How Well Do You Recognize Autistic Masking?

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Welcome to the "How Well Do You Recognize Autistic Masking?" quiz! This Autistic Masking Quiz is designed to test your knowledge and understanding of the concept of autistic masking. In this intriguing quiz, you'll encounter true and false multiple-choice questions that explore the reasons behind autistic masking, its impact on individuals, and how it relates to social interactions.

Test your awareness of common examples of autistic masking and its potential effects on mental health and well-being. This Autistic Masking Quiz aims to shed light on the challenges faced by autistic individuals and promote a better understanding of their experiences. So, let's Read morebegin and see how well you recognize autistic masking!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Autistic Masking refers to:

    • A.

      Hiding one's autism diagnosis to fit in society.

    • B.

      A therapy technique for autistic individuals.

    • C.

      A diagnostic test for autism.

    • D.

      A type of medication for autism.

    Correct Answer
    A. Hiding one's autism diagnosis to fit in society.
    Explanation
    Autistic masking refers to the conscious or unconscious suppression or hiding of elements of a person's autistic identity. 

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  • 2. 

    Why do some autistic individuals engage in masking behaviors?

    • A.

      To cope with social situations.

    • B.

      To enhance their sensory experiences.

    • C.

      To develop artistic talents.

    • D.

      To improve physical coordination.

    Correct Answer
    A. To cope with social situations.
    Explanation
    For some people, camouflaging is helpful as it allows them to talk to people, go to school, and get a job without being treated differently because of their autism. 

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  • 3. 

    What are some common examples of autistic masking?

    • A.

      Imitating social interactions.

    • B.

      Encouraging stimming behaviors.

    • C.

      Promoting self-advocacy.

    • D.

      Enhancing auditory processing.

    Correct Answer
    A. Imitating social interactions.
    Explanation
    Mimicking the social behavior of others, including gestures or facial expressions. Deliberately forcing or faking eye contact during conversations. Hiding or underplaying their own intense interests. Scripting or rehearsing conversations, or preparing a bank of 'stock phrases' for conversations.

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  • 4. 

    What impact can masking have on autistic individuals?

    • A.

      Increased stress, anxiety, and mental health issues.

    • B.

      Improved executive functioning.

    • C.

      Enhanced communication skills.

    • D.

      Decreased sensory sensitivity.

    Correct Answer
    A. Increased stress, anxiety, and mental health issues.
    Explanation
    Across genders, masking is associated with more symptoms of generalized and social anxiety, as well as depression.

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  • 5. 

    Masking requires intentional effort and can be exhausting for autistic individuals.

    • A.

      True.

    • B.

      False.

    Correct Answer
    A. True.
    Explanation
    People who mask regularly often say they feel drained and exhausted by the effort of trying to conform to neurotypical standards of behavior.

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  • 6. 

    Autistic masking is more commonly seen in which gender?

    • A.

      Males

    • B.

      Females

    • C.

      Non-binary individuals.

    • D.

      Both males and females may engage in masking.

    Correct Answer
    D. Both males and females may engage in masking.
  • 7. 

    Which of the following is NOT a criticism of autistic masking?

    • A.

      Masking can lead to a better understanding of one's own autism.

    • B.

      Masking can be emotionally exhausting.

    • C.

      Masking may hinder social communication.

    • D.

      Masking can delay receiving an autism diagnosis.

    Correct Answer
    A. Masking can lead to a better understanding of one's own autism.
  • 8. 

    What is the term used to describe the exhaustion and burnout resulting from autistic masking?

    • A.

      Autistic Stress

    • B.

      Sensory Overload

    • C.

      Autistic Burnout

    • D.

      Masking Fatigue

    Correct Answer
    C. Autistic Burnout
  • 9. 

    What process can autistic masking may hinder?

    • A.

      Developing motor skills.

    • B.

      Receiving a timely and accurate autism diagnosis.

    • C.

      Building relationships with animals.

    • D.

      Learning foreign languages.

    Correct Answer
    B. Receiving a timely and accurate autism diagnosis.
  • 10. 

    What can be done to support autistic individuals who engage in masking?

    • A.

      Creating an accepting and understanding environment.

    • B.

      Encouraging excessive stimming.

    • C.

      Promoting social isolation.

    • D.

      Using aversive therapies.

    Correct Answer
    A. Creating an accepting and understanding environment.
    Explanation
    To minimize the harmful effects of masking autism, it is better to work toward a world in which neurodiverse people are accepted as they are, and people are treated with respect and kindness whether they communicate in neurotypical ways or not.

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  • 11. 

    Which organization actively advocates for the acceptance of autistic individuals without masking?

    • A.

      The Autism Speaks Foundation.

    • B.

      The National Institute of Neurological Disorders.

    • C.

      The Autistic Self Advocacy Network 

    • D.

      The Center for Disease Control and Prevention.

    Correct Answer
    C. The Autistic Self Advocacy Network 
    Explanation
    The Autistic Self Advocacy Network is an American 501 nonprofit advocacy organization run by and for individuals on the autism spectrum. 

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  • 12. 

    Autistic masking can lead to social isolation because:

    • A.

      It prevents genuine connections and relationships.

    • B.

      It results in excessive social engagement.

    • C.

      It increases empathy and emotional bonding.

    • D.

      It enhances communication skills.

    Correct Answer
    A. It prevents genuine connections and relationships.
    Explanation
    Masking may prevent autistic individuals from forming genuine connections and relationships.

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  • 13. 

    How can family members and friends help autistic individuals who mask?

    • A.

      Give them safe space and avoid judgements.

    • B.

      Forcing them to unmask in public.

    • C.

      Ignoring their masking behaviors.

    • D.

      Encouraging aggressive stimming.

    Correct Answer
    A. Give them safe space and avoid judgements.
    Explanation
    There are various things that family members and friends can do to help autistic individuals who mask. But, the best they can do is to be patient, kind, and avoid judgments. 

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  • 14. 

    What is the term used for loss of identity due to masking?

    • A.

      Autism Erosion

    • B.

      Autistic Camouflaging

    • C.

      Identity Dissolution

    • D.

      Masking Identity Crisis

    Correct Answer
    B. Autistic Camouflaging
  • 15. 

    Which of the following statements best describes the motivation behind autistic masking?

    • A.

      Autistic masking is an involuntary response to social pressures and expectations.

    • B.

      Autistic individuals mask their true identity to intentionally deceive others.

    • C.

      Autistic individuals engage in masking as a form of rebellion against societal norms.

    • D.

      Autistic masking is a deliberate attempt to distance oneself from the autism community.

    Correct Answer
    A. Autistic masking is an involuntary response to social pressures and expectations.
    Explanation
    Autistic masking is an involuntary response to social pressures and expectations. It is a coping mechanism developed by autistic individuals to navigate social situations and avoid potential stigma or discrimination.

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