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The Lion in Your Living Room

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       Before you watch the video, tell me a little about your experience with cats:

        A)  Do you have a cat (or have you ever had a cat)?   _______

        B)  What do you like about cats?  _____________________________________

        C)  What do you not like about cats?  _________________________________

        D)  Pick a name for the cat pictured →   ____________________________

     


    ___ 1.  The gait of a cat evolved to improve a cat’s:    

    1. running speed      
    2. stealth           
    3. jump

     

    ___ 2.  High Rise Syndrome occurs when cats:

    1. get lost in buildings          
    2. get stuck in trees
    3. fall off balconies

     

    ___ 3.  What feature of a cat’s ears help them hunt prey?

    1. they swivel
    2. they can hear ultrasonic squeeks  
    3. both of these

     

    ___ 4.  The vomeronasal organ is used when:  

    1. sniffing other cats
    2. hunting prey         
    3. finding mates

     

    ___ 5.   What area on the eye is reflective?   

    1. pupil
    2. tapetum lucidum
    3. iris

     

    ___ 6.   Whiskers help cats: 

    1. move in tight spaces       
    2. purr
    3. balance on tree limbs

     

    ___ 7.  Domestic cats meow to 

    1. scare predators
    2. find prey
    3. get attention

     

    ___ 8.  Cats make a “chattering” noise during what activity?    

    1. eating
    2. hunting
    3. fighting

     

    ___ 9.  The solicitation purr of cats is most similar to what?  

    1. baby’s crying
    2. dog’s whining
    3. traffic

     

    ___ 10.  A cat that has never known human companionship is called: 

    1. domesticated
    2. adapted
    3. feral

     

    ___ 11.  A straight-up tail communicates what?  

    1. friendly intentions
    2. a warning      
    3. hunger

     

    ___ 12. Felis silvestris lybica is a type of wildcat thought to be:

    1. nearly extinct
    2. the largest cat
    3. the ancestor of domestic cats

     

    ___ 13.  What likely brought cats to human settlements?  

    1. other cats
    2. food
    3. rats

     

    ___ 14.  Orange cats were more common in areas with: 

    1. Vikings
    2. farmers
    3. deserts

     

    ___ 15.  What gives cats bad press? 

    1. they injure babies
    2. they carry disease      
    3. they kill wildlife  

     

     Careers that involve cats:    Veterinarian  |  Cat Trainer  |  Shelter Worker  |  Cat Breeder