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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. How many animal handlers has McConnell researched for her book?
(a) 16.
(b) 104.
(c) 202.
(d) 37.

2. What kind of dog lunges at McConnell in front of an audience in the opening chapter?
(a) A pitbull.
(b) A Rottweiler.
(c) A German shepherd.
(d) A mastiff.

3. Why is it confusing for a dog when a person uses similar phrasing?
(a) Because these phrases sound submissive to a dog.
(b) Because these phrases sound aggressive to a dog.
(c) Because these phrases sound completely alike to a dog.
(d) Because these phrases sound completely different to a dog.

4. What is the biggest misconception owner's make regarding their influence on a dog's behavior?
(a) That their size is their biggest influence.
(b) That their voice is their biggest influence.
(c) That their body is their biggest influence.
(d) That their speed is their biggest influence.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. When first training a dog to play fetch, what should an owner do?

2. What is the best way to sniff, according to McConnell?

3. How many scent receptors do humans have?

4. According to McConnell, what does the episode with the dog who lunges at her illustrate the importance of for an owner and trainer?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does McConnell advise against taking a ball from a dog's mouth, and why is it important?

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

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

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

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

6. What story does McConnell relate about a dog's memory for smell, and why is it significant?

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

8. What are commissures, and why are they important?

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

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

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