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The Ultimate Cat Fancy Quiz
by Staff
Cats have enjoyed unprecedented popularity in the Internet age. Take our quiz to see how much you know about the cat throughout history and today.

Where do scientists believe that cats were first domesticated?

  • Egypt
  • Cyprus
  • China

The ancient Egyptians commonly mummified house cats.

  • TRUE
  • FALSE

How long do scientists believe that the Egyptians have kept cats as pets?

  • 3,000 years
  • 6,000 years
  • 9,000 years

Cats did not reach the Far East until the past 2,000 years.

  • TRUE
  • FALSE

All domestic cats are descended from a Middle Eastern wild cat known as Felis silvestris.

  • TRUE
  • FALSE

Who declared black cats to be incarnations of the devil?

  • Pope Leo I
  • Pope George V
  • Pope Gregory IX

It takes longer for a black cat to get adopted from the shelter than a non-black cat.

  • TRUE
  • FALSE

How old was the oldest cat who ever lived?

  • 23 years
  • 29 years
  • 38 years

What percent of their DNA do tigers and domestic cats share?

  • 90 percent
  • 93 percent
  • 96 percent

What is so special about the cats owned by author Ernest Hemingway?

  • They lived longer than average.
  • They had extra toes.
  • They were extremely large.

How many toes does the average cat have on its back foot?

  • 3
  • 4
  • 5

Grumpy Cat is a girl.

  • TRUE
  • FALSE

What kind of cat is an exotic?

  • Siamese
  • Bengal
  • Persian

What is a group of kittens called?

  • kittle
  • kindle
  • kattle

What was the most popular name for cats in 2015?

  • Luke
  • Olivia
  • Bella

Cats spend 30 to 50 percent of their day grooming.

  • TRUE
  • FALSE

Some cats don't respond at all to catnip.

  • TRUE
  • FALSE

Your cat can be allergic to you.

  • TRUE
  • FALSE

Cats only spend about 35 percent of their time awake.

  • TRUE
  • FALSE

Purring is always a sign of pleasure.

  • TRUE
  • FALSE

Cats can only meow while exhaling.

  • TRUE
  • FALSE

When is the prime age period for building friendships between cats and dogs?

  • 2 to 9 weeks
  • 12 to 24 weeks
  • 6 to 9 months

How fast can a cat run?

  • 15 mph
  • 30 mph
  • 45 mph

Cats who are let outside rarely roam very far from home.

  • TRUE
  • FALSE

At what age can a female cat become pregnant?

  • 5 months
  • 8 months
  • 1 year

How many kittens are in the average litter?

  • 3
  • 5
  • 7

How many kittens were in the largest litter ever born?

  • 8
  • 19
  • 27

Cats have no sense of taste for sweet things.

  • TRUE
  • FALSE

What percentage of owned cats in the U.S. are spayed or neutered?

  • 31 percent
  • 51 percent
  • 91 percent

How many stray cats are there in the U.S.?

  • 40 million
  • 70 million
  • 90 million