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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. According to McConnell, how are dogs like humans when it comes to social hierarchy?
2. What should an owner do if the dog persists in an unwanted behavior?
3. What does McConnell believe about how the majority of prospective owners base their decision to adopt or buy a dog on?
4. Who are dogs' ancestors?
5. Who will spend an hour on grooming, according to McConnell?
Short Essay Questions
1. What are puppy mills?
2. How does a dog interpret being petted on the top of the head, and why is it significant?
3. Why is a working breed ill-suited to live in an apartment in a city, according to McConnell?
4. What choice does McConnell say that an owner has in terms of leadership, and why is it significant?
5. Why should owners not expect a dog to behave in the same way no matter what the environment?
6. Why is a bored dog a dangerous dog?
7. How can a person gauge a puppy's personality before she or he adopts or buys one?
8. What is rehoming and why is it sometimes necessary?
9. What are the differences between the way humans and dogs show affection, and why is it significant?
10. What are the two top factors prospective owners make in choosing a dog, and why are they erroneous?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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 2
Discuss Puppy Mills. What are they and why should prospective owners avoid them? What role should the government have in regulating them?
Essay Topic 3
Using McConnell's observations from the book, compare and contrast wolves and dogs. How does each behave in packs? What do they share in terms of ancestry? How are they different?
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