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

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

3. McConnell states that what is contrary to a dog's nature?
(a) Feeding them twice a day.
(b) Exercising them too much.
(c) Putting them in a kennel.
(d) Cooping them up all day.

4. According to McConnell, where does the most aggression in a social hierarchy occur?
(a) Within the alpha group.
(b) Within the beta group.
(c) Within all the groups.
(d) Within the omega group.

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

6. Does McConnell believe that dogs can be moody?
(a) It depends on the breed.
(b) No.
(c) It depends on the size.
(d) Yes.

7. What command should be given to curb unwanted behavior, according to McConnell?
(a) Enough.
(b) Mind.
(c) No.
(d) Stop.

8. According to McConnell, why is social structure NOT as important to dogs as many might think?
(a) Because dogs are like adult foxes, who have less social structure.
(b) Because dogs are like juvenile wolves, who have less social structure.
(c) Because dogs are not like juvenile wolves and juvenile coyotes, who have more social structure.
(d) Because dogs are not like wolves, coyotes, or foxes, who have more social structure.

9. Should an owner choose a breed if she or he wants a personality?
(a) No.
(b) Yes.
(c) It depends on the owner.
(d) It depends on the breeder.

10. What is the command McConnell suggests to give a dog so that it will wait at the door?
(a) Down.
(b) Enough.
(c) Mind.
(d) Stay.

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

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

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

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

15. What kind of behavioral disorders will a dog develop if it is not properly trained during the "sensitive period"?
(a) A dog will not learn or bond with other dogs.
(b) A dog will not be housetrained or bond with other dogs.
(c) A dog will not be housetrained and may snap and bark at strangers.
(d) A dog may snap and bark at strangers and not learn.

Short Answer Questions

1. What kind of breed needs a lot of activity, according to McConnell?

2. Who are dogs' ancestors?

3. What is a common example of a dog being wrong for a particular home?

4. According to McConnell, an owner should de-emphasize what as an ideal way to deal with a dog?

5. According to McConnell, what can happen when an owner caters to a dog?

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