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. Which of the following is a symptom of autism?

2. Who does Temple say she almost killed?

3. What happens to neurons in the brain of an autistic?

4. Who does Rimland take with him and Temple when they go for lunch?

5. Which of the following is is a typical stressor for an autistic child?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Temple cope at private school?

2. How does Rimland control Temple's behavior?

3. What does Temple remember about her junior high school days?

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

5. In what way was Temple a difficult child?

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

7. What is perserveration?

8. What does Temple say in her talks with the psychiatrist?

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

10. Why does Carlock think Temple is unique?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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.

Essay Topic 2

How is Temple's book important in changing people's perceptions of mental illness? How much does it help that she is a well established doctor? What dangers are there in people connecting such illnesses with high achievers?

Essay Topic 3

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

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