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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. What myth do humans perpetuate about dog's regard for them, according to McConnell?
(a) That dogs give humans "conditional positive regard."
(b) That dogs give humans "conditional negative regard."
(c) That dogs give humans "unconditional negative regard."
(d) That dogs give humans "unconditional positive regard."

2. What is paedomorphism?
(a) The retention of juvenile qualities into adulthood.
(b) The absence of adult qualities in adolescence.
(c) The release of juvenile qualities in adulthood.
(d) The presence of adult qualities in adolescence.

3. What ingrained behavior is considered affectionate for humans but rude for dogs and should be avoided?
(a) Kissing.
(b) Talking.
(c) Hugging.
(d) Rubbing.

4. Why do wolf and canine packs use "hip slams" and "shoulder slams"?
(a) To entice the opposite sex.
(b) To hide their fear.
(c) To appear larger than they are.
(d) To stake out their territory.

5. When do humans that dogs are accustomed to become strangers?
(a) When the feel of their skin changes.
(b) When the shape of their body changes.
(c) When the color of their clothing changes.
(d) When the sound of their voice changes.

Short Answer Questions

1. According to McConnell, an owner's body should be trained like what?

2. How conscious are dogs of their pheromones?

3. What is the first step a person should do in order to ingratiate her or himself with a dog?

4. For primates and dogs, what is looking away a method of?

5. What do adult humans and dogs both do that make them rare in the animal world?

Short Essay Questions

1. What do the steps in teaching a dog how to come illustrate about training dogs?

2. What myth do humans perpetuate about how dogs respond to them, and what does it signify?

3. What is the "guy-with-the-gold-chain" hypothesis and what does it signify?

4. How do dogs interpret loud voices and what does it signify?

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

6. Why is it counter-intuitive to yell a command to a barking dog?

7. What is Motherese and why is it significant?

8. What is the command McConnell teaches that mimics pack behavior, and how is it executed?

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

10. Why does McConnell suggest that paedomorphism accounts for human and dog bonding?

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