Why Do Cats Meow?


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Which of the following traits make cats difficult to domesticate?

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1. Which cat probably meows the most?

2. Which is the most recent event in the domestication of animals?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet will develop your understanding of the origin of cats' meows. In part, the quiz will focus on the traits that make cats difficult to domesticate and the cat that meows the most.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You will be tested on the following during the quiz:

  • Type of cat that meows the most
  • A cat that has not interacted with humans
  • Traits that make cats difficult to domesticate
  • When a person selects for a trait
  • Recent domestication of animals

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding a recent event in the domestication of animals
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson about the kind of cat that meows the most
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a question about a cat that is difficult to domesticate

Additional Learning

To further your knowledge on the subject of cats' meows, review the lesson called, Why do Cats Meow?, which will address the following objectives:

  • Define the term domestication
  • Learn general information about cat domestication such as how recent their domestication was
  • Recall what cats do if left in the wild
  • Explore the history of how cats communicate
  • Identify important information about Nicholas Nicastro's research on cats