Nowadays, there are lots of tests and quizzes that you find on the internet about autism. They are developed for so many reasons. It could be for raising awareness, quick assessments, assessing knowledge or just for fun. It does not matter what is behind the reason, none of them is professional medical advice or treatment. It is an important point to keep in mind.
It does not have to be a person with autism to fill them up. Those can be filled by parents, teachers, friends, spouses or in short by everyone. Now, there are some of them listed below. They can give you quick knowledge about how much you aware of the autism spectrum.
Autism Awareness Quiz
It is important to understand autism spectrum disorder, do all in order to support the individuals with autism and help them to reach their full potential. Especially in case of being a carer or parent of one of them. Because autism is a lifelong condition that has substantial effects on a child’s behaviors, learning, communication, and social interaction.
Because of the reasons listed above, this quick quiz developed in order to test your awareness level and to test your knowledge about autism. It takes about 5 minutes to fill. It consists of 5 questions and here are they;
1. What is the best way to speak to an autistic child?
2. If an autistic child is becoming stressed and anxious, how can you help them?
3. How can you help an autistic child learn a new physical game such as tennis?
4. If you use visual support, such as a toy boat to indicate bath time, what must you ensure?
5. What can a ‘feelings scale’ be used for?
Autism Quiz: Test Your IQ of Autism Spectrum Disorder
As the name implied, this quiz is developed for assessing knowledge about autism spectrum disorder. It helps to raise awareness. It consists of 8 true/false sentences related to important information about autism that should be known by everyone. You will pick up the answer as true or false. Here are the sentences;
1. Autism is a developmental disability.
2. Who is more likely to develop autism?
3. Autism is almost always genetic.
4. Which condition is also on the spectrum of autism disorder?
5. There are no treatments for autism spectrum disorder.
6. Autism includes a broad spectrum of symptoms and disorders.
7. Mothers were originally blamed for their child’s autism.
8. Symptoms of autism are usually the same in every child.
What Do You Really Know About Autism?
This quiz is developed to help people understand what is a myth and what is a reality about autism. It tests your knowledge about autism spectrum disorder and deciphers facts, myths, and areas where there is still much uncertainty.
It consists of 15 sentences related to core symptoms of autism and basic information about autism. It can be answered in 3 different ways; true, false, uncertain. Here are the sentences;
1. Autism is more often diagnosed in boys than in girls.
2. Autism can be caused by emotional deprivation.
3. People with autism are all eccentric geniuses.
4. Autism is on the increase.
5. Autism has the same rate of occurrence worldwide.
6. Autism can be detected before a child is 2 years old.
7. People with autism do not easily understand what other people are thinking.
8. Autism runs in families.
9. There is a single gene for autism.
10. Autism can be caused by the MMR vaccine.
11. A person with autism can grow out of it.
12. People with autism all have below average intelligence.
13. People with autism always prefer being alone.
14. People with autism can feel emotions.
15. Adults with autism are not capable of working.
Child Autism Quiz (Self-Assessment)
This quiz is developed for parents to fill. If they have a suspicious about autism, they can use this quiz to determine whether their child is experiencing the core symptoms of autism spectrum disorder. At least, it gives them a quick judgment that allows them to take their children to a professional.
Privacy is very important for people who developed this quiz. Because of this reason, all results are completely anonymous. Also, it takes less than 3 minutes.
The quiz consists of 10 Likert type questions related to life experiences which are common among individuals who have been diagnosed with autism. Parents should read each question carefully and mark how often (never, rarely, seldom, often, very often) their child is experiencing the same or similar problems.
It should keep in mind that during quiz some behaviors are developmentally appropriate for young children and it is not necessary to be a sign of autism. It is not professional medical advice or treatment. Nevertheless, it gives the parent a quick judgment or advice. Here is the list of those questions;
1. Does your child speak very little and give unrelated answers to questions?
2. Does your child not respond to their name or avoid eye contact?
3. Does your child not engage in games of pretending with other children?
4. Does your child struggle to understand other people’s feelings?
5. Is your child easily upset by small changes?
6. Does your child have obsessive interests?
7. Is your child over or under sensitive to smells, tastes or touch?
8. Does your child struggle to socialize with other children?
9. Does your child avoid physical contact?
10. Does your child show little awareness of dangerous situations?
How Autistic Are You?
This quiz is for fun at the basic level. It is not intended as a substitute for professional medical advice or treatment. It is a short quiz consist of 32 questions related to core symptoms of autism.
