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Friday, February 1, 2013

Quiz: Know Your Vermont State Symbols

Posted By on Fri, Feb 1, 2013 at 4:11 PM

click to enlarge Painted-Turtle-1_Young.jpg

Should kale be Vermont's official state vegetable? State Senators Anthony Pollina (P/D-Washington), Bill Doyle (R-Washington) and David Zuckerman (P/D-Chittenden) recently introduced a bill to make it so. The leafy green has gained prominence locally as a result of Bo-Muller Moore's "Eat More Kale" shirts and stickers — and subsequent trademark troubles. (No word on whether Chick-fil-A and Healthy Choice yogurt are planning to lobby against kale's selection.)

That's not the only point of emblem business this session. A group of House Reps are sponsoring a bill that would make Vermont's state reptile the painted turtle — which is odd, as the painted turtle already became the state reptile thanks to the efforts of Cornwall Elementary School students in 1994.

You might not know that Vermont has an official state soil (Tunbridge soil series), state fossil (white whale) and three state rocks (granite, marble and slate). After the jump, we've embedded a quiz to test your knowledge of 12 state symbols.

Know Your Vermont State Symbols » create tests

 

Read up on Vermont's state emblems here and here, and let us know your suggestions for future state symbols in the comments.

Turtle photo by Victor Young, via Wikimedia Commons

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