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. According to McConnell, do individual wolves leave their pack?
(a) No.
(b) Only when they are in heat.
(c) Yes.
(d) Only in winter.

2. Why does McConnell dislike her least favorite responsibility?
(a) Because the owners are heartbroken.
(b) Because she doesn't want to see a dog die.
(c) Because it is demanding work.
(d) Because she can get hurt.

3. Does McConnell see similarities in personality between humans and dogs?
(a) No.
(b) It depends on the age.
(c) It depends on the breed.
(d) Yes.

4. 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 listen to an owners' commands all the time.
(c) Dogs can't behave the same way all the time.
(d) Dogs can't exercise the same way all the time.

5. What is a primate way of socializing?
(a) Talking.
(b) Kissing.
(c) Grooming.
(d) Hugging.

6. Why are humans hardwired to find babies adorable, according to McConnell?
(a) Because rearing a baby is natural.
(b) Because parenting is rewarding.
(c) Because adults depend on parenting to reproduce.
(d) Because babies depend on parental nurturing to survive.

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 normal, healthy 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 safe, necessary occurrence.

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

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

10. As an applied animal behaviorist, what is McConnell's least favorite responsibility?
(a) Training an aggressive dog.
(b) Putting a dog to sleep.
(c) Rehoming a dog.
(d) Setting up an adoption.

11. According to studies McConnell cites, what are the similarities between grieving over a pet and grieving over a person?
(a) Studies show that the stages of grief are the same.
(b) Studies show that grieving over a pet is more intense.
(c) Studies show that there are few similarities between them.
(d) Studies show that grieving of a pet is less intense.

12. According to McConnell, dog ______changes just like human _________.
(a) Behavior; behavior.
(b) Personality; personality.
(c) Desire; desire.
(d) Needs; needs.

13. What does lack of eye contact signal to a dog?
(a) That you want to be friends with the dog.
(b) That you don't want to punish the dog.
(c) That interaction will commence.
(d) That interaction is over for the time being.

14. What is one example of a dog who cannot be cooped up in a city apartment?
(a) A Border Collie.
(b) An Italian Greyhound.
(c) An Affenpinscher.
(d) A Yorkshire Terrier.

15. Chimpanzees and _______will carry a dead infant for days, even though it is rotting.
(a) Orangutans.
(b) Baboons.
(c) Monkeys.
(d) Gorillas.

Short Answer Questions

1. When does the "sensitive period" occur in a dog's life?

2. McConnell states that what is contrary to a dog's nature?

3. Who displays affection by "ventral-ventral contact"?

4. According to McConnell, do humans and dogs living together constitute a single, unified social hierarchy?

5. Why is it important to consider a dog's personality when choosing a breed?

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