Hold there! It's really a tricky question; it's not simply asking you if it was a Palindrome or not; but the question is "Does it read the same forwards and backwards?" The answer is "No" it does not read the same forwards and backwards because of the question mark "?".
No - If one is to take these words literally and/or it the person(s) who designed this quiz are also referring to the sentence structure of the PHRASE..in either/both cases, this PHRASE definitely does not read the same - duh!
"was it a cat I saw"
a phrase still has to have the correct STRUCTURE...
Now try it read it backwards with letters spaced out Was- I - t A C - a - t I -Saw see space the letters out now read is as I reversed nothing just put spaces were now you see the last word spelled backwards is "waS" or "Was" the next word spelled backwards is " It " or "it" the next is "a" gthe next is "CAt" or "Cat" see how it woks all the letters backwards spelled out with the right spacing installed is the same letters now ...Ha Ha Imust be smart to get it hay "pat on my back" get off I say Pat,s heavy ...why do women have a pair of pants pair of glasses yet one bra not fair as that is truly a pair