Here's your chance to be a caracal. Can you survive 10 evenings in the Serengeti? Take the Night Cat Quiz to find out.
The muscles that control a cat's iris are shaped like which of the following?
Infrared vision allows cats to detect which of the following?
- More red light
- Electrical fields
In cats, the cornea — a transparent membrane that covers the pupil — bulges out like one-half of a bubble. Why?
- To help the cat focus better.
- To allow in more light.
- To create a concentrated field of vision.
- To better protect the pupil.
There's a big rock nearby, a tree stump about 20 yards out and a shrew gathering seeds in a distant patch of grass. All of these are in a cat's field of vision. Which of these does the cat see in highest detail?
- The big rock
- The tree stump
- The shrew
- The entire scene
How much better is a cat's nighttime vision than a human's?
- Three times
- Four times
- Five times
- Six times
Why do a cat's eyes face forward?
- To gather more light
- To detect movement
- To increase its field of vision
- To gauge distance
Which of the following cats is most active during the day?
- Canada lynx
- Jungle cat
The <i>tapetum lucidum</i><i> helps the cat see at night. How does it do this? </i>
- By absorbing light
- By focusing light
- By reflecting light
- By dispersing light
Cats are very sensitive to movement in which direction?
- Side to side
- Up and down
- Round and round
- Coming and going
Which of the following has the sharpest vision?