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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. According to the book, the person at the flea market who has memorized the _______ and birth dates of everyone there may have AS.
(a) Shoe size.
(b) Belt size.
(c) Hat size.
(d) Names.

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

3. Asperger's syndrome is a mild form of the condition known as _______. Individuals with this disorder, have various prognoses, but contribute greatly to society.
(a) Mutism.
(b) Artism.
(c) Sufism.
(d) Autism.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. While Liane was in high school she enjoyed ______ different activities, some of which she was better at than others.

2. One day after arriving to class Liane was ______ by a man wearing a flannel shirt. He was interrupted by one of the students.

3. Liane moved to Houston for the sake of her _______ with no plan of what she was going to do or what she would need to function.

4. Looking back on her school career, Liane felt that she may have been better served in her education by ______.

5. According to the book, helping those with AS requires all of the following elements except _______.

Short Essay Questions

1. What were some of the things that Liane liked about the ditto sheets that she would rummage through the trash to find?

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

3. Liane felt that she would have been an outcast amongst her peers if not for the special friendship of what person? Why was he important?

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

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

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

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

8. Although Liane struggled with reading comprehension she still found solace in the act of looking at words. Why?

9. 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?

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

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