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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, what should an owner NOT assume about petting her or his dog?
2. Who are the betas in a social hierarchy?
3. Who are dogs' ancestors?
4. Chimpanzees and _______will carry a dead infant for days, even though it is rotting.
5. According to McConnell, do humans and dogs living together constitute a single, unified social hierarchy?
Short Essay Questions
1. How can a person gauge a puppy's personality before she or he adopts or buys one?
2. What steps should an owner take to curb unwanted behavior?
3. What are the differences between the way humans and dogs show affection, and why is it significant?
4. Why is a working breed ill-suited to live in an apartment in a city, according to McConnell?
5. What is the difference between breed and personality?
6. What advice does McConnell give to a person grieving over the loss of a pet?
7. How does a dog interpret being petted on the top of the head, and why is it significant?
8. How do primates socialize that not all dogs may appreciate?
9. Why is a bored dog a dangerous dog?
10. What are puppy mills?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
McConnell's discussion of dogs provides insight into how humans and animals deal with conflict.
1) Provide five examples of conflict from the book and the resolution of each.
2) Discuss how people can learn from dog training to resolve conflict in everyday life.
Essay Topic 2
Discuss how humans and dogs cope with death.
1) What are the similarities and difference between how humans and dogs grieve?
2) What resources are available for owners who have lost a pet or pets who have lost a companion?
Essay Topic 3
According to McConnell, rehoming is sometimes necessary. Provide two examples of rehoming from the book. Do you agree or disagree with McConnell's point of view?
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