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

2. How does Williams argue about how Americans understood freedom?
(a) In an abstract way.
(b) As political freedom.
(c) As a concept.
(d) As an excuse for war.

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

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

5. What does Williams say the examples she gave in Part II, Chapter 4 illustrate?
(a) The neutrality of the law.
(b) Racism among police officers.
(c) Unlawful African-Americans.
(d) Strong segregationist instinct among whites.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Williams argue really happened when the slaves were "freed"?

2. What does Williams argue is a function of wealth?

3. How many principles does Williams say she will study in the book?

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

5. What does Williams say some people claimed when she told her story about the store?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. Why did Williams support affirmative action?

5. What caused Williams' interest in property law?

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

7. How does Williams want the will theory to be expressed?

8. What did businesses in New York City start to do in the mid-1980's and what rationale did they use in Part I, Chapter 3?

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

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

(see the answer keys)

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