Test Your Knowledge Of Autism

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Autism often affects an individual’s ability to understand unspoken interpersonal communication, so someone with autism might not detect sadness based solely on one’s body language or sarcasm in one’s tone of voice. The quiz below is designed to see how much you know about autism. Give it a try and learn more!


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  • 1. 

    Autism is a ________________ disability.

    • A.

      Neurological

    • B.

      Developmental

    • C.

      Psychological

    • D.

      Genetic

    Correct Answer
    B. Developmental
    Explanation
    Autism is classified as a developmental disability because it affects the normal development of the brain in areas such as social interaction, communication skills, and behavior. Developmental disabilities typically manifest early in childhood and can impact a person's ability to learn, communicate, and function independently. Unlike a neurological disability, which primarily affects the structure or function of the nervous system, autism is characterized by atypical development and functioning in various aspects of a person's development.

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  • 2. 

    When does autism usually begin to appear?

    • A.

      During the first 3 years.

    • B.

      In the womb.

    • C.

      During adolescence.

    • D.

      During adulthood.

    Correct Answer
    A. During the first 3 years.
    Explanation
    Autism usually begins to appear during the first 3 years of a person's life. This is a critical period for development and the symptoms of autism, such as difficulties in communication and social interaction, become noticeable during this time. Early signs may include a lack of response to their name, limited eye contact, delayed speech, and repetitive behaviors. Identifying and addressing autism early on can lead to better outcomes and interventions for individuals with autism.

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  • 3. 

    How many children are born with autism?

    • A.

      1 in 10

    • B.

      1 in 50

    • C.

      1 in 150

    • D.

      1 in 1 million

    Correct Answer
    C. 1 in 150
    Explanation
    Approximately 1 in 150 children are born with autism. Autism is a neurodevelopmental disorder that affects communication, social interaction, and behavior. The prevalence of autism has been increasing in recent years, and it is estimated that around 1 in 54 children in the United States have autism. The exact causes of autism are still unknown, but it is believed to involve a combination of genetic and environmental factors. Early intervention and support are crucial for individuals with autism to maximize their potential and improve their quality of life.

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  • 4. 

    Autism is ____ times more prevalent in boys than girls.

    • A.

      2

    • B.

      4

    • C.

      10

    • D.

      100

    Correct Answer
    B. 4
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 4. Autism is four times more prevalent in boys than girls. This means that for every one girl diagnosed with autism, there are four boys diagnosed with autism. This gender disparity in autism prevalence has been observed in multiple studies and is still not fully understood. Research suggests that biological and genetic factors may contribute to this difference, but more studies are needed to fully understand the underlying reasons.

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  • 5. 

    Which of the following is not a common characteristic of autism?

    • A.

      Resistance to change.

    • B.

      Tantrums.

    • C.

      Uneven gross/fine motor skills.

    • D.

      Extreme fear of danger.

    Correct Answer
    D. Extreme fear of danger.
    Explanation
    Autism is a neurodevelopmental disorder that is characterized by several common features, such as resistance to change, tantrums, and uneven gross/fine motor skills. However, extreme fear of danger is not typically associated with autism. Individuals with autism may have difficulty understanding and assessing danger, and may engage in repetitive or risky behaviors, but they do not typically experience extreme fear in response to danger.

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