Time taken around 10 mins.
Q2 & Q3 were quite tricky to me.
1. The primary purpose of the passage is to _______.
(A) provide a summary of the range of treatments available for autism
(B) give a general description of the symptoms and possible causes of autism
(C) show that autistics are not in agreement as to how to treat their condition, or whether to treat it at all
(D) reconcile various opinions regarding the treatment of autism
(E) present an overview of the difficulties involved with treating autismP1) Basic introduction of problem
P2) Mentions Research done to identify the cause of problem.
P3) Again continuation of 2.(These findings r still not there to pin point the exact reason for the problem)
P4) Patients' approach toward the problem and Author final view "With so much controversy regarding the nature of this complicated condition, it is unlikely that any agreement as to its proper treatment, or whether it should be treated at all, will be forthcoming."
2. According to the passage, an autistic individual _______.
have developed the condition through exposure to a vaccine" There has also been research into the [possibility of a link] between autism and certain vaccines."
(B) is symptomatically unlike an individual with Asperger’s Syndrome
(C) given neuroleptic drugs stands a better chance of controlling his or her symptoms than an individual treated with ABA
(D) who is able to communicate with some proficiency would prefer being called “autistic” not “a person with autism”
(E) is not able to properly perceive the sense of touch
3. It can be inferred that individuals who prefer to be called “autistics” rather than “people with autism” _______.
(A) are likely to have Asperger’s Syndrome
(B) are skeptical that altering someone’s GAT1 gene would have any meaningful effect on their autism
(C) would not be in favor of genetic manipulation as a way to eliminate their autism"many autistics reject the premise that they need to be “cured” at all.These people, who prefer the term “autistics” to “people with autism,..."
(D) are able to communicate verbally with relative ease
(E) do not believe that autism is a crucial part of their personalities
4. According to the passage, brain development in infants _______.
(A) is largely determined by a region of chromosome 1
(B) can be affected by environmental chemicals
(C) is aided by the OXTR gene"and the OXTR gene appears to help the early brain develop. "
(D) can be damaged by an overprescription of neuroleptic drugs
(E) can be altered by ABA