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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 an important form of oppression?
(a) The image of the black criminal.
(b) Taxes.
(c) The police.
(d) Black only neighborhoods.

2. Who prevented Williams from entering the store in Part I, Chapter 3?
(a) A Hispanic security guard.
(b) A white attendant.
(c) A white security guard.
(d) A black attendant.

3. What does Williams argue affirmative action should be protected as?
(a) Guns.
(b) Religion.
(c) Speech.
(d) Reunion.

4. Why does Williams say we should avoid neutrality?
(a) It embedded psychic taboos.
(b) African-Americans need to be favorites.
(c) Minorities need to be favorites.
(d) It is not neutral.

5. What does Williams say she was often confronted with?
(a) Liberal students.
(b) White lawyers.
(c) Heart wrenching stories.
(d) Racism.

Short Answer Questions

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

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

3. Who does Williams say was present in the store that refused her entry?

4. Who called the student that came to see Williams an "activist"?

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

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. What does William argue that the court removes?

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

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

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

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

9. What does William believe about the Supreme Court?

10. Why did Williams send out a memo?

(see the answer keys)

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