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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. Can dogs sniff out land mines and cancer?
(a) Only during certain months.
(b) Only when a dog has matured.
(c) Yes.
(d) No.

2. What is a little known fact regarding humans sense of smell?
(a) That it is superior to dogs.
(b) That it is unimportant.
(c) That it is very important.
(d) That it is inferior to dogs.

3. Why did a dog growl and snap at visitors who had recently eaten pizza?
(a) Because she remembered a pizza delivery boy yelling at her when he delivered pizza.
(b) Because she remembered her owner yelling at her after they ate pizza.
(c) Because she remembered a pizza delivery boy kicking her.
(d) Because she remembered her owner kicking her when she ate pizza.

4. Why is it confusing for a dog when a person uses similar phrasing?
(a) Because these phrases sound completely different 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 alike to a dog.

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

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

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

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

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

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

11. What is habituation?
(a) Habituation is the final step in dog training.
(b) Habituation is the process of cohabitating with a dog.
(c) Habituation occurs when a dog has a habit that cannot be broken.
(d) Habituation occurs when a stimulus is so contant as to become meaningless.

12. How do you teach a dog to come?
(a) Turn toward the dog, call "Come", walk in the same direction, and whistle once.
(b) Turn away from the dog, call "Come", throw a treat, and clap once.
(c) Turn toward the dog, call "Come", throw a treat, and whistle once.
(d) Turn away from the dog, call "Come," walk in the opposite direction, and clap once.

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

14. Whose nostrils can move independently from their face?
(a) Cats.
(b) Dogs.
(c) Humans.
(d) Primates.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. How conscious are dogs of their pheromones?

2. What main difference is there between humans play fighting and dogs play fighting?

3. According to McConnell, how do dogs feel about humans petting them?

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

5. What is the biggest misconception owner's make regarding their influence on a dog's behavior?

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