Here’s the answer I promised you:
Yes, that’s right. According to Arabian legend, the Cat is the offspring of a monkey and a lioness.
It makes sense.
I thought I’d mention that if you’re playing a trivia game you should know that the question often gives you a clue to the answer. In that last question you’d have to think of an animal that would naturally be in Arabia, of course.
Sometimes it’s a statistical question, “How many out of ten. . . ?” In Trivial Pursuit, it’s almost always one, zero, or ten.
In one game version, every tennis question had the answer “Maria Navratillova” or “Andre Agassi”. I didn’t really know anything about those two people, but I knew if it sounds like tennis, is is a boy or a girl? There’s a good likelihood I can guess the answer.
Sometimes it’s the vocabulary that gives it away. We had a question that asked about a simian movie. Simian. . .I know that word. . .simian. . .what does that mean?. . .Oh yeah, ape-like! Um . . . King Kong.
No, it was Planet of the Apes. But at least I had a guess.
If you watch Jeopardy, they bury hints in the clues all the time. Alex Trebek will say, the best way to prepare for Jeopardy is to watch Jeopardy. Because there’s a language to these games.
Oookay. . .enough analyzing my trivial strategies.
I told you I was a nerd.