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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. Liane states that her two best friends are _______ and Margo.
(a) Michelle.
(b) Max.
(c) Mark.
(d) Maureen.

2. Liane wasn't bothered by the fact that she was different in high school. Students were easy to categorize socially since they ran in ______.
(a) Lines.
(b) Castes.
(c) Cliques.
(d) Grades.

3. One of Liane's friends encouraged her to try out for his fraternity's Little ______ program.
(a) Cousins.
(b) Mentors.
(c) Brothers.
(d) Sisters.

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

5. Asperger's syndrome was first discussed by Hans Asperger in ______.
(a) 1964.
(b) 1944.
(c) 1974.
(d) 1954.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. The author, Liane Willey, had a psychiatric evaluation and IQ test when she was _______ years old, and the testing indicated she was smart and spoiled.

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

4. After completing her first ______ years of college, Liane went to a counselor who gave her very good advice about getting out and managing her life without apology.

5. Competitive _______ and pep squad dancer activities didn't work well because of her problems with coordination.

Short Essay Questions

1. Liane gave up swimming when she realized the bilateral coordination was a problem. How was she able to creatively address this issue in pep squad?

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

3. 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?

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

5. What were some of the ways that floating in water provided comfort to Liane when she was stressed or overwhelmed?

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

7. What does Liane describe as being one of her major challenges for interacting with her peers?

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

9. Liane's grades in high school paved the way for a college education, and she thought that only a large university would fit her academic goals. What was her experience upon arriving?

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

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