1. A cat has how many whiskers, on average? D. 24
2. Do cats have fewer teeth than dogs, or more? Cats have 30 teeth. Dogs have 42.
3. People have about 650 skeletal muscles. How many do cats have?
4. Which brain is the cat’s brain most similar to? A cat’s brain is more similar to a human’s brain. Your cat is suddenly a genius, right?
5. Outdoor-only cats live, on average, about: 3-5 years. Indoor cats live an average of 15 years.
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: Besides, cute? Call them a Kindle.
8. True or False: A cat, standing in a still position, can jump up to six times its own length. True.
9. True or False: “Tabby” is the name of a cat breed. False
10. All of the following are the names of cat breeds, EXCEPT: Beauceron is a name of a dog breed, not a cat breed.
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. True
13. True or False: Like dogs, cats sniff one another’s butts. True
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?
D) 28,899 (This kitty means business!)
17. Cats can’t taste this:
18. What’s the total number of claws that most house cats have? 18. Five claws in the front paws and 4 in the rear paws = total of 18)
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 tail tucked underneath the body actually means, “I am scared.”
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.”
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C. 24 whiskers
A. cats have 30 teeth, but dogs have 42
A. 500 skeletal muscles
B. more similar to a human’s brain than a dog’s brain
A. 3-5 years (contrast this with around 15 years for indoor cats!)
B. Beauceron is the name of a dog breed, not a cat breed
D. 28,899 (wow!)
B. 18 (five in the front paws and four in the rear = 18)
A. just over 2 months
D. is false. A tail tucked underneath the body actually means “I am scared.”