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Quiz about Who Let the Dogs Eat
Quiz about Who Let the Dogs Eat

Who Let the Dogs Eat? Trivia Quiz


People say that a dog will eat anything. But it's not always a smart idea to let them. An assortment of questions about dogs and their habits, some literal, others metaphorical.

A multiple-choice quiz by agentofchaos. Estimated time: 5 mins.
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Author
agentofchaos
Time
5 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
405,186
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Average
Avg Score
7 / 10
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Question 1 of 10
1. A dog may be man's best friend, but it's not unheard of for dogs to snack on people. In the Bible, who was the Queen of Israel, wife of Ahab, who suffered the gruesome fate of being thrown out of a window and her remains being eaten by dogs? Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. The Bible contains another reference to the unsavoury eating habits of dogs. The Book of Proverbs 26:11 contains a statement beginning, "As a dog returns to his vomit, so ..." What is the rest of this saying? Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. There is an old Latin proverb, "Homo homini lupus," which may be translated as "Man is wolf to man," that is used to refer to when people act like wild dogs. "The Wolf of Wall Street" is a book and film about the exploits of what notorious con man? Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. Another wild dog that people are sometimes compared to is the jackal, which has a reputation for preying on human flesh. Venezuelan terrorist Ilich Ramírez Sánchez, who was nicknamed "the Jackal," was also popularly known by what other name? Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. There is a saying that it's a dog-eat-dog world" - although thankfully, it's not meant literally, but refers to ruthless competition between people. In this vein, "Dog Eat Dog" was the name of a 1980 song by what glam rock band led by a singer with the real name of Stuart Goddard? Hint


Question 6 of 10
6. While dogs love to eat most of the things that humans do, there are some things they should not eat, like chocolate. What is the chemical found in chocolate that makes it poisonous to dogs? Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. Dogs aren't notably fussy eaters, but if someone were to refer to something as a "dog's dinner," what would they be likely referring to? Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. An old nursey rhyme goes, "give the dog a bone," and dogs do love chewing on them. "Give the Dog a Bone" is also the name of a 2002 mystery novel about an amateur sleuth named Allie Babcock, by which author? Hint


Question 9 of 10
9. When something is getting worse, people might say it is, "going to the dogs." "Going to the Dogs: The Story of a Moralist" is a novel set in post-Depression Germany by which German author who was nominated for the Nobel Prize four times? Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. Claiming that "the dog ate my homework" is a cliched excuse that is rarely believed. Motley Crue produced a music video in 1985 about a boy who actually has homework stolen by a dog, but of course is not initially believed when he gets to school. This video was produced for their cover of what song originally recorded by Brownsville Station in 1973? Hint



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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. A dog may be man's best friend, but it's not unheard of for dogs to snack on people. In the Bible, who was the Queen of Israel, wife of Ahab, who suffered the gruesome fate of being thrown out of a window and her remains being eaten by dogs?

Answer: Jezebel

The story is recounted in 1 Kings, that Jezebel was a Phoenician princess who married King Ahab. She instituted the worship of pagan gods, which Biblical prophets tended to frown upon, to put it mildly. Eventually, Ahab died in battle and the prophet Elisha decided that Jezebel must be punished for her naughtiness and anointed a new king named Jehu, who took control of the country. Jezebel mocked him by comparing him to a former king who had reigned for only a week, so he ordered her servants to give her the heave-ho out the royal palace window and she fell to her death. Jehu trampled her body with his horse, but later decided to give her a proper burial.

However, by this point it was too late: his servants found only her skull, feet, and the palms of her hands, as stray dogs - not wanting to pass up a free meal - had chowed down on her flesh.

There are many lessons that could be drawn from this, the importance of cleaning up after throwing someone into the street being one of them, I guess.
2. The Bible contains another reference to the unsavoury eating habits of dogs. The Book of Proverbs 26:11 contains a statement beginning, "As a dog returns to his vomit, so ..." What is the rest of this saying?

