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. How does McConnell respond to the dog when it lunges at her in front of an audience?
(a) She retreats from the dog.
(b) She kicks the dog.
(c) She yells at the dog.
(d) She pets the dog.

2. If a parent play fights with a dog, how will the dog play fight with a child?
(a) It depends.
(b) With the same amount of energy.
(c) With less energy.
(d) With more energy.

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?
(a) Wait for the dog to drop the ball.
(b) Walking away from the dog.
(c) Using another ball to distract the dog.
(d) Sitting in front of the dog.

4. How conscious are dogs of their pheromones?
(a) Conscious.
(b) Not conscious except during sex.
(c) Conscious except during sex.
(d) Not conscious.

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

6. Why do wolf and canine packs use "hip slams" and "shoulder slams"?
(a) To appear larger than they are.
(b) To stake out their territory.
(c) To entice the opposite sex.
(d) To hide their fear.

7. What is paedomorphism?
(a) The release of juvenile qualities in adulthood.
(b) The retention of juvenile qualities into adulthood.
(c) The presence of adult qualities in adolescence.
(d) The absence of adult qualities in adolescence.

8. According to McConnell, an owner's body should be trained like what?
(a) A dog's.
(b) A psychologist's.
(c) A mechanic's.
(d) An athlete's.

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

10. 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 yelling at her after they ate pizza.
(d) Because she remembered her owner kicking her when she ate pizza.

11. When a dog plays "keep away" what is she or he doing?
(a) Burying a ball in the yard.
(b) Dropping a ball for an owner.
(c) Refusing to give a ball back.
(d) Giving a ball to another dog.

12. In one study, half of adults who lost their sense of smell also reported what?
(a) Gain in interest in sexual partner.
(b) Gain in pleasure during sex.
(c) Loss of interest in sexual partner.
(d) Loss of pleasure during sex.

13. Why would an owner use "pup pup pup"?
(a) To give the dog a task.
(b) To tell the dog to stay.
(c) To offer the dog a treat.
(d) To get the dog to come.

14. What is "object play" associated with for humans?
(a) Our primate heritage.
(b) Our speech ability.
(c) Our intelligence.
(d) Our memory.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Why is it confusing for a dog when a person uses similar phrasing?

2. How does a person "release the pressure" after a block has been initiated?

3. According to McConnell, humans are "living, breathing _____machine guns."

4. What are low pitched sounds used for?

5. What does a person who wants to block have to do?

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