How Much Do You Know About Cat Breeds?

How well do you know your feline facts?

Introduction

Hello, cat-lovers! Let’s look into the world of our cute feline friends and see how much you know about them. From their nicknames to their characteristics, this fun quiz will unveil how these fur-tastic kitties have taken over your life.

It’s no surprise that cats are experiencing such a surge in popularity on the internet. In many ways, cats have been one of humankind’s favorite companions for over ten thousand years. Cats were domesticated in ancient Egypt. It’s said that long ago, the Egyptians’ name for the cat was “mau.” That’s a possible onomatopoeia (a word that sounds like the sound it makes, like “buzz”) that dates way, way back. Today there is a breed of cat named the Egyptian Mau to pay homage to this.

Though ancient Egyptians definitely didn’t have Facebook, Instagram, or Vine, there are still documentations of cats being kept as pets through hieroglyphs. They’ve been depicted with collars and leashes. Next time you see someone walking a cat with a collar on a leash, then, don’t think it’s strange. Think that it’s a throwback reference to long, long ago. And after all, ancient Egyptians revered the cat. That person walking their cat may just be giving that cat the respect it truly deserves. Cats seem to believe they’re gods, too. They seem to have bigger matters to tend to than wondering whether or not they should have just knocked that cup of water off the table.

From pyramids, hieroglyphs, and mummies to Hello Kitty, Grumpy Cat, and Tuxedo Stan (the cat who ran for mayor of Halifax in Nova Scotia), cats have been a cute, cuddly, aloof, ferocious, and all-around lovable addition to humans’ lives for thousands of years. So donate to your local animal shelter and snuggle your sweet little pet cat the next time you see them. In the meantime, take this quiz! (You can also brag about your results to your cat after—if you’ve already trained them to listen!)

Description

Hello, cat-lovers! Let’s look into the world of our cute feline friends and see how much you know about them. From their nicknames to their characteristics, this fun quiz will unveil how these fur-tastic kitties have taken over your life.

It’s no surprise that cats are experiencing such a surge in popularity on the internet. In many ways, cats have been one of humankind’s favorite companions for over ten thousand years. Cats were domesticated in ancient Egypt. It’s said that long ago, the Egyptians’ name for the cat was “mau.” That’s a possible onomatopoeia (a word that sounds like the sound it makes, like “buzz”) that dates way, way back. Today there is a breed of cat named the Egyptian Mau to pay homage to this.

Though ancient Egyptians definitely didn’t have Facebook, Instagram, or Vine, there are still documentations of cats being kept as pets through hieroglyphs. They’ve been depicted with collars and leashes. Next time you see someone walking a cat with a collar on a leash, then, don’t think it’s strange. Think that it’s a throwback reference to long, long ago. And after all, ancient Egyptians revered the cat. That person walking their cat may just be giving that cat the respect it truly deserves. Cats seem to believe they’re gods, too. They seem to have bigger matters to tend to than wondering whether or not they should have just knocked that cup of water off the table.

From pyramids, hieroglyphs, and mummies to Hello Kitty, Grumpy Cat, and Tuxedo Stan (the cat who ran for mayor of Halifax in Nova Scotia), cats have been a cute, cuddly, aloof, ferocious, and all-around lovable addition to humans’ lives for thousands of years. So donate to your local animal shelter and snuggle your sweet little pet cat the next time you see them. In the meantime, take this quiz! (You can also brag about your results to your cat after—if you’ve already trained them to listen!)

Short Description

How many cat breeds can you identify? Do you know your share of cat stats? Take this quiz for a cat-astrophic yet fun-filled test of your feline knowledge!


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Let's Play!

1. Which of the following cat breeds is also known as the lazy man's Persian?


1. Which of the following cat breeds is also known as the lazy man

1. Persian

2. British Shorthair

3. Exotic Shorthair

4. Sphinx

The answer is the Exotic Shorthair. This breed is known as the lazy man’s Persian because, although they resemble the Persian’s face, they have a shorter coat that’s not as high maintenance.



