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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 types of rights does Williams argue are the only kind present in the Constitution?
(a) Liberty rights.
(b) Freedom rights.
(c) Negative rights.
(d) Positive rights.

2. Who did Williams write an article for about her being prevented from entering the store?
(a) A church bulletin.
(b) An African-American journal.
(c) A consumer rights magazine.
(d) A Law Review.

3. What does Williams say traditional jurisprudence looked for?
(a) Uncompromising point of reference.
(b) A relative reference.
(c) Particulars to a specific case.
(d) The maximum sentence.

4. What generalization does Williams say should be fought?
(a) Black as bad and white as good.
(b) White as racist.
(c) Black as good and white as bad.
(d) Black as perfect.

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

6. What does Williams recommend the faculty do in her correspondence?
(a) Have questions vetted by her only.
(b) Setup a racial bias council.
(c) Have ongoing exam discussion.
(d) Give students her questions only.

7. Who does Williams say ignored her while she was attending college?
(a) Her classmates.
(b) White teachers.
(c) Other women.
(d) Competitive white men.

8. What does Williams say she disagreed about racial preference being?
(a) A thing of the past.
(b) Useless.
(c) A slippery slope.
(d) Necessary.

9. What does Williams say the "evidentiary rules" of legitimating turf war had whites believe?
(a) Women could multi-task.
(b) African-Americans were actively agressive.
(c) Children were always annoying.
(d) Jewish were rich.

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

11. What does Williams say the attitude of privatized innocent publicized?
(a) Love.
(b) Spending.
(c) Pride.
(d) Guilt.

12. What did Williams' work concern according to Part I, Chapter II?
(a) The line between contract and communion.
(b) Racism in contracts.
(c) Sexism in contracts.
(d) Contract law.

13. What does Williams argue capitalism turned the public into?
(a) Inactive people.
(b) Consumers.
(c) Credit card holder.
(d) The private.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What common conception does Williams target in her book?

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

3. What does Williams say the questions in the hypothetical cases unknowingly created?

4. What does Williams say her experience with the law review indicated?

5. What university did Williams attend according to Part II, Chapter 4?

(see the answer keys)

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