How Many US State Mottos Can You Identify?

Every US state has a motto, but can you identify 12 of the most difficult to remember? Most Americans can't score a 12/12. Will you? Let's see how well you really know your state mottos. You might not be as clever as you think!
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Question 1/12

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"She flies with her own wings" is the state motto of which US state?
Oregon
Washington
Montana
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Question 2/12

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The motto "It grows as it goes" belongs to which state?
New Mexico
Arizona
Connecticut
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Question 3/12

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"The People rule" in this state.
Alabama
Arkansas
Missouri
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Question 4/12

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"Mountaineers are always free" in this great eastern state.
Pennsylvania
Virginia
West Virginia
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Question 5/12

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Which state has the motto, "In God we trust?"
New Jersey
Florida
Georgia
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Question 6/12

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"Mandly deed, Womanly words" is the state motto of this great state.
Maryland
Illinois
Kentucky
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Question 7/12

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"We dare defend our rights" is the state motto of which Southern state?
Tennessee
Alabama
Kentucky
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Question 8/12

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"Ever upward" is the brief yet powerful motto of which state?
New York
Virginia
California
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Question 9/12

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Whose state has the motto, "Live free or die?"
New Hampshire
Rhode Island
Massachusetts
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Question 10/12

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"I have found it" is the short and sweet motto of which state?
Florida
California
New Mexico
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Question 11/12

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"Gold and silver" is the succinct motto of this beautiful state.
Wyoming
Montana
Oregon
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Question 12/12

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Which state has the simple motto, "Friendship?"
Texas
Maryland
Wisconsin
Result
Okay, though you may be a citizen of the United States, you could sure stand to brush up on your mottos! Obviously you know the motto of your own state, but what about the other 49? Brush up on these iconic mottos and try again soon! You'll be a better citizen for it.

C+, Motto Mix Up

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There's no doubt that you're a true patriot who has a great interest in state history. That's why you don't just know the motto of your own state, you know the sayings of most states. It's obvious that you love this country so much, that you just want to know it well!

B+, Motto Maven

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You're a total motto maverick! If there's a state motto, you know it by heart. From short and sweet sayings, to long and drawn out mottos, you know them all. Whether it's the east, the west, or somewhere in between, odds are you know the motto!

A+, Motto Maverick

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1
"She flies with her own wings" is the state motto of which US state?
Oregon
Washington
Montana
2
The motto "It grows as it goes" belongs to which state?
New Mexico
Arizona
Connecticut
3
"The People rule" in this state.
Alabama
Arkansas
Missouri
4
"Mountaineers are always free" in this great eastern state.
Pennsylvania
Virginia
West Virginia
5
Which state has the motto, "In God we trust?"
New Jersey
Florida
Georgia
6
"Mandly deed, Womanly words" is the state motto of this great state.
Maryland
Illinois
Kentucky
7
"We dare defend our rights" is the state motto of which Southern state?
Tennessee
Alabama
Kentucky
8
"Ever upward" is the brief yet powerful motto of which state?
New York
Virginia
California
9
Whose state has the motto, "Live free or die?"
New Hampshire
Rhode Island
Massachusetts
10
"I have found it" is the short and sweet motto of which state?
Florida
California
New Mexico
11
"Gold and silver" is the succinct motto of this beautiful state.
Wyoming
Montana
Oregon
12
Which state has the simple motto, "Friendship?"
Texas
Maryland
Wisconsin