Answer: "a fool repeats his folly"

Dogs often get a bad rap in the Bible as they were considered unclean animals. In Proverbs, a "fool" refers to someone who is considered ungodly and morally depraved and not necessarily of low intelligence, which is the modern sense of the word. Hence, moral turpitude is being compared to something repulsive like eating vomit despite it being bad for you.
3. There is an old Latin proverb, "Homo homini lupus," which may be translated as "Man is wolf to man," that is used to refer to when people act like wild dogs. "The Wolf of Wall Street" is a book and film about the exploits of what notorious con man?

Answer: Jordan Belfort

Jordan Belfort was convicted of fraud over his stock-market manipulation schemes and was ordered to pay millions of dollars in restitution to over 1500 people whom he defrauded. He wrote his memoir after being released from prison, in which details not only his criminal activities but his lavish and indulgent lifestyle.

Hence, he was something of a horndog as well as being a wolf to the people he defrauded. As to the saying, "Homo homini lupus," some people have complained that it is unfair to wolves who are less vicious than humans can be.
4. Another wild dog that people are sometimes compared to is the jackal, which has a reputation for preying on human flesh. Venezuelan terrorist Ilich Ramírez Sánchez, who was nicknamed "the Jackal," was also popularly known by what other name?

Answer: Carlos

Sánchez, a Marxist-Leninist who was responsible for a string of terrorist attacks in France and elsewhere in the 1970s, was given the code name "Carlos" by his associates because of his South American roots. He was later dubbed "the Jackal" by the press after the discovery of Frederick Forsyth's 1971 novel "The Day of the Jackal" among his belongings after he had fled from his lodgings.

In the novel, "the Jackal" is the code name of an assassin who tries to kill the French President.
5. There is a saying that it's a dog-eat-dog world" - although thankfully, it's not meant literally, but refers to ruthless competition between people. In this vein, "Dog Eat Dog" was the name of a 1980 song by what glam rock band led by a singer with the real name of Stuart Goddard?

Answer: Adam and the Ants

Goddard performed under the stage name Adam Ant and fronted two band line-ups called Adam and the Ants from 1977 to 1982. As the name of the song might suggest, the lyrics are about fierce competition between bands for musical success. The song appeared on the album "Kings of the Wild Frontier" and the single reached number four on the British charts, being their first top ten hit.

In his autobiography, Goddard stated that the name of the song was inspired by a quote by Margaret Thatcher, who had something of a dog-eat-dog outlook.
6. While dogs love to eat most of the things that humans do, there are some things they should not eat, like chocolate. What is the chemical found in chocolate that makes it poisonous to dogs?

Answer: Theobromine

Like humans, dogs appreciate sweet tasting treats and will readily pig out on chocolate if given the chance. Eating a small amount will probably not do any harm, but if a dog were to eat, say, a whole bar of the stuff, they would become quite sick within a few hours, and would feel nauseous and probably vomit, have a high heart rate, diarrhea, and show signs of hyperactivity.

A very large intake could lead to tremors, seizures and possibly death. Of course, the severity of the symptoms will also depend on the size of the dog, with smaller dogs having worse outcomes.

Theobromine, like caffeine, is a central nervous system stimulant, which dogs metabolize more slowly than humans, meaning that the effects on them last longer and their bodies are not built to handle it. So, please keep your chocolate products secure and away from where dogs can reach them!
7. Dogs aren't notably fussy eaters, but if someone were to refer to something as a "dog's dinner," what would they be likely referring to?

Answer: A confused mess

Also referred to as a "dog's breakfast," this expression refers to something that is made up of jumbled elements that do not go together neatly, much like a dog's meal might be made of whatever scraps are available with little regard for culinary aesthetics.

The term has sometimes been used to describe a person dressed in an outfit made up of disparate elements, as in "dressed up like a dog's dinner."
8. An old nursey rhyme goes, "give the dog a bone," and dogs do love chewing on them. "Give the Dog a Bone" is also the name of a 2002 mystery novel about an amateur sleuth named Allie Babcock, by which author?

