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Patricia McConnell
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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. According to McConnell, what do decades of research indicate about what almost all dogs respond to?
(a) That almost all dogs respond to visual stimuli.
(b) That almost all dogs respond to aural stimuli.
(c) That almost all dogs respond to physical stimuli.
(d) That almost all dogs respond to gustation stimuli.

2. What will primates do with the objects around them?
(a) Barter them for comfort.
(b) Ignore them.
(c) Use them as weapons.
(d) Manipulate them to get food.

3. What is the human equivalent of a "hip slam" and "shoulder slam"?
(a) "Arm block."
(b) "Leg block."
(c) "Body block."
(d) "Back block."

4. What is one way humans can teach dogs to see them as familiar and not a stranger?
(a) Eat in front of the dog.
(b) Talk in the same voice.
(c) Walk the dog every day.
(d) Wear a hat around the house.

5. Studies prove that who can tell that a shirt has been worn by a man or woman?
(a) Primates.
(b) Cats.
(c) Dogs.
(d) Humans.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does McConnell respond to the dog when it lunges at her in front of an audience?

2. What form of play does McConnell NOT recommend?

3. Whose nostrils can move independently from their face?

4. When a dog's corners of the mouth are forward, what is it a sign of?

5. McConnell concluded that animal handlers use slow, continuous notes for what purpose?

Short Essay Questions

1. According to McConnell, what physical behaviors do dogs not appreciate that humans do and why?

2. According to McConnell, what physical behaviors should people pay the most attention to in a dog and why?

3. According to McConnell, what sense perception do humans believe dogs respond to that is incorrect and why is it significant?

4. Why do primates look away, and in what situations should an owner do the same?

5. How does an owner temper a body block and why is it important?

6. What is habituation and why does it present a challenge for trainers?

7. Why does McConnell advise against play fighting or wrestling with a dog?

8. What biological and anatomical differences are their between humans and dogs in terms of smell, and why is it significant for owners and trainers?

9. What is the one difference between humans and primates that also presents a challenge when it comes to dog training?

10. What is object play and what is its relation to our primate heritage?

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