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Cat Physiology Quiz

How much do you know about the physiology of your cat? (Besides knowing your cat has two ears, two eyes, one nose, one tail, and four paws? Test your knowledge by taking the following multiple guess, I mean multiple choice quiz.

  • Give yourself 1 point for each correct answer. 
  • Maximum score is 15 points.

Are you ready to see how you rate? Okay, here we go:

THE CAT PHYSIOLOGY QUIZ:

  1. A cat’s normal resting heart rate is how many beats per minute?
    a) 80-100 beats
    b) 120-130 beats
    c) 140-240 beats
  2. A cat has this many bones in its entire body?
    a) 106
    b) 230
    c) 450
  3. A cat’s normal body temperature (Fahrenheit) is:
    a) 99
    b) 104
    c) 102
  4. A cat’s field of vision is about how wide?
    a) 160 degrees
    b) 185 degrees
    c) 220 degrees
  5. Cats’ hearing stops at how many kilohertz?
    a) 100
    b) 20
    c) 65
  6. A cat has approximately how many olfactory cells? (Those are cells for smelling ability)
    a) 60 to 80 million
    b) 10 to 40 million
    c) 100 million
  7. Cats have how many vertebrae?
    a) 30
    b) 16
    c) 40
  8. A cat has a total of how many whiskers?
    a) 72
    b) 24
    c) 48
  9. The cat has how many skeletal muscles?
    a) 500
    b) 650
    c) 230
  10. How long does it take for a kitten to be able to hear?
    a) 2 days
    b) 10 days
    c) 2 weeks
  11. When do kittens usually open their eyes?
    a) 5 days
    b) 7 to 10 days
    c) 14 days
  12. What percentage of a cat’s bones are in the tail?
    a) Almost 10%
    b) Over 20%
    c) Less than 5%
  13. A cat can see how many times better than a human at night?
    a) 2 times
    b) 6 times
    c) really about the same
  14. A cat has this many teeth:
    a) 42
    b) 24
    c) 30
  15. Cats take how many breaths per minute?
    a) 20-40
    b) 10-15
    c) 42

THE ANSWERS

  1. A cat’s normal heart rate per minute is:
    c) 140-240 (with an average of 195)
  2. A cat has this many bones:
    b) 230 (humans have 206)
  3. A cat’s normal body temperature (Fahrenheit) is:
    c) 102
  4. A cat’s field of vision is about:
    b) 185 degrees
  5. Cats’ hearing stops at how many kilohertz?
    c) 65 (humans’ hearing stops at 20 kHz.)
  6. A cat has approximately how many olfactory cells?
    a) 60 to 80 million (a human has between 5 and 20 million).
  7. Cats have how many vertebrae?
    a) 30 (5 more than humans have.)
  8. A cat has a total of how many whiskers?
    b) 24 (4 rows of whiskers on each side.)
  9. The cat has how many skeletal muscles?
    a) 500 (humans have 650).
  10. How long does it take for a kitten to be able to hear?
    c) 2 weeks
  11. When do kittens usually open their eyes?
    b) 7 – 10 days, but sometimes it happens in as little as 2 days.
  12. What percentage of a cat’s bones are in the tail?
    a) Almost 10%
  13. A cat can see how many times better than a human at night?
    b) 6 times (Cat’s eyes have a layer of extra reflecting cells which absorb light.)
  14. A cat has this many teeth:
    c) 30 – 12 incisors, 10 premolars, 4 canines, and 4 molars (Dogs have 42). Kittens have baby teeth, which are replaced by permanent teeth around the age of 7 months.
  15. Cats take how many breaths per minute?
    a) 20-40

Add up your score:

  • Give yourself 1 point for each correct answer. The maximum score is 15 points.
  • 14 – 15 Points: You are the Cat Master! You could have been a veterinarian!
  • 10 – 13 Points: Very Good
  • 7 – 9 points: You are about average.
  • Under 6 Points: Oh-Oh. Not good. Back to school you go!

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