Quiz: Autism II

This is the second of our Talk and Total quizzes on the subject of Autism and how it relates to child development. To browse through all of our quizzes on this topic and others, visit our Quiz Page: Browse our other quizzes.

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  1. Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) often present other associated problems. Which of the following is a commonly associated problem among children with ASD?

    1. Feeding disorder
    2. Sleep disturbance
    3. Seizure disorders
    4. Appears to have cognitive impairment
    5. All of the above

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  2. Which of the following items apply to children with PDD-NOS (another one of the five autism spectrum disorders) and not to Asperger syndrome?

    1. Problems in social interaction
    2. Problems in language delay
    3. Impairment in special interests
    4. Usually fall within the normal level of intelligence

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  3. ASD affects both boys and girls; however, ASD is more prevalent in boys. How much more?

    1. 4 boys for every 1 girl
    2. 6 boys for every 1 girl
    3. 8 boys for every 1 girl
    4. 10 boys for every 1 girl

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  4. The prevalence of ASD has increased over the past decades. Why has this occurred?

    1. There has been a change in diagnostic criteria
    2. There are more known environmental causes
    3. There is a stronger awareness and identification by professionals
    4. There is no way of accurately determining the increase

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  5. The largest increase in ASD prevalence in the past decade has been among?

    1. Hispanic children
    2. Black children
    3. Asian children
    4. White children

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  6. Although scientists who study ASD believe there is no single cause of ASD, studies have provided evidence that:

    1. Children born prematurely, with low birth weight, are at less risk for ASD
    2. Children born to older parents are at a slightly higher risk for ASD
    3. Specific drugs taken during pregnancy have not been linked to ASD
    4. Children from larger families are more at risk

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