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Liane Holliday Willey
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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. The book suggests that persons with Asperger's may be behind some of the most profound advances in all of the following except _______.
(a) Musicians.
(b) Cooks.
(c) Mathematicians.
(d) Writers.

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

3. Liane had trouble dealing with ______ situations, and she did not know how to react.
(a) Math.
(b) Ambiguous.
(c) Logic.
(d) Simple.

4. According to the book, those with AS may be those that _______ when they are out in public.
(a) Read faces.
(b) Maintain all social rules.
(c) Stay far away from others.
(d) Invade personal space.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Liane often ______ speaking competitions in which she participated, perhaps because it was a way for her to have a one-way conversation.

2. Liane's teachers struggled with her behaviors and they believed that she was "obstinate" and "mentally ______".

3. Liane wanted real school supplies to play with and quickly lost interest in ______ that did not smell like new ones.

4. The author makes the comment that trying to "meld" people into society turns people into _______ , and denies their individuality.

5. One of the most difficult things for Liane in the classroom was chaos and _____ that she experienced.

Short Essay Questions

1. What are some of the items that Liane describes having a taste for that eventually culminated in trips to the hospital?

2. What was Liane able to determine about her peers and herself through studying their behaviors, dressing style, and beauty techniques?

3. What is the term echolalia mean and how does Liane use this to help herself fit in amongst a crowd of people?

4. When Liane left college she moved and got a job as an instructor for the university. What did she like about the job?

5. Willey states that many people with AS will never receive a diagnosis. What are some of the professions in which she suggests people with unrecognized AS people may be?

6. Why is it important to Liane Willey that people working with AS clients not focus too hard on melding them back into society?

7. What social challenges did Liane describe about meeting people and wanting to give them small gifts of appreciation?

8. What advice did Liane receive from a therapist after she had completed six years of school?

9. When Liane was in her first year of school, she was asked by her teacher to take a nap on her mat, but Liane refused. Why did she refuse?

10. What does Willey suggest as the appropriate focus for helping those with AS to live better lives?

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