Pretending to Be Normal: Living with Asperger's Syndrome Test | Final 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. Liane believes that people who don't need to know about your AS status include all of the following except _____.
(a) Strangers you will likely only meet once.
(b) Distant relatives with whom you are rarely in contact.
(c) Counselors or social workers.
(d) Children's teachers.

2. Liane describes one of her tenacious traits as _______ , at which point she begins to "lose her footing."
(a) Poor balance.
(b) Sensory integration dysfunction.
(c) Poor spelling.
(d) Auditory discrimination problems.

3. Liane recounts an experience in which she painted the entire house in _____ colors, and then had to repaint two weeks later because she couldn't stand it.
(a) Primary.
(b) Pastel.
(c) Grey.
(d) Black.

4. Liane states that her children model for her how to _____ in public, while she teaches them moral and ethical standards.
(a) Behave.
(b) Cry.
(c) Laugh.
(d) Walk.

5. Liane has learned to ______ people who challenge the reality of the AS experience as a means of protecting herself.
(a) Beat up.
(b) Separate herself from.
(c) Ignore.
(d) Yell at.

Short Answer Questions

1. As the chapter opens, Liane is recounting being in the delivery room. Because of Liane's concrete thinking she believes that she is giving birth to a child with ____ heads.

2. Liane also had difficulty with the _______ designs of many baby things. She wanted solid forms that were comforting to her.

3. Liane lists several strategies for people with AS to practice interviewing skills including all of the following except _____.

4. There is a great deal of conflict in the AS community about ______ with the greater community.

5. Liane was able to deal effectively with things like doctor's appointments but had difficulty with planning things like the ______ party.

Short Essay Questions

1. What are some of the reasons why people with AS should tell those around them about their diagnosis?

2. How does Liane describe the difficulties that she faced in communicating in a meaningful way with her husband Tom?

3. What was Liane's emotional state after she found out that she and her daughter were indeed different from most of the people she associated with?

4. What were the qualities that Tom possessed that Liane feels helped keep the relationship together long enough to figure out the communication issues?

5. What happens to Liane and her husband when the ultrasound technician tells them that she sees two heads?

6. Liane described an event that stands out for her as particularly bizarre in which she forgot about picking up the twins from school. What happened?

7. How does Liane describe the communication barrier that first existed between herself and her husband Tom?

8. What challenges did Liane experience when she wanted to do things with her babies?

9. How does having a daughter that also has Asperger's Syndrome affect how Liane is able to parent?

10. Why is it important for college bound people with AS to tell people at the school about their AS?

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