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Quick Cat Quiz for Cat Lovers

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Quick Cat Quiz for Cat Lovers

1. In ancient Egypt, when a household cat died, family members did what to mourn the passing of their pussycat?

a. Shave their eyebrows

b. Henna tattoo the name of their cat across their hearts

c. Make offerings of cream to the cat goddess Bastet and beat their chests while wailing

d. Burn catnip and frankincense in all of the doorways and leave offerings of cream outside the front door


2. A cat is a digitigrade animal which means:

a. They vary in the number of toes they have

b. They are adept at climbing trees, but head-first only.

c. They have soft pads on the bottom of their feet which makes them near silent in their movement

d. They walk on their toes


3. The technical term for a cat’s hairball is a:

a. Doozie

b. Bezoar

c. Furetto

d. Ailuro


4. In Catholicism, the Patron Saint of Cats is:

a. Saint Francis of Assis

b. Saint Gertrude of Nivelles

c.  Saint Garfield of Davis

d. Saint Catherine of Alexandria


5. Strings for guitars, fiddles, harps and tennis rackets once used catgut. True or False?


6. Kitten litter-mates can have different fathers.  True or False?


7. What is the largest recorded litter for one cat?

a. 10

b. 12

c. 16

d. 19


8. Which famous historical figure had a deep distaste for the dirtiness of dogs, but loved cats so much that he reportedly cut the sleeve from his robe to avoid disturbing his cat that fell asleep in his arms?

a. Winston Churchill

b. Prophet Mohammed

c. Buddha

d. St. Francis of Assisi


9. According to another well-loved legend, which famous historical figure stroked their beloved cat three times, thus granting it — and all cats thereafter — seven lives.

a. Prophet Mohammed

b. Buddha

c. King Tutankhamen (King Tut of Egypt)

d. Cleopatra


10. Catnip is exciting to some cats because:

a. It smells similar to a queen (adult female) in heat.

b. It is illegal in many states

c. It is chemically similar to hormones produced by a lactating mother cat

d. It can trigger visual and olfactory hallucinations



11. Everyone knows cheetahs are the fastest land animal, but which cat claims second place?

a. Clouded leopard

b. Amur leopard

c. Caracal

d. Serval


12. An ancient Chinese legend maintains that the cat is the cross-breeding between which two animals?

a. Fox and a rabbit

b. Monkey and lioness

c. Monkey and an otter

d. Lioness and a weasel


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Cherise Udell

Cherise Udell is a mom, clean air advocate, anthropologist and feline aficionado with the nomadic habit of taking spontaneous sojourns to unusual destinations. Before her adventures in motherhood, she was an intrepid Amazon jungle guide equipped with a pair of sturdy wellingtons and a 24-inch machete, as well as a volunteer at a rainforest animal rescue center.


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9:25AM PST on Feb 23, 2015

thanks for sharing :)

1:41AM PDT on Oct 5, 2014

Great Quiz! Very interesting!

8:09PM PDT on Aug 8, 2014

thanks for sharing!

12:57AM PDT on Jun 3, 2014

I thought I knew a lot about cats, but I only got half of them correct. I guess I still have a lot to learn!
Thanks for the info, Cherise!

4:55AM PDT on May 25, 2014

Wow, some of those were different from the usual cat quiz questions. Very interesting!

11:58AM PDT on Apr 30, 2014

Well, given that I'm much more a dog sort of person than a cat one, I guess missing 4 isn't too bad. Great quiz, with lots of info I hadn't read before. Thanks!

12:33AM PDT on Apr 29, 2014

I got 7 of the 12 questions right.

2:19AM PDT on Apr 21, 2014


11:24AM PDT on Apr 13, 2014

I did missed a few lots to learn still

10:58AM PDT on Apr 13, 2014

fun! I don't own a cat but got most right!

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