NCDJ Terminology Quiz
1) This is the most neutral way to describe someone who does not have a disability:
2) To describe someone as “a person with a disability” rather than “a disabled person” is to use this kind of language:
a. Identity-first language
b. People-first language
3) This term can appropriately be used as an adjective, but should not be used as a noun. (Hint: Think “parking.”)
4) This term is recommended when describing someone who has experienced loss of sight:
b. Legally blind
c. Limited vision
d. Partially blind
e. Any of these may be acceptable, depending upon the person’s condition and preference.
5) This term is considered offensive by many in the deaf community:
b. Hard of hearing
c. Hearing impaired
d. Hearing loss
e. Partially deaf
6) The term “mental retardation” has been widely replaced by this term, which is considered less offensive:
a. Developmental retardation
b. Intellectual disability
c. Mental disability
7) This is the correct way to describe this disability:
a. Down syndrome
b. Down Syndrome
c. Down’s syndrome
d. Down’s Syndrome
8) When considering what words or terms to use to describe a disability, this is almost always the best approach:
a. Ask a medical specialist.
b. Ask the person with the disability.
c. Consult with an advocacy organization.
d. Use a very general term, avoiding specifics.
9) This word can appropriately be used to describe a condition, but should not be used to describe a person:
10) Which of these is the preferred term?
a. She is mentally disabled.
b. She is mentally ill.
c. She is psychotic.
d. She experiences symptoms of psychosis.
e. She suffers from psychosis.
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