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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 was removed from the article Williams wrote after the first edit?
(a) Her race.
(b) The name of the store.
(c) The date it happened.
(d) Her expression of rage.

2. What does Williams say recent affirmative action jurisprudence rejected?
(a) The constitutionality of racial preferences.
(b) The obligation of small businesses to abide by it.
(c) The definition of prejudice.
(d) The right for African-Americans to use it.

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

4. What does Williams say about how she was treated during her different social functions?
(a) As a white man.
(b) As a slave.
(c) As a woman.
(d) Both as black and non-black.

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

6. What does Williams argue really happened when the slaves were "freed"?
(a) They were kept in slavery.
(b) They went to school.
(c) They were used as free labor.
(d) They were unowned.

7. What store was Williams prevented from entering?
(a) Walmart.
(b) K-Mart.
(c) Neiman-Marcus.
(d) Benetton.

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

9. How many principles does Williams say she will study in the book?
(a) 6.
(b) 3.
(c) 2.
(d) 5.

10. How does Williams feel about being a lawyer in Part I, Chapter 1?
(a) She regretted it.
(b) She loved it.
(c) She hated it.
(d) She wanted it.

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

12. What does Williams say the image of peaceful white community being interrupted by a black presence did to blacks?
(a) It dehumanized them.
(b) It made them mistrustful.
(c) It made them sad.
(d) It made them mad.

13. Who prevented Williams from entering the store in Part I, Chapter 3?
(a) A Hispanic security guard.
(b) A white attendant.
(c) A black attendant.
(d) A white security guard.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What type of law did Williams teach?

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

4. How does Williams argue about how Americans understood freedom?

5. What does Williams say hypothetical cases were?

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