Can You Match the License Plate to Its State?

By: Jacqueline Samaroo

Can You Match the License Plate to Its State?
Image: Brian Ashworth via YouTube

About This Quiz

What does your state's license plate state about your state?

The United States of America may just be one country; however, the 50 states that make it up are extremely unique and diverse, especially when they are compared with each other. From the massive states like Texas, California, Alaska and Nevada, to the comparatively smaller states like Rhode Island, Connecticut, New Hampshire and Delaware; every state has a wide variety of things that it can be proud of, things that set it apart from all of the rest, things that make it unique!

While every state could just use a basic black and white design for its license plate, where's the fun in that? While state license plates do serve the obvious purpose of identifying vehicles that drive on local roads, when it comes to  their design, they have more often than not been used to highlight key aspects of the state's overall personality and identity! This can be anything from iconic graphics and symbols to simply having a popular state slogan or nickname printed on it. So, just how well traveled are you when it comes to the US? Jump right into this quiz and let's find out!

New York License Plate This is a picture of which state license plate?
New York
Design-wise, the New York state license plate is dark blue on reflective gold and bears the slogan Empire State. Front and rear plates are notably required on all vehicles (except motorcycles).
South Carolina
Arizona
Oregon

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Florida License Plate Which state license plate is showcased in this picture?
Washington
Connecticut
Florida
Design-wise, the Florida state license plate is green on reflective white with state map and a citrus orange graphic. It is notable for being one of the last of the contiguous 48 states to supply plates for registrants.
Kentucky

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1985 Tennessee license plate This is an image of which state license plate?
Indiana
Oklahoma
New Hampshire
Tennessee
Design-wise, the Tennessee state license plate is black text on a mountain scene with a county name sticker. This standard design was first introduced on July 1, 2017.

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Texas License Plate Which state license plate is showcased in this photo?
Pennsylvania
Vermont
Texas
Design-wise, the Texas state license plate is black on white with 5-point star in the upper left corner and bears the slogan The Lone Star State. This standard design has been in use since 2012.
Louisiana

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Iowa License Plate Do you know the name of the state license plate in this photo?
Utah
Iowa
Design-wise, the Iowa state license plate features black text on a reflective graphic plate with blue sky and a white city skyline, farm and wind turbine. This new design was chosen by voters at the 2017 Iowa State Fair and on the Iowa State Fair's website.
Wyoming
Rhode Island

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Massachusetts License Plate What is the name of the state license plate in this photo?
Oregon
Minnesota
Maine
Massachusetts
Design-wise, the Massachusetts state license plate is a basic red on reflective white and bears the slogan The Spirit of America. Massachusetts is notable for being the first U.S. state to issue license plates.

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California License Plate Can you identify the state license plate in this image?
Kentucky
California
Design-wise, the California state license plate features dark blue text on a white background with a red state name graphic and slogan printed above. The state name has been modified to be larger on newer versions.
North Dakota
Utah

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Montana License Plate Which state license plate is in this picture?
Montana
Design-wise, the Montana state license plates that are currently in use are varied. However, they do share a common theme of blue and “Big Sky”.
New Hampshire
Wisconsin
Pennsylvania

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North Carolina License Plate Do you know the name of the state license plate in this picture?
Louisiana
North Carolina
Design-wise, the North Carolina state license plate is blue on reflective white with a quill pen graphic. It also bears the slogan "First In Flight".
Illinois
Indiana

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West Virginia License Plate Which state license plate is in this photo?
Maine
Rhode Island
Washington
West Virginia
Design-wise, the West Virginia state license plate is blue text on white with the state name in a dark blue bar and it bears the slogan “Wild, Wonderful”. West Virginia is notable for having been gradually formed after the onset of the Civil War.

