Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Veggies, dinos and stars: What do you know about Utah's state symbols? (30 items)

By , Deseret News

Jan. 14, 2014

According to, 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...

1 of 30. Question

What is the state cooking pot of Utah?

A. Skillet

B. Casserole pan

C. Saucepan

D. Dutch oven

2 of 30. Answer

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 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.

3 of 30. Question

What is the state animal of Utah?

A. Rocky Mountain elk

B. Cougar

C. American bison

D. Desert tortoise

4 of 30. Answer

A. Rocky Mountain elk

According to, 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.

5 of 30. Question

What is the state bird of Utah?

A. Turkey vulture

B. Raven

C. California gull

D. Bald eagle
1. ulvegaard
Medical Lake, Washington,
Jan. 15, 2014

I actually got several right -- though I admit, a few were guesses.