You may love cats, but how much do you really know about them? Our quiz will let you test your knowledge about felines who have made history, including the first — and only cat — in space, the kitty who was the mayor of an Alaskan town, the world’s oldest feline, and lots of other notable kitties!
How many kittens did Secretary of State William Seward give to Abraham Lincoln?
In August of 1861, Secretary of State William Seward gave Lincoln two kittens which he named Tabby and Dixie.
What was the name of one of Theodore Roosevelt's six-toed cats?
The 26th president had two six-toed cats named Slippers and Tom Quartz,
In what year was a green kitten born in Denmark?
In 1995, a green cat named “Miss Greeny” was born in Denmark. Believed to be due to high levels of copper in contaminated water, the green fur and claws were eventually molted, and the look of the kitten returned to “normal.”
How old was Stubbs, Talkeetna, Alaska's first cat mayor, when he passed away in 2017?
The honorary mayor of the small Alaska town, elected as a write-in in 1997 due to a paucity of viable human candidates, died at age 20.
Who was the first American president to bring a Siamese cat into the White House?
In 1878, the American consul in Bangkok, David Sickels, gifted a rare Siamese cat to President Rutherford B. Hayes and First Lady Lucy Hayes, which the couple named Siam.
What did the CIA call their secret plan to turn cats into portable spying devices?
The secret plan was called Operation Acoustic Kitty, and a surgeon implanted a microphone in a cat's ear and a radio transmitter at the base of their skull. Sadly, during the first official test, which involved taking the kitty to a park to capture the conversation of two men sitting on a bench, the feline walked into traffic and was hit by a car and killed.
What was the name of Japan's first police cat?
Originally a stray on the streets of Kyoto, Officer Lemon was rescued and made an honorary member of the Yoro police station in Japan.
What year did Félicette become the first feline in space?
Chosen by French scientists for her calm demeanor, Félicette was launched in a rocket on October 18, 1963, and spent 15 minutes in space.
How old was Creme Puff, the oldest cat ever recorded, when she passed away on August 6, 2005?
Creme Puff was a domestic cat in Austin, Texas, who died when she was 38 years old. Creme Puff's guardian, Jake Perry, said her diet consisted of dry cat food supplemented with broccoli, eggs, turkey bacon, coffee with cream, and -- every two days -- "an eyedropper full of red wine".