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Hawaii License Plate Can you identify the state license plate in this picture?
New York
Hawaii
Design-wise, the Hawaii state license plate is black text on reflective white with a rainbow graphic and bears the slogan “Aloha State”. Hawaii is notable for being the most recently admitted state and the only one that is made up entirely of islands.
Delaware
South Carolina

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New Jersey License Plate Which state license plate is in this image?
New Jersey
Design-wise, the New Jersey state license plate is black text on a yellow gradient fade and it bears the slogan “Garden State”. It is one of the most populous states but also the fourth smallest one.
Florida
Idaho
Illinois

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Virginia License Plate Can you identify this state license plate?
Kansas
North Carolina
Virginia
Design-wise, the Virginia state license plate is simply blue text on a white background. It also bears the slogan “Virginia is for Lovers”.
North Dakota

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Colorado License Plate What is the name of the state license plate in this image?
Texas
Colorado
Design-wise, the Colorado state license plate features an embossed mountain scene with white text. This design references the state’s mountainous terrain and the fact that the highest peak of the Rockies is located here.
Wisconsin
Alaska

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New Mexico License Plate Do you know the name of the state license plate in this image?
Iowa
Oklahoma
New Mexico
Design-wise, the New Mexico state license plate is bright yellow with bold red text. It also notably bears the slogan "Land of Enchantment".
Minnesota

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Ohio License Plate Can you identify the state license plate in this photo?
Massachusetts
Hawaii
Kansas
Ohio
Design-wise, the Ohio state license plate features a silver word cloud background and simple bold black text. It bears the slogan “Birthplace of Aviation” and an assortment of 45 other relevant slogans, famous names, and facts.

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Alaska License Plate Which state license plate is this?
California
Colorado
Alaska
Design-wise, the Alaska state license plate is gold with blue text and a representation of the state flag. It also bears the slogan “The Last Frontier”.
Vermont

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Kansas License Plate Do you know the name of this state license plate?
Kansas
Design-wise, the Kansas state license plate features dark blue text that sits on a light blue gradient background. It also only bears the state name and features no slogans of any kind on current standard plates.
Montana
Virginia
Ohio

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Idaho License Plate What is the name of the state license plate in this picture?
Tennessee
New Jersey
Connecticut
Idaho
Design-wise, the Idaho state license plate features an iconic red, white and blue background with black text. It also bears the simple slogan “Famous Potatoes”.

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Delaware License Plate Which state license plate is showcased here?
Delaware
Design-wise, the Delaware state license plate features gold text on a navy blue background. It also bears the slogan “The First State”; an obvious reference to Delaware’s status as the first state to ratify the Constitution of the United States.
New Mexico
West Virginia
Arizona

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Arizona License Plate Can you correctly name this state license plate?
Delaware
Massachusetts
Oregon
Arizona
Design-wise, the Arizona state license plate features dark text that sits atop a stylized desert landscape. It also bears the slogan “Grand Canyon State”.

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Connecticut License Plate Which state license plate is showcased in this image?
California
Connecticut
Design-wise, the Connecticut state license plate features dark blue text on a blue and white gradient fade. It also bears the slogan “Constitution State”.
Kentucky
Idaho

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Oklahoma License Plate This is a photo of which state license plate?
Montana
New Hampshire
North Carolina
Oklahoma
Design-wise, the Oklahoma state license plate is reflective blue with black text. The background also features the silhouette of the scissor-tailed flycatcher in the center.

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Vermont License Plate What is the name of this state license plate?
Tennessee
Vermont
Design-wise, the Vermont state license plate is a solid green color with white text and accents. It bears the slogan “Green Mountain State” and a depiction of a white tree in the top left corner.
Louisiana
Alaska

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Wyoming License Plate Do you recognize this state license plate?
Wyoming
Design-wise, the Wyoming state license plate features the Green River Lakes and Squaretop Mountain. Since 1936, the state’s license plates have included an image of a Bucking Horse and Rider (a registered trademark of the U.S. state of Wyoming).
West Virginia
Rhode Island
Ohio

