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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. Who does Williams say was present in the store that refused her entry?
(a) White women.
(b) Black women.
(c) White men.
(d) It was empty.

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

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

4. What does Williams say the faculty's questions reinforced?
(a) Current laws.
(b) Low standards.
(c) Stereotypes.
(d) Ignorance of the race.

5. What did Williams use her story about the store to illustrate?
(a) The 1980's depression.
(b) The privatization of space.
(c) Racism.
(d) White people's fear.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Williams argue capitalism did to everything?

2. What does Williams say she was accused of being against?

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

4. What did Williams' work concern according to Part I, Chapter II?

5. What does Williams argue replaced direct oppression of African-Americans?

Short Essay Questions

1. What happened in the second version of Williams' piece?

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

3. What do the student evaluations say of Williams?

4. What does a friend called "Q" suggest about Williams' writing?

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

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

7. What does Williams hope to show regarding legal language?

8. Why did one of Williams' students become angry?

9. Why did Williams send out a memo?

10. Why was a first year law student upset with the dean in Part II, Chapter 5?

(see the answer keys)

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