Past Trivia

Question for Monday, January 20 2020

Cats have a special membrane called the tapetum lucidum that helps them ____.

  • Chase their tails
  • Land on their feet
  • See in dim lightcorrect answer
  • Detect elusive scents

The tapetum lucidum really helps cats to see in dim light, but they sure have silly reactions to seeing themselves in these mirrors! Click for Photos & More! →

Question for Sunday, January 19 2020

The spots on ___ cats occur only on the very tips of the coat. They’re also the fastest of all domestic cats!

  • Egyptian maucorrect answer
  • American shorthair
  • Bengal
  • Russian blue

The Egyptian mau's speed has been clocked at 30 mph. That's one speedy kitty!

Question for Saturday, January 18 2020

Even though cats are incredibly agile, because of ____, they’re unable to climb down things like trees headfirst.

  • The curve of their claws correct answer
  • Their tail length
  • Their eyesight
  • Vertigo

The curve of their claws prevents cats from climbing down headfirst. Going backward, while scary, keeps them from falling.

Question for Friday, January 17 2020

There are many house plants that can be toxic to your pet, but others can be safely grown in your home. Which of these are safe?

  • Snapdragons
  • Hens & chicks
  • Basil
  • All of the abovecorrect answer

Snapdragons, hens and chicks, & basil are all wonderful plants that you can safely bring indoors. Find out what else you can grow! Click for Photos & More! →

Question for Thursday, January 16 2020

With the Australian wildfires still raging, Operation Rock Wallaby is dropping ___ from helicopters for the animals that have lost their homes.

  • Plant seeds
  • Tiny beds
  • Vegetables correct answer
  • All of the above

Thousands of kilograms of vegetables have been dropped to help feed these helpless animals. See what else the team is doing to help! Click for Photos & More! →

Question for Wednesday, January 15 2020

The ___ is the smallest wildcat in the Americas, weighing in at under 6 lbs! You’ll find this dark-spotted feline in Chile & Argentina.

  • Eurasian lynx
  • Kodkodcorrect answer
  • Bornean Bay cat
  • Andean Mountain cat

The Kodkod is a small spotted wildcat that lives in the temperate forests of Argentina and Chile. They're excellent little climbers! Click for Photos & More! →

Question for Tuesday, January 14 2020

A cartoon of “The Crocodile Hunter”, ____, is going viral for its touching portrayal of animals meeting him in heaven.

  • Steve Irwin correct answer
  • Steve Purwin
  • Mike Irwin
  • Mike Purwin

Artist Sharnia-Mae wanted to bring attention to the Australian bushfires, so she drew Steve Irwin with his favorite animals. Click for Photos & More! →

Question for Monday, January 13 2020

___ look a bit like the relative they share a name with, but are quite different. They’re white, can’t roar well, & have a thick coat.

  • Lions
  • Tigers
  • Snow leopardscorrect answer
  • Ocelots

Except for markings & diet, snow leopards have much less in common with leopards than you might guess at first glance! Click for Photos & More! →

Question for Sunday, January 12 2020

A cat’s pregnancy lasts about how long?

  • 9 days
  • 9 weekscorrect answer
  • 9 months
  • None of the above

Did you know that a cat's pregnancy only lasts 9 weeks, compared to a human's 9 months? Wow!

Question for Saturday, January 11 2020

This famous author’s tortoiseshell cat is said to have sat on his shoulders while he wrote, & was the inspiration behind “The Black Cat”.

  • Edgar Allan Poecorrect answer
  • Charles Dickens
  • Henry David Thoreau
  • Upton Sinclair

Edgar Allan Poe loved cats, but it was his beloved Catarina that helped inspire him to write "The Black Cat".

Question for Friday, January 10 2020

At some animal shelters, _______ motherless kittens and puppies can make the difference between life and death.

  • Grooming
  • Singing to
  • Bottle feedingcorrect answer
  • Playing with

At some animal shelters, orphaned kittens & puppies are not surviving because the shelters can’t afford the formula to keep them alive. But we can help! Click for More! →

Question for Thursday, January 9 2020

Employees at a Colorado Home Depot discovered 3 baby ___ nesting in a pallet of mulch! They left them alone until mom returned.

  • Puppies
  • Raccoons correct answer
  • Deer
  • Squirrels

You'll love seeing what this store did to keep these tiny raccoons safe & sound. It's no wonder this story went viral! Click for Photos & More! →

Question for Wednesday, January 8 2020

___ is one of the nation’s biggest problems for pets. It increases stress on joints, heart, & other organs, and can lead to diabetes!

