Emergence: Labeled Autistic Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Temple Grandin
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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who does Temple's success give hope to?

2. Who does Dr. Stein write to?

3. What does Carlock think of Temple's questions and interests?

4. What does Temple say she would not allow her mother to do when she was six-months-old?

5. Why does Temple attract attention at the restaurant?

Short Essay Questions

1. In what way does Temple misbehave at private school?

2. What does Temple's mother say about Temple in her letter to a psychologist?

3. Why does Temple need pressure stimulation on her body?

4. What does Bernard Rimland note about Temple's autism in the foreword?

5. What does Temple's mother's letter say about her mother's character and feelings towards her daughter?

6. What does Carlock point out as Temple's good points?

7. Who is William Carlock?

8. How does Rimland control Temple's behavior?

9. In what way was Temple a difficult child?

10. Why is Temple surprised that she is invited back to her old school in Vermont?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Emergence was written in 1986. Choose one of the following options and discuss how ideas have developed since then:

1) The use of medication

2) Educating autistics

3) The encouragement of fixations

Essay Topic 2

Discuss differences between the novel and autobiography formats. What are the main elements of a novel? What are the main elements of an autobiography? What can novelists express that an autobiographer cannot? How can autobiographies keep to the facts while still maintaining a level of entertainment?

Essay Topic 3

Using examples from the book, discuss the reasons why autism is connected with creativity and original thought.

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