The Ultimate Pet Psychics Quiz

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4 Min Quiz

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Can pet psychics really communicate with animals or is it all a hoax? Even if they believe that animals experience emotions, scientists are certainly skeptical of claims of paranormal communication with your pet. Learn all about the methods and theories of pet psychics by taking our quiz.

Pet psychics are also known as:

Pet psychics are also known as animal intuitives or animal communicators. According to them, you communicate with your pets telepathically without knowing it.

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Pet psychics refer to pet owners as:

Pet psychics will relay messages from your dog to you -- whom they refer to as human companions -- either in person or by telephone.

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Which of the following is a reason pet owners employ the services of a pet psychic?

Pet owners employ the services of pet psychics for a variety of reasons, including: they want to contact the deceased pet's spirit, they want to know why the dog is acting strangely or they want the psychic to locate a missing or lost pet.

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Animal communication through pet psychics is a _____ phenomenon

Animal communication through pet psychics is a paranormal phenomenon. It's a combination of telepathy and clairvoyance, which are forms of extrasensory perception (ESP).

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Who is the host of Animal Planet's "The Pet Psychic"?

Sonya Fitzpatrick, host of Animal Planet's "The Pet Psychic," describes developing friendships with animals due to a childhood hearing loss. Most pet psychics claim the ability to communicate with animals is a gift they discovered at an early age.

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Most pet psychics claim to have learned how to talk to animals by:

Though most psychics describe an instinctive ability to communicate with animals, some say they learned from books or workshops.

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Who is the author of "Kinship with All Life," a book that describes the methods for communicating with animals?

Many pet psychics mention J. Allen Boone's book "Kinship with All Life," published in 1954, as the source for their pet communication methods.

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How does a pet psychic ask an animal a question?

The pet psychic asks the animal a question either by using words or by transmitting a picture or both.

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Pet psychics like Sonya Fitzpatrick think that animals experience _____ much like humans do.

Pet psychics believe that animals can experience emotions as well as reflect on their feelings much the way humans do.

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Why is it so difficult to study the emotions of animals?

Philosophers and scientists aren't sure how emotions work in humans; since animals cannot describe what they feel the way people can, it's even more difficult to study their emotions.

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Recent research suggests that animals do experience emotions like joy, anger and grief. Which researcher claims that a part of the brain produces emotions in all mammals?

According to neuroscientist Jaak Panskipp, the periaqueductal gray (PAG), a primitive area of the brain, produces basic emotional effects in all mammals, including humans.

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Which of the following are basic emotions that may affect all mammals?

According to neuroscientist Jaak Panskipp, all mammals experience fear, rage, lust, the drive to play and separation distress.

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In which part of the brain is the periaqueductal gray (PAG) located?

The periaqueductal gray (PAG) is located in the midbrain, one of the more primitive regions of the brain.

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The idea that animals experience emotions similar to humans seems to be gaining acceptance. Can animals also think about their feelings?

Even scientists like Jaak Panskipp, who believe that animals do have feelings, doubt that they have the intellectual capacity to think about their feelings.

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Who is the author of "The Complete Idiot's Guide to Pet Psychic Communication"?

Debbie McGillivray, author of "The Complete Idiot's Guide to Pet Psychic Communication," claims animals are innocent and loyal and a pet would never embarrass its owner by gossiping about him to other dogs.

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How much did pet owners in the United States spend on their pets in 2005?

The growing popularity of pet psychics may be part of an overall trend of increased spending on pets. According to the American Pet Products Manufacturers Association, pet owners spent $17 billion on their pets in 1996, but more than doubled that figure to $36.3 billion in 2005.

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Which of the following is a reason for the increased spending on pets in the United States?

Industry analysts believe the increase in spending on pets is due to the growth in populations who have a high disposable income, such as baby boomers and married couples who have chosen not to have children

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Cold reading is a method for extracting personal information. Skeptics believe all _____ are cold readers and do not have paranormal abilities.

Skeptics believe all psychics are cold readers and do not have any paranormal abilities. Since cold readers encourage the person receiving the reading to provide personal details willingly, the resulting reading can be very convincing.

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What methods do cold readers employ to extract information?

According to skeptics, cold readers state the obvious, use vague language and make statements that are likely to be true in an attempt to extract information that they can use to appear psychic.

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Animal consciousness is the potential for higher reasoning and self-awareness. Which of the following may be a sign of animal consciousness?

When an animal recognizes himself in the mirror or seems to react to the death of another animal, that would indicate some level of consciousness. So far, scientists have not yet found any evidence that animals are as self-aware as pet psychics claim.

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