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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 are the principles Williams will study in the book?
(a) Freedom and universality of the law.
(b) Law and order.
(c) Autonomy, community and order.
(d) Racism and freedom.

2. What does Williams say whites associate black with?
(a) Drugs.
(b) Bad neighborhoods.
(c) Criminality.
(d) Basketball.

3. What was removed from the article after the second edit?
(a) The date it happened.
(b) Her expression of rage
(c) Her name.
(d) The name of the store and her race.

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

5. What does Williams say some people claimed when she told her story about the store?
(a) They had similar stories.
(b) She didn't ask why she was refused access.
(c) She didn't ask the man's name.
(d) She didn't present another opinion.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Williams argue about the relation between property rights and family liberties African Americans endured under slavery?

2. What is Williams ethnicity?

3. What does Williams say happened to one of the black youth chased by police?

4. What does Williams maintain racial construction had?

5. What types of rights does Williams argue are the only kind present in the Constitution?

Short Essay Questions

1. Who was Peter Gabel according to Part III, Chapter 8?

2. What did Williams see about slavery and family?

3. What did Williams think Tawana's case illustrated?

4. What did some claim about Williams' story about Benetton's?

5. What does the Critical Legal Studies movement emphasize?

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

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

8. What did Williams believe about New Orleans?

9. What story does Williams share of being detained?

10. How did Williams feel when she attended Harvard Law in Part II, Chapter 4?

(see the answer keys)

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