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Quiz: Facts About Cats

Updated on July 5, 2017
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Ready for the cat quiz?

What do you know about cats? Think you know all about felines?

Take the kitty cat quiz and see if you can answer all the questions about cats correctly to prove you're a cat-fanatic.

Also, don't forget to share it with your friends to see who knows more about our furry little friends.

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What is the scientific name for the common housecat?

What is the scientific name for the common housecat?

The Beast Known as Felis catus

Kingdom: Animalia

Subkingdom: Eumetazoa

Phylum: Chordata

Subphylum: Vertebrata

Class: Mammalia

Subclass: Theria

Order: Carnivora

Suborder: Feliformia

Family: Felidae

Subfamily: Felinae

Genus: Felis

Species: F. catus

Binomial name: Felis catus

A tabby cat is a cat with what type of coat?

A Tabby Cat Has a Striped Coat

Tabby cats are striped. The stripes may be broken and look like dots or swirling to make a bullseye, but usually they are some combination or stripes, dots, and swirls.

Tabby is not a breed of cat, but rather a coat pattern found in many different breeds including some wild cats.

Pictures of Tabby Cats

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A mackerel tabby named WilliamGhostly stripes on ConnieAn orange tabby named MendicinoA spotted tabby named MarinLonghaired tabby cat, TrinityPudding is all cream and rosy mandarin stripesAlissandra is a Lynx Point Siamese, a breed known for the tabby points on a their Siamese face. Connie is just a regular gray tabby.
A mackerel tabby named William
A mackerel tabby named William | Source
Ghostly stripes on Connie
Ghostly stripes on Connie | Source
An orange tabby named Mendicino
An orange tabby named Mendicino | Source
A spotted tabby named Marin
A spotted tabby named Marin | Source
Longhaired tabby cat, Trinity
Longhaired tabby cat, Trinity | Source
Pudding is all cream and rosy mandarin stripes
Pudding is all cream and rosy mandarin stripes | Source
Alissandra is a Lynx Point Siamese, a breed known for the tabby points on a their Siamese face. Connie is just a regular gray tabby.
Alissandra is a Lynx Point Siamese, a breed known for the tabby points on a their Siamese face. Connie is just a regular gray tabby. | Source

Tabby Cat Christmas Cards

Avanti Plus Christmas Cards, Snowbound Tabby, 10 Count
Avanti Plus Christmas Cards, Snowbound Tabby, 10 Count

Share the tabby love this holiday season with this adorable kitty Christmas card.

 

The Scottish Fold is best known for what feature?

The Scottish Fold is Best Known Having Folded Over Ears

The Scottish Fold is best known for their adorable folded over ears that makes them one of the cutest cat breeds out there.

Pictures of Scottish Fold Kitties

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Mini tiger Scottish FoldWhite and grey Scottish Fold kittyLovely white Scottish Fold catScottish Fold kitten about to pounceAttractive Silver Tabby Scottish FoldGrouchy looking Scottish Fold kitty
Mini tiger Scottish Fold
Mini tiger Scottish Fold | Source
White and grey Scottish Fold kitty
White and grey Scottish Fold kitty | Source
Lovely white Scottish Fold cat
Lovely white Scottish Fold cat | Source
Scottish Fold kitten about to pounce
Scottish Fold kitten about to pounce | Source
Attractive Silver Tabby Scottish Fold
Attractive Silver Tabby Scottish Fold | Source
Grouchy looking Scottish Fold kitty
Grouchy looking Scottish Fold kitty | Source

Morris the cat was the spokescat for what brand of cat food?

Morris the Cat Would Only Eat 9 Lives

Morris is the famous finicky feline who would only eat 9 Lives cat food in the Morris the Cat commercials famous throughout the '70s and '80s.

1972 9 Lives "Morris in a Bonnet" Commercial

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The Everything Guide to Working with Animals: From dog groomer to wildlife rescuer - tons of great jobs for animal lovers
The Everything Guide to Working with Animals: From dog groomer to wildlife rescuer - tons of great jobs for animal lovers

Whether you want to train animals for commercials, like Morris, or want to do another of the many jobs available, learn how you can work with animals in this book.

 

A cat having a short, compact build is called what?

A Cat with a Short, Compact Build is Called Cobby

Anyone who has really looked at cats has realized that they come in lots of different shapes and sizes. One way to differentiate between cats is by body type.

two body types on either side of the spectrum are cobby and oriental.

Blue British Shorthair Cat

Picture of Blue British Shorthair Cat
Picture of Blue British Shorthair Cat | Source

Though the cat above and the cat below are both blue and short-haired, they look very different due to body type.

