Just For Fun!

How well do you know cats?

Learning should be fun! We've put together a little quiz for you to test your knowledge of cats - kudos to anyone who gets them all right! 
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  1. True or False: Cats step with both left legs, then both right legs when they walk or run. 
  2. Which has more bones - a cat or a human?
  3. Almost 10% of a cat's bones are in its ___.
  4. How many whiskers does a cat have?
  5. True or False: Cats purr at the same frequency as an idling diesel engine, about 26 cycles per second.
  6. True or False: The nose pad prints of litter-mates are identical.
  7. If a male cat is both orange and black it is most likely ___.
  8. True or False: Tortoiseshell and calico cats are often male.
  9. Which famous leader was terrified of cats?
  10. In ancient Egypt, killing a cat was a crime punishable by ___.
  11. Bonus question: How many hairs per square inch are on the back of a cat?

The Answers

  1. True. The only other animals to do this are the giraffe and the camel.
  2. Cats. Humans have 206, the cat has 230.
  3. Tail
  4. A total of 24 (4 rows of whiskers on each side; the upper two rows can move independently of the bottom two rows.)
  5. True
  6. False. Every cat's nose pad is unique.
  7. Sterile
  8. False. For every 3,000 tortoiseshell or calico cats born, only one will be male.
  9. Napoleon Bonaparte
  10. Death
  11. Bonus Question: There are approximately 60,000 hairs per square inch on the back of a cat and about 120,000 per square inch on its underside.