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Nov 30, 2017

If You Fail This Quiz You're Not A Cat Person

Can you land on your feet by the end of this quiz?

  1. Cats typically purr because they want attention.

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    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    That's true!

    While purring can also be a sign of contentment, the general gist is "Stop making any sudden movements and pay attention to me."

  2. The reason some cats sprint through the house in the early hours of the morning is due to a caffeinated chemical commonly found in cat food.

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    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    That's false!

    It's just a thing cats do.

  3. If introduced at the kitten stage, catnip can actually prolong a cat's life.

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    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    That's false!

    There are no known long-term benefits of catnip.

  4. Cats can't taste sweet things.

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    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    That's true!

    Scientists believe cats can't taste sugar because of a genetic mutation in their taste receptors.

  5. A cat's breed won't have an affect on its personality.

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    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    That's false!

    Vet and author of Gary Weitzman told National Geographic that personality is linked to coat colour.

  6. Neutering a cat can add years to its life.

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    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    That's true!

    Neutered cats tend to live 2-3 years longer than their non-neutered peers.

  7. Albert Einstein invented the cat flap.

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    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    That's false.

    In fact, it was another genius: Issac Newton invented the flap for his own cat, Spithead.

  8. Cats are nocturnal.

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    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    That's false!

    They're actually considered "crepuscular," which means they typically have a schedule where they're most active at the same dawn and dusk hours.

  9. Cats have a third eyelid that you can only see when they're ill.

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    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    That's true!

    The third eyelid is called a "haw."

  10. Cat brains are about 20% similar to humans.

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    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    That's false.

    Cats' brains are more similar to humans than dogs' brains; while dogs' brains are bigger, cats' brains retain a structure that it about 90% similar to the human brain.

  11. Cats vocalisation has evolved to communicate better with humans.

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    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    That's true!

    Studies show cats manipulate their meows to exploit human perception.

  12. A group of cats is called a "revenge."

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    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    That's false, unfortunately.

    A group of cats is actually called a "clowder."

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