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QUIZZES

Test Your Cat Knowledge

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1. What is a group of kittens called?

A) A kindle
B) A pride
C) Mayhem

2. Male cats have barbed penises.

A) TRUE
B) FALSE

3. What is the name of the wealthiest cat?

A) Sir Buttons
B) Blackie
C) Mittens

4. A cat spends nearly one-third of its life asleep.

A) TRUE
B) FALSE

5. Black cats are considered bad luck everywhere

A) TRUE
B) FALSE

6. How fast can the average running cat run?

A) Around 15 mph
B) Around 20 mph
C) Around 30 mph

7. When was the world’s first major cat show held?

A) July 1871
B) May 1902
C) June 1843
D) August 1754

8. All cats love catnip.

A) FALSE
B) TRUE

9. The video game ‘Socks the Cat’ was based off which U.S President’s pet?

A) Barack Obama
B) George H.W. Bush
C) Bill Clinton

10. Cats only purr when happy.

A) TRUE
B) FALSE

11. Cats always land on their feet.

A) FALSE
B) TRUE

12. When did the first cat go to space?

A) 1962
B) 1964
C) 1963

13. Cars can’t taste sweets.

A) FALSE
B) TRUE

14. All cats hate water.

A) TRUE
B) FALSE

15. Approximately how many feral cats roam the grounds of disneyland?

A) 100
B) 300
C) 200

16. Cats can be allergic to humans.

A) FALSE
B) TRUE

17. There are more pet cats than pet dogs in the U.S.

A) TRUE
B) FALSE

18. What do you call someone who loves cats?

A) An ailurophobe
B) A turophobe
C) A turophile
D) An ailurophile

19. Which Belgian city tried to train 37 cats to deliver mail in the 1870s?

A) Liege
B) Brussels
C) This never happened

20. The Guinness World Records’ record for the world’s fattest cat weighed 50 pounds.

A) TRUE
B) FALSE

21. Roughly half of Hemingway’s cats are polydactyl.

A) TRUE
B) FALSE

22. Cats can’t sweat.

A) TRUE
B) FALSE

23. How many bones does a cat have in its body?

A) 244 bones
B) 272 bones
C) 206 bones

24. Cats spend how much of their day grooming themselves?

A) 20 to 40 percent
B) 40 to 60 percent
C) 30 to 50 percent

25. Abraham Lincoln loved cats.

A) TRUE
B) FALSE

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Answers: 1:A; 2:A; 3:B; 4:B; 5:A; 6:C; 7:A; 8:A; 9:C; 10:B; 11:A; 12:C; 13:B; 14:B; 15:C; 16:A; 17:A; 18:D; 19:A; 20:B; 21:A; 22:B; 23:A; 24:C; 25:A

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