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Knowledge Check

Select the best answer from the options for each question. Correct answers will appear with a checkmark and incorrect answers will appear with an X.

1. What wrong with this slogan? “The only disability in life is a bad attitude.”

question-1-answer-a: There is nothing wrong with it.

question-1-answer-b: A bad attitude is not a disability.

question-1-answer-c There are barriers in life that disable people.

question-1-answer-d: It is motivational.

Question 1, Right answer: B. A bad attitude is not a disability.

2. What does “nothing about us, without us” mean?

question-2-answer-a: Nothing can be made without disabled people.

question-2-answer-b: No media/laws/policy should be made about disabled people without them.

question-2-answer-c: It is the first line to a poem.

Question 2, Right answer: B. No media/laws/policy should be made about disabled people without them.

3. How should disability be represented in images?

question-3-answer-a: With an emphasis on the diversity and intersectionality of disability.

question-3-answer-b: By not upholding any stereotypes.

question-3-answer-c: Showcasing different genders, sexual orientations, and ages.

question-3-answer-d: All of the above.

Question 3, Right answer: D. All of the above.

4. What is wrong with this sentence? "The ban on plastic drinking straws will affect many Canadians who suffer from a disability."

question-4-answer-a: It affects all Canadians, not just those with a disability.

question-4-answer-b: Paper straws are not mentioned.

question-4-answer-c: The word “suffer”.

question-4-answer-d: There is no source here.

Question 4, Right answer: C. The word “suffer”.

5. What can journalists do better when representing disability?

question-5-answer-a: Asking disabled people whether they identify with person-first or identity-first language.

question-5-answer-b: Interviewing/consulting/hiring disabled people.

question-5-answer-c: Making sure to source disabled voices.

question-5-answer-d: Not centering on disability entirely if the article is about something else.

question-5-answer-e: All of the above.

Question 5, Right answer: E. All of the above.

6. What are some of the stereotypes about disabled people?

question-6-answer-a: Villain.

question-6-answer-b: Inspiration

question-6-answer-c: Victim

question-6-answer-d: All of the above.

Question 6 Right answer: To be determined.