It is developed for individuals with an autism spectrum disorder or have a doubt about having autism. If you are in this situation, go ahead and take the quiz. Do you have the ability to fight autism? Do you have the ability to be able to hold down a job and take care of yourself? In just a few minutes you will find out the results!
Actually, it is not necessary to have autism to fulfill this quiz, it is mostly based on self-care and daily routine activities. In the beginning, it has demographic questions. So, here are the questions;
1. What is your age?
2. What is your gender?
3. Do you repeat other people’s words out loud?
4. Can you speak?
5. Can you read?
6. Can you write?
7. Do you like to be hugged?
8. Are you sensitive to loud sound?
9. Do you arrange items or toys in a certain way?
10. Do you like to spin items or toys around?
11. How do you express your anger?
12. What’s your highest level of education?
13. Do you have a boyfriend/girlfriend?
14. Do you have a job?
15. Do you drive a car?
16. How good are you in mathematics?
17. Can you cook your food?
18. Can you do your own laundry?
19. Can you shower/bathe?
20. Do you know how to use a vacuum?
21. Do you know how to use a lawn mower?
22. Do you know how to use power tools?
23. Do you know how to use electronics?
24. Do you know how to use a computer?
25. Can you wash a car?
26. Can you schedule your appointments?
27. Do you know how to manage your money?
28. Do you know how to write a resume and cover letter?
29. Can you ride a bicycle?
30. Do you know how to use a telephone?
31. Do you make weird noises?
32. Do you act weird?
This quiz is used in order to help people to determine whether there is a need to see professional for diagnosis and treatment of autism spectrum disorder and Asperger’s syndrome or not. It can be filled by individuals themselves if it is not severe form or by parents.
It is kept in mind that autism is a lifelong disorder and this quiz should be filled accurately, honestly and completely as possible in order to get accurate diagnosis and treatment.
There are 50 sentences related to core symptoms of autism and challenges that individuals with autism experience. It should be marked depending on how much you agree (definitely agree, slightly agree, slightly disagree, definitely disagree). Before starting the quiz, there have 2 demographic questions which are age and gender. So, here are the sentences in the quiz;
1. I prefer to do things with others rather than on my own.
2. I prefer to do things the same way over and over again.
3. If I try to imagine something, I find it very easy to create a picture in my mind.
4. I frequently get so strongly absorbed in one thing that I lose sight of other things.
5. I often notice small sounds when others do not.
6. I usually notice car number plates or similar strings of information.
7. Other people frequently tell me that what I have said is impolite, even though I think it is polite.
8. When I am reading a story, I can easily imagine what the characters might look like.
9. I am fascinated by dates.
10. In a social group, I can easily keep track of several different people’s conversations.
11. I find social situations easy.
12. I tend to notice details that others do not.
13. I would rather go to a library than to a party.
14. I find making up stories easy.
15. I find myself drawn more strongly to people than to things.
16. I tend to have very strong interests, which I get upset about if I cannot pursue.
17. I enjoy social chitchat.
18. When I talk, it is not always easy for others to get a word in edgewise.
19. I am fascinated by numbers.
20. When I am reading a story, I find it difficult to work out the characters’ intentions.
21. I do not particularly enjoy reading fiction.
22. I find it hard to make new friends.
23. I notice patterns in things all the time.
24. I would rather go to the theater than to a museum.
25. It does not upset me if my daily routine is disturbed.
26. I frequently find that I don’t know how to keep a conversation going.
27. I find it easy to ‘read between the lines’ when someone is talking to me.
28. I usually concentrate more on the whole picture, rather than on the small details.
29. I am not very good at remembering phone numbers.
30. I do not usually notice small changes in a situation or a person’s appearance.
31. I know how to tell if someone listening to me is getting bored.
32. I find it easy to do more than one thing at once.
33. When I talk on the phone, I am not sure when it is my turn to speak.
34. I enjoy doing things spontaneously.
35. I am often the last to understand the point of a joke.
36. I find it easy to work out what someone is thinking or feeling just by looking at their face.
37. If there is an interruption, I can switch back to what I was doing very quickly.
38. I am good at social chitchat.
39. People often tell me that I keep going on and on about the same thing.
40. When I was young, I used to enjoy playing games involving pretending with other children.
41. I like to collect information about categories of things (such as types of cars, birds, trains, plants).
42. I find it difficult to imagine what it would be like to be someone else.
43. I like to carefully plan any activities I participate in.
44. I enjoy social occasions.
45. I find it difficult to work out people’s intentions.
46. New situations make me anxious.
47. I enjoy meeting new people.
48. I am a good diplomat.
49. I am not very good at remembering people’s date of birth.
50. I find it very easy to play games with children that involve pretending.