Trivia: Godzilla’s name comes from the Japanese words for which two animals?
Lizard and elephant
Gorilla and whale
Cat and mouse
Dog and pony
Correct Answer: Gorilla and whale
So why is this answer correct? : Debuting in 1954, Godzilla spawned an entire genre known as “kaiju” (“strange beast”) — movies about giant monsters. Originally named “Gojira,” the giant lizard got its moniker from a portmanteau of the Japanese words “gorira” (“gorilla”) and “kujira” (“whale”). The creature’s name was later anglicized when the movie was sold to U.S. distributors.