Pretending to Be Normal: Living with Asperger's Syndrome Test | Mid-Book Test - Easy

Liane Holliday Willey
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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. By the time she was eight years old, Liane was able to remember factual material very well but struggled with ______.
(a) Science.
(b) Concrete material.
(c) Language.
(d) Fiction.

2. While Liane was in high school she enjoyed ______ different activities, some of which she was better at than others.
(a) Five.
(b) Two.
(c) Four.
(d) Three.

3. Liane wanted real school supplies to play with and quickly lost interest in ______ that did not smell like new ones.
(a) Folders.
(b) Markers.
(c) Pencils.
(d) Books.

4. Liane was unable to translate her success on stage to her day to day life and would often ______.
(a) Isolate herself.
(b) Get into fights.
(c) Make too many friends.
(d) Yell at people.

5. According to the book, helping those with AS requires all of the following elements except _______.
(a) Intervention programs.
(b) Educational support.
(c) Legal support.
(d) Medical support.

6. The book states that society would be ______ if it were not for the special capabilities and talents of those with AS.
(a) Stimulating.
(b) Dull.
(c) Exciting.
(d) Better.

7. The author makes the comment that trying to "meld" people into society turns people into _______ , and denies their individuality.
(a) Carbon copies.
(b) Nitrogen copies.
(c) Sodium copies.
(d) Hydrogen copies.

8. Individuals living with Asperger's syndrome may have all of the following issues except_______.
(a) Communicative challenges.
(b) Migraines.
(c) Narrow interests.
(d) Imaginative limitations.

9. Liane states that there are a few people that through letting her be herself have given her _______ to experiment and develop her skills.
(a) Fear.
(b) Freedom.
(c) Courage.
(d) Anxiety.

10. Liane felt that she could be herself when her protector was around, and she did not feel the need to be _____ like she did with others.
(a) Alone.
(b) Quiet.
(c) Happy.
(d) Loud.

11. All of the following researchers were involved in bringing Asperger's syndrome to the attention of the international community except______.
(a) Penny Dyer.
(b) Lorna Wing.
(c) Uta Frith.
(d) Tony Atwood.

12. One of the most difficult things for Liane in the classroom was chaos and _____ that she experienced.
(a) Noise.
(b) Silence.
(c) Boredom.
(d) Organization.

13. Liane often ______ speaking competitions in which she participated, perhaps because it was a way for her to have a one-way conversation.
(a) Hated.
(b) Cheated at.
(c) Won.
(d) Lost.

14. In order to bypass the difficulties of traffic and too much sensory input, Liane arrived at the University of Houston _____.
(a) Early in the morning.
(b) Right before classes.
(c) After lunch.
(d) Late in the evening.

15. In order to be able to maintain a normal conversation, Liane developed a strategy of ______ herself.
(a) Fragmenting.
(b) Shutting down.
(c) Disabling herself.
(d) Integrating.

Short Answer Questions

1. In ballet class, Liane had difficulty learning to "move like a ______" and would hit other children who brushed into her.

2. Liane didn't realize that Asperger's syndrome was behind her difficulties in college and she was often ______ for class.

3. After her encounter with the man wearing the flannel shirt, Liane took a different job as a(n) _______.

4. Liane never had to ______ as a child and things like group dynamics made no sense to her.

5. Part of Liane's language ability had to do with finding _____ of words that would add to the speech she delivered.

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