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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 kind of animal behaviorist is Patricia McConnell?
(a) A genetic animal behaviorist.
(b) An applied animal behaviorist.
(c) A theoretical animal behaviorist.
(d) A biological animal behaviorist.

2. What can a dog do if it gets fed up or angry with play fighting?
(a) The dog can get hurt.
(b) The dog can disobey.
(c) The dog can lash out.
(d) The dog can run away.

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

4. What is a dog pushing the corners of her or his mouth back a sign of?
(a) Excitement and submissiveness.
(b) Excitement and aggression.
(c) Fear and aggression.
(d) Fear and submissiveness.

5. Why can play fighting become dangerous?
(a) Because dogs are stronger.
(b) Because dogs won't stop.
(c) Because dogs use their mouths.
(d) Because dogs feel threatened.

6. According to McConnell, what does the episode with the dog who lunges at her illustrate the importance of for an owner and trainer?
(a) Avoid training an aggressive dog.
(b) Controlling her or his physical movements around a dog.
(c) Getting to know a dog before he or she begins to train it.
(d) Learning to be more aggressive with a dog.

7. When do humans that dogs are accustomed to become strangers?
(a) When the shape of their body changes.
(b) When the feel of their skin changes.
(c) When the sound of their voice changes.
(d) When the color of their clothing changes.

8. What is the human equivalent of a "hip slam" and "shoulder slam"?
(a) "Body block."
(b) "Back block."
(c) "Leg block."
(d) "Arm block."

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

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

11. What main difference is there between humans play fighting and dogs play fighting?
(a) Only female dogs wrestle.
(b) Both female and male humans wrestle equally.
(c) Both female and male dogs wrestle equally.
(d) Only male dogs wrestle.

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

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

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

15. What myth do humans perpetuate about dog's regard for them, according to McConnell?
(a) That dogs give humans "unconditional positive regard."
(b) That dogs give humans "conditional negative regard."
(c) That dogs give humans "unconditional negative regard."
(d) That dogs give humans "conditional positive regard."

Short Answer Questions

1. For primates and dogs, what is looking away a method of?

2. What form of play does McConnell NOT recommend?

3. When teaching a dog how to play fetch, what does McConnell recommend doing in lieu of prying a ball from a dog's mouth?

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

5. How should a person greet a new dog so as not to appear aggressive or rude?

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