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 found her situation at _____ to be equally difficult as it was at school. Her friends were all headed for new goals.

2. The book suggests that though there are different prognoses, helping individuals _______ society may not be the best approach.

3. Liane refers to those who can accept and support those with AS as barometers and _______ that help AS people find who they are.

4. Liane was surprised that her friends could deal with her. In particular, her friend _____ acted as a kind of protector for her.

5. The book states that society would be ______ if it were not for the special capabilities and talents of those with AS.

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What was Liane able to determine about her peers and herself through studying their behaviors, dressing style, and beauty techniques?

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

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

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

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

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

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

9. What social challenges did Liane describe about meeting people and wanting to give them small gifts of appreciation?

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 states that living well at the age of eighteen requires an extensive support network.

Part 1: What people and organizations would compose the support network about which Liane is talking and what would each of their roles be?

Part 2: What happens to people if a support network is not present?

Part 3: What are some ways that people could fill gaps in their support network so they get the help they need?

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 stated that one of the ways she channels her frustration about her AS is to educate people.

Part 1: What should people know about the challenges that those with AS face on a day to day basis?

Part 2: How would you educate people if you were diagnosed with AS?

Part 3: What policy changes need to occur at your school to better accommodate those with AS?

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