  • Cancer
  • Arthritis
  • Obesitycorrect answer
  • Hair loss

Zack might be obese, weighing in at 30lbs, but the Michigan Humane Society is on a mission to help him shed the pounds this new year. Click for Photos & More! →

Question for Tuesday, January 7 2020

Sarah initially received hurtful comments about her ___ cats, mostly because they were hairless and had different colored eyes.

  • Egyptian Mau
  • Siamese
  • Persian
  • Sphynx correct answer

Sarah continued posting these amazing photos of her Sphynx cats to show people how wonderful they can be. Take a look for yourself! Click for Photos & More! →

Question for Monday, January 6 2020

While it might seem overboard to you or me, cats spend about ___ of the day grooming themselves. It helps regulate body temperature!

  • 10-20%
  • 30-50%correct answer
  • 60-85%
  • 75-90%

Grooming for 30-50% of the day is pretty standard, and we've got some pointers to help you deal with grooming your own kitty. Click for Photos & More! →

Question for Sunday, January 5 2020

It’s important to brush your cat’s teeth regularly to avoid oral disease. What’s the most common dental condition for cats?

  • Cavities
  • Feline Leukemia Virus
  • Cleft palate
  • Feline tooth resorptioncorrect answer

Feline tooth resorption happens when the dentin erodes & eventually becomes destroyed. Start by brushing kitty's teeth regularly!

Question for Saturday, January 4 2020

The first animated feline was created in 1919 and named Master Tom, but his black body & white face went on to be commonly known as…

  • Felix the Catcorrect answer
  • Mickey Mouse
  • Tigger
  • Puss in Boots

Master Tom was a prototype for Felix the Cat, who went on to become one of the most recognizable cat faces in film!

Question for Friday, January 3 2020

In a viral video, a cat named Pretty Boy helped a goat ____ by keeping her warm & massaging her belly during the big moment!

  • Eat her dinner
  • Go for a walk
  • Deliver her babiescorrect answer
  • Take a nap

Pretty Boy took on the role of midwife to help this goat safelydeliver three babies. The video went viral & you can see why! Click for Photos & More! →

Question for Thursday, January 2 2020

Instead of toys, 8-year old Landyn’s Christmas wish was to ____ at her local animal shelter. It’s her third year doing this.

  • Walk dogs
  • Donate foodcorrect answer
  • Adopt all the animals
  • All of the above

Landyn raised enough money to donate more than 600 pounds of food. She also bought supplies for all the cats & dogs. Click for Photos & More! →

Question for Wednesday, January 1 2020

A juvenile melanistic leopard, more commonly known as a ___, was spotted in Kenya & is the first one documented in a century.

  • Black lion
  • Snow leopard
  • Black panthercorrect answer
  • Clouded leopard

With only 11% of leopards being melanistic, or black, this super-rare female panther was a surprising discovery. Go see for yourself! Click for Photos, Video & More! →

Question for Tuesday, December 31 2019

A rescue cat’s photos have gone viral due to her uncanny resemblance to the popular Star Wars character, ___. Look at those ears!

  • Han Solo
  • Darth Vadar
  • Princess Leia
  • Yodacorrect answer

"Baby Yoda Cat" has now become a spokes-kitty for other shelter animals, but her story started off more tragic than you think. Click for Adorable Photos & More! →

Question for Monday, December 30 2019

Indoor cats can be just as active as those with safe outdoor access. Get creative by providing ___ for your indoor feline friend!

  • Cat-friendly ledges
  • Holographic placemats
  • Food dispensing toys
  • Food dispensing toys & cat-friendly ledgescorrect answer

Cats like climbing & working for their food, so ledges & food dispensing toys help keep them active. One man renovated his whole house! Click for Photos & More! →

Question for Sunday, December 29 2019

From hairless cats to kitties with curls, cat breeds have a wide variety of coat types! Which of these has the longest, densest fur?

  • Tonkinese
  • Bengal
  • Norwegian Forest Catcorrect answer
  • Burmese

The large Norwegian forest cat has a fluffy, plumed tail & a thick double coat that may be shed during warmer months.

Question for Saturday, December 28 2019

When introducing new cats to each other, they should have their own ___ while they settle in. This helps create a lasting friendship!

  • Towel
  • ID Tags
  • Nail clippers
  • Secure roomcorrect answer

Give your cats their own secure room during the introduction phase. It's good for their territorial instincts & will help them become friends.

Question for Friday, December 27 2019

This beautiful & very intelligent cat made its debut in England in the late 1800s, and is now one of the most popular cats in America.

