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Mini-Quiz: Dogs versus Chimps

by Ron Kurtus (updated 27 May 2023)

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

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Dogs Understand Us Better Than Chimps Do -

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

Chimp Communication - Jane Goodal Institute

Animal Language - Wikipedia

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