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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. Why was the student that came to see Williams called an activist?
(a) She complained that the bill of rights was racist.
(b) She complained that Macbeth was racist.
(c) She complained that Othello was racist.
(d) She complained white students were racist.

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

3. What conclusion does Williams say she drew from the incident at the store?
(a) Buzzers were useless.
(b) Women were discriminated against.
(c) Guns should be controlled.
(d) Racism was permissible.

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

5. What does Williams say her paper evaluations did to many students?
(a) It upset them.
(b) It pleased them.
(c) It made them realize they were racists.
(d) It made them want to leave her class.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Where did Williams' interest in property law came from?

3. What does Williams note pervaded the country?

4. What does Williams say her experience with the law review indicated?

5. What does Williams say was an important form of oppression?

Short Essay Questions

1. What caused Williams' interest in property law?

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

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

4. What does racism penetrate according to Williams?

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

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

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

8. What did Williams find from her experience with the law review?

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

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

(see the answer keys)

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