2. Which cat breed is said to be related to a raccoon?


2. Which cat breed is said to be related to a raccoon?

1. Ragdoll

2. Maine Coon

3. Siamese

4. Burmese

The answer is the Maine Coon. The Maine Coon is said to be related to the raccoon because it resembles the animal.



3. British Shorthairs come in various colors. What is their most popular color?


3. British Shorthairs come in various colors. What is their most popular color?

1. White

2. Cream

3. Black

4. Blue

The answer is blue. This is the reason why the British Blue could pass as a whole new breed of cat.



4. Which cat breed came to the U.S. by tagging along with pilgrims and settlers?


4. Which cat breed came to the U.S. by tagging along with pilgrims and settlers?

1. American Shorthair

2. American Bobtail

3. American Curl

4. Himalayan

The answer is the American Shorthair. The breed came to the U.S. on the Mayflower.



5. Which of the following cat breeds is known for having the capability to learn tricks and commands?


5. Which of the following cat breeds is known for having the capability to learn tricks and commands?

1. Manx

2. Bombay

3. Egyptian Mau

4. Abyssinian

The answer is Abyssinian. Just like dogs, you can also train your Abyssinian cat.



6. All of the following are hairless cat breeds except for which one?


6. All of the following are hairless cat breeds except for which one?

1. Bengal cat

2. Ukrainian Levkoy

3. Sphynx

4. Elf

The answer is the Bengal cat. The Sphynx, Elf, and Ukrainian Levkoy are all hairless.



7. The Siamese breed of cat appears in which of the following movies?


7. The Siamese breed of cat appears in which of the following movies?

1. Lady and the Tramp

2. The Aristocrats

3. The Incredible Journey

4. All of the above

All of these movies have Siamese cats in them. The Siamese is a popular breed, and is a favorite when it comes to "casting" them in animated movies.



8. All Scottish Folds have folded ears. True or false?


8. All Scottish Folds have folded ears. True or false?

1. True

2. False

The answer is false. Although all of them are cute, not all Scottish Folds have those signature folded ears.



9. Which cat breed is said to be the inspiration for Hello Kitty?


9. Which cat breed is said to be the inspiration for Hello Kitty?

1. Devon Rex

2. Japanese Bobtail

3. Tonkinese

4. Ragamuffin

The answer is the Japanese Bobtail. Fun fact: Japanese Bobtails are known as one of the goofiest breeds of cats.



10. The following are long-haired cat breeds except for which one?


10. The following are long-haired cat breeds except for which one?

1. Ragdoll

2. Turkish Van

3. Himalayan

4. Abyssinian

The answer is Abyssinian. This feline breed has short hair.



11. What breed has the bushiest and longest coat among long-haired cats?


11. What breed has the bushiest and longest coat among long-haired cats?

1. White Persian

2. Tuxedo

3. Bengal

4. Siamese

The answer is the White Persian. They are also the most popular white breed of cat.



12. Where did Siamese cats originate from?


12. Where did Siamese cats originate from?

1. China

2. Indonesia

3. Thailand

4. Malaysia

The answer is Thailand. The ancient name of Thailand is Siam; hence, the name of the breed.



13. Which is not true about Bengal cats?


13. Which is not true about Bengal cats?

1. They have a short coat.

2. They are a cross between a domestic cat and a tiger.

3. They are energetic and active.

4. None. All are true.

The answer is “They are a cross between a domestic cat and a tiger." Bengal cats are actually a cross between a domestic cat and an Asian Leopard cat.



14. Abyssinians’ eyes can be which of the following colors?


14. Abyssinians’ eyes can be which of the following colors?

1. Green

2. Hazel

3. Copper

4. All of the above

All of these are correct. An Abyssinian's eye color can be anywhere from gold to green to copper.



