Cat Quiz for Kids

Cats are treasured pets and companions but their ability to catch rodents made them a valuable asset in our past. Popular breeds of cat include British Shorthair, Bengal, Siamese, Persian, Ragdoll, and Russian Blue. Enjoy our cats quiz with our 20 trivia quiz questions and answers.

Cat Quiz Questions

  1. If dogs are described as canine, what are cats described as?
  2. A common myth or saying is that a cat has how many lives?
  3. Duchess is the name of the main female cat in which 1970 animated Disney film?
  4. True or false. Cats have four whiskers on each side of their face?
  5. What name is used to describe a group of kittens?
  6. Cats are carnivores, what does this mean?
  7. Dogs stay in boarding kennels, but where do cats stay temporarily when they cannot stay at their owners' home?
  8. Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats is a collection of funny poems by which poet?
  9. What name starting with 't' might be given to a cat with a distinctive striped pattern on its coat?
  10. Cats were once worshipped in which country for many thousands of years?
  11. True or false. A cat's smell is twice that of a human's?
  12. Cats conserve energy by doing what for most of the day?
  13. What word starting with 'm' might we call a cat that is ordinary or has an untidy appearance?
  14. Who went to sea with the Pussy-Cat in a beautiful pea-green boat?
  15. Which breed of cat starting with the letter 's', originally from Thailand, is one of the most recognisable breeds in the world?
  16. What colour cat is associated with witches and bad luck?
  17. Humans have 206 bones. Do cats have more or less?
  18. What name starting with 'f' are essentially wild cats that were perhaps once looked after and then went astray?
  19. The Manx cat is a breed of cat which originated on which large British island?
  20. Is a group of cats called a clowder or chowder?


  1. Feline
  2. Nine lives
  3. The Aristocats
  4. False - they have about 12
  5. A litter
  6. They only eat meat (and not plants)
  7. A cattery (or boarding cattery)
  8. T. S. Eliot
  9. Tabby
  10. Egypt
  11. False. Their smell is 14 times that.
  12. Sleeping (for an average of 13 to 14 hours a day)
  13. Moggy
  14. The owl (in a poem by Edward Lear)
  15. Siamese cat
  16. Black cat
  17. More (cats have 230 bones)
  18. Feral
  19. Isle of Man
  20. Clowder (chowder is a type of soup)