Autism Spectrum Quotient Adolescent Online Test & PDF

The  Autism Spectrum Quotient (AQ) Adolescent is a self-administered questionnaire used to measure autistic traits in teenagers 12 to 15 years. This online test for Autism in Adolescents consists of 50 statements and you can also download the PDF version.

The Autism Spectrum Quotient (AQ) is a self-report measure that was designed to assess the severity of autistic traits in adults. It consists 50 questions that ask about various behaviors and experiences that are commonly associated with autism. The AQ is not a diagnostic tool and should not be used to diagnose autism, but it can provide an indication of how strong a person’s autistic traits are and help identify individuals who may benefit from further evaluation.

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The information provided on this website is for educational purposes only, The assessments on this website are not intended to diagnose autism or any  medical condition.

AQ Adolescent

1. S/he prefers to do things with others rather than on her/his own.

Question 1 of 50

2. S/he prefers to do things the same way over and over again.

Question 2 of 50

3. If s/he tries to imagine something, s/he finds it very easy to create a picture in her/his mind.

Question 3 of 50

4. S/he frequently gets so strongly absorbed in one thing that s/he loses sight of other things.

Question 4 of 50

5. S/he often notices small sounds when others do not.

Question 5 of 50

6. S/he usually notices car number plates or similar strings of information

Question 6 of 50

7. Other people frequently tell her/him that what s/he has said is impolite, even though s/he thinks it is polite.

Question 7 of 50

8. When s/he is reading a story, s/he can easily imagine what the characters might look like.

Question 8 of 50

9. S/he is fascinated by dates

Question 9 of 50

10. In a social group, s/he can easily keep track of several different people’s conversations.

Question 10 of 50

11. S/he finds social situations easy

Question 11 of 50

12. S/he tends to notice details that others do not

Question 12 of 50

13. S/he would rather go to a library than a party

Question 13 of 50

14. S/he finds making up stories easy.

Question 14 of 50

15. S/he finds her/himself drawn more strongly to people than to things.

Question 15 of 50

16. . S/he tends to have very strong interests, which s/he gets upset about if s/he can’t pursue.

Question 16 of 50

17. . S/he enjoys social chit-chat.

Question 17 of 50

18. When s/he talks, it isn’t always easy for others to get a word in edgeways.

Question 18 of 50

19. . S/he is fascinated by numbers.

Question 19 of 50

20. When s/he is reading a story, s/he finds it difficult to work out the characters’ intentions.

Question 20 of 50

21. S/he doesn’t particularly enjoy reading fiction

Question 21 of 50

22. S/he finds it hard to make new friends.

Question 22 of 50

23. S/he notices patterns in things all the time.

Question 23 of 50

24. S/he would rather go to the theatre than a museum.

Question 24 of 50

25. It does not upset him/her if his/her daily routine is disturbed.

Question 25 of 50

26. . S/he frequently finds that s/he doesn’t know how to keep a conversation going.

Question 26 of 50

27. S/he finds it easy to “read between the lines” when someone is talking to her/him

Question 27 of 50

28. S/he usually concentrates more on the whole picture, rather than the small details.

Question 28 of 50

29. S/he is not very good at remembering phone numbers.

Question 29 of 50

30. S/he doesn’t usually notice small changes in a situation, or a person’s appearance.

Question 30 of 50

31. S/he knows how to tell if someone listening to him/her is getting bored.

Question 31 of 50

32. S/he finds it easy to do more than one thing at once.

Question 32 of 50

33. When s/he talks on the phone, s/he is not sure when it’s her/his turn to speak.

Question 33 of 50

34. . S/he enjoys doing things spontaneously.

Question 34 of 50

35. S/he is often the last to understand the point of a joke.

Question 35 of 50

36. S/he finds it easy to work out what someone is thinking or feeling just by looking at their face.

Question 36 of 50

37. If there is an interruption, s/he can switch back to what s/he was doing very quickly.

Question 37 of 50

38. S/he is good at social chit-chat.

Question 38 of 50

39. . People often tell her/him that s/he keeps going on and on about the same thing.

Question 39 of 50

40. When s/he was younger, s/he used to enjoy playing games involving pretending with other children.

Question 40 of 50

41. S/he likes to collect information about categories of things (e.g. types of car, types of bird, types of train, types of plant, etc.).

Question 41 of 50

42. S/he finds it difficult to imagine what it would be like to be someone else.

Question 42 of 50

43. S/he likes to plan any activities s/he participates in carefully.

Question 43 of 50

44. S/he enjoys social occasions.

Question 44 of 50

45. S/he finds it difficult to work out people’s intentions.

Question 45 of 50

46. New situations make him/her anxious.

Question 46 of 50

47. S/he enjoys meeting new people.

Question 47 of 50

48. S/he is not very good at remembering people’s date of birth.

Question 48 of 50

49. S/he finds it very to easy to play games with children that involve pretending.

Question 49 of 50


50. S/he is a good diplomat.

Question 50 of 50