QUIZ: How Well Do You Know Your Cat?

Humans have shared intimate space and time with felines for thousands of years, but most people know surprisingly little about their furry, purring pussy cat companions. What about you? Take this quick – but not necessarily easy – quiz to see if you know more than the average person.

How Much Do You Know About Cats?

Question 1

Domestic cats are adapting to our human world in which ways?

A
time-sharing territory with other cats.
B
killing less prey.
C
becoming more vocal.
D
all of the above.
Question 1 Explanation: 
To learn more about how pet cats are quickly evolving to better fit into the human-centric modern world, check-out the BBC'sCat Watchthree-part series linked below the quiz.
Question 2

Visually, the world is black and white to a cat. True or False?

A
True.
B
False.
Question 2 Explanation: 
Cats were once thought to see only in black and white, but recent studies suggest they actually see inmuted color.This muted worldview allows them to detect movement with less visual distraction.
Question 3

Cats can see equally well close-up as they can 20 feet away. True or False?

A
True.
B
False.
Question 3 Explanation: 
Cats cannot truly focus on anything closer than one foot. So when you play with your kitty, do not dangle the toy right in front of their faces as they usually find that annoying.
Question 4

How many octaves can a cat detect?

A
4.
B
8.
C
11.
D
15.
Question 4 Explanation: 
Humans can detect 9 octaves, and a cat can hear two more octaves than humans. This helps them detect prey animals that communicate in ultrasonic squeaks.
Question 5

A cat's sense of smell is 100 times better than our own? True or False?

A
True.
B
False.
Question 5 Explanation: 
A cat's finely tuned nose can detect thousands of odors.
Question 6

Male cats have have penis spines.True or False?

A
True.
B
False.
Question 6 Explanation: 
Not only do they havepenis spines, they have hundreds of them. The exact purpose of the spines is unclear, but it is suspected that they either improve sexual stimulation or they lock the male into position while mating. If spayed when young, male cats usually do not develop these spines. Another great reason to spay your cat.
Question 7

The average house cat needs how much water per day?

A
an ounce per pound of body weight.
B
2 - 4 ounces.
C
10 ounces per pound of body weight.
D
half a quart.
Question 7 Explanation: 
An ounce per pound of body weightequals about 2 quarts per week.
Question 8

A cat's heart beats how fast per minute?

A
110 to 140 beats per minute.
B
half as fast as a human heart.
C
200 to 220 beats per minute.
Question 8 Explanation: 
A cat's heart beats 110 to 140 times per minute, which is nearly double a human's heart rate.
Question 9

Typically, a cat's back claws are shaper than their front claws. True or False?

A
True.
B
False.
Question 9 Explanation: 
Front claws are typically sharper.
Question 10

How did domestic cats first arrive to North America?

A
Along with North America's first humans via the land bridge between Asia and Alaska.
B
In the 1750s via Europe as pest controllers.
C
In the Victorian era as companion animals.
D
On the Mayflower along with the other domesticated animals deemed necessary for colonizing the New World.
There are 10 questions to complete.

Sources:
BBC – Cat Watch 2014
LiveScience – Facts for Cat Lovers
Animal Planet Cat Facts

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117 comments

JACQUI GLYDE
JACQUI GLYDE2 years ago

85%

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Glennis Whitney
Glennis W2 years ago

Great quiz, learn something more everyday. Thank you for caring and sharing.

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Glennis Whitney
Glennis W2 years ago

80% right, interesting. Thank you for caring and sharing.

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Dianne Robertson
Dianne Robertson2 years ago

VERY interesting!

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Loreto V.
Loreto V2 years ago

60 % But explanations are only given for the RIGHT answers... Bizarre

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Vicky P.
Vicky P2 years ago

80% ^^

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Jayasri Amma
Jayasri Amma2 years ago

Thank you!

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Carla Thames
Carla T2 years ago

80%

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Paulinha Russell
Paulinha Russell2 years ago

Nice ! Thank you ! 87% score

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william Miller
william Miller2 years ago

cool

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