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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 should an owner do if the dog persists in an unwanted behavior?
(a) Grab the dog by the collar and make eye contact.
(b) Turn away from the dog and avoid eye contact.
(c) Turn towards the dog and make eye contact.
(d) Grab the dog by the scruff of the neck and avoid eye contact.

2. Does McConnell believe that generalizations about breeds are correct?
(a) It depends on the breeder.
(b) Yes.
(c) No.
(d) It depends on the breed.

3. What three things should an owner do to prevent a dog from leaping onto her or his lap?
(a) Get up, avert eye contact, tell the dog "No."
(b) Body block, avert eye contact, tell the dog "No."
(c) Body block, make eye contact, tell the dog "Stop."
(d) Get up, make eye contact, tell the dog "Stop."

4. When should submission be given by a dog, according to McConnell?
(a) After a relationship is established.
(b) Before a relationship is established.
(c) When an owner demands it.
(d) When a dog is still a puppy.

5. According to McConnell, what should an owner NOT assume about petting her or his dog?
(a) That others want to pet the dog.
(b) That the dog wants to be petted.
(c) That others do not want to pet the dog.
(d) That the dog does not want to be petted.

Short Answer Questions

1. Does McConnell believe that dogs can be moody?

2. Besides chimps, who are our closest primate relatives?

3. What advice does McConnell give for an owner who has lost a pet?

4. What is the name of the book by Marc Hauser McConnell discusses?

5. Why should an owner give two pats on the dog's head after saying the command to curb unwanted behavior?

Short Essay Questions

1. What are puppy mills?

2. What do we know about how a dog grieves?

3. What are the differences between the way humans and dogs show affection, and why is it significant?

4. How does McConnell's views on social hierarchy differ from other scientists, and how is it important?

5. In what ways are dogs' personalities similar to humans, and why is it significant?

6. Why is a bored dog a dangerous dog?

7. What choice does McConnell say that an owner has in terms of leadership, and why is it significant?

8. How do juvenile wolves differ from adults in terms of social hierarchies and how does it pertain to dogs?

9. What is an alpha rollover and why does McConnell advise against it?

10. What are the two top factors prospective owners make in choosing a dog, and why are they erroneous?

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