Pretending to Be Normal: Living with Asperger's Syndrome Test | Final 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 believes that people who don't need to know about your AS status include all of the following except _____.

2. Liane describes one of her tenacious traits as _______ , at which point she begins to "lose her footing."

3. Liane has learned to channel her frustration about the difficulties she and her daughter face into ______.

4. Liane struggles with teaching her daughter how to get along ______, because she also wants her to be autonomous.

5. The benefits of choosing to share with others about AS include all of the following except ______.

Short Essay Questions

1. Why might it be important for a person with AS to tell those close to them about their diagnosis?

2. What are some of the reasons why people with AS should not tell those around them about their diagnosis?

3. Liane states that she was often overwhelmed with the details that went with any activity for her kids. What happened during the Halloween party?

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

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

6. Why does Liane state at the beginning of the chapter that she knew right away her youngest daughter was special?

7. What happened when Liane went to an interview and her potential boss told her his favorite media company?

8. What are some of the suggestions that Liane makes for those with AS to find a job that would fit their interests, abilities, and AS needs?

9. 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?

10. 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?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

Liane remarks that she could have done better in high school if there were more rules about what she was supposed to do.

Part 1: What are the unspoken rules for being in high school? These kinds of rules can be thought of as taboo. How do you teach someone about taboo?

Part 2: If there had been an actual set of rules, could Liane have memorized them all? Would this have impacted her experience? Why or why not?

Part 3: Imagine that you were sent to another planet as an ambassador for Earth. How would you learn the rules of that culture? What might some of your challenges be?

Essay Topic 3

Liane relates several situations in which she becomes lost and feels bad about asking for help to find her way.

Part 1: What was Tom's experience when Liane got lost in San Francisco? How did he and Liane plan to deal with that situation in the future?

Part 2: Do people generally feel comfortable asking for help in situations like Liane's? Why or why not?

Part 3: What would have happened to Liane if she had not asked for help?

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