State Mottos by BarkerC

Champion(s):

WellsW
If you ain't first, you're last


Runner(s)-Up:

KelsoT
I have to have a motto? NO ONE TOLD ME I HAD TO HAVE A MOTTO!


Quiz Description

Given clues, name these things related to the official mottos of the 50 United States.

Full Results:

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1 WellsW 539 99 15
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2 KelsoT 492 97 15
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3 HightB 443 95 15
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4 PerryS 407 93 15
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5 PolinskyL 386 91 15
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6 GrahamJ 381 89 15
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7 LuskT 374 87 15
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8 CooperJ 363 85 15
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9 Adam 324 83 15
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10 RichmondJ 320 82 15
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11 WareD 313 80 15
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12 ThomasR 312 77 15
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12 WoodJ 312 77 15
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14 MeyerS 310 74 15
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15 Neil 290 72 15
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16 JordanG 289 70 15
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17 FlaxmanR 276 68 15
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18 RobinJRichards 273 66 15
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19 KingJA 268 64 15
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19 thorsleyd 268 64 15
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21 KaufmanK 265 61 15
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22 ConnorA 261 59 15
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23 MorrisT 257 57 15
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24 AdelmanM 249 55 15
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25 PlotkinD 245 53 15
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26 NathanL 240 51 15
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30 MatthewsP 215 44 15
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31 WeikleB 208 42 15
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32 ChrisRosenberg 203 40 15
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33 randalleng 192 38 15
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34 SpoeriJ 189 36 15
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41 GoodmanDL 172 23 15
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50 PrawoJazdy 101 6 15
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Questions:

The most famous state motto in the United States is, likely, this state's "Live Free or Die"

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New Hampshire

The only U.S. state with an official motto in French is, surprisingly, not Louisiana, but rather this state's "L'├ętoile du Nord"

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Minnesota

New York City native Stan Lee could likely tell you that this is New York's one-word Latin motto, meaning "Ever Upward".

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Excelsior

This state's English motto, adopted in 1779, is "Freedom and Unity". In 2015, it adopted a different Latin motto, Stella quarta decima fulgeat or "May the 14th star shine bright."

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Vermont

This southern state's motto is "In God We Trust." No, seriously, in 1868, what is now America's third most populous state just copied the national motto and called it a day.

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Florida

America's shortest motto, "Hope", belongs to this state with the longest official name.

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Rhode Island

This state's ten word motto, "Our liberties we prize and our rights we will maintain." appears on the state flag on a massively long banner weighing down an eagle in flight.

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Iowa

The oldest state motto is Qui transtulit sustinet or "He who transplanted sustains", which was adopted in 1662 when this state was still an English colony.

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Connecticut

Amazingly, this state did not change its motto even after it was yelled out by an homicidal actor on the evening of April 14, 1865.

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Virginia

The only state motto taken directly from the Bible is this state's use of Matthew 19:26 "With God, all things are possible." It was adopted in 1959 when it had been pointed out it was the only one of the continental United States that lacked an official motto.

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Ohio

This state's beautiful Ad astra per aspera is also seen as the motto of the pre-Federation Starfleet on Star Trek: Enterprise

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Kansas

Closely related to a phrase associated with a Kentucky-born president and specifically an 1858 Senate campaign speech in which he referenced Mark 3:25, what is the six-word English motto of the state of Kentucky?

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United we stand, divided we fall.