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Paw-don This Quiz About Cats


A mix of questions about domestic and big cats, big tails, little tails, paws and purrs.

A multiple-choice quiz by ramonesrule. Estimated time: 4 mins.
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Author
ramonesrule
Time
4 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
407,185
Updated
Apr 25 24
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Average
Avg Score
7 / 10
Plays
320
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Question 1 of 10
1. This beauty is the largest living cat species and a member of the genus Panthera. What is it called? Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. Which silky-haired blue eyed domestic cat breed was developed by Ann Baker? Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. The Puma concolor is native to the Americas and is known as the puma in Latin America and Europe. With a large head and erect ears, what type of big cat is this? Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. This controversial breed of domestic cat, with a short-leg causing genetic mutation, got its name from "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz." What is it called? Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. The mighty Panthera leo is native to Africa and India. Which big cat is this? Hint


Question 6 of 10
6. Which Northern European breed of domestic cat has a woolly undercoat and water-shedding hair? Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. The Acinonyx jubatus is the fastest land mammal, recorded to run faster than sixty miles per hour. What is this speedy big cat? Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. Developed by Nikki Horner, which breed of domestic short-haired cat has a sleek, black panther-like coat? Hint


Question 9 of 10
9. This predator is one of the smallest of the wild cats, weighing only up to three and a half pounds. The Prionailurus rubiginosus was listed Near Threatened in 2016. What is its common name? Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. Also known as the Russian hairless, this domestic cat breed started in 1987 with a discovery by Russian breeder Elena Kovaleva. What is this cat called? Hint



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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. This beauty is the largest living cat species and a member of the genus Panthera. What is it called?

Answer: Tiger

The majestic tiger is recognizable for its black stripes, orange coat and white underside. It is the largest of all big cats, with some males reaching almost thirteen feet tall when standing on its back legs. Males typically weigh between two hundred and six hundred and sixty pounds.

There is a noticeable size difference between males and females, with males being larger and heavier. Tigers can be found in countries such as India, Indochina and Sumatra and have lost over ninety percent of their historic range.

They are on the Endangered Species list.
2. Which silky-haired blue eyed domestic cat breed was developed by Ann Baker?

Answer: Ragdoll

The Ragdoll is an affectionate and docile breed of cat who was named for its propensity to relax when picked up. They are compared to dogs in terms of behaviour because they follow their owners around and are not aggressive toward other pets. They also tolerate handling very well.

This breed was developed by Ann Baker in the 1960s. Her white domestic longhaired cat named Josephine had a litter of kittens with a Birman like male cat. The kittens were docile and affectionate and so Baker knew she was on to something.

This type of cat was selectively bred to get the traits of its large size and particular coloration (pale body with darker extremities.)
3. The Puma concolor is native to the Americas and is known as the puma in Latin America and Europe. With a large head and erect ears, what type of big cat is this?

Answer: Cougar

Cougar habitat ranges from the Yukon territory of Northern Canada to the southern Andes. It has many names including catamount, puma, mountain lion, panther and painter. The variety of names is because of the vastness of its range. It is a secretive, solitary and typically nocturnal animal and acts as an ambush predator. Adult cougars stand as tall as thirty five inches at the shoulder and adult males can be almost eight feet long from nose to tip.

This agile, slender cat is also a fantastic jumper, being able to jump up to eighteen feet high.
4. This controversial breed of domestic cat, with a short-leg causing genetic mutation, got its name from "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz." What is it called?

Answer: Munchkin cat

This cat, also known as the sausage cat, is relatively new. Its prominent features are its short legs, which are caused be genetic mutation. It was recognized as a breed by The International Cat Association in 1995 but this caused quite a bit of controversy due to the concern about health and mobility problems.

This breed has all kinds of coat colors and can be long haired or short haired. It is generally friendly, intelligent and outgoing. Males typically weigh between six and nine pounds and are a slight bit bigger than females. Because the breed is considered relatively young, the long term health issues that might be associated with it are still unknown although two are becoming known - curvature of the spine and a hollow chest.

