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

2. What kind of breed needs a lot of activity, according to McConnell?
(a) A sporting breed.
(b) A hunting breed.
(c) A companion breed.
(d) A working breed.

3. What command should be given to curb unwanted behavior, according to McConnell?
(a) Enough.
(b) Mind.
(c) Stop.
(d) No.

4. As an applied animal behaviorist, what is McConnell's least favorite responsibility?
(a) Putting a dog to sleep.
(b) Rehoming a dog.
(c) Training an aggressive dog.
(d) Setting up an adoption.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the command McConnell suggests to give a dog so that it will wait at the door?

2. What is a poorly understood phenomenon regarding death?

3. Does McConnell believe that dogs can be moody?

4. Who does NOT display affection by "ventral-ventral contact"

5. According to McConnell, what human behavior signals to a dog that the human is NOT in control?

Short Essay Questions

1. What steps should an owner take to curb unwanted behavior?

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

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

4. What are the types of individuals in social hierarchies, and which type has the most aggression?

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

6. Why do behavior problems arise when dogs are always given what they want?

7. What is the theory of benevolent leadership?

8. What is rehoming and why is it sometimes necessary?

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

10. What is the difference between breed and personality?

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