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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. How does McConnell respond to the dog when it lunges at her in front of an audience?
2. According to McConnell what is a great way for rewarding a dog that stays?
3. What do adult humans and dogs both do that make them rare in the animal world?
4. What are low pitched sounds used for?
5. What does "Motherese" mean?
Short Essay Questions
1. What is the difference between breed and personality?
2. What is object play and what is its relation to our primate heritage?
3. What is the one difference between humans and primates that also presents a challenge when it comes to dog training?
4. How does a dog interpret being petted on the top of the head, and why is it significant?
5. How does a person spot submissiveness in a dog, and why is it important?
6. How do primates socialize that not all dogs may appreciate?
7. What advice does McConnell give to a person grieving over the loss of a pet?
8. Why do behavior problems arise when dogs are always given what they want?
9. In what ways are dogs' personalities similar to humans, and why is it significant?
10. What do the steps in teaching a dog how to come illustrate about training dogs?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Discuss the purpose and function of affection in the book. Compare and contrast the ways in which humans and dogs both perceive and express affection.
Essay Topic 2
Choose four breeds and discuss their attributes, including physical traits, temperament, country of origin, what each was bred for, and their ideal home.
Essay Topic 3
Choose three dogs from the book and discuss them as characters. What are their physical and psychological attributes? What purpose do their stories serve for McConnell's argument?
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