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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 organization did Peter Gabel found?
(a) The ACLU.
(b) Liberal Legal Studies.
(c) Critical Legal Studies.
(d) African American Legal Help.

2. What was happening inside the department store Williams entered in Part IV, Chapter 11?
(a) A live band was playing.
(b) A book signing.
(c) Employees were restocking the shelves.
(d) A fashion show.

3. What did Williams see on a street corner after dancing that she considered was worth mentioning?
(a) An old black woman.
(b) A street sign.
(c) An old black man.
(d) A drunk policeman.

4. Where was Williams briefly detained?
(a) Alabama.
(b) California.
(c) New York.
(d) South Carolina.

5. What did the Tawana Brawley case come to represent according to Williams?
(a) The plight of young women in the 1980's.
(b) Black manhood vs white justice.
(c) Injustice.
(d) Family violence.

Short Answer Questions

1. How old was Tawana Brawley in 1987?

2. How many times was the young African-American girl Williams talks about pregnant in Part IV, Chapter 12?

3. Who did the black community fiercely criticize?

4. What did Williams do with Peter Gabel in Part III, Chapter 8?

5. What does Williams say made African Americans visible?

Short Essay Questions

1. What did Williams think Tawana's case illustrated?

2. What was the terrible dream that Williams describes?

3. Who was Peter Gabel according to Part III, Chapter 8?

4. What did Williams complain about a fashion show and what did her friend insist in Part IV, Chapter 11?

5. What analogy does Williams use to describe sterilization?

6. Who was Eleanor Bumpurs and what happened to her in 1984?

7. What does the Critical Legal Studies movement emphasize?

8. What story does Williams share of being detained?

9. Who was Tawana Brawley and what happened to her in 1987?

10. What happened when Williams entered an apartment building according to Part III, Chapter 7?

(see the answer keys)

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