  • Abyssinian
  • Ragdoll
  • Siamesecorrect answer
  • American curl

See how Louis, a Siamese cat, came to befriend his guardian’s horses. His curiosity and intelligence made him a natural equestrian! Click for Photos, Video & More! →

Question for Thursday, December 26 2019

A hyperdactyl cat, also known as ___, has more than the usual number of toes. Our 26th president, ___, had two hyperdactyl cats!

  • Polydactyl; Theodore Rooseveltcorrect answer
  • Syndactyl; Woodrow Wilson
  • Oligodactyl; Thomas Jefferson
  • Ectrodactyl; Grover Cleveland

Theodore Roosevelt had two polydactyl cats, Slippers & Tom Quartz. Check out the other famous White House cats! Click for Photos & More! →

Question for Wednesday, December 25 2019

Cole & Marmalade’s parents have to go to some extreme lengths to stop their kitties from taking down the ___ during the holidays!

  • Television
  • Picture frames
  • Catnip
  • Christmas decorationscorrect answer

Having trouble keeping your cat away from the Christmas decorations? You're not alone - look at what Cole & Marmalade's parents did! Click for Photo & Cute Video! →

Question for Tuesday, December 24 2019

The scent of citrus fruit is sometimes too strong for kitties because their sense of smell is about ___ times stronger than ours.

  • 2
  • 5
  • 14correct answer
  • 24

Victor has a sense of smell that is 14 times stronger than ours. His mom put this knowledge to good use when it came time to decorate her Christmas tree! Click for Photos & More! →

Question for Monday, December 23 2019

While ____, Hannah discovered her own cat that went missing three years prior. Hannah believes it was fate that brought them together!

  • Out on a walk
  • Volunteering for a sheltercorrect answer
  • At a friend’s house
  • At school recess

It was only her second shift volunteering for Saving Grace Pet Adoption Center when she ran into Spunky. You'll love this sweet reunion story! Click for Photos & More! →

Question for Sunday, December 22 2019

Ernie was adopted by library staff in Bealeton, Virginia. He is named after ___, who had a fondness for polydactyl cats!

  • Ernest Rutherford
  • Ernie Pollyford
  • Ernest Hemingwaycorrect answer
  • Ernie Halloway

Ernest Hemingway had an affinity for polydactyl cats and so does the library staff. How sweet of them to adopt Ernie!

Question for Saturday, December 21 2019

This medium-sized spotted cat is regularly seen in South America, but some have even ventured to the very southern edge of Texas!

  • Serval
  • Caracal
  • Fishing cat
  • Ocelotcorrect answer

Ocelots are known to prey on everything from small rodents to land crabs, but it's their distinctive coats that make them interesting!

Question for Friday, December 20 2019

Gao Xia started her own ___ in a poverty-stricken area of China. Now she & her sister care for 120 dogs & 20 cats!

  • Sheltercorrect answer
  • Training center
  • Business
  • None of the above

Gao Xia and her sister, Gao Li, give everything they have to care for these 140 animals in their shelter. Enjoy reading this touching story. Click for Photos, Video & More! →

Question for Thursday, December 19 2019

While some cultures hold the ridiculous belief that black cats are bad luck, they’re considered positive symbols in places like ___.

  • Japan
  • Great Britain
  • Russia
  • All of the abovecorrect answer

Japan, Russia, & Great Britain all see black cats as lucky & we should too. Check out these other superstitions from around the world! Click for Photos & More! →

Question for Wednesday, December 18 2019

While walking her dog, an elderly & ___ stray cat began following Laura home. It looked like the cat wouldn’t survive the winter!

  • Emaciated
  • Overweight
  • Wobbly
  • Emaciated & wobblycorrect answer

Having experience with senior cats, Laura took the stray to the vet to see why the cat was so wobbly & emaciated -- and it's a good thing she did! Click for Photos & More! →

Question for Tuesday, December 17 2019

Kathy Smith managed to capture the perfect ____ of her 17 cats & dogs. She said wrangling her cats was the hardest part.

  • Painting
  • Video
  • Family photocorrect answer
  • All of the above

After getting her animals settled, Kathy snapped an amazing family photo. Check out of all of her pets for yourself! Click for Photos & More! →

Question for Monday, December 16 2019

He may not have been a cat, but this furry (and potentially smelly) friend was in some serious danger with his face stuck in a cup!

  • Skunkcorrect answer
  • Raccoon
  • Opossum
  • Turkey

Our feline friends are surely as happy as we are that this brave human stepped in to save the skunk before anything bad happened to it! Click for Photos, Video & More! →