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  British Vehicle Registrations    
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
Since 2001
New format vehicle registrations were introduced in Great Britain in 2001. The first two letters indicate which licensing office issued the plate, so can you match the letters to the area to which they apply?
Average, 10 Qns, rossian, Oct 05 23
rossian editor
Oct 05 23
96 plays
  German License Plates Decoded   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
In comparison to many other countries, Germany has rather bland license plates, but they can contain a lot of information about the car. Let's take a look at what they can tell you.
Average, 10 Qns, WesleyCrusher, Sep 24 18
WesleyCrusher editor
Sep 24 18
308 plays
  European Country License Plate Letters    
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
European cars have a letter denoting their country of origin. I will give you the letter seen on European car license plates, you tell me the country, but, be careful, some are NOT what they seem! I will give you a hint to help.
Easier, 15 Qns, ankhsunamun1, Sep 10 23
Sep 10 23
506 plays
  U.S. State License Plates    
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
This is all about state license plate mottoes. I give you the motto, you give me the state, all multiple choice. If any of my info is wrong, let me know.
Average, 15 Qns, EM1026, Jul 30 05
5162 plays
  License Plates Part I    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Do you know your license plates? Here's ten questions about U.S. license plate - you may be surprised at what you know and DON'T know!
Tough, 10 Qns, Drewski, Apr 25 13
3206 plays
  British Car Registration Plates    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
British car registration plates have been in existence for more than a hundred years, with quite a few changes along the way. How much do you know about the history and current system of car registrations in the UK?
Average, 10 Qns, Plumbus, Aug 13 11
Plumbus gold member
463 plays
  Crack The Irish Car Registration Code    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Car owners must display a registration number on their vehicles. The Republic of Ireland introduced a logical system based on county and city identifiers in 1987. An example is CE, which is the identifier for Co Clare.
Average, 10 Qns, darksplash, Oct 10 09
306 plays
  License Plate Slogans of Canada    
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
If you've gotten around Canada, you've seen a number of different license plates. Can you match the slogan with the province or territory?
Average, 15 Qns, reedy, Jul 30 05
reedy gold member
1104 plays
  Around the World Car Registration Spell    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Based on the popular "Chem Spell" quizzes, this quiz uses international car registration codes. Example: "Romania, Sweden, Spain: pretty flower" = "RO S E"
Average, 10 Qns, Catamount, Apr 24 06
493 plays
  License Plates Part VII    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Here's a not too tough license plate quiz - good luck! Drew - Editor, PL8S Magazine
Tough, 10 Qns, Drewski, Apr 04 14
1401 plays
trivia question Quick Question
All German license plates are white and bear the blue EU field. However, the characters can come in multiple colors. Which is NOT one of them?

From Quiz "German License Plates Decoded"

  Florida License Plates    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Florida has over 100 license plates to choose from. See if you can figure out which one I'm describing.
Average, 10 Qns, golfmom08, Mar 24 11
golfmom08 gold member
221 plays
  German Number Plate Codes    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Number plates in Germany show which city a car comes from. This quiz will be easy for some. If you are not sure, a knowledge of German cities will help. The most obvious answer is usually right. Good Luck!
Average, 10 Qns, hews, Aug 30 08
683 plays
  What do Those Letters Mean?    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
How well do you know your international car registration letters? I will give either the letters, or the country, and you will identify the other. (Please note these were correct at time of writing, but things do change.)
Tough, 10 Qns, ArleneRimmer, Jan 29 21
Jan 29 21
789 plays
  License Plates Part II    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Know your license plates? You'll have to be VERY sharp to do well on this quiz. Good luck!
Very Difficult, 10 Qns, Drewski, Mar 14 06
Very Difficult
1209 plays
  License Plates Part V    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Here's another license plate trivia quiz - this one shouldn't be as tough as some of the others, so get at it! - Drewski, PL8S Magazine
Difficult, 10 Qns, Drewski, Mar 14 06
1128 plays
  License Plates Part VI    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
It's the sixth of the tin-quizzes! Get out the wrenches, and good luck!
Difficult, 10 Qns, Drewski, Mar 14 06
1079 plays
  European car number plates    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
There are many variations of codes, colours and exceptions on car number plates. I like to look out for them. How many have you noticed? For the purposes of the quiz only, 'country' refers to any authority capable of issuing its own number plates.
Difficult, 10 Qns, satguru, Jan 27 15
satguru gold member
553 plays
  A-Z International licence plate codes    
Multiple Choice
 25 Qns
This is a quiz in the A-Z format about some lesser known international licence plate codes.
Tough, 25 Qns, author, Oct 05 20
Oct 05 20
481 plays
  German City Abbreviations (License Plates)    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
While driving through Germany, you see 'GAP' on the license plate. Is that car advertising for Gap clothes or is it from a particular place? I didn't know until I got there! See if you know! Hint: The bigger the city, the fewer the letters it has!
Difficult, 10 Qns, ladymacb29, Jul 30 05
ladymacb29 editor
614 plays
  German, French and Austrian License Plates    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Looking at a license plate in Europe, can you tell what city or area the car is from?
Difficult, 10 Qns, ladymacb29, Jul 30 05
ladymacb29 editor
495 plays
  License Plates Part IV    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Another quiz on license plates - US, Canada and the world - Good luck!
Impossible, 10 Qns, Drewski, Mar 14 06
908 plays
  License Plates Part III    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Another license plate quiz - this one has some tough ones, and some easys - good luck! Drewski - PL8S Magazine Editor
Impossible, 10 Qns, Drewski, Nov 30 07
826 plays
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  Country Codes [World] (10 quizzes)

License Plates Trivia Questions

1. A standard German license plate number consists of three character groups. What is their correct order?

From Quiz
German License Plates Decoded

Answer: Two groups of letters followed by a number

The most basic license plate has, on the left, first the blue European Union field with the "D" for Germany, then a first group of one to three letters, then the seal of the district (Kreis), then a second group of letters (one or two) and finally a number of up to four digits. The total number of characters can however be a maximum of eight, so plates with a 3-2-4 code cannot be issued.

2. If I saw the letter 'B' on the license plate, what country would the car be from?

From Quiz European Country License Plate Letters

Answer: Belgium

The country is famous for Agatha Christie's fictional detective and Belgian lace. Having been there, it is a beautiful, peaceful country. The Atomium near Brussels is spectacular, and the Manneken Pis, also in Brussels, is one of the best known sculptures in Europe, if a little rude!

3. In the Republic of Ireland, vehicles must carry a registration plate that bears certain information including a code for each county or city. Under the system that was introduced in 1987, what was the county identifier for Donegal?

From Quiz Crack The Irish Car Registration Code

Answer: DL

The Republic always had county identifiers, but as various combinations of letters and numerals ran out, a new system was introduced in 1987. A typical Co Donegal registration would be 09 DