The Other End of the Leash: Why We Do What We Do Around Dogs Test | Mid-Book Test - Easy

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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is McConnell doing when she mistakenly gets too close to the dog in front of an audience?
(a) Giving a command.
(b) Retrieving a toy.
(c) Fielding a question.
(d) Offering a treat.

2. What do adult humans and dogs both do that make them rare in the animal world?
(a) They like to learn.
(b) They like to work.
(c) They like to play.
(d) They like to nap.

3. What is habituation?
(a) Habituation occurs when a dog has a habit that cannot be broken.
(b) Habituation is the final step in dog training.
(c) Habituation is the process of cohabitating with a dog.
(d) Habituation occurs when a stimulus is so contant as to become meaningless.

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

5. How should a person greet a new dog so as not to appear aggressive or rude?
(a) Crouch down.
(b) Step forward.
(c) Hold out a hand.
(d) Lean back.

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

7. What are high pitched sounds NOT used for?
(a) Authority.
(b) Positivity.
(c) Encouragement.
(d) Cheerfulness.

8. According to McConnell, what do decades of research indicate about what almost all dogs respond to?
(a) That almost all dogs respond to visual stimuli.
(b) That almost all dogs respond to aural stimuli.
(c) That almost all dogs respond to physical stimuli.
(d) That almost all dogs respond to gustation stimuli.

9. What three behaviors do dogs consider highly rude?
(a) Distance, no face-to-face contact, and no direct eye contact.
(b) Closeness, no face-to-face contact, and no direct eye contact.
(c) Closeness, face-to-face contact, and direct eye contact.
(d) Distance, face-to-face contact, and direct eye contact.

10. What is the human equivalent of a "hip slam" and "shoulder slam"?
(a) "Arm block."
(b) "Back block."
(c) "Body block."
(d) "Leg block."

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

12. According to McConnell, what is the best word to use to encourage a dog's silence?
(a) Enough.
(b) Stop.
(c) No.
(d) Down.

13. How can a person tell if a dog is threatening or submissive?
(a) A threatening dog runs forward, a submissive dog runs back.
(b) A threatening dog barks, a submissive dog does not.
(c) A threatening dog will lunge, a submissive dog will not.
(d) A threatening dog leans forward, a submissive dog leans back.

14. What is the vomero-nasal organ on a dog?
(a) It is a structure that smell molecules can't stick to.
(b) It is a structure that closes off smell molecules.
(c) It is a structure that scent molecules stick to.
(d) It is a structure that lets in smell molecules.

15. McConnell suggests sniffing different parts of the house, plants, books, bedsheets, in order to determine what?
(a) If another person has been there.
(b) If a dog has been there.
(c) If there are distinct odors.
(d) If they are clean.

Short Answer Questions

1. What can a dog do if it gets fed up or angry with play fighting?

2. How many scent receptors do dogs have?

3. Why does commanding "down" for a dog to lie down and "down" for a dog to get off the couch confusing?

4. Why is it confusing for a dog when a person uses similar phrasing?

5. Like dogs, humans are also in tune with what?

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