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. Like dogs, humans are also in tune with what?
(a) High-pitched sounds.
(b) Approaching danger.
(c) Minute physical movements.
(d) Friendly people.

2. How conscious are dogs of their pheromones?
(a) Not conscious.
(b) Conscious except during sex.
(c) Conscious.
(d) Not conscious except during sex.

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

4. What is "object play" associated with for humans?
(a) Our speech ability.
(b) Our primate heritage.
(c) Our intelligence.
(d) Our memory.

5. According to McConnell, which breed is considered to be one of the greatest sniffers?
(a) Italian greyhounds.
(b) Chiuahuas.
(c) Beagles.
(d) Scottish terriers.

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

7. According to McConnell, how can an owner effectively housebreak a dog?
(a) By rubbing the dog's nose in urine and feces in the home.
(b) By telling the dog no when it has an accident int he home.
(c) By keeping the dog outside of the home.
(d) By completely elimating the odor of urine or feces in the home.

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

9. According to McConnell, both humans and dogs are ______and_______.
(a) Highly oral and shy.
(b) Highly sensitive and shy.
(c) Highly visual and social.
(d) Highly oral and social.

10. According to McConnell what is a great way for rewarding a dog that stays?
(a) Giving the dog a treat.
(b) Talking nicely to the dog.
(c) Petting the dog.
(d) Letting the dog run free.

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

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

13. How many scent receptors do dogs have?
(a) 220 million.
(b) 20 million.
(c) 5 million.
(d) 120 million.

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

15. 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) With more energy.
(d) It depends.

Short Answer Questions

1. What are high pitched sounds NOT used for?

2. For primates and dogs, what is looking away a method of?

3. What does "Motherese" mean?

4. Can dogs sniff out land mines and cancer?

5. What is one way humans can teach dogs to see them as familiar and not a stranger?

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