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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 do male and female humans engage in play fighting?
(a) Neither males nor females engage in play fighting.
(b) Females tend to play fight more.
(c) Males tend to play fight more.
(d) Males and females engage in play fighting equally.

2. What physical behaviors in a dog are NOT important?
(a) Leaning forward and back.
(b) Breathing rate.
(c) Sitting and standing.
(d) Mouth and eyes.

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

4. What does "Motherese" mean?
(a) It is difficult speech.
(b) It is maternal speech.
(c) It is approximate speech.
(d) It is universal speech.

5. What is an example of "object play" for humans?
(a) Logic.
(b) Word games.
(c) Basketball.
(d) Running.

6. 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.

7. According to McConnell, what do decades of research indicate about what almost all dogs respond to?
(a) That almost all dogs respond to physical stimuli.
(b) That almost all dogs respond to gustation stimuli.
(c) That almost all dogs respond to visual stimuli.
(d) That almost all dogs respond to aural stimuli.

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

9. How large is the "smell" part of a dog's brain in relation to a human's?
(a) It is 14 times larger.
(b) It is 4 times larger.
(c) It is 4 times smaller.
(d) It is 14 times smaller.

10. What three behaviors do dogs consider highly rude?
(a) Closeness, no face-to-face contact, and no direct eye contact.
(b) Distance, 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.

11. If an owner wants to encourage movement in a dog, what should she or he do?
(a) Use short, repetitive notes.
(b) Use long, spare notes.
(c) Use both long, repetitive notes.
(d) Use both short and spare notes.

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

13. 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 a dog enjoys advertising to other dogs that it has been in contact with food-related things.
(c) It is the theory that dogs are afraid of guys who wear gold chains.
(d) It is the theory that dogs like guys who wear gold chains.

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

15. When teaching a dog how to play fetch, what does McConnell recommend doing in lieu of prying a ball from a dog's mouth?
(a) Using another ball to distract the dog.
(b) Wait for the dog to drop the ball.
(c) Sitting in front of the dog.
(d) Walking away from the dog.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What is "object play" associated with for humans?

3. What is the first step a person should do in order to ingratiate her or himself with a dog?

4. Why does commanding "down" for a dog to lie down and "down" for a dog to get off the couch confusing?

5. When a person cocks his or her head, what does it tell the dog?

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