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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. What is the example of "group bereavement" Andy Beck observed?
(a) A school of dolphins who swam in a circle around dead calves.
(b) A herd of elephants who stood in a circle around dead calves.
(c) A pack of wolves who stood in a cricle and faced dead pups.
(d) A herd of horses who stood in a circle and faced dead foals.
2. What is one claim owners make about their dog's personality that is erroneous, according to McConnell?
(a) "But he can't be trained!"
(b) "But he doesn't like treats!"
(c) "But he never acts this way at home!"
(d) "But he acts different in new environments!"
3. Why is the "sensitive period" a crucial stage in development?
(a) Because it when dogs become familiar with humans and bond with one another.
(b) Because it is when dogs are housetrained and learn to communicate.
(c) Because it is when dogs become familiar with humans and are housetrained.
(d) Because it is when dogs learn to communicate and bond with one another.
4. McConnell states that a theory of "___________" is the ideal way to deal with a dog.
(a) "Tough love."
(b) "Tough leadership."
(c) "Benevolent leadership."
(d) "Benevolent love."
5. According to McConnell, much of a dog's behavior has to do with what is _______versus what is _______.
(a) Familiar; unfamiliar.
(b) Appealing; unappealing.
(c) Safe; dangerous.
(d) real; fake.
6. Why is a treat more appreciated for a reward than a pet on the head according to McConnell?
(a) Because consistency is key.
(b) Because a pet on the head is normal.
(c) Because dogs like treats.
(d) Because a pet on the head is considered "rude."
7. Besides chimps, who are our closest primate relatives?
8. Why is it important to consider a dog's personality when choosing a breed?
(a) Because there is a link between personality and longevity.
(b) Because a cute dog can be a nasty dog.
(c) Because a good dog is more expensive.
(d) Because there are so many dogs with bad personalities.
9. According to studies McConnell cites, what are the similarities between grieving over a pet and grieving over a person?
(a) Studies show that grieving of a pet is less intense.
(b) Studies show that there are few similarities between them.
(c) Studies show that the stages of grief are the same.
(d) Studies show that grieving over a pet is more intense.
10. What do many owners call deviance from normal behavior that is inaccurate, according to McConnell?
11. Does McConnell believe that generalizations about breeds are correct?
(a) It depends on the breed.
(c) It depends on the breeder.
12. Why is the phenomenon McConnell discusses regarding death so poorly understood?
(a) Because pets do not grieve.
(b) Because humans can't be objective.
(c) Because there are no studies about it.
(d) Because pets may grieve in different ways.
13. What does lack of eye contact signal to a dog?
(a) That you don't want to punish the dog.
(b) That interaction is over for the time being.
(c) That you want to be friends with the dog.
(d) That interaction will commence.
14. Who displays affection by "ventral-ventral contact"?
(a) No one.
15. How important are physical traits in choosing a dog for McConnell?
(a) Not important.
(b) Very important.
(c) Important for men.
(d) Important for women.
Short Answer Questions
1. According to McConnell, where does the most aggression in a social hierarchy occur?
2. What advice does McConnell give for an owner who has lost a pet?
3. Who are the omegas in a social hierarchy?
4. Does McConnell believe that dogs can be moody?
5. What choice should humans make in regard to how they treat dogs, according to McConnell?
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