Plants for Cats Quiz
How much do you know about plants for cats?
Create a cat garden to provide a source of fresh herbs and plants for you and your cat to enjoy. Find out if you have the knowledge (and the green thumb) that it takes to be successful.
1) Catnip is a member of which group of plants?
2) This photo is an example of which plant?
3) Which of the following is true of catmint?
c) Has purple flowers
d) Both a and c
4) Oat, rye and wheat continue to grow after tops are cut.
5) This photo is an example of which plant?
6) When was wheat first cultivated for human consumption?
a) 1,000 years ago
b) 2,000 years ago
c) 5,000 years ago
d) 10,000 years ago
7) Catnip appeals to which of the cat’s senses?
d) All five senses
8) What is the name of chemical found in both catnip and catmint that cats react to?
d) None of the above
9) This photo is an example of which plant?
10) Catnip is native to which part of the world?
a) North America
b) Middle East
d) South America
11) Why do cats eat grass?
a) Upset stomach remedy
b) For nutritional benefit
c) To help pass hairballs
d) Because they like the taste of it
12) When did humans first use catnip medicinally?
a) 14th century
b) 15th century
c) 16th century
d) 17th century
13) This photo is an example of which plant?
14) When consumed as a tea, which benefits do catnip and catmint offer humans?
c) Digestive aid
15) What is the most widely cultivated grain crop in the world?
16) What is the minimum amount of sun per day required to grow catnip and catmint?
a) 2 hours
b) 4 hours
c) 6 hours
d) More than 6 hours
17) A cat’s craving for catnip is a genetically inherited trait.
18) How long does it take for grass seeds to germinate?
a) One week
b) Five days
c) Three days
d) One day
19) What percentage of cats responds to catnip?
a) 40 percent
b) 50 percent
c) 60 percent
d) 70 percent
20) This photo is an example of which plant?
Answer key: (Click and drag your mouse from the left bracket to the right, or triple click between the brackets to highlight the answers.)
[1.) C 2.) B 3.) D 4.) A 5.) A 6.) D 7.) D 8.) B 9.) C 10.) A 11.) D 12.) B 13.) D 14.) A 15.) C 16.) C 17.) A 18.) C 19.) B 20.) A]
15 to 20 Right
Time to open your own cat herb farm. You’re an expert on the history and use of herbs and plants for cats.
10 to 14 Right
Not bad. Start planning your garden full of fresh herbs and plants for cats.
Less Than 10 Right
Keep studying. You can learn a lot about the benefits of plants for cats.
Tom Barthel is a Lansing, Mich.-based master gardener and freelance writer specializing in pets and gardening.
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