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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 wasn't binding during slavery?
(a) Criminal proceedings.
(b) Marriage between slaves.
(c) Church laws.
(d) Ownership contracts.

2. What does Williams think triggered the Judge's mental breakdown?
(a) A particularly horrifying case.
(b) An overload of cases.
(c) A killing in her courtroom.
(d) Stress factors on black professional women.

3. How old was the young African-American girl Williams talks about in Part IV, Chapter 12?
(a) 12.
(b) 14.
(c) 18.
(d) 15.

4. Where did Tawana Brawley live in 1987?
(a) San Francisco.
(b) Boston.
(c) Chicago.
(d) Wappinger.

5. What joke did Williams mother made about her being a lawyer?
(a) She had it in her blood.
(b) She should bill her visit by the hour.
(c) She could sue her.
(d) She was rich.

Short Answer Questions

1. When did Williams relate what disturbed her to her sister?

2. What does Williams argue the show in the department store exhibited?

3. What did Gabel's movement emphasize that rights are?

4. Who does Williams say strongly supported Tawana Brawley?

5. What did Williams and her sister's story make them wonder about?

Short Essay Questions

1. What did Williams believe about Judge Maxine Thomas?

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

3. What did many members of the African American community think about Brawley?

4. What was the terrible dream that Williams describes?

5. What story does Williams share of being detained?

6. What analogy does Williams use to describe sterilization?

7. What did a friend who was a property law professor describe?

8. What did Williams believe about New Orleans?

9. In Part IV, Chapter 10, what question did a story of Elvis raise for Williams?

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

(see the answer keys)

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