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AQ Test, With Scoring

The AQ was designed to be short, easy to use, and easy to score. [...] It comprises 50 questions, made up of 10 questions assessing 5 different areas: social skill (items 1,11,13,15,22,36,44,45,47,48); attention switching (items 2,4,10,16,25,32,34,37,43,46); attention to detail (items 5,6,9,12,19,23,28,29,30,49); communication (items 7,17,18,26,27,31,33,35,38,39); imagination (items 3,8,14,20,21,24,40,41,42,50). [...] Approximately half the items were worded to produce a “disagree” response, and half an “agree” response, in a high scoring person with AS/HFA. This was to avoid a response bias either way. Following this, items were randomized with respect to both the expected response from a high-scorer, and with respect to their domain.

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Scoring the AQ

“Definitely agree” or “slightly agree” responses scored 1 point, on the following items: 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 12, 13, 16, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 26, 33, 35, 39, 41, 42, 43, 45, 46. “Definitely disagree” or “slightly disagree” responses scored 1 point, on the following items: 3, 8, 10, 11, 14, 15, 17, 24, 25, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32,34, 36, 37, 38, 40, 44, 47, 48, 49, 50.

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The Autistic-Spectrum Quotient

1. I prefer to do things with others rather than on my own. definitely agree slightly agree slightly disagree definitely disagree
2. I prefer to do things the same way over and over again. definitely agree slightly agree slightly disagree definitely disagree
3. If I try to imagine something, I find it very easy to create a picture in my mind. definitely agree slightly agree slightly disagree definitely disagree
4. I frequently get so strongly absorbed in one thing that I lose sight of other things. definitely agree slightly agree slightly disagree definitely disagree
5. I often notice small sounds when others do not. definitely agree slightly agree slightly disagree definitely disagree
6. I usually notice car number plates or similar strings of information. definitely agree slightly agree slightly disagree definitely disagree
7. Other people frequently tell me that what I’ve said is impolite, even though I think it is polite. definitely agree slightly agree slightly disagree definitely disagree
8. When I’m reading a story, I can easily imagine what the characters might look like. definitely agree slightly agree slightly disagree definitely disagree
9. I am fascinated by dates. definitely agree slightly agree slightly disagree definitely disagree
10. In a social group, I can easily keep track of several different people’s conversations. definitely agree slightly agree slightly disagree definitely disagree
11. I find social situations easy. definitely agree slightly agree slightly disagree definitely disagree
12. I tend to notice details that others do not. definitely agree slightly agree slightly disagree definitely disagree
13. I would rather go to a library than a party. definitely agree slightly agree slightly disagree definitely disagree
14. I find making up stories easy. definitely agree slightly agree slightly disagree definitely disagree
15. I find myself drawn more strongly to people than to things. definitely agree slightly agree slightly disagree definitely disagree
16. I tend to have very strong interests, which I get upset about if I can’t pursue. definitely agree slightly agree slightly disagree definitely disagree
17. I enjoy social chit-chat. definitely agree slightly agree slightly disagree definitely disagree
18. When I talk, it isn’t always easy for others to get a word in edgeways. definitely agree slightly agree slightly disagree definitely disagree
19. I am fascinated by numbers. definitely agree slightly agree slightly disagree definitely disagree
20. When I’m reading a story, I find it difficult to work out the characters’ intentions. definitely agree slightly agree slightly disagree definitely disagree
21. I don’t particularly enjoy reading fiction. definitely agree slightly agree slightly disagree definitely disagree
22. I find it hard to make new friends. definitely agree slightly agree slightly disagree definitely disagree
23. I notice patterns in things all the time. definitely agree slightly agree slightly disagree definitely disagree
24. I would rather go to the theatre than a museum. definitely agree slightly agree slightly disagree definitely disagree
25. It does not upset me if my daily routine is distubed. definitely agree slightly agree slightly disagree definitely disagree
26. I frequently find that I don’t know how to keep a conversation going. definitely agree slightly agree slightly disagree definitely disagree
27. I find it easy to “read between the lines” when someone is talking to me. definitely agree slightly agree slightly disagree definitely disagree
28. I usually concentrate more on the whole picture, rather than the small details. definitely agree slightly agree slightly disagree definitely disagree
29. I am not very good at remembering phone numbers. definitely agree slightly agree slightly disagree definitely disagree
30. I don’t usually notice small changes in a situation, or a person’s appearance. definitely agree slightly agree slightly disagree definitely disagree
31. I know how to tell if someone listening to me is getting bored. definitely agree slightly agree slightly disagree definitely disagree
32. I find it easy to do more than one thing at once. definitely agree slightly agree slightly disagree definitely disagree
33. When I talk on the phone, I’m not sure when it’s my turn to speak. definitely agree slightly agree slightly disagree definitely disagree
34. I enjoy doing things spontaneously. definitely agree slightly agree slightly disagree definitely disagree
35. I am often the last to understand the point of a joke. definitely agree slightly agree slightly disagree definitely disagree
36. I find it easy to work out what someone is thinking or feeling just by looking at their face. definitely agree slightly agree slightly disagree definitely disagree
37. If there is an interruption, I can switch back to what I was doing very quickly. definitely agree slightly agree slightly disagree definitely disagree
38. I am good at social chit-chat. definitely agree slightly agree slightly disagree definitely disagree
39. People often tell me that I keep going on and on about the same thing. definitely agree slightly agree slightly disagree definitely disagree
40. When I was young, I used to enjoy playing games involving pretending with other children. definitely agree slightly agree slightly disagree definitely disagree
41. I like to collect information about categories of things (e.g. types of car, types of bird, types of train, types of plant, etc.). definitely agree slightly agree slightly disagree definitely disagree
42. I find it difficult to imagine what it would be like to be someone else. definitely agree slightly agree slightly disagree definitely disagree
43. I like to plan any activities I participate in carefully. definitely agree slightly agree slightly disagree definitely disagree
44. I enjoy social occasions. definitely agree slightly agree slightly disagree definitely disagree
45. I find it difficult to work out people’s intentions. definitely agree slightly agree slightly disagree definitely disagree
46. New situations make me anxious. definitely agree slightly agree slightly disagree definitely disagree
47. I enjoy meeting new people. definitely agree slightly agree slightly disagree definitely disagree
48. I am a good diplomat. definitely agree slightly agree slightly disagree definitely disagree
49. I am not very good at remembering people’s date of birth. definitely agree slightly agree slightly disagree definitely disagree
50. I find it very easy to play games with children that involve pretending. definitely agree slightly agree slightly disagree definitely disagree

-- Simon Baron-Cohen , Sally Wheelwright , Richard Skinner , Joanne Martin , Emma Clubley

from "The Autism-Spectrum Quotient (AQ): Evidence from Asperger Syndrome/High-Functioning Autism, Males and Females, Scientists and Mathematicians"

Quoted on Sun Oct 16th, 2011