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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. What does Temple say she cannot get as a child?
2. What does Carlock say Temple is not concerned with?
3. Which of the following is a symptom of autism?
4. Which of the following noises does Temple say she made as a four-year-old?
5. Why do some experts think that Temple was not an autistic?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does autism affect Temple's speech?
2. Who is William Carlock?
3. What does Bernard Rimland note about Temple's autism in the foreword?
4. What does Temple say in her talks with the psychiatrist?
5. In what way does Temple misbehave at private school?
6. How does Temple define autism?
7. In what way was Temple a difficult child?
8. How does Temple react when the glass from the car window falls on her?
9. Describe how Temple almost killed her mother and sister.
10. Why does Carlock think Temple is unique?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
How much do you think Temple changed positive representations of autism? What positive impact have Temple's ideas had on society? Do you think Temple's ideas have had any negative impacts?
Essay Topic 2
Examine Temple's writing style. How would you describe her prose style? What kind of vocabulary does she use? Does she use any specific writing techniques? What meaning does Temple's style give to her story?
Essay Topic 3
Look at the structure of the book.
1) Discuss elements of the narrative structure: Exposition, conflict, complication, climax, resolution and conclusion. Do all the elements make for a logical and linear story? How does the story's structure express the book's ideas?
2) Examine the way Temple uses other people in the story to express her ideas.
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