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Only A Cat Person Can Get More Than 70% In This Quiz

Put your kitty conscience to the test.

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  1. What are a group of cats called?

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    A litter
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    A pride
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    A clowder
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    A group of cats is called a clowder.

  2. Cats are nocturnal. True or false?

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    Domestic house cats are actually crepuscular, meaning they are most active at dusk and dawn.

  3. Which of these cats' body language denotes anger?

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    Generally when a cat's ears and body are flattened, and their pupils are dilated, they are not happy and don't want you anywhere near them.

  4. Which word is the technical term for "hairball"?

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    Bezoar
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    Bolus
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    Chymus
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    A hairball, or bezoar, is "a ball of swallowed foreign material most often composed of hair or fibre".

  5. Cats can't taste sweetness. True or false?

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    According to an article in Scientific American, cats "lack 247 base pairs of the amino acids that make up the DNA of the Tas1r2 gene". This prevents them from being able to taste sweets in the same way we do.

  6. Which animal's brain is more similar to a human's?

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    The surface folding and structure of a cat's brain is approximately 90% similar to a human's.

  7. When a cat is spayed, is this referring to a male or female cat?

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    Male
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    Female
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    Female cats are spayed, male cats are castrated.

  8. What do cats use to detect whether they can fit through a space?

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    Their paws
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    Their tail
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    Their whiskers
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    Cats use their whiskers as feelers to see whether a space is big enough for them to get through.

  9. Which of these senses is strongest for cats?

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    Hearing
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    Taste
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    Smell
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    The strongest cat sense is hearing. On average, cats can hear up to 64kHz.

  10. Cats can see in complete darkness. True or false?

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    While cats are unable to see in total darkness, their eyes are much better adapted to seeing in lower levels of light than humans.

  11. What is the name of the furry tufts inside a cat's ears?

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    Ear furnishings
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    Ear follicles
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    Ear fluff
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    The furry tufts are called ear furnishings.

  12. Which of these on a cat is as unique as a human fingerprint?

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    Feline nose prints are as unique as human fingerprints.

  13. What is a female cat called?

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    Faline
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    Tora
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    Molly
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    A female cat is referred to as "a Molly". The term "queen" is more suitable for cats who are nursing or pregnant.

  14. What is a male cat called?

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    Conan
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    Philip
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    Tom
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    A male cat is called a Tom.

  15. What does it mean when a cat does this to you?

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    To show contentment
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    To create a comfy environment for sleeping
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    To mark their territory
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    No one knows for certain so it's probably all three
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    Cats are such mysterious animals that there are actually a few theories as to why cats knead. These include: to show contentment, create a soft place to sleep, and mark their territory.

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