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Patricia McConnell
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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What have scientists observed as the one crucial difference between primates and humans?
(a) Socialization.
(b) Imagination.
(c) Speech.
(d) Intelligence.

2. What is the first step a person should do in order to ingratiate her or himself with a dog?
(a) Give treats from your hand.
(b) Approach the dog.
(c) Talk to the dog from ten feet away.
(d) Throw treats from ten feet away.

3. What are the corners of a dog's mouth called?
(a) Commissures.
(b) Closurres.
(c) Cissurres.
(d) Ceassures.

4. What will primates do with the objects around them?
(a) Ignore them.
(b) Use them as weapons.
(c) Barter them for comfort.
(d) Manipulate them to get food.

5. How do you teach a dog to come?
(a) Turn away from the dog, call "Come," walk in the opposite direction, and clap once.
(b) Turn toward the dog, call "Come", walk in the same direction, and whistle once.
(c) Turn away from the dog, call "Come", throw a treat, and clap once.
(d) Turn toward the dog, call "Come", throw a treat, and whistle once.

6. What is one way humans can teach dogs to see them as familiar and not a stranger?
(a) Talk in the same voice.
(b) Wear a hat around the house.
(c) Eat in front of the dog.
(d) Walk the dog every day.

7. What should an owner do who wants to avoid a dog from crawling into her or his lap?
(a) Do a doogie play bow and look at the dog purposefully.
(b) Move to the side and turn toward the dog purposefully.
(c) Get up from the seat and walk away purposefully.
(d) Do a torso body block and turn your head away purposefully.

8. Why do wolf and canine packs use "hip slams" and "shoulder slams"?
(a) To appear larger than they are.
(b) To hide their fear.
(c) To stake out their territory.
(d) To entice the opposite sex.

9. What is an example of "object play" for humans?
(a) Basketball.
(b) Word games.
(c) Running.
(d) Logic.

10. Why is it confusing for a dog when a person uses similar phrasing?
(a) Because these phrases sound completely different to a dog.
(b) Because these phrases sound aggressive to a dog.
(c) Because these phrases sound submissive to a dog.
(d) Because these phrases sound completely alike to a dog.

11. How can an owner make themselves the object of a chase?
(a) By tossing a ball far from a dog.
(b) By walking away from a dog bringing a ball back.
(c) By keeping the ball from a dog.
(d) By walking toward a dog bringing a ball back.

12. When first training a dog to play fetch, what should an owner do?
(a) Throw a ball a few feet away.
(b) Kick the ball to the dog.
(c) Throw a ball far away.
(d) Give the ball with a hand.

13. When a dog plays "keep away" what is she or he doing?
(a) Dropping a ball for an owner.
(b) Refusing to give a ball back.
(c) Burying a ball in the yard.
(d) Giving a ball to another dog.

14. How conscious are humans of their pheromones?
(a) Conscious.
(b) Not conscious.
(c) Not consious except during sex.
(d) Conscious except during sex.

15. What does a person who wants to block have to do?
(a) Move at the same time as the dog by running towards the space the dog has entered.
(b) Move after the dog has moved and lunge after the dog with your arms.
(c) Anticipate a dog's movement and step in the space you do not want a dog to enter.
(d) Ignore a dog's movement by turning your back on the dog and walking away.

Short Answer Questions

1. McConnell concluded that animal handlers use rapid sounds for what purpose?

2. According to McConnell, which breed is considered to have a relatively poor sense of smell?

3. According to McConnell, humans are "living, breathing _____machine guns."

4. What do adult humans and dogs both do that make them rare in the animal world?

5. What kind of animal behaviorist is Patricia McConnell?

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