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July 11, 2005

Kitty-Kitty-Kitty Kwiz

Inspiration Line Cat Trivia

1. What is the name of the Egyptian goddess with a cat's head?
a) Bastet b) Isis c) Hathor

2. Which big cat gives its name to a major manufacturer in the sports world?
a) Panther b) Cheetah c) Puma

3. Teddy Roosevelt's cat had a deformity. What was it?
a) Kink-tail b) Polydactyly c) Hairlessness

4. Who invented the cat flap?
a) Thomas Edison b) Sir Isaac Newton c) George Washington Carver

5. Which make of car is named after a South American big cat?
a) Civet b) Serval c) Jaguar

6. Which part of a cat's body is ridged in a unique pattern, like the fingerprint of a human?
a) The paw pad b) The nose pad c) The inner ear

7. How many teeth does a cat have?
a) 26 b) 28 c) 30

8. The cat is one of only three animals which, when walking, move both their left feet, then both their right feet. What are the other two?
a) Giraffe and camel b) Dog and bison c) Palomino and gazelle

9. Who wrote The Cat that Walked by Himself?
a) Ernest Hemingway b) Willa Cather c) Rudyard Kipling

10. What is the scientific name for a cat's whiskers?
a) Hypochaeris radicata b) Vibrissae c) Epioblasma

11. What type of cat starred in both Diamonds are Forever and A Clockwork Orange?
a) A Sealpoint Siamese b) A Chinchilla Persian c) A Cymric Manx

12. Who played Catwoman in the 1990's Batman movies?
a) Halle Berry b) Michelle Pfeiffer c) Sharon Stone

13 Which film, hugely successful in the early 1960's and remade many years later, featured a trek across Canada by a cat and two dogs?
a) The Truth About Cats and Dogs b) The Adventures of Milo and Otis c) The Incredible Journey

14. Who said: "If a man could be crossed with the cat, it would improve man but deteriorate the cat."
a) Mark Twain b) Charles Darwin c) John Grisham

15. Who said: “Even the smallest feline is a work of art.”
a) Louis Wain b) Leonardo da Vinci c) Pablo Picasso

16. Who said: "All dogs look up to you, all cats look down to you, only a pig looks at you as an equal."
a) Bill Clinton b) Winston Churchill c) Bugs Bunny

17. Who said: "No matter how much cats fight, there always seem to be plenty of kittens."
a) Alfred Kinsey b) Queen Victoria c) Abraham Lincoln

18. Who wrote Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats, on which Andrew Lloyd-Webber's hugely successful musical, Cats, is based?
a) T S Eliot b) Erskine Caldwell c) Eugene Field

19. What does this quotation describe: "and this time it vanished quite slowly, beginning with the end of the tail, and ending with the grin, which remained some time after the rest of it had gone."
a) Schroedinger's Cat b) The Cat Who Said Cheese by Lilian Jackson Braun c) The Cheshire Cat in Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

20. Which author had a replica of their English house built in Italy so that his cat, Foss, would not be put out by moving there?
a) James Barclay b) Edward Lear c) Samuel Beckett

ANSWERS: Access each link below for lots of interesting details about each answer...

2. Puma
7. 30

Contributed by www.The-Cats-Meow.com
Quiz originally from www.FabCats.org


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