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

Liane Holliday Willey
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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. When she arrived in Houston, Liane was offered the first job for which she applied, as a(n) ________.

3. In ballet class, Liane had difficulty learning to "move like a ______" and would hit other children who brushed into her.

4. Liane's parents struggled with raising her and felt that she challenged their ______ as well as making their language fit into hers.

5. Liane discovered that it was difficult for her to leave ______ and she especially hated active outings.

Short Essay Questions

1. What were some of the challenges that Liane encountered in the ballet class that her mother enrolled her in?

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

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

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

5. 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?

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

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

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

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

10. After the attack by the ex-convict, what did Liane realize about her ability to discern people's intentions and human behavior?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Liane had difficulties being a parent because of her sensory issues. Although other parents had some difficulties, they couldn't relate fully to her struggles.

Part 1: What would have been the impact on Liane's ability to parent if she had a support group of "Aspie" moms with whom to talk?

Part 2: What was Tom's experience of parenting as a result of Liane's challenges?

Part 3: Did Liane's sensory challenges impact the kids as they were growing and developing? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 2

Liane suggests that it is very important for non-AS people to know certain information about their role in the lives of those with AS.

Part 1: What are some good stress management techniques for those who are around people with AS? Why is it important to have these techniques?

Part 2: Why is it important to be aware of your behaviors around people with AS?

Part 3: Why is it important to set good boundaries about the time you spend with people with AS?

Essay Topic 3

Liane learns about AS from her friend Sarah and subsequently finds out that both she and her daughter have AS.

Part 1: What do you imagine is Liane's daughter's experience of finding out that she has something 'wrong' with her?

Part 2: How does Tom feel about the fact that his daughter has been diagnosed with AS?

Part 3: How does Liane feel about her diagnosis? How does she try to help her daughter cope?

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