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According to utah.gov, Utah has 28 different state symbols, ranging from a state grass to a state railroad museum.

See what you know about some of these symbols — and what you don't know...

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What is the state cooking pot of Utah?

A. Skillet

B. Casserole pan

C. Saucepan

D. Dutch oven

Answer
Jason Olson, Deseret News archives

D. Dutch oven

Luckily it is possible to make Jell-O dishes in a Dutch oven, because the heavy pot has been Utah's official state cooking pot since 1997.

"It's been asked why Dutch ovens are used by more Utah families than other states and perhaps it's because for Utahns, families have a special significance and particularly their pioneer forbearers," the pioneer.utah.gov website states. "It's a unique and generational bonding experience for families to gather around a campfire after a meal from the same kind of Dutch ovens and tell the stories about and history of their pioneer ancestors."

Utah is home to the International Dutch Oven Society and hosts the World Championship Dutch Oven Cookoff each year.

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What is the state animal of Utah?

A. Rocky Mountain elk

B. Cougar

C. American bison

D. Desert tortoise

Answer
Utah Division of Wildlife Resources

A. Rocky Mountain elk

According to pioneer.utah.gov, the Rocky Mountain elk became Utah's state animal in 1971. Male Rocky Mountain elk can stand up to five feet at the shoulder and may weigh in at more than 700 pounds.

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What is the state bird of Utah?

A. Turkey vulture

B. Raven

C. California gull

D. Bald eagle

Answer
Ravell Call, Deseret News

C. California gull

The California gull — listed in the Utah code as simply, "the sea gull" — was named Utah's state bird in 1955.

Utah's connection with seagulls goes back to its pioneer days. In 1848, according to Orson F. Whitney, hordes of crickets were swarming and eating the crops of the pioneers when "great flocks of gulls appeared, filling the air with their white wings and plaintive cries, and settled down upon the half-ruined fields. All day long they gorged themselves, and when full, disgorged and feasted again, the white gulls upon the black crickets, list hosts of heaven and hell contending, until the pests were vanquished and the people were saved."

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Stuart Johnson, Deseret News archives

What is the state motto of Utah?

A. God enriches

B. Nothing without the deity

C. Labor conquers all things

D. Industry

Answer
Stuart Johnson, Deseret News archives

D. Industry

The state motto — "Industry" — and the state symbol — the beehive — were adopted in 1959, although both are rooted in the very beginnings of pioneer settlement in the territory.

An 1881 Deseret News article said, "The hive and honey bees form our communal coat of arms . . . It is a significant representation of the industry, harmony, order and frugality of the people, and of the sweet results of their toil, union and intelligent cooperation."

The "Industry" motto currently appears on Utah's state flag, and has resided there since at least 1903, when it was placed on Utah's first unofficial state flag (pictured here).

The other state mottos listed are from Arizona ("God enriches"), Colorado ("Nothing without the deity") and Oklahoma ("Labor conquers all things")

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Bret Webster

What is the state star of Utah?

A. Polaris

B. Dubhe

C. Bellatrix

D. Vega

Answer
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B. Dubhe

Dubhe, the orange-hued star on the far right of the bowl of the Big Dipper, is the Utah State Centennial Star.

In 1996, Utah's centennial year, the Deseret News reported that the star was chosen because "light from Dubhe takes 100 years to get to Earth, meaning the light we now see emanating from the celestial sphere originated the same year Utah was granted statehood."

The state astronomical symbol is the Beehive Cluster, located in the constellation of Cancer.

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What is the state flower of Utah?

A. Sego lily

B. Sagebrush

D. Utah honeysuckle

D. Columbine

Answer
Larry Sagers

A. Sego lily

The sego lily became Utah's official state flower in 1911, both in honor of its beauty and in honor of the fact that the bulbs of the small white flower helped the early pioneers survive the tough winter of 1848-1849.

In a 1995 Utah Historical Quarterly article, Brian Q. Cannon wrote that the bulbs were retrieved by digging in the ground with a sharpened stick or a grubbing hoe, and ranged from egg-size to pea-size.

Various pioneers wrote that the bulbs were "almost tasteless," "not unpalatable," and "quite nice when fresh cooked," but "thick and ropey" when cool.

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What is the state folk dance of Utah?

A. Country swing

B. Square dance

C. Clogging

D. Highland Reel

Answer
Jason Olson, Deseret News

B. Square dance

According to the Utah Code, "Utah's state folk dance is the square dance, the folk dance that is called, cued, or prompted to the dancers and includes squares, rounds, clogging, contra, line and heritage dancers."

The square dance became one of Utah's official symbols in 1994.

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What is the state fossil of Utah?

A. Utahraptor

B. Lythronax argestes

C. Allosaurus

D. Stegosaurus

Answer
Kelly Rigby of the BLM

C. Allosaurus

The Allosaurus, or "other reptile," became Utah's state fossil in 1988, largely due to the number of Allosaurus fossils that have been found in the state.

More than 12,000 dinosaur bones from at least 74 dinosaurs have been excavated from Utah's Cleveland-Lloyd Dinosaur Quarry alone, with about half of these — according to Discovery.com — coming from Allosaurus dinosaurs. These 12,000 bones were probably found all in one place, Discovery.com suggests, because it was a "predator trap, where a few animals that were prey got caught, maybe by tar, and then predators came to feed on the bodies. But they also got caught in the trap."

