Cat Trivia Questions and Answers

What is the term for a group of kittens?

What is the term for a cat lover?

  • Phillipos
  • Ailurophile
  • Cynophile

What is the name of the fold of skin (pouch) on the lower part of a cat’s ear? 

  • Baculum
  • Saccate
  • Henry’s pocket or cutaneous marginal pouch
  • Bursiform

What is a group of cats called? 

  • Clowder
  • Kindle
  • Caravan
  • Fluffle

What is a polydactyl cat? 

  • A tailless cat
  • A bald cat
  • A cat with short legs
  • A cat with extra toes

What is another term for a polydactyl cat? 

  • Anderson cat
  • Faulkner cat
  • Hemingway cat
  • Gibson cat

What is the largest breed of domestic cat?

  • Maine Coon
  • Egyptian Mau
  • Persian cat
  • Bengal

What is the smallest breed of domestic cat? 

  • British Shorthair
  • Burmese
  • Devon Rex
  • Singapura

Which breed of cat has short legs? 

Answer: Munchkin (Genetta, Bambino, Napoleon, Kinkalow, Lambkin and Skookum are also correct)

How did ancient Egyptians mourn the loss of a cat? 

  • Shave their eyebrows
  • Fast for a week
  • Make a monument
  • Build a shrine

What is the longhaired equivalent of the Russian Blue?

  • Chartreux
  • Russian longhair
  • Nebelung
  • Korat

What is the shorthaired equivalent of the Persian? 

  • Exotic
  • Shorthaired Persian
  • Himalayan
  • Chinchilla

Which breed of cat is a cross between a Siamese and a Burmese? 

  • Ragdoll
  • Asian
  • Tonkinese
  • Burmilla

What is the name for the bone in a cat’s penis? 

  • Baculum
  • Sacral
  • Manubrium
  • Pubis

What is another term used to describe a black and white cat? 

  • Calico
  • Smoke
  • Tuxedo
  • Tortoiseshell

Is it true that all ginger cats are male? 

  • True
  • False 

Note: Female cats can also be ginger, but must inherit the O gene from both parents

Name a breed of cat with curled ears? 

  • Scottish Fold, Elf, American Curl
  • Munchkin
  • Exotic
  • Ocelot

What is an unneutered male cat known as?

  • Tom or Tomcat
  • Gilbert
  • Sam
  • Moggy

What is a mother cat known as? 

  • Doe
  • Kindle
  • Queen (dam is also correct)
  • Molly

Which breed of cat is known for its love of water? 

  • Turkish Angora
  • Turkish Van
  • Siamese
  • Devon Rex

What was the punishment for killing a cat in ancient Egypt? 

  • Death
  • 50 lashes
  • Fine
  • Exile

Which part of a cat is as unique as a fingerprint? 

  • Nosepad
  • Paw pad
  • Ears
  • Eyes

What was the name of Bill and Hillary Clinton’s cat in the White House? 

  • Socks
  • Felix
  • Garfield
  • Tux

How many whiskers does a cat have on each side of its face? 

Answer: 12

What was the name of the cat in Alice in Wonderland? 

Answer: Cheshire Cat

What breed of cat was the Cheshire Cat? 

  • British Shorthair
  • Siamese
  • Tabby
  • Moggy

Name the oldest breed of cat from England

  • British Shorthair
  • Devon Rex
  • Cornish Rex
  • Burmilla

What breed of cat is featured in The Lady and the Tramp? 

  • Siamese
  • Burmese
  • Tonkinese
  • Asian

What is the earliest known ancestor of the domestic cat? 

  • Felis silvestris lybica
  • Asian leopard cat
  • Proailurus
  • Pseudaelurus

Which breed of cat was crossed with the Asian Leopard Cat to create a new breed?

  • Ocicat
  • Ocilot
  • Savannah
  • Bengal

What is the name of the first cloned cat? 

  • Dolly
  • CC
  • Eve
  • Allie

Which of these cat breeds has long hair? 

  • Bengal
  • Balinese
  • Australian Mist
  • Singapura

Name the pet cat of Hermonie Granger’s in Harry Potter

  • Crookshanks
  • Bangs
  • Demeter
  • Sprockets

How many toes do cats have? 

  • 16
  • 18
  • 20
  • 22

At what age does a kitten become an adult? 

  • 6 months
  • 9 months
  • 12 months
  • 14 months

What type of gait pattern does the cat use when walking?

  • Direct register
  • Indirect register

What is another name for a castrated (neutered) male cat? 

  • Tom
  • Boar
  • Grimalkin
  • Gib

Which is the oldest cat breed? 

  • Siamese
  • Persian
  • Maine Coon
  • Egyptian Mau

Cats can drink seawater

  • True
  • False

What is the name of the cat in The Simpsons? 

  • Homer
  • Felix
  • Snowball
  • Garfield

What is the loose flap of skin on a cat’s belly called? 

  • Spay sway
  • Primordial pouch
  • Belly bag
  • Belly flap

A cymric is a longhaired?

  • Manx
  • Siamese
  • Burmese
  • Egyptian Mau

Cats can taste sweet?

  • True
  • False

How many chromosomes does a domestic cat have? 

  • 26
  • 30
  • 34
  • 38

How many bones does a cat have?

  • 210
  • 220
  • 230
  • 240

What is a blep?

  • When a cat leaves a portion of its tongue hanging out
  • When a cat jumps and misses its target
  • When a cat farts
  • When a cat winks at you

A litter of kittens can have one or more fathers?

  • True
  • False

Which coat colour is the Maneki neko (lucky cat) based on?

  • Tuxedo
  • Calico 
  • Black
  • White

Almost all calico cats are female?

  • True
  • False

What is allogrooming?

  • When a cat grooms itself
  • When a cat grooms another cat
  • When a cat grooms a person

Which is the wild-type tabby pattern?

What’s another name used to describe a three-legged cat? 

  • Tripod cat

Which breed of cat is also known as a Gremlin cat? 

  • Tonkinese
  • Devon Rex
  • Cornish Rex
  • Sphynx

Which is not a cat breed? 

  • Nebelung
  • Lykoi
  • Caliby
  • Khao Manee

Which breed of cat closely resembles the Siamese without the pointed coat pattern? 

  • Oriental
  • Burmilla
  • Tiffanie
  • LaPerm

Is a torbie a cat breed or coat colour/pattern?

  • Breed
  • Pattern

Where is the Balinese cat from? 

  • Bali
  • UK/USA

Which is the only part of the cat’s body able to sweat? 

  • Nose
  • Ears
  • Paw pads

What is the LaPerm also known as? 

  • Sheep cat
  • Alpaca cat
  • Teddy bear cat

What colour is the Korat cat? 

  • Grey
  • White
  • Black
  • Black and white


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