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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. Whose plight did Williams sympathize with?
(a) Poor farmers.
(b) Women.
(c) Corporate excecutives.
(d) Women and African-American.

2. What does Williams say she had to fight over while being on a consumer protection board?
(a) The definition of sausage.
(b) The definition of mushroom.
(c) The definition of African American.
(d) The definition of pancake.

3. What does Williams argue about the relation between property rights and family liberties African Americans endured under slavery?
(a) It disappeared in 1976.
(b) It still exists today.
(c) It is still present in some countries.
(d) It is reversed today.

4. What does Williams want to show about legal language?
(a) It protect the whites in power.
(b) It is reprehensible.
(c) It is necessary.
(d) It flattens complex issues.

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What does Williams say about how she was treated during her different social functions?

3. What was Williams accused of being after sending her correspondence to the faculty?

4. What does Williams say required enforced equality and affirmative action?

5. What does Williams argue capitalism turned the public into?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Williams see her social identity because of her differing social roles?

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

3. What did Williams believe about New Orleans?

4. What does the Critical Legal Studies movement emphasize?

5. How does the issue in the store illustrate privatization of space?

6. How does Williams think African Americans are seen?

7. What does Williams believe about the social contract in the United States in Part I, Chapter 2?

8. What did some of the other faculty tell Williams when she complained about racism in Part III, Chapter 9?

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

10. What story does Williams share of being detained?

(see the answer keys)

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