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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) Friendly people.
(b) High-pitched sounds.
(c) Approaching danger.
(d) Minute physical movements.
2. 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.
3. How conscious are dogs of their pheromones?
(a) Conscious except during sex.
(b) Not conscious.
(c) Not conscious except during sex.
4. According to McConnell, how do dogs feel about humans petting them?
(a) They always like to be petted.
(b) They only like to be petted after they've eaten.
(c) They sometimes like to be petted when they're hungry.
(d) They do not always like to be petted.
5. What is a dog pushing the corners of her or his mouth back a sign of?
(a) Fear and aggression.
(b) Excitement and aggression.
(c) Excitement and submissiveness.
(d) Fear and submissiveness.
6. How large is the "smell" part of a dog's brain in relation to a human's?
(a) It is 4 times smaller.
(b) It is 14 times smaller.
(c) It is 14 times larger.
(d) It is 4 times larger.
7. If a parent play fights with a dog, how will the dog play fight with a child?
(a) With the same amount of energy.
(b) With more energy.
(c) With less energy.
(d) It depends.
8. What kind of animal behaviorist is Patricia McConnell?
(a) A theoretical animal behaviorist.
(b) A genetic animal behaviorist.
(c) An applied animal behaviorist.
(d) A biological animal behaviorist.
9. Whose nostrils can move independently from their face?
10. What is an example of "object play" for humans?
(d) Word games.
11. How should a person greet a new dog so as not to appear aggressive or rude?
(a) Hold out a hand.
(b) Lean back.
(c) Crouch down.
(d) Step forward.
12. How did researchers discover that paedomorphism is also physiological?
(a) By breeding for docility in dogs.
(b) By breeding for docility in foxes.
(c) By breeding for docility in humans.
(d) By breeding for docility in primates.
13. Can dogs sniff out land mines and cancer?
(a) Only during certain months.
(d) Only when a dog has matured.
14. What form of play does McConnell NOT recommend?
(b) Hide and Seek.
15. What is "object play" associated with for humans?
(a) Our primate heritage.
(b) Our intelligence.
(c) Our speech ability.
(d) Our memory.
Short Answer Questions
1. What physical behaviors in a dog are NOT important?
2. Why would an owner use "pup pup pup"?
3. What is habituation?
4. What main difference is there between humans play fighting and dogs play fighting?
5. Why does commanding "down" for a dog to lie down and "down" for a dog to get off the couch confusing?
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