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Minnesota License Plate This is a picture of which state license plate?
New York
New Mexico
Minnesota
Design-wise, the Minnesota state license plate features a reflective white background with an additional lake scene graphic. It also bears the slogan 10,000 Lakes.
Maine

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Wisconsin License Plate Which state license plate is showcased in this picture?
Florida
Washington
Wisconsin
Design-wise, the Wisconsin state license plate features a reflective white background with a stylized lake and farm graphic. It also bears the slogan “America's Dairyland”.
Colorado

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North Dakota License Plate This is an image of which state license plate?
Wyoming
North Dakota
Design-wise, the North Dakota state license plate features a blue sky to sunrise gradient that also has a prairie scene. It also bears the slogans “Legendary” and “Peace Garden State”. .
Indiana
Virginia

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Illinois License Plate Which state license plate is showcased in this photo?
Illinois
Design-wise, the Illinois state license plate features a blue gradient fade background with a portrait of Abraham Lincoln. It also fittingly bears the slogan "Land of Lincoln".
Texas
New Jersey
Utah

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South Carolina License Plate Do you know the name of the state license plate in this photo?
Iowa
Hawaii
South Carolina
Design-wise, the South Carolina state license plate is a white and blue background with black text on top and a palmetto tree in the middle. It also bears the slogan “While I Breathe, I Hope”.
Pennsylvania

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Washington License Plate What is the name of the state license plate in this photo?
Delaware
Washington
Design-wise, the Washington state license plate features a light blue Mount Rainier graphic and dark blue text. It also bears the slogan “Evergreen State”.
Wisconsin
West Virginia

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Indiana License Plate Can you identify the state license plate in this image?
Idaho
Illinois
Tennessee
Indiana
Design-wise, the Indiana state license plate features a reflective country scene graphic with the colors green, red, blue, and white. It has no slogan but features relevant information like the expiration date, year, county number, as well as even a recycling symbol.

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Pennsylvania License Plate Which state license plate is in this picture?
Montana
North Carolina
Pennsylvania
Design-wise, the Pennsylvania state license plate is a basic blue, white, and yellow horizontally striped pattern. Pennsylvania is notable for being the second state to ratify the United States Constitution and one of the Thirteen Colonies.
South Carolina

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Utah License Plate Do you know the name of the state license plate in this picture?
Alaska
North Dakota
California
Utah
Design-wise, the Utah state license plate features a graphic that depicts the Delicate Arch. It also bears the slogan “Life Elevated”.

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Maine License Plate Which state license plate is in this photo?
Ohio
Maine
Design-wise, the Maine state license plate is simply reflective white with a chickadee and pine tassel graphic. It also bears the slogan “Vacationland”.
Minnesota
Massachusetts

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Rhode Island License Plate Can you identify the state license plate in this picture?
Kansas
Iowa
New Mexico
Rhode Island
Design-wise, the Rhode Island state license plate features a simple background that bears a stylized ocean wave graphic. It also bears the slogan “Ocean State”.

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Louisiana License Plate Which state license plate is in this image?
Louisiana
Design-wise, the Louisiana state license plate features a yellow-pink gradient with a pelican graphic. It also bears the slogan "Sportsman's Paradise".
Colorado
Vermont
Texas

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New Hampshire License Plate Can you identify this state license plate?
Wyoming
Oklahoma
New Hampshire
Design-wise, the New Hampshire state license plate notably features a green on Old Man of the Mountain graphic. It also bears the slogan “Live Free or Die”.
Virginia

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Kentucky License Plate What is the name of the state license plate in this image?
Kentucky
Design-wise, the Kentucky state license plate features a light blue gradient with a county name sticker. It also bears the slogan “Unbridled Spirit“ or alternatively “In God We Trust”.
Arizona
Connecticut
Florida

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Oregon License Plate Do you know the name of the state license plate in this image?
Hawaii
Oregon
Design-wise, the Oregon state license plate features a mountain graphic with a fir tree. Oregon is notable for being one of only three mainland US states that is washed by the Pacific Ocean.
Arizona
New York

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