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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 speed is their biggest influence.
(b) That their body is their biggest influence.
(c) That their voice is their biggest influence.
(d) That their size is their biggest influence.

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

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

4. What is the "guy-with-the-gold-chain" hypothesis?
(a) It is the theory that dogs do not enjoy advertising to other dogs that it has been in contact with food-related things.
(b) It is the theory that dogs like guys who wear gold chains.
(c) It is the theory that a dog enjoys advertising to other dogs that it has been in contact with food-related things.
(d) It is the theory that dogs are afraid of guys who wear gold chains.

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

6. Studies prove that who can tell that a shirt has been worn by a man or woman?
(a) Humans.
(b) Primates.
(c) Cats.
(d) Dogs.

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

8. What does a person who wants to block have to do?
(a) Move after the dog has moved and lunge after the dog with your arms.
(b) Move at the same time as the dog by running towards the space the dog has entered.
(c) Anticipate a dog's movement and step in the space you do not want a dog to enter.
(d) Ignore a dog's movement by turning your back on the dog and walking away.

9. Why should a person "release the pressure" after she or he has initiated a block?
(a) Because dogs become threatened if a human is too close.
(b) Because dogs cannot see from a close distance.
(c) Because dogs should be rewarded after a negative behavior has stopped.
(d) Because dogs cannot behave if a human is too close.

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

11. 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 will lunge, a submissive dog will not.
(c) A threatening dog barks, a submissive dog does not.
(d) A threatening dog leans forward, a submissive dog leans back.

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

13. How many forms of play does McConnell recommend?
(a) Six.
(b) Three.
(c) One.
(d) Endless.

14. 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 submissive to a dog.
(c) Because these phrases sound aggressive to a dog.
(d) Because these phrases sound completely different to a dog.

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What are the corners of a dog's mouth called?

3. What is the vomero-nasal organ on a dog?

4. What ingrained behavior is considered affectionate for humans but rude for dogs and should be avoided?

5. What is a little known fact regarding humans sense of smell?

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