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

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

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

4. According to McConnell what is a great way for rewarding a dog that stays?
(a) Letting the dog run free.
(b) Talking nicely to the dog.
(c) Giving the dog a treat.
(d) Petting the dog.

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

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

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

8. What is the biggest misconception owner's make regarding their influence on a dog's behavior?
(a) That their body is their biggest influence.
(b) That their voice is their biggest influence.
(c) That their speed is their biggest influence.
(d) That their size is their biggest influence.

9. How did researchers discover that paedomorphism is also physiological?
(a) By breeding for docility in humans.
(b) By breeding for docility in dogs.
(c) By breeding for docility in primates.
(d) By breeding for docility in foxes.

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

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

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

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

14. What are the corners of a dog's mouth called?
(a) Commissures.
(b) Closurres.
(c) Ceassures.
(d) Cissurres.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Why do wolf and canine packs use "hip slams" and "shoulder slams"?

2. What will primates do with the objects around them?

3. What have scientists observed as the one crucial difference between primates and humans?

4. How can an owner encourage a dog to stop barking?

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

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