Quiz | World Cat Day

Currently, the most popular pet on the planet is categorically the cat. They have been mankind’s furry feline friends for 9,500 years. In honour of World Cat Day (August 8), attempt this cat-oriented trivia quiz and try to achieve a purrfect score.

1. Voted by 10 million fans in more than 120 countries, the cat token was replaced by which old token in the classic Monopoly game appearing on boards worldwide?

a) Shoe

b)Top hat

c) Iron

d) Race car

2. Felix the Cat was the first image electronically transmitted and broadcast by RCA TV in New York City of what year?

a) 1926

b) 1928

c) 1930

d) 1932

3. ‘Cats’, the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical production, is one of the longest-running Broadway shows of all time. What year did the multi-Tony Award-winning show originally open in New York City?

a) 1982

b) 1990

c) 1986

d) 1994

4. Which one of the following did not portray Catwoman in the campy Batman TV series (1966-1968)?

a) Lee Meriwether  

b) Julie Newmar

c) Raquel Welch

d) Eartha Kitt

5. Top Cat is an early 1960s cartoon series about a streetwise tom and his posse of alley cats. Which one of the following was not actually the name of a gang member?

a) Spook

b) Choo-Choo

c) Mumbles 

d) Fancy-Fancy

6. Who stated: “You now have learned to see, that Cats are much like you and me”, in The Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats?

a) T.S. Eliot 

b) e. e. cummings

b) Mark Twain                                                                                                                                           

d) Dr. Seuss

7. “Stray Cat Strut” became a hit in 1982 by Brian Setzer’s Stray Cats. On what album did the Rolling Stones release the tune “Stray Cat Blues”?

a) Let It Bleed 

b) Beggars Banquet

c) Exile on Main Street 

d) Sticky Fingers

8. Who performed the theme song “Cat People (Putting Out Fire)” for the 1982 erotic horror film, Cat People, starring Natassja Kinski?

a) Elton John  

b) David Bowie

c) Randy Newman  

d) Bob Dylan

9. Halle Berry starred in the 2004 film Catwoman. Who portrayed Catwoman in Batman Returns?

a) Michelle Pfeiffer                                                                                                                                              

b) Sharon Stone

c) Nicole Kidman

d) Demi Moore

10. Who played Catherine Ballou, an aspiring schoolteacher travelling by train to visit her rancher father in Wyoming in the western comedy Cat Ballou (1965), starring Lee Marvin?

a) Joan Hackett  

b) Suzanne Pleshette

c) Ann Margret   

d) Jane Fonda

11. Which actor played Brick Politt, an alcoholic ex-football player in the film adaptation of Tennessee William’s Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958)?

a) Jack Lemmon  

b) Paul Newman

c) William Holden  

d) Robert Redford

12.  Which actress starred as Amanda in Stephen King’s Cat’s Eye (1985)?

a) Jodie Foster                                     

b) Goldie Hawn

c) Drew Barrymore                                      

d) Ally Sheedy       

13. The fear of cats is known as what type of phobia?

a) Kattophobia 

b) Hissophobia

c) Gatophobia  

d) Meowophobia

14. What is a cat o’ nine tails?

a) lady of ill repute

b) old sailor rum

c) a fable

d) a whip

15. What is the fastest feline on the planet with cat-like swiftness accelerating to 120 km (75 mph) in a short duration?

a) jaguar

b) cheetah

c) leopard 

d) panther