The Other End of the Leash: Why We Do What We Do Around Dogs Test | Mid-Book Test - Easy

Patricia McConnell
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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What should an owner do who wants to avoid a dog from crawling into her or his lap?
(a) Do a doogie play bow and look at the dog purposefully.
(b) Get up from the seat and walk away purposefully.
(c) Do a torso body block and turn your head away purposefully.
(d) Move to the side and turn toward the dog purposefully.

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

3. 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 run away.
(d) The dog can lash out.

4. What is the first step a person should do in order to ingratiate her or himself with a dog?
(a) Throw treats from ten feet away.
(b) Talk to the dog from ten feet away.
(c) Approach the dog.
(d) Give treats from your hand.

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

6. What ingrained behavior is considered affectionate for humans but rude for dogs and should be avoided?
(a) Hugging.
(b) Kissing.
(c) Talking.
(d) Rubbing.

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

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

9. What is the best way to sniff, according to McConnell?
(a) Use one long inhale.
(b) Use one short inhale.
(c) Use short inhales.
(d) Use long inhales.

10. When a person cocks his or her head, what does it tell the dog?
(a) I am submissive toward you.
(b) I am a threat to you.
(c) I am no threat to you.
(d) I am dominant over you.

11. McConnell suggests sniffing different parts of the house, plants, books, bedsheets, in order to determine what?
(a) If they are clean.
(b) If there are distinct odors.
(c) If another person has been there.
(d) If a dog has been there.

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

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

14. How does a person "release the pressure" after a block has been initiated?
(a) By crouching down.
(b) By leaning back.
(c) By stepping aside.
(d) By turning around.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. How many animal handlers has McConnell researched for her book?

2. Studies prove that who can tell that a shirt has been worn by a man or woman?

3. If a parent play fights with a dog, how will the dog play fight with a child?

4. How do male and female humans engage in play fighting?

5. How does McConnell respond to the dog when it lunges at her in front of an audience?

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