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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 did Williams' work concern according to Part I, Chapter II?
(a) Sexism in contracts.
(b) Contract law.
(c) The line between contract and communion.
(d) Racism in contracts.

2. What is the goal of The Alchemy of Race and Rights?
(a) To expose racism.
(b) Take a critical theory approach to rights.
(c) To contrast racism and law.
(d) To empower African-Americans.

3. What does Williams say she thought of the relation of the reader to a particular text was?
(a) Changing.
(b) Fix.
(c) Variable.
(d) Unclear.

4. What types of rights does Williams argue are the only kind present in the Constitution?
(a) Freedom rights.
(b) Negative rights.
(c) Positive rights.
(d) Liberty rights.

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What does Williams say whites associate black with?

3. What story about Harvard did Williams use to illustrate the point she made in Part I, Chapter 1?

4. What does Williams say students started to send her after he spoke out?

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

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What does William argue that the court removes?

3. What three features does American jurisprudence have according to Williams?

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

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

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

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

8. How does Williams think African Americans are seen?

9. What does William believe about the Supreme Court?

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

(see the answer keys)

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