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 humans and dogs living together constitute a single, unified social hierarchy?
(a) It depends on the breed.
(b) No.
(c) Yes.
(d) In certain parts of the world.

2. What do many owners call deviance from normal behavior that is inaccurate, according to McConnell?
(a) Breeding.
(b) Disobedience.
(c) Hunger.
(d) Personality.

3. Who does NOT display affection by "ventral-ventral contact"
(a) Primates.
(b) Humans.
(c) Every one.
(d) Dogs.

4. What is a common example of a dog being wrong for a particular home?
(a) A dog who barks.
(b) A dog who is underemployed.
(c) A dog who is overemployed.
(d) A dog who runs away.

5. 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) A Yorkshire Terrier.
(d) An Affenpinscher.

6. What does McConnell advise about an alpha rollover?
(a) She sometimes condones it.
(b) She does condone it.
(c) She is indifferent to it.
(d) She does not condone it.

7. What is the word an owner should give once the dog has waited at the door for a moment?
(a) Yes.
(b) Come.
(c) Here.
(d) Ok.

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

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

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

11. Who are dogs' ancestors?
(a) Wolves.
(b) Coyotes.
(c) Foxes.
(d) Wolverines.

12. What advice does McConnell give for an owner who has lost a pet?
(a) Adopt a puppy and volunteer at an animal shelter.
(b) Take time and adopt a puppy.
(c) Take time and rely on your human support structure.
(d) Volunteer at an animal shelter and rely on your human support structure.

13. 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 grieving of a pet is less intense.
(d) Studies show that there are few similarities between them.

14. What is the ideal way of correcting bad behavior, according to McConnell?
(a) Interrupting the bad behavior and punishing the bad behavior.
(b) Yelling at the bad behavior and redirecting it to a desired behavior.
(c) Waiting for the bad behavior to stop and praising the cessation of bad behavior.
(d) Interrupting the bad behavior and redirecting it to a desired behavior.

15. Why should an owner give two pats on the dog's head after saying the command to curb unwanted behavior?
(a) To reinforce the command for the dog.
(b) To reassure the dog that it's okay to follow the command.
(c) To release the dog from the command.
(d) To reward the dog for obeying the command.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the example of "group bereavement" Andy Beck observed?

2. What is the #2 preference prospective owners base their decision to adopt or buy a dog?

3. According to McConnell, whose personality should an owner gauge when considering adopting a dog?

4. Besides chimps, who are our closest primate relatives?

5. Why does McConnell advise against purchasing a dog from a puppy mill?

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