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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 is Temple's mother visiting in Arizona?
2. When does Temple say her nerve attacks stop?
3. What does the P in PACES stand for?
4. What bodily system does spinning balance?
5. What should parents and teachers emphasize for an autistic child?
Short Essay Questions
1. How can fixations be used to help an autistic child?
2. Why does Temple think she suffers from nerve attacks?
3. Describe Temple's relationship with Alfred.
4. What does Temple's mother say in her letter to her daughter?
5. What does Temple find out about brain surgery research in Chapter 13?
6. How does Temple try and help the animals she works with in Chapter 12?
7. What does Temple discover about touching in Chapter 12?
8. Why is it important to encourage an autistic's interests?
9. How does Temple get over her nerves when she goes home for Christmas?
10. Why does Temple feel guilty about the machine she builds in Chapter 10?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
How important is it to the study of autism that the illness is addressed by a sufferer? Can someone who does not suffer from the illness ever truly understand its complexity?
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
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?
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