The Other End of the Leash: Why We Do What We Do Around Dogs Test | Final 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. Besides chimps, who are our closest primate relatives?
(a) Monkeys.
(b) Lemurs.
(c) Gorillas.
(d) Bonobos.

2. How important are physical traits in choosing a dog for McConnell?
(a) Very important.
(b) Important for women.
(c) Not important.
(d) Important for men.

3. What do owners expect from dogs all the time that dogs cannot provide, according to McConnell?
(a) Dogs can't go to be the same time every night.
(b) Dogs can't behave the same way all the time.
(c) Dogs can't exercise the same way all the time.
(d) Dogs can't listen to an owners' commands all the time.

4. What does McConnell liken a death of a pet to?
(a) A time of renewal.
(b) A death of a loved one.
(c) A responsibility to bear.
(d) An opportunity to adopt.

5. According to McConnell, how are dogs like children when it comes to getting what they want?
(a) Like children, dogs need to learn that they don't always get what they want.
(b) Like children, dogs should be nurtured and given what they want.
(c) Like children, dogs are helpless without getting what they want.
(d) Like children, dogs are constantly crying for what they want.

6. Why is the phenomenon McConnell discusses regarding death so poorly understood?
(a) Because pets may grieve in different ways.
(b) Because humans can't be objective.
(c) Because pets do not grieve.
(d) Because there are no studies about it.

7. Why is constant contact with humans and other dogs important for dogs?
(a) So that contact with humans and other dogs becomes a pleasing, satisfying occurence.
(b) So that contact with humans and other dogs becomes a safe, necessary occurrence.
(c) So that contct with humans and other dogs becomes an intimidating, significant occurence.
(d) So that contact with humans and other dogs becomes a normal, healthy occurrence.

8. When does the "sensitive period" occur in a dog's life?
(a) From 3 to 4 months.
(b) From birth to 3 or 4 months.
(c) From 1 to 3 months.
(d) From birth to 2 or 3 months.

9. What area of a dog's body is considered a form of dominance if petted?
(a) Back.
(b) Head.
(c) Belly.
(d) Sides.

10. What does McConnell NOT consider a betrayal?
(a) Giving up on a dog because of its age.
(b) Rehoming a dog into a safe and happy environment.
(c) Adopting a dog when you can't afford one.
(d) Using negative reinforcement to train a dog.

11. McConnell states that a theory of "___________" is the ideal way to deal with a dog.
(a) "Benevolent love."
(b) "Tough leadership."
(c) "Benevolent leadership."
(d) "Tough love."

12. Who are the betas in a social hierarchy?
(a) They are the followers who were once leaders.
(b) They are the leaders who wish to give up their position.
(c) They are the status seekers who wish to improve their position.
(d) The are the followers who are content with their position.

13. According to McConnell, where do dogs not necessarily like to be petted?
(a) On the side.
(b) On the back.
(c) Under the chin.
(d) Top of the head.

14. According to McConnell, where does the most aggression in a social hierarchy occur?
(a) Within the alpha group.
(b) Within the beta group.
(c) Within the omega group.
(d) Within all the groups.

15. What is the #2 preference prospective owners base their decision to adopt or buy a dog?
(a) Looks.
(b) Sex.
(c) Personality.
(d) Worth.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why will a submissive dog urinate before a more dominant dog?

2. What are two other ways to distract a dog from its unwanted behavior, according to McConnell?

3. What does McConnell believe about how the majority of prospective owners base their decision to adopt or buy a dog on?

4. In a dog-to-dog relationship, what is NOT a sign of submissiveness?

5. What is the leader in a social hierarchy called?

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