The one above is a Blue British Shorthair, a cat breed familiar to those who love "I Can Has Cheesburger", the popular site for funny cat pictures. British Shorthairs are known for their cobby or sometimes semi-cobby body types.

Blue Oriental Shorthair

Oriental Shorthair Cat Picture
Oriental Shorthair Cat Picture | Source

The cat above is an Oriental type cat. Oriental cats have given their name to a type of cat body shape, called the Oriental. Oriental bodied cats have long, lean builds, and big ears on triangular shaped faces.

There are several body types that lie between the two extremes of oriental and cobby as well.

What is the name of the most well-known Egyptian cat goddess?

Bast or Bastet is the Egyptian Cat Goddess

The most famous Egyptian cat goddess of all is Bastet, also known as Bast.

Statue of Bastet

Statue of Bastet
Statue of Bastet | Source

Burmese are a breed of cat known best for being what?

Burmese are Best Known for Being Friendly

Burmese are a breed of cat known best for being playful and friendly, loud and gregarious. They are gorgeous cats that many people consider dog-like because they are so friendly and affectionate. It's not uncommon for them to learn to play fetch too.

Pictures of Burmese Cats

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A lovely Sable BurmeseAn attentive Blue Burmese catA stunning Platinum Burmese tomCute little Champagne Burmese kittenA Platinum or Lilac Burmese kittyBurmese kitties sharing a comfy cat bedSilly Burmese kitty
A lovely Sable Burmese
A lovely Sable Burmese | Source
An attentive Blue Burmese cat
An attentive Blue Burmese cat | Source
A stunning Platinum Burmese tom
A stunning Platinum Burmese tom | Source
Cute little Champagne Burmese kitten
Cute little Champagne Burmese kitten | Source
A Platinum or Lilac Burmese kitty
A Platinum or Lilac Burmese kitty | Source
Burmese kitties sharing a comfy cat bed
Burmese kitties sharing a comfy cat bed | Source
Silly Burmese kitty
Silly Burmese kitty | Source

For More Kitty Fun Read Cat Confessions

Cat Confessions: A “Kitty Come Clean” Tell-All Book
Cat Confessions: A “Kitty Come Clean” Tell-All Book

Read funny stories about friendly and mischievous felines.

 

Which of the following is NOT poisonous to cats?

Cat Poisons

Pumpkin is not poisonous to cats, in fact it's really good for them and some people think it helps combat internal parasites.

Things that are poisonous to cats include:

  • Mothballs
  • Tylenol
  • Lysol
  • Chocolate
  • Rogaine
  • Pine-Sol
  • Antifreeze
  • Large amounts of Onions or Garlic
  • Easter Lily
  • Poinsettia
  • Philodendrons

Cats Are Sensitive to Chemicals

In addition to obvious dangers such as rodenticides, insecticides and weed killers, cats may be poisoned by many chemicals that are usually considered safe. This is because their livers are less effective at some forms of detoxification than those of other animals, including humans and dogs. Some of the most common causes of poisoning in cats are antifreeze and rodent baits. It has also been suggested that cats may be particularly sensitive to environmental pollutants. When a cat has a sudden or prolonged serious illness without any obvious cause, it is therefore possible that it has been exposed to a toxin.

From the Wikipedia article on cats

Polydactyl cats have more than the normal amount of what?

Polydactyl Cats have Extra Toes

Polydactyl cats have extra toes, sometimes on one paw, other times on more. They can have 6 toes, 7, even 8 or more.

Pictures of Polydactyl Kitty Paws

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Picture from http://www.flickr.com/photos/ggunson/23080145/Picture from mebrettPicture from ambergrisPicture from meknitsPicture from QuintanaRoo
Picture from http://www.flickr.com/photos/ggunson/23080145/
Picture from http://www.flickr.com/photos/ggunson/23080145/
Picture from mebrett
Picture from mebrett
Picture from ambergris
Picture from ambergris
Picture from meknits
Picture from meknits
Picture from QuintanaRoo
Picture from QuintanaRoo

What do cats need most of all?

Cats Need Love and Attention

Cats need your love and attention more than anything else.

They can live without expensive toys, extravagant cat trees, adorable clothes, and luxurious cat beds, but they can't survive without you and your care.

There are free and cheap versions of all those other things, but without the priceless care that only you can give, your cat with not flourish or be happy.

Though often portrayed as independent and as not needing attention, it's simply not true. Cats need just as much love and attention as every other pet, they just don't show it as much.

