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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 was important for black students to do?
(a) Vote and attend college.
(b) Demand to be treated equally.
(c) Seek political offices.
(d) Not commit crimes.

2. What does Williams say students started to send her after he spoke out?
(a) Their grades.
(b) Their books.
(c) Complaint letters.
(d) Questions they saw as prejudiced.

3. What is Williams ethnicity?
(a) Mexican-American.
(b) White.
(c) African-American.
(d) Japanese-American.

4. How does Williams say she reacted to talking with the student?
(a) She turned her away.
(b) She disagreed with her.
(c) She made fun of her.
(d) She sympathized.

5. What two ideas of freedom does Williams mention in Part II, Chapter 6?
(a) Radical and Republican.
(b) Liberal and radical.
(c) Liberal and leftist.
(d) Liberal and racist.

Short Answer Questions

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

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

3. What does Williams say penetrated even the highest levels of culture?

4. What does Williams say the faculty's questions reinforced?

5. What does Williams want to show about legal language?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why did Williams have to fight a sausage manufacturer?

2. How does Williams think African Americans are seen?

3. What does Williams note pervades the United States in Part 1, Chapter 1?

4. Why did Williams support affirmative action?

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

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

7. What did Williams believe she did in her writing?

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

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

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

(see the answer keys)

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