In honor of June as the Adopt-a-Cat Month, here is a little trivia quiz to see how much you know about cats. Answers will be found on this site tomorrow.
1. A cat has how many whiskers, on average?
2. Do cats have fewer teeth than dogs, or more?
3. People have about 650 skeletal muscles. How many do cats have?
4. Which brain is the cat’s brain most similar to?
5. Outdoor-only cats live, on average, about:
A) 3-5 years
B) 7-10 years
C) 12-15 years
6. A term for a group of cats is:
7. A term for a group of kittens is:
8. True or False: A cat, standing in a still position, can jump up to six times its own length.
9. True or False: “Tabby” is the name of a cat breed.
10. All of the following are the names of cat breeds, EXCEPT:
11. The thick hair around the face of some cats (such as Persians) is called:
12. True or False: Just like female cats, male cats have five or six pairs of teats.
13. True or False: Like dogs, cats sniff one another’s butts.
14. How much of their waking hours do cats spend grooming themselves?
15. What’s it called when a cat rubs the side of its head on you or on furniture?
16. A cat named Towser was an expert mouser. (True story!) How many mice did this famous cat reportedly catch in her lifetime?
17. Cats can’t taste this:
18. What’s the total number of claws that most house cats have?
D) None of the above
19. Cats stay pregnant for about how long?
A) 2 months
B) 4 months
C) 9 months
20. Which of the following statements about body language is FALSE:
A) A cat’s tail held high means “I’m happy.”
B) A twitching tail means “I’m getting irritated.”
C) A thumping tail means “I’m totally frustrated!”
D) A tail tucked underneath the body means “I’m hungry.”