Amazing Animals: Cat Quiz

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Which continent are cats not native to?

Cats are native to every continent except Australia and Antarctica.

What is the largest breed of cat?

The largest breed of cat is the tiger, which may reach 9 feet (2.74 meters) in length, excluding the tail.

Which of the following senses is the poorest developed in a cat?

Cats are largely color-blind but their sense of smell and hearing are very well developed.

Where did modern cat shows begin?

Modern cat shows started in London in 1871. In the United States, the Cat Fanciers' Association (CFA) came about in 1906 and has been organizing cat shows ever since.

Which is recommended as the best culinary option for domestic cats?

Most veterinarians recommend that both kittens and adult cats be fed commercially prepared cat food, which is more nutritious for cats than food meant for humans. On that note, dry cat food is generally healthier than moist or canned food.

Why do house cats rub themselves against their owners' legs and ankles?

This behavior is called bunting. When a cat is bunting, it's marking you with a scent made by glands in its face to claim you as its property.

What organization sets the standards for cat breeds?

Cat breed specifications are determined by the Cat Fanciers' Association (CFA), the largest organization of cat owners, exhibitors and breeders in the world.

About how many cat breeds does the CFA recognize?

The Cat Fanciers' Association recognizes around 35 breeds.

Which breed of cat has no tail?

The Manx is the only recognized tailless cat breed.

What's the most popular short-haired cat in the United States?

According to the Cat Fanciers' Association, the Siamese cat is the most popular of the 24 short-haired cat breeds.

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About This Quiz

Unlike "dog people" who appreciate the obedience and faithfulness of man's best friend, "cat people" appreciate a feline's independent nature. Hints of their wild relatives seep through in their playful "hunting" behavior and general sass. But like any good owner knows, cats require at least some degree of pampering.

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