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

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

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

4. What does Williams say small businesses used to rationalize the changes in the mid 80's?
(a) Cheap labor.
(b) Higher energy costs.
(c) Crime fighting.
(d) Racism.

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

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

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

8. What does Williams say she received from her students?
(a) Terrible evaluations.
(b) Letters of recommendation.
(c) Complaints.
(d) Flowers.

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

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

11. What does Williams argue capitalism did to things that properly had no price?
(a) It turned them into items exchanged and owned.
(b) Nothing.
(c) Made them worthless.
(d) Failed to put a price on them.

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

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

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

15. What does Williams argue is a function of wealth?
(a) Racism.
(b) Political power.
(c) The right to privacy.
(d) The number of slaves owned.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Williams say the liberal understand freedom as?

2. What type of law did Williams teach?

3. What does Williams argue capitalism did to everything?

4. What does Williams argue really happened when the slaves were "freed"?

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

(see the answer keys)

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