The walkingwithdinosaurs.com website states that an Allosaurus was as tall as 2.84 people standing head-to-toe, was the length of 7.06 people standing fingertip-to-fingertip, and weighed as much as 20.23 people. They had poor hearing, a good sense of smell and backwards-facing teeth that would push a struggling meal further down the dinosaur's throat.

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What is the state fruit of Utah?

A. Watermelon

B. Blueberry

C. Cherry

D. Peach

Answer
Keith Johnson, Deseret News archives

C. Cherry

The cherry became Utah's official state fruit in 1997 following a selection, research and polling period performed by elementary school students.

In 2012, the United States Department of Agriculture estimated that Utah would produce 1,600 tons of sweet cherries and 34 million pounds of tart cherries.

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Rick Bowmer

What state symbol honors Utah's first Scots?

A. The state grass

B. The state insect

C. The Utah State Railroad Museum

D. The state tartan

Answer
http://www.tartanregister.gov.uk/

D. The state tartan

The Utah State Centennial Tartan honors the first Scots in Utah and Utahns of Scottish heritage, according to pioneer.utah.gov, and was first suggested in 1996.

The Utah tartan specifically should have a "pattern or repeating-half-sett of white-2, blue-6, red-6, blue-4, green-18, red-6 and white-4 to represent the tartan worn anciently by the Logan and Skene clans, with the addition of a white stripe."

According to pioneer.utah.gov, the Logan referenced above is in honor of mountain man Ephraim Logan, who named the river in Cache Valley after his ancestral Scottish clan in 1824, and the Skene referenced above is in honor of Peter Skene Ogden, a fur trapper and namesake of Ogden.

"The Logan tartan was one of the original 19 tartans of Scotland in 1819, recorded in the weave book of Wilson & Son of Bannockburn," the website states. "The Logans discarded the sett in the 1830s and was adopted by the Skenes in the 1850s until they discarded it during the 1880s. Utah's tartan resurrected this sett of Red, Green and Blue, and added a white strip for differening. It is very symbolic."

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What is the state vegetable of Utah?

A. Spanish sweet onion

B. Zucchini

C. Savoy cabbage

D. Sugar beet

Answer
Kristan Jacobsen, Deseret News archives

A. Spanish sweet onion

In the state vegetable battle between the Spanish sweet onion and the sugar beet, both came out as winners, with the Spanish sweet onion being designated as the Utah State Vegetable and the sugar beet being named the Utah State Historic Vegetable.

To give you a taste of Utah's onion production, government data shows that 1,500 acres of onions were harvested in the state in 2004.

While onions are the modern vegetable of choice, according to uen.org, "the production of beet sugar contributed substantially to Utah's economy for almost 100 years."

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Ravell Call, Deseret News

What is the state firearm of Utah?

A. Browning 22 Semi-Auto rifle

B. M1911 automatic pistol

C. Colt Woodsman

D. Winchester Model 1892

Answer
Associated Press

B. M1911 automatic pistol

The Browning M1911 automatic pistol was named the state firearm in 2011, with Sen. Mark Madsen, the Senate sponsor of the bill saying that the state gun "represents the freedom-loving culture of Utah" while recognizing pioneer John M. Browning.

"An Ogden native, Browning is one of the most important figures in the development of modern automatic and semi-automatic firearms and is credited with 128 gun patents," the Deseret News reported at the time.

Utah was the first state to designate a state firearm and has since been joined by Arizona (the Colt revolver), Indiana (Grouseland Rifle) and West Virginia (Hall Model 1819 Flintlock Rifle).

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What is the state fish of Utah?

A. June Sucker

B. Utah Chub

C. Bonneville Cutthroat Trout

D. Smallmouth Bass

Answer
Scott Root/DWR

C. Bonneville Cutthroat trout

The Bonneville Cutthroat trout is one of 15 subspecies of the cutthroat trout, and was adopted by the Utah Legislature in 1997 as the Utah State Fish. From 1971 to 1997, the state fish was the Rainbow Trout.

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What is the state rock of Utah?

A. Sandstone

B. Coal

C. Wonderstone

D. Granite

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B. Coal

Utah may be known for its red rocks above ground, but its state rock is found underground; coal was named as Utah's state rock in 1991. According to pioneer.utah.gov, coal is found in 17 of Utah's 29 counties.

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What is the state song of Utah?

A. "Utah, This Is The Place"

B. "Utah!"

C. "Utah We Love Thee"

D. "The Handcart Song"

Answer
Ravell Call, Deseret News

A. "Utah, This Is The Place"

"Utah We Love Thee," listed as option C on the previous slide, is Utah's original state song, but the song was changed to "Utah, This Is The Place" in 2003.

"Utah We Love Thee" was then designated as the Utah State Hymn.

According to pioneer.utah.gov, "Utah, This Is The Place" was written in 1996 for Utah's centennial celebration. During debate over designating it as the state song in 2003, then-Rep. Gordon Snow asked if composers Sam and Gary Francis would give up their copyright, thus preventing them from gaining royalties each time the song was sung. The website says that after Snow's question, "someone, later identified as one of the composers, in the Legislative gallery shouted out 'yes!'"