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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 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) Loud.
(c) Happy.
(d) Quiet.

2. Liane discovered that she enjoyed working with ______ and enrolled in a ceramics class.
(a) Clay.
(b) Pencils.
(c) Plaster.
(d) Charcoal.

3. Liane made it a practice to discover what ______ her friends made for themselves and then to follow them when she was around them.
(a) Rules.
(b) Values.
(c) Activities.
(d) Clothes.

4. Liane states that others, even her friends, don't often notice her fitting in trick, but her daughter, _______, will often spot it.
(a) Another woman.
(b) Another Aspie.
(c) Another Asp.
(d) Another Aspergillis.

5. Unlike her friends, Liane had a great deal of interest in romantic comedies and the ______.
(a) Middle East.
(b) Wild North.
(c) Wild West.
(d) The South.

Short Answer Questions

1. Liane described a preoccupation with round numbers and she used to calm herself by doing certain activities in ______.

2. Liane was best at drama, and being around the speech and dramatic arts club exposed her to other ______, or those with AS.

3. Liane followed ______ to the letter, and words often meant more to her than actions.

4. At the end of her first year of college, Liane felt defeated in the social arena and had _______ her courses.

5. Liane also employed a "fitting in" trick which she describes as being a more intricate form of _______.

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. What does Liane describe as being her major social hurdle once she was at the university?

4. Liane stated that the architecture building was her second favorite place to stop on campus. What was it about the building that fascinated her?

5. Liane states that there are some people that have given her a real gift of freedom. What have these people done to give her this gift?

6. Liane eventually found some success in expressing herself through the speech and dramatic arts club. What did she enjoy about speech?

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

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

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

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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