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Mini-Quiz: Dogs Interpret Signals Better Than Chimps

by Ron Kurtus (revised 15 January 2014)

Take this Mini-Quiz to check your understanding of the lesson material.



1. How do humans try to communicate with animals?

By using gestures and verbal messages

By punishing the animal if it doesn't behave

By feeding the animal

2. Why couldn't the chimp figure out the food was in the box?

It had been trained not to respond

It knew it would be fed later, so it didn't bother

It couldn't associate the gestures with food

3. Why could dogs interpret clues, while wolves couldn't?

Dogs have been with humans for thousands of years

The wolves were kept chained and not allowed near the box

Dogs are smarter than wolves

If you got all three correct, you are on your way to becoming a Champion in Communication. If you had problems, you had better look over the material again.


Animals can be clever


Resources and references

Ron Kurtus' Credentials

Websites

Dogs Understand Us Better Than Chimps Do - livescience.com

Dogs Succeed While Chimps Fail at Following Finger Pointing - Science Daily (2012)

Chimp Communication - Jane Goodal Institute

Animal Language - Wikipedia

Communication Resources

Books

Top-rated books on Animal Communication

Top-rated books on Dog Communication


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