They're also known for being at risk of osteoarthritis.
5. The mighty Panthera leo is native to Africa and India. Which big cat is this?

Answer: Lion

This muscular deep-chested king of the beasts is widely recognized for the mane that the male lion has. Males are typically bigger than females and also have a broader head. Lions live in prides, typically in grassy plains and savannahs. They spend a great deal of time resting, up to twenty hours a day.

The females hunt in packs, with each female taking a specific role in the hunt. After a successful hunt, usually they eat at the site of the kill and will gorge themselves, eating upwards of sixty pounds of meat in one session.

They also fight over the kill, with cubs in the pride usually at the bottom of the pecking order for food.
6. Which Northern European breed of domestic cat has a woolly undercoat and water-shedding hair?

Answer: Norwegian Forest cat

This cat has adapted very well to a northern climate, with its woolly undercoat and water shedding hair. It is a big cat with strong legs, good jumping ability and strong claws. They're one of the few domestic breed of cats who go down a tree head first.

They have a lifespan of fourteen to sixteen years typically and have a friendly and intelligent disposition. They are also quite energetic and interactive and enjoy playing games. It is very popular in Norway, Sweden and in France as well.
7. The Acinonyx jubatus is the fastest land mammal, recorded to run faster than sixty miles per hour. What is this speedy big cat?

Answer: Cheetah

The cheetah is a light cat with long legs and a long tail. Its build helps with its speed and it has been clocked at over sixty miles per hour although it has been estimated it can run at a speed of up to eighty miles per hour. Adults can weigh as much as just under one hundred and sixty pounds and stand as tall as thirty seven inches at the shoulder.

The cheetah is recognizable by its black spots and black facial streaks. Cheetah cubs are often killed by lions and hyenas. They start to try to hunt by the age of six months and are fully independent by twenty months old.
8. Developed by Nikki Horner, which breed of domestic short-haired cat has a sleek, black panther-like coat?

Answer: Bombay

This short-haired cat was developed by breeding Burmese and black American shorthair cats. They are all black - black coat, black paws, black mouth and nose, and black soles. They typically have copper or green colored eyes. They are a medium size cat weighing between eight and fifteen pounds.

They are characterized as intelligent, playful and attention-seeking. They usually have one person who they become most attached to and do not like to be left alone for long periods. Because of their need for attention, they're a good cat to have around children.

They also don't shed too much and don't require a great deal of grooming. Their lifespan is typically fifteen to twenty years.
9. This predator is one of the smallest of the wild cats, weighing only up to three and a half pounds. The Prionailurus rubiginosus was listed Near Threatened in 2016. What is its common name?

Answer: Rusty-spotted cat

This little predator has been spotted in Nepal, India and Sri Lanka. It has short reddish grey fur with spots on its back and black lines that run down the face. It is between fourteen and nineteen inches long and its bushy tail takes up half of that length.

Not much is known about this wild cat but it does seem to be nocturnal with a brief period of activity during the day. It hunts rodents, birds, frogs, lizards and insects. In order to escape larger predators, it will climb and hide in trees. Their lifespan in the wild isn't known but these cats have lived about twelve years in captivity.
10. Also known as the Russian hairless, this domestic cat breed started in 1987 with a discovery by Russian breeder Elena Kovaleva. What is this cat called?

Answer: Donskoy cat

The Donskoy looks like a Sphynx cat but is not related to it. Bred in Russia, it is a hairless, medium sized, cat that needs quite a bit of grooming despite the fact that is is hairless. It has large ears and webbed toes and almond-shaped eyes. It was recognized by The International Cat Association in 2005 but not everyone recognizes the breed as there are concerns about health issues.

It has health problems that include the inability to sweat and dental problems as well as other problems associated with a condition called feline ectodermal dysplasia.
Source: Author ramonesrule

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