15. Which breed of cat is considered to be a national treasure in Greece?


15. Which breed of cat is considered to be a national treasure in Greece?

1. Persian

2. Sphynx

3. Aegean

4. Siamese

The answer is Aegean. Aegean is a new breed and, being skilled predators, these cats are usually appreciated for their pest control abilities.



16. The Spotted Mist was developed in what country?


16. The Spotted Mist was developed in what country?

1. Austria

2. Australia

3. Germany

4. New Zealand

The answer is Australia. The name was changed to Australian Mist after cats with marbled coats were also accepted in the breed.



17. Which of the following is a characteristic of Asian cats?


17. Which of the following is a characteristic of Asian cats?

1. Soft voice

2. Loves to stay indoors

3. Doesn’t like attention

4. Strong-willed

The answer is that they are strong-willed. In addition, Asian cats also have loud voices, demand attention, and love to explore.



18. What is the other name for the Asian Semi-Longhair?


18. What is the other name for the Asian Semi-Longhair?

1. Balinese

2. Tiffany

3. Spotted Mist

4. Asian Shorthair

The answer is Tiffany. Tiffanies are jealous cats by nature, which is the reason why they often don’t get along with other cats.



19. The Bambino is a result of a cross between which breeds?


19. The Bambino is a result of a cross between which breeds?

1. Sphynx and Munchkin

2. Munchkin and Siamese

3. Siamese and Balinese

4. Persian and Sphynx

The answer is the Sphynx and Munchkin. As a result, Bambinos have short legs and are hairless.



20. Most cats don’t like water. Which of the following breeds is an exception?


20. Most cats don’t like water. Which of the following breeds is an exception?

1. American Bobtail

2. Burmese

3. Birman

4. Bengal

The answer is the Bengal. Bengals are drawn to water!



21. Which cat is also called the "Sacred Cat of Burma"?


21. Which cat is also called the "Sacred Cat of Burma"?

1. Birman

2. Burmese

3. Bengal

4. Bobtail

The answer is Birman. Birmans have long hair, a silky coat, and wide ears.



22. In Europe, what are British Longhairs also called?


22. In Europe, what are British Longhairs also called?

1. Lowlander

2. Mist

3. Britanica

4. All of the above

The answer is Britanica. British Longhairs are known as Lowlanders in the United States.



23. The British Burmese cat is known to be predisposed to diabetes. True or false?


23. The British Burmese cat is known to be predisposed to diabetes. True or false?

1. True

2. False

The answer is “True”. Some British Burmese also suffer from acute teething disorder.



24. Which of the following breeds was created when a Brown Burmese and Chinchilla Persian bred after a cleaner left a door open?


24. Which of the following breeds was created when a Brown Burmese and Chinchilla Persian bred after a cleaner left a door open?

1. Burmilla

2. California Spangled

3. Tonkinese

4. Balinese

The answer is Burmilla. And yes, this breed was created accidentally.



25. Which of these breeds became extinct in the 1990s?


25. Which of these breeds became extinct in the 1990s?

1. Chantilly-Tiffany

2. British Longhair

3. California Spangled

4. Chartreux

The answer is the California Spangled. These expensive cats were priced between $1000 to $3000.



26. Which of the following is a French breed of feline?


26. Which of the following is a French breed of feline?

1. Cheetoh

2. Chausie

3. Chartreux

4. Ocicat

The answer is Chartreux. The Chartreux has great hunting skills despite having a face that seems to be constantly smiling.



27. The following foods can trigger chronic intestinal inflammation in Chausies except for which one?


27. The following foods can trigger chronic intestinal inflammation in Chausies except for which one?

1. Cereal

2. Herbs

3. Spices

4. Protein

The answer is protein. Spices, herbs, and cereal should be avoided, as they trigger intestinal inflammation.