Cat Hugs

Cat Love
Cat Love | Source

Cats Do Need Kitty Toys and Cat Trees

While they are far less important than love and attention, cats do need toys and cat trees to live happy and healthy lives. They don't have to be expensive or complicated though.

You can easily make your own cat trees and kitty toys, check out my other articles to learn how.

How did you do?

Did you take the quiz? How did you do? Did you learn something fun? What did you think?

© 2009 Alisha Vargas

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      FunnyCatsGif 2 years ago

      Wow! I did 80%!)))

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      Scindhia 3 years ago from Chennai

      Did well :)

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      Lynn Klobuchar 3 years ago from Minneapolis, Minnesota

      I did fairly well. We need to get a new kitty. It has been many years since we have had one, and our youngest has some allergies, but he is game to try! We will no doubt adopt a kitten from our local humane society. Thanks for the interesting lens.

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      Scott A McCray 4 years ago

      10/10 - our kritters would not forgive me if my results were any less! ;-)

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      10 out of 10 right guess I did well.

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      Helen Phillips Cockrell 4 years ago from Virginia

      Did pretty well, but should have, we have seven cats here on the farm who are all spoiled rotten!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      2 out of 1. I only knew about the ciken and the last question... i suck...

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      Jo-Jackson 4 years ago

      8/10 not bad

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      good

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      guess what? i got them all right. how cool. i just got a 3 month old persian called mona. yesterday. she is adorable!

      i love cats.

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      Gloria Freeman 5 years ago from Alabama USA

      Hi I only got half right, I learned a lot.

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      jholland 5 years ago

      Not so great on the quiz, but I learned a few things.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Awesome and interesting

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      Fay Favored 5 years ago from USA

      Yes I took the qui and learned about Polydactyl cats.

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      WilliamPower 5 years ago

      Yes! Cats!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      That was fun. Thank you. Great lens

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      TeagueChubak LM 5 years ago

      Fun lens

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      ellagis 6 years ago

      Not bad, seven on ten... I love cats, and now I've learnt something new too! Thank you very much!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      @GardenTravel: actually Bast is the Egyptian cat goddess(she was the god of cats)

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      I love cats too LOL @ 10 cats!! â¥â¥â¥â¥â¥â¥â¥â¥â¥â¥

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      I LOVE cats!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Their cute,cuddly,awesome,sweet,adventurous,purrfect,the best,and their WAY betterthen dogs.I'm such a cat lover.Dogs drool!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!I have 10 cats and one dog. :]

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      Eggtote 6 years ago

      Yay! I got 100%!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      wow ! we have 4 cats and I thought I'd do better. Great quiz though. I didn't realize about chocolate being poison to cats. I'm glad I learned something...

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      thehiplady lm 6 years ago

      Interesting quiz - I did badly!

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      Katherine T 6 years ago from London

      Just one wrong - and I've never known anything about Egyptian cats so I don't feel bad about that!

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      catbehaviors 6 years ago

      @catbehaviors: Oh, I just realized, I've taken this quiz before! And last time I got 100% :(

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      catbehaviors 6 years ago

      I got 90%. I was thinking that the Burmese were people oriented...oh well, I put the worng answer for that one. Thanks for the quiz!

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      Addy Bell 6 years ago

      My cat CC wants me to lensroll this to her Tabby Cat lenses. And since I obey her in all things, it is done.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      90%! Guess that could make me feel good except the one I missed I was sure of. Great quiz!

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      JJNW 6 years ago from USA

      A fun quiz! Meow!

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      bellaballoo 6 years ago

      I guess I need to learn more about cats!

    • catbehaviors profile image

      catbehaviors 6 years ago

      I got 100%, nice quiz!

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      jolou 7 years ago

      I'm a cat lover, but didn't do so well on this quiz. Really good questions!

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      Home Interior D 7 years ago

      6 out of 10. I had a polydactyl cat during my childhood. Lovely creature.

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      jenms lm 7 years ago

      7/10 :(

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      Yvonne L. B. 7 years ago from Covington, LA

      My cats would be proud. I aced the quiz.

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      Linda Hoxie 7 years ago from Idaho

      This one hurt my purrrride! Fun and educational though. Thank you! Linda

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      ohsnapitskj 7 years ago

      Oh poo, I didn't realize all the answers were there. :p

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      w1z111 7 years ago

      Yikes! I only scored 40%...and I have two cats! Don't tell them I don't know much about them! lol

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      Surreymagic 7 years ago

      Well, I didn't do well

      I know that

      I could be beaten

      by a cat!

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      ajacobs41 7 years ago

      *whew* just passed! and i thought i knew cats! thanks for the quiz it was fun