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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?
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?
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?
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?
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?
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?
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?
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?
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?
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?
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