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

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

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

4. According to McConnell, how do dogs feel about humans petting them?
(a) They sometimes like to be petted when they're hungry.
(b) They always like to be petted.
(c) They do not always like to be petted.
(d) They only like to be petted after they've eaten.

5. According to McConnell, an owner's body should be trained like what?
(a) An athlete's.
(b) A dog's.
(c) A mechanic's.
(d) A psychologist's.

6. If a parent play fights with a dog, how will the dog play fight with a child?
(a) With less energy.
(b) With the same amount of energy.
(c) It depends.
(d) With more energy.

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

8. When a dog's corners of the mouth are forward, what is it a sign of?
(a) Repose.
(b) Aggression.
(c) Indifference.
(d) Excitement.

9. How many languages do the animal handlers McConnell researches use?
(a) 104.
(b) 16.
(c) 202.
(d) 37.

10. What kind of animal behaviorist is Patricia McConnell?
(a) A theoretical animal behaviorist.
(b) A biological animal behaviorist.
(c) An applied animal behaviorist.
(d) A genetic animal behaviorist.

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

12. What form of play does McConnell NOT recommend?
(a) Tricks.
(b) Fetch.
(c) Fighting.
(d) Hide and Seek.

13. How does a person "release the pressure" after a block has been initiated?
(a) By crouching down.
(b) By leaning back.
(c) By stepping aside.
(d) By turning around.

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

15. What do dogs equate loudness to?
(a) Boredom.
(b) Strength.
(c) Excitement.
(d) Weakness.

Short Answer Questions

1. If an owner wants to encourage movement in a dog, what should she or he do?

2. How large is the "smell" part of a dog's brain in relation to a human's?

3. How many scent receptors do dogs have?

4. In one study, half of adults who lost their sense of smell also reported what?

5. When do humans that dogs are accustomed to become strangers?

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