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Patricia J. Williams
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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Williams say she was often confronted with?
(a) Liberal students.
(b) Racism.
(c) Heart wrenching stories.
(d) White lawyers.

2. What does Williams say the liberal understand freedom as?
(a) Freedom of speech.
(b) Freedom of association.
(c) Freedom of religion.
(d) The right to bear arms.

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

4. What does Williams say added complexities to her opinions?
(a) Prejudice.
(b) Her student's opinions.
(c) Race.
(d) Gender.

5. What policy does Williams say she supported?
(a) Affirmative action.
(b) Panthers movement.
(c) 1st amendment.
(d) 14th amendment.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why was the student that came to see Williams called an activist?

2. What does Williams say about black communities?

3. Whose portrait did the Jewish student in Williams' story deface?

4. Who does Williams argue suffered under the then-current system?

5. What does Williams say her paper evaluations did to many students?

Short Essay Questions

1. Who questioned Williams' opinions at the start of Part II, Chapter 6?

2. What three principles does Williams try to show that they interact, conflict, and interlock and what does she want to bridge the gap between?

3. What caused Williams' interest in property law?

4. What happened when African American men were walking through a white neighborhood in New York in the 1980's?

5. What does Williams say one must do in order to be noticed?

6. What was the response to the memo sent out by Williams?

7. How does Williams think African Americans are seen?

8. What would be necessary for African Americans to claim their rightful place in civilization according to Williams?

9. What was the second attitude of whites according to Williams and why does this happen?

10. What does Williams believe is the real concept to consider?

(see the answer keys)

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