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What is a common feature of all little cats?
They all weigh less than 100 pounds.
They cannot roar.
They all have tails longer than their bodies.
Most little cats live
at least 30 years.
at least 20 years.
less than 10 years.
When bright light shines in a little cat's eyes, the cat's pupils
close to slits.
close to circles.
Little cats use their whiskers
to tickle each other.
to feel their way along in the dark.
to poke their prey.
The ancestor of all house cats was probably
the African wildcat.
the Cat in the Hat.
Wild cats sometimes mark their territory by
placing personal belongings around the edges of their territory.
leaving dead prey lying around as a warning.
scratching on trees.
What is one thing some people do that threatens little cats?
People bother them with jet noise.
People wave to them from cars.
People kill them to make their skins into coats.
Little cats are found on every continent except
Antarctica and Australia.
Antarctica and South America.
Little cats are good at stalking. Stalking means
getting food out of corn stalks.
sneaking up on prey without being seen.
walking away stiffly in anger.
Do some little cats swim?
No. No little cat can swim.
Yes, but only a few species, and these swim very rarely.
Yes. In fact, a few species catch most of their food underwater.
One of the main reasons little cats have claws is
to look good.
to scratch themselves.
to grab and hold prey.
Cats were first domesticated in
Little cats carry their kittens
in their mouths.
on their backs.
by the tail.
What useful service do little cats perform for people?
Little cats eat the mice that destroy crops.
Little cats keep deer and other animals from wandering onto highways.
Little cats frighten insects away from ponds and streams.
Little cats are mostly solitary animals, but once a year
they migrate together to winter feeding grounds.
males and females get together to mate.
they gather to have a year-end party.
Which of these big cats used to be classified as a little cat?
A puma was once seen
jumping 18 feet straight up into a tree.
running 65 miles per hour.
doing a back float.
Put together, four rusty-spotted cats weigh as much as
a small child.
a house cat.
Most cats can actually see _______ than people can in the dark.
5 times better
6 times better
10 times better
What is special about the paws of sand cats?
They hold a reserve of drinking water between the toes.
They do not have claws.
The paw bottoms are covered with fur to protect them from hot sand.
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