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

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

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

4. 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.

5. 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) Throw treats from ten feet away.
(d) Talk to the dog from ten feet away.

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

7. Why would an owner use "pup pup pup"?
(a) To give the dog a task.
(b) To get the dog to come.
(c) To tell the dog to stay.
(d) To offer the dog a treat.

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

9. McConnell concluded that animal handlers use slow, continuous notes for what purpose?
(a) To enourage animals to stay calm.
(b) To distract animals from potential danger.
(c) To stop animals from disobeying.
(d) To get animals to slow down.

10. How can an owner encourage a dog to stop barking?
(a) Give the dog affection.
(b) Ignore the dog.
(c) Yell at the dog.
(d) Lure the dog with treats.

11. McConnell concluded that animal handlers use rapid sounds for what purpose?
(a) To stop animals and take control of the situation.
(b) To distract animals from unwanted behavior.
(c) To save animals from potential danger.
(d) To spur animals and make them go faster.

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

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What kind of animal behaviorist is Patricia McConnell?

2. What is the human equivalent of a "hip slam" and "shoulder slam"?

3. What have scientists observed as the one crucial difference between primates and humans?

4. What physical behaviors in a dog are NOT important?

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

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