28. Ocicat and Bengal crossbreeding resulted in which new breed?


28. Ocicat and Bengal crossbreeding resulted in which new breed?

1. Cheetoh

2. American Curl

3. LaPerm

4. Highlander

The answer is the Cheetoh. The first litter arrived in 2003.



29. Colorpoint Shorthairs can make nearly 50 vocal sounds. True or false?


29. Colorpoint Shorthairs can make nearly 50 vocal sounds. True or false?

1. True

2. False

The answer is False. Colorpoint Shorthairs can actually make over 100 sounds and unusual meows!



30. Which type of Cymric is entirely tailless?


30. Which type of Cymric is entirely tailless?

1. Rump-riser

2. Stumpy

3. Rumpy

4. All of the above

The answer is Rumpy. The gene responsible for the unusual tails of Cymrics can unfortunately be lethal.



31. Which is not true about the Devon Rex?


31. Which is not true about the Devon Rex?

1. They are not very skilled at jumping.

2. They emerged from England.

3. They have slender bodies.

4. They have large ears.

The answer is that they are not very skilled at jumping. Devons are high jumpers, preferring to be perched in higher places.



32. Which tiny alien look-alikes originated from Russia?


32. Which tiny alien look-alikes originated from Russia?

1. Highlander

2. LaPerm

3. Dragon Li

4. Donskoy

The answer is the Donskoy. Although these cats are hairless, they still require lots of maintenance.



33. Which breed has a condition known as dwarfism?


33. Which breed has a condition known as dwarfism?

1. Dwarf

2. Devon Rex

3. Singapura

4. Siamese

The answer is the Dwarf cat. These cats can’t jump very high.



34. Which breed has a curly coat?


34. Which breed has a curly coat?

1. Minskin

2. Munchkin

3. LaPerm

4. Cheetoh

The answer is LaPerm. The name really suits the breed!



35. Although it was discovered in the 1940s, which breed wasn't introduced to the public till 1991? (Hint: it haa short legs.)


35. Although it was discovered in the 1940s, which breed wasn

1. Napoleon

2. American Curl

3. Minskin

4. Munchkin

The answer is the Munchkin. Munchkins may have short legs, but their bodies are still of normal size.



36. Which breed is partially bred from the Munchkin?


36. Which breed is partially bred from the Munchkin?

1. Napoleon

2. Birman

3. Persian

4. Ragdoll

The answer is the Napoleon cat. It is a cross between the Munchkin and Persian breeds.



37. What does the name of the breed Ojos Azules mean?


37. What does the name of the breed Ojos Azules mean?

1. Blue eyes

2. Green eyes

3. Almond eyes

4. Gold eyes

The name means “blue eyes.” Unlike other breeds, Ojos Azules’ blue eyes are not linked to the color of their coat.



38. How fast can Egyptian Maus run?


38. How fast can Egyptian Maus run?

1. 10 miles per hour

2. 20 miles per hour

3. 30 miles per hour

4. 40 miles per hour

The answer is 30 miles per hour. Another fun fact: the Mau can change its eye color from green to turquoise.



39. What is the most obvious feature of Himalayans?


39. What is the most obvious feature of Himalayans?

1. Curled-back ears

2. Big head

3. Squashed-like face

4. Large body

The answer is their squashed-like face. Despite their grumpy look, Himalayans are gentle and enjoy being pet.



40. Which cat breed did the Highlander originate from?


40. Which cat breed did the Highlander originate from?

1. Munchkin

2. Egyptian Mau

3. Havana Brown

4. Not clear

It's not clear. Even now, the breed that the Highlanders descended from still remains a mystery.



41. Short-haired cats are more common. True or false?


41. Short-haired cats are more common. True or false?

1. True

2. False

True. Compared to long-haired and hairless cat breeds, short-haired cats are the greatest in number.



42. Persian cats come in how many types?


42. Persian cats come in how many types?

1. One

2. Two

3. Three

4. Four

The answer is two. Persians can be of show or traditional type.




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