) Neutral neutrality.

10. What is Williams ethnicity?
(a) Japanese-American.
(b) Mexican-American.
(c) African-American.
(d) White.

11. What story about Harvard did Williams use to illustrate the point she made in Part I, Chapter 1?
(a) Her receiving an award.
(b) Harvard's inability to find African American female professors.
(c) Her speaking with her students.
(d) Her arguing with a fellow law professor.

12. What year was the student that came to Williams at the start of Part II, Chapter 5?
(a) Fourth year.
(b) First year.
(c) Second year.
(d) Third year.

13. Why was the student that came to see Williams called an activist?
(a) She complained that Othello was racist.
(b) She complained that the bill of rights was racist.
(c) She complained that Macbeth was racist.
(d) She complained white students were racist.

14. What answer did Williams give to the one who questioned her account in the book?
(a) She gave the address of the store.
(b) She gave the police report she filed.
(c) She didn't give any.
(d) She always tells the truth.

15. How does Williams argue about how Americans understood freedom?
(a) As political freedom.
(b) As an excuse for war.
(c) As a concept.
(d) In an abstract way.

Short Answer Questions

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

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

3. What does Williams argue capitalism turned the public into?

4. What does Williams say there was a phantom of in neutrality?

5. What does Williams say the image of peaceful white community being interrupted by a black presence did to blacks?

(see the answer keys)

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