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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 the "evidentiary rules" of legitimating turf war had whites believe?
(a) Jewish were rich.
(b) Children were always annoying.
(c) African-Americans were actively agressive.
(d) Women could multi-task.

2. What does Williams say penetrated even the highest levels of culture?
(a) Lawyers.
(b) Feminism.
(c) Corruption.
(d) Racism.

3. What does Williams say happened to the Jewish student?
(a) He was beaten up.
(b) He was prosecuted.
(c) He was expelled.
(d) He was not penalized.

4. How did the Jewish student deface the portrait in Williams' story?
(a) He drew moustaches.
(b) He colored it black.
(c) He wrote "Hmm Hmm" on it.
(d) He drew glasses.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Williams say traditional jurisprudence looked for?

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

3. Why did the student come to see Williams?

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

5. What does Williams recommend the faculty do in her correspondence?

Short Essay Questions

1. What three principles does Williams try to show that they interact, conflict, and interlock and what does she want to bridge the gap between?

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

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

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

5. What did businesses in New York City start to do in the mid-1980's and what rationale did they use in Part I, Chapter 3?

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

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

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

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

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

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