My Cats by LivenickT

Champion(s):

GrahamJ
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Runner(s)-Up:

OrientalWiz
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Quiz Description

I have four cats; all littermates. These questions are inspired by them; none require any outside knowledge of my cats and most require no knowledge of cats.

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Questions:

My cats lit(t)erally showed up on my doorstep one day when their mother had trouble feeding them on her own. This is nearly identical to what ancient Greek practice as normally done as opposed to what happened to Oedipus?

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Exposure

My sister believes that the four cats showed up because I had wanted a cat so badly in the previous months. This wish fulfillment is sometimes called "prosperity gospel" or "law of attraction." What 2006 best-seller was based on this principle?

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The Secret

All four of the cats are polydactyl. Which US island is noted for its abundance of polydactyl cats due to a famous resident author with a fondness for them?

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Key West

Leif Erikson (usually just called Leif) is my favorite (don't tell the others!) He is named after his adventurous felinality and orange hair. His namesake founded L'Anse aux Meadows in what modern day province?

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New Foundland and Labrador

Dandelion is named so because he is yellow, white, and fluffy. While I often call him "Dandy Lion," what body part does his name actually refer to?

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Tooth

Cinnabar is the shyest of the litter. Cinnabar is a term for mercury sulfide. However, he is named after the title character in a Marguerite Henry novel. What kind of animal is Cinnabar in the novel?

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Fox

Inky was named after a character in a Rita Mae Brown series. What was Rita Mae Brown's seminal novel on lesbian relationships?

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Rubyfruit Jungle

Leif is thus far the most prolific hunter. He has caught mice, snakes, and, one one occasion, a yellow jacket. His most common prey is grasshoppers. Within 1, what number plague was locusts?

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8

We don't watch a lot of TV, but the cats seem to have a particular fondness for which sport, prominent names of which include Hamilton, Vettel, Hakkinen, and Ricciardio?

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Formula 1/F1

We thought Cinnabar was female. Upon getting Cinnabar fixed, we were verbally informed Cinnabar was male, but the papers said Cinnabar was female. Upon further veterinary exam, Cinnabar is male (in keeping with his namesake). Jeffery Eugenides wrote "Middlesex" about an intersex person raised as the wrong sex. His debut novel (not "Middlesex") was turned into a movie by what directorial scion?

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Sofia Coppola

I have theme songs for all of my cats, most of which are just adaptations of existing songs. Dandelion's is just his name sung to "Flight of the Valkyries." Due to my off-key singing, my mother informed me that it is closer to what traditional song in which the title character wears herring boxes?

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O My Darling Clementine

My cat's mother is a caliby, a calico/tabby mix. The calico mutation has been traced back to Egypt, but in French, it is known as a cat from which other Mediterranean country?

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Spain/Espagnole