Answer: Leslie O'Kane

"Give the Dog a Bone" is the third of seven novels about Allie Babcock, a dog therapist who solves murder mysteries. In the novel, an eccentric millionaire claims that his golden retriever named Maggie is channeling the spirit of his late wife. He convinces Allie to become the dog's legal guardian in the event that he dies, which he soon does.

His fortune will go to whichever of his relatives Allie picks to be Maggie's new owner, and Allie becomes involved in solving his murder. Leslie O'Kane has written 28 mysteries and all of her sleuths have a cat or dog. All of the Allie Babcock novels feature an image of a dog on the cover.
9. When something is getting worse, people might say it is, "going to the dogs." "Going to the Dogs: The Story of a Moralist" is a novel set in post-Depression Germany by which German author who was nominated for the Nobel Prize four times?

Answer: Erich Kastner

Originally published in German in 1932 under the title "Fabian, the Story of a Moralist," the novel was republished as "Going to the Dogs: The Story of a Moralist" in 2012. The story takes place in berlin after the stock market collapse in 1929 and before Hitler's rise to power in 1933. The protagonist, Jakob Fabian, has a doctoral degree in literature but loses his job as an advertising copywriter and takes to wandering the streets during the day and going to cabarets to meet girls at night. The novel is notable for satirical observations about a city in decline because of mass unemployment, in which sexual permissiveness becomes the norm. Going to the dogs, indeed. Erich Kästner was a successful screenwriter and is best known for his poems and children's books. Although he never won the Nobel prize, despite being nominated four times, he was awarded the international Hans Christian Andersen Medal in 1960 for his autobiography, "When I was a Little Boy." Like the protagonists in his novel, he had a doctoral degree in literature and lived in Berlin during the period described. He had the indignity of having his works banned by the Nazis but was alter immortalized by having an asteroid (number 12318) named after him in 1992.

Note on spelling: Kästner is actually spelled with an umlaut "ä" but this symbol has problems displaying properly in the question-and-answer sections on this site, so I used a plain "a" instead.
10. Claiming that "the dog ate my homework" is a cliched excuse that is rarely believed. Motley Crue produced a music video in 1985 about a boy who actually has homework stolen by a dog, but of course is not initially believed when he gets to school. This video was produced for their cover of what song originally recorded by Brownsville Station in 1973?

Answer: Smokin' in the Boy's Room

In the rather surreal video, the protagonist, Jimmy, has a mishap on the way to school in which a Doberman wearing an inverted pentagram (must be a hellhound, I guess) runs off with his homework. He is laughed at when he explains to his teacher what happened and is sent to the principal who paddles him. While in the bathroom, members of Motley Crüe pull him through a mirror into a dystopian parallel universe where his school is run on comically Orwellian lines. Upon returning through the mirror, against all odds, the principal appears with Jimmy's homework in hand, which is marked with an "A" and offers him an apology. For reasons that hardly seem clear, he defiantly rips up the homework in front of the principal, and the band members give him a thumbs up for this. (Presumably, he was making some kind of point, but don't ask me to explain what it is exactly.) The song reached number 16 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 and was the band's first Top 40 hit. The original version by Brownsville Station reached number three in Canada and on the US Billboard Hot 100. The lyrics of the song are pretty much what the title suggests, being about covert smoking at school.

Unbelievable as it might sound, "Take Care of Your Homework" is a 1969 by Johnnie Taylor. "Black Dog on My Shoulder" is a 1990 song by Manic Street Preachers. "Who let the Dogs Out?" is a ludicrous 2000 song by Baha Men that was ranked third on a 2007 poll conducted by Rolling Stone of the 20 most annoying songs. As you may have guessed, the title of this quiz is a parody of this song title.
Source: Author agentofchaos

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