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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 is the biggest misconception owner's make regarding their influence on a dog's behavior?
(a) That their size is their biggest influence.
(b) That their body is their biggest influence.
(c) That their voice is their biggest influence.
(d) That their speed is their biggest influence.

2. What kind of dog lunges at McConnell in front of an audience in the opening chapter?
(a) A pitbull.
(b) A German shepherd.
(c) A mastiff.
(d) A Rottweiler.

3. According to McConnell, humans are "living, breathing _____machine guns."
(a) Olfaction.
(b) Aural.
(c) Verbal.
(d) Tactile.

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

5. When do humans that dogs are accustomed to become strangers?
(a) When the sound of their voice changes.
(b) When the color of their clothing changes.
(c) When the shape of their body changes.
(d) When the feel of their skin changes.

6. What ingrained behavior is considered affectionate for humans but rude for dogs and should be avoided?
(a) Hugging.
(b) Rubbing.
(c) Kissing.
(d) Talking.

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

8. 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 nap.
(d) They like to play.

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

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

11. What physical traits were present in the study which illustrated that paedomorphism is also physiological?
(a) Short legs, long torso, and different brain chemistry in humans.
(b) Large eyes, round face, and different brain chemistry in primates.
(c) Floppy ears, curly tails, and different brain chemistry in foxes.
(d) Floppy ears, long tails, and different brain chemistry in dogs.

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

13. According to McConnell, what does the episode with the dog who lunges at her illustrate the importance of for an owner and trainer?
(a) Controlling her or his physical movements around a dog.
(b) Avoid training an aggressive dog.
(c) Getting to know a dog before he or she begins to train it.
(d) Learning to be more aggressive with a dog.

14. According to McConnell, which breed is considered to have a relatively poor sense of smell?
(a) Beagles.
(b) Italian greyhounds.
(c) Chiuahuas.
(d) Scottish terriers.

15. In one study, half of adults who lost their sense of smell also reported what?
(a) Gain in interest in sexual partner.
(b) Loss of pleasure during sex.
(c) Gain in pleasure during sex.
(d) Loss of interest in sexual partner.

Short Answer Questions

1. According to McConnell, small _______impart big meaning for a dog.

2. When teaching a dog how to play fetch, what does McConnell recommend doing in lieu of prying a ball from a dog's mouth?

3. What are low pitched sounds used for?

4. What is the first step a person should do in order to ingratiate her or himself with a dog?

5. According to McConnell, which breed is considered to be one of the greatest sniffers?

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