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

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

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

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

5. What is a poorly understood phenomenon regarding death?
(a) What it does to a parent of an animal.
(b) What it does to a companion of a person.
(c) What it does to a parent of a child.
(d) What it does to a companion of an animal.

6. What are two other ways to distract a dog from its unwanted behavior, according to McConnell?
(a) Give it affection and take it on a walk.
(b) Give it food and give it another command.
(c) Give it affection and give it another command.
(d) Give it food and take it on a walk.

7. What example does McConnell provide that is an analogous to leaving a pack?
(a) A child growing up and leaving the family unit.
(b) A college student graduating and getting a job.
(c) A person getting married and having children.
(d) An elderly person getting sick and entering a nursing home.

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

9. According to McConnell, much of a dog's behavior has to do with what is _______versus what is _______.
(a) Familiar; unfamiliar.
(b) Safe; dangerous.
(c) real; fake.
(d) Appealing; unappealing.

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

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

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

13. Besides chimps, who are our closest primate relatives?
(a) Lemurs.
(b) Gorillas.
(c) Bonobos.
(d) Monkeys.

14. How many types of individuals are typically in a social hierarchy?
(a) 5.
(b) 3.
(c) 2.
(d) 4.

15. According to McConnell, why is there aggression in a social hierarchy?
(a) Because the leader has to fight to remain dominant.
(b) Because there is constant flux in every group.
(c) Because all dogs are aggressive.
(d) Because there are dogs fighting for dominance.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What does McConnell NOT consider a betrayal?

3. What is one claim owners make about their dog's personality that is erroneous, according to McConnell?

4. What do many owners call deviance from normal behavior that is inaccurate, according to McConnell?

5. What command should be given to curb unwanted behavior, according to McConnell?

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