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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. How important are physical traits in choosing a dog for McConnell?
(a) Very important.
(b) Not important.
(c) Important for women.
(d) Important for men.
2. According to McConnell, do humans and dogs living together constitute a single, unified social hierarchy?
(b) It depends on the breed.
(d) In certain parts of the world.
3. 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 there are so many dogs with bad personalities.
(c) Because a cute dog can be a nasty dog.
(d) Because a good dog is more expensive.
4. What is the ideal way of correcting bad behavior, according to McConnell?
(a) Interrupting the bad behavior and redirecting it to a desired behavior.
(b) Waiting for the bad behavior to stop and praising the cessation of bad behavior.
(c) Interrupting the bad behavior and punishing the bad behavior.
(d) Yelling at the bad behavior and redirecting it to a desired behavior.
5. Besides chimps, who are our closest primate relatives?
6. Why is a treat more appreciated for a reward than a pet on the head according to McConnell?
(a) Because a pet on the head is considered "rude."
(b) Because consistency is key.
(c) Because dogs like treats.
(d) Because a pet on the head is normal.
7. What do dogs need that owners should provide in order to prevent behavior problems?
8. According to McConnell, how are dogs like children when it comes to getting what they want?
(a) Like children, dogs are helpless without getting what they want.
(b) Like children, dogs need to learn that they don't always get what they want.
(c) Like children, dogs should be nurtured and given what they want.
(d) Like children, dogs are constantly crying for what they want.
9. According to McConnell, what can happen when an owner caters to a dog?
(a) The dog can have behavior problems.
(b) The dog will be well-adjusted.
(c) The dog may become too submissive.
(d) Other dogs will be too aggressive with the dog.
10. What is a primate way of socializing?
11. Besides giving a dog a command to wait at the door, what else does McConnell suggest an owner do?
(a) Clap your hands.
(b) Hold the dog.
(c) Say No.
(d) Use a body block.
12. According to McConnell, what should an owner NOT assume about petting her or his dog?
(a) That others do not want to pet the dog.
(b) That the dog wants to be petted.
(c) That the dog does not want to be petted.
(d) That others want to pet the dog.
13. Why are humans hardwired to find babies adorable, according to McConnell?
(a) Because adults depend on parenting to reproduce.
(b) Because rearing a baby is natural.
(c) Because parenting is rewarding.
(d) Because babies depend on parental nurturing to survive.
14. According to McConnell, how are dogs like humans when it comes to social hierarchy?
(a) Because a dog can fit into multiple categories.
(b) Because a dog always wants to be with other dogs in the same category.
(c) Because a dog stays in its own category.
(d) Because a dog always wants to be in the highest category.
15. What are show dogs typically bred for?
(a) Physical traits.
Short Answer Questions
1. According to McConnell, where do dogs not necessarily like to be petted?
2. What does McConnell believe about how the majority of prospective owners base their decision to adopt or buy a dog on?
3. What does McConnell advise about an alpha rollover?
4. What three things should an owner do to prevent a dog from leaping onto her or his lap?
5. What is a poorly understood phenomenon regarding death?
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