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

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

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

3. By her mid-twenties, Liane experienced herself as being somewhere between a smart college student and a lady who talks to _______.
(a) Dragons.
(b) Dogs.
(c) Pigeons.
(d) Cats.

4. According to the book, each symptom of Asperger's syndrome is uniquely manifested and some individuals never receive _______.
(a) Benefits.
(b) A handicapped placard.
(c) Healthcare.
(d) A diagnosis.

5. The art lab soon became Liane's favorite place to hang out, followed closely by the ______ building.
(a) Chemistry.
(b) Architecture.
(c) Law.
(d) Biology.

Short Answer Questions

1. Liane found that ______ were like another language that she had to learn, a process that often tired her.

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

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

4. Large crowds of students would overwhelm Liane and she would follow them until she found a ______ to help guide her around the campus and to her class.

5. Liane was unable to translate her success on stage to her day to day life and would often ______.

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

3. What are some of the things that Liane learned about herself when she was performing her speeches on stage?

4. What are some of the variables that affect the prognosis for those diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome and what is the general prognosis?

5. What was one of Liane's biggest social challenges while she was still in high school?

6. What does it mean that Asperger's Syndrome is on the spectrum of Autistic Disorders?

7. 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?

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

9. What are some of the major traits or characteristics of people who have Asperger's Syndrome?

10. What are some of the skills that Liane suggests people with AS need to learn in order to develop friendships?

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