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

2. What does Williams say she was accused of being against?
(a) Separation of church and state.
(b) Whites.
(c) Racism.
(d) Academic freedom.

3. How did the Jewish student deface the portrait in Williams' story?
(a) He drew moustaches.
(b) He wrote "Hmm Hmm" on it.
(c) He drew glasses.
(d) He colored it black.

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

5. What two ideas of freedom does Williams mention in Part II, Chapter 6?
(a) Liberal and leftist.
(b) Radical and Republican.
(c) Liberal and radical.
(d) Liberal and racist.

6. What does Williams send to the faculty after receiving communication from students?
(a) A law suit.
(b) An open letter.
(c) A memo.
(d) A formal complaint.

7. What does Williams argue about the relation between property rights and family liberties African Americans endured under slavery?
(a) It still exists today.
(b) It disappeared in 1976.
(c) It is reversed today.
(d) It is still present in some countries.

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

9. What does Williams say her post as a law professor made her be?
(a) Successful.
(b) Aware of racism.
(c) Highly visible.
(d) Bored.

10. What does Williams note pervaded the country?
(a) Affirmative action.
(b) Racism and anti-Vietnam.
(c) Crime, drugs and police brutality.
(d) Crime only.

11. What does Williams say happened to one of the black youth chased by police?
(a) He was arrested.
(b) He surrendered.
(c) He was shot and killed.
(d) He was run down and died.

12. What does Williams say small businesses did in New York in the mid 80's according to Part I, Chapter3?
(a) They started hiring private security.
(b) They started arming their clerks.
(c) They installed buzzers at the door.
(d) They started refusing access to African-Americans.

13. What does Williams say was important for black students to do?
(a) Vote and attend college.
(b) Seek political offices.
(c) Demand to be treated equally.
(d) Not commit crimes.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Williams say recent affirmative action jurisprudence rejected?

2. What does Williams argue had a price under capitalism?

3. What does Williams say hypothetical cases were?

4. What does Williams say traditional jurisprudence looked for?

5. Why does Williams say we should avoid neutrality?

(see the answer keys)

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