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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 fixate on during the interview?
2. When does Temple say her nerve attacks stop?
3. Who does Carlock say Temple needs to experiment with to see if the machine works?
4. What does Temple think her mother's letter is trying to do?
5. What does Temple begin to suffer at school?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does Temple's machine help her?
2. Why does Temple become fixated on a small wooden door in Chapter 9?
3. How does Temple get on working with the cowboys and the cattle in Chapter 12?
4. How does Temple feel when she finally walks through the sliding door?
5. Why does Temple think she suffers from nerve attacks?
6. Why does Temple fixate on the sliding glass door in Chapter 11?
7. How are things getting better for Temple?
8. How does Temple get over her nerves when she goes home for Christmas?
9. Where does Temple find temporary relief from her nerve attacks?
10. Why should people be cautious when introducing autistic children to pets?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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 2
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 3
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?
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