U.S. License Plates Picture Quiz

Name the states whose license plates are displayed below.
Answer must correspond to the highlighted box
These are not necessarily current plates
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Last updated: April 16, 2018
First submittedSeptember 24, 2014
Times taken31,493
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Level 57
Sep 24, 2014
Great quiz I had fun taking it.
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Level 39
Oct 22, 2014
Fun quiz! I see Massachusetts licenses all the time and almost forgot until 30 seconds left.
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Level 53
Oct 22, 2014
100% with 2:29 left. One of the easiest ive taken on here for me at least
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Level 46
Apr 3, 2019
100% 3:06 left.
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Level 77
Oct 22, 2014
I'm Canadian but still got 14/16.
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Level 81
Oct 31, 2016
Impressive.
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Level 56
Oct 22, 2014
'Colorado' is seen on the Colorado licence plate.
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Level 66
Oct 25, 2014
ha clever!!
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Level 46
Jul 1, 2017
And I didn't even notice...
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Level 29
Jun 22, 2019
That’s how I got West Virginia, too
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Level 67
Jan 4, 2020
Same
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Level 78
Oct 22, 2014
Pennsylvania was the hardest for me. Luckily I had plenty of time left and started guessing states from east to west.
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Level 71
Oct 22, 2014
What happened to the old "Keystone State" format for Pennsylvania?
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Level 44
Oct 23, 2014
It's been gone for a while. They've been doing a variation of the blue/white/gold striping since 2000.
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Level 72
Mar 7, 2016
I though they had the state's web address on them these days?
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Level 59
Apr 3, 2019
There is a keystone in the center if you look closely.
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Level 81
Apr 2, 2019
Not many clues on that one. All the others were pretty easy.
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Level 65
Oct 22, 2014
A number of those are pretty easy if you know the shapes of states.
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Level 37
Oct 22, 2014
Quite the creative quiz, hopefully another one will be made.
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Level 59
Oct 22, 2014
Dear Quizmaster, I think Idaho has spelt POTATOS wrongly. Best regards, Dan Quayle.
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Level 16
Oct 27, 2014
ummm, its spelt POTATOES
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Level 59
Jun 28, 2017
It was an attempt at sarcasm. Or maybe just an alternative fact?
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Level 48
Feb 15, 2016
Potatoes are my spirit animal.
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Level 81
Oct 31, 2016
This cracked me up!
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Level 41
Jun 29, 2017
I'm more of a sugar beet
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Level 73
Mar 4, 2019
Mine is a cucumber
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Level 79
Oct 22, 2014
Wow, Pennsylvania has the most meaningless plate of them all! My kids could make that thing in the garage. Hope they got that design cheap from prison labor or something.
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Level 49
Oct 23, 2014
Easy. I've lived in TX, WI, NJ, and NM. Recognized the mottos of HI, IL, NH, AK, ID, and VT. Recognized the logo of WY. Got MA on my first try with a lucky guess. Deduced WV from the alliteration (I'd used up most of the other W states). CO was obvious with a little thought. Got NV on about my third try while naming states with mineral industries. That left PA as the only hard one, but since I had over a minute left and can normally win the "fifty states in one minute" quiz, the outcome was never in doubt.
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Level 34
Aug 19, 2015
100% with 1:51 left
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Level 62
Apr 14, 2016
Man, now I'm disappointed that our California license plates are so boring...
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Level 85
Jun 28, 2017
Have you ever seen Virginia's? They're basically the same.
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Level 46
Oct 30, 2018
As stated later on, the current (as of October 2018) Texas plate is much more boring than even California or Virginia.
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Level 58
Apr 9, 2019
Virginia has the largest amount of license plates and the price for text customization is the lowest. The main license plate is very plain, however, most people don't have this type.
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Level 85
Jul 1, 2020
I don't know. I've seen a lot of people in my area with the plain Virginia license plate.
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Level 70
Jul 13, 2016
The state license plates are much more creative and interesting than the state flags.
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Level 59
Jun 28, 2017
They get a chance to change plates ever couple of years or so, hence must get some right, but flags generally go on for ever. There are mistakes - Texas one is now BORING black and white.
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Level 57
Jun 28, 2017
Thank you, The Office for showing me what a Pennsylvania licence plate looks like.
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Level 58
Jun 28, 2017
36% of people got West Virginia.........when the initials wv are in the lower right corner.
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Level 81
Jun 28, 2017
WV has a bit of a give-away if you zoom in.
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Level 83
Jun 28, 2017
Another great quiz, QM! I hope you will make more quizzes with the rest of the plates!
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Level 70
Jun 28, 2017
Texas has switched to a plain black on white plate because the peace officers (highway patrol, Texas Rangers, local LEOs, etc.) complained that the old decorative plates made it hard to read the license number—which is the point of a license plate in the first place. My personal favorite license plate isn't from the U.S. at all—it's Baja California's "nacional" (as opposed to "fronterizo"—border-area only) plates.
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Level 68
Jun 28, 2017
Not sure how people didn't get west virginia since it clearly shows WV in the bottom left hand corner of the picture on the annual tag
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Level 20
Jun 29, 2017
State license plates were so much more interesting in the 1970s and earlier. Many colored plates (red, green, blue, black, etc) with white letters.
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Level 46
Jul 1, 2017
I wonder why Texas has three 6's.
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Level 38
Mar 23, 2018
@Quizmaster love your quizzes so much!!! How are you that talented?
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Level 67
Aug 3, 2019
It is more a matter of effort than talent I would say. But he definitely puts in a lot of effort !
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Level 69
Apr 2, 2019
West Virginia, Colorado, and (I think) New Mexico all have the state name or abbreviation included on the stickers if you zoom in. Any way to change that? Otherwise, great quiz!
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Level 81
Apr 2, 2019
Three years later, and I missed the same three ones. Horrible.
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Level 79
Apr 2, 2019
My license plate collection FINALLY became relevant.
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Level 66
Apr 2, 2019
Plate from the state where I live: "That one looks familiar. What is it?".
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Level 78
Apr 3, 2019
Many years ago the Kentucky license plates had the name of the county along the bottom. I live in Missouri but often see cars from nearby states. I kept seeing Indiana plates that had Wander written on the bottom. I commented that Indianapolis must be in Wander County because every Indiana plate I saw had Wander written on them. My husband gave me "the look" and suggested I pay attention the next time the Indiana tourism commercial came on TV. I did, and heard the song, "Wander Indiana, wander Indiana, wander Indiana." (How was I supposed to know they wrote the slogan on their license plates?)
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Level 58
Apr 9, 2019
It would be so much better if my state's license plate was included ;p
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Level 67
Aug 3, 2019
No idea, I had 2 ( the top2 obviously)
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Level 67
Jan 4, 2020
If you zoom up on Wisconsin you can see the shape of the state
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Level 68
May 25, 2020
Texas, Hawaii and Alaska, and that's it; although as a French speaker I'm a bit ashamed I didn't guess Vermont.
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Level 46
Feb 15, 2021
This was very easy, living in the northeast
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Level 46
Mar 4, 2021
The only reason I got 100% is because i collect license plates.