Feline Fun Facts – Trivia Quiz

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?

A) 8
B) 12
C) 16
D) 24

2. Do cats have fewer teeth than dogs, or more?

A) Fewer
B) More
C) Same

3. People have about 650 skeletal muscles. How many do cats have?

A) 500
B) 650
C) 800

4. Which brain is the cat’s brain most similar to?

A) Dog’s
B) Human’s

5. Outdoor-only cats live, on average, about:

A) 3-5 years
B) 7-10 years
C) 12-15 years


You call them Cute, right?

6. A term for a group of cats is:

A) caggle
B) covey
C) clutch
D) clowder



7. A term for a group of kittens is:

A) kaggle
B) kindle
C) nook
D) kaboodle


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:

A) Balinese
B) Beauceron
C) Birman
D) Burmilla

11. The thick hair around the face of some cats (such as Persians) is called:

A) Mane
B) Ruff
C) Pelt
D) Shock

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?

A) 11%
B) 33%
C) 66%

Cat grooming itself

“Cats are the ultimate narcissists. You can tell this by all the time they spend on
personal grooming. Dogs aren’t like this. A dog’s idea of personal grooming
is to roll in a dead fish.” —
James Gorman




15. What’s it called when a cat rubs the side of its head on you or on furniture?

A) Beaning
B) Bunting
C) Brocking
D) Tagging



16. A cat named Towser was an expert mouser. (True story!) How many mice did this famous cat reportedly catch in her lifetime?

A) 899
B) 8,899
C) 18,899
D) 28,899


17. Cats can’t taste this:

A) Sour
B) Sweet
C) Bitter
D) Salt

18. What’s the total number of claws that most house cats have?

A) 16
B) 18
C) 20
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.”


Click here to find out what you can do in honor of Adopt-A-Cat Month.