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

2. Who displays affection by "ventral-ventral contact"?
(a) Humans.
(b) Dogs.
(c) Cats.
(d) No one.

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

4. What are show dogs typically bred for?
(a) Physical traits.
(b) Leisure.
(c) Personality.
(d) Work.

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

6. How important are physical traits in choosing a dog for McConnell?
(a) Not important.
(b) Important for men.
(c) Very important.
(d) Important for women.

7. According to McConnell, how are dogs like children when it comes to getting what they want?
(a) Like children, dogs are constantly crying for 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 helpless without getting what they want.

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

9. According to McConnell, whose personality should an owner gauge when considering adopting a dog?
(a) The owner's and the dog's.
(b) It doesn't matter.
(c) The dog's.
(d) The owner's.

10. What does McConnell liken a death of a pet to?
(a) A time of renewal.
(b) A death of a loved one.
(c) A responsibility to bear.
(d) An opportunity to adopt.

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

12. Why does McConnell advise against purchasing a dog from a puppy mill?
(a) Because it is not as convenient.
(b) Because it can be expensive.
(c) Because the dogs are abused.
(d) Because the dogs are not purebreds.

13. At the vet's, how should an owner pet her or his dog to calm it down?
(a) Long and slow.
(b) Short and fast.
(c) Long and fast.
(d) Short and slow.

14. What is the #2 preference prospective owners base their decision to adopt or buy a dog?
(a) Sex.
(b) Looks.
(c) Personality.
(d) Worth.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. When should submission be given by a dog, according to McConnell?

2. What is a primate way of socializing?

3. Why does McConnell advocate for a dog to be in the right environment for its breed?

4. According to McConnell, much of a dog's behavior has to do with what is _______versus what is _______.

5. What does McConnell advise about an alpha rollover?

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