Mind flex: Pet trivia challenge

adult bulldog yawning with puppy bulldog standing between legs of the adult bulldog and looking up at it yawning

Pets make our time at home more enjoyable and are true companions—providing comfort and love. How much do you know about your favorite animal friends? Take this quiz to find out.

  1. Humans have five million olfactory receptors (sense of smell) in our noses. How many do dogs have?

a) 1.2 million

b) 12 million

c) 120 million

d) 220 million

  1. A term for a group of cats is?

a) Caggle

b) Covey

c) Clutch

d) Clowder

  1. A litter of kittens rehomed by Blue Cross were named Amy, Penny, Bernadette and Sheldon after characters from which TV series?

  2. The fastest horse on record was clocked running at what speed?

a) 24 mph

b) 34 mph

c) 44 mph

d) 54 mph

  1. What was the name of Bill Sikes' dog in Oliver Twist?

  2. What is a female donkey called?

  3. What is the term used to describe when a cat rubs the side of her head on you or on furniture?

a) Tagging

b) Beaning

c) Bunting

  1. A Finnish spitz is what type of animal?

a) Dog

b) Horse

c) Cat

  1. A cat has how many whiskers, on average?

a) 8

b) 12

c) 16

d) 24

  1. Kaninhoppning is an agility competition from Sweden, featuring which animal?

a) Horse

b) Rabbit

c) Dog

d) Guinea Pig

  1. Which of the following is NOT a breed of goldfish?

a) Shubunkin

b) Comet

c) Samoyed

d) Veiltail

  1. Dachshund, a German dog breed, translates as what in English?

a) Killer wolf

b) Badger dog

c) Loud hound

d) Long dog

  1. An Egyptian Mau is what kind of animal?

a) Cat

b) Dog

c) Rabbit

  1. How many teeth do adult dogs have?

a) 24

b) 32

c) 38

d) 42


1. d) 220 million 2. d) Clowder 3. Big Bang Theory 4. c) 44 mph 5. Bull’s Eye 6. A jenny 7. c) Bunting 8. a) Dog 9. d) 24 10. b) Rabbit 11. c) Samoyed 12. b) Badger dog 13. a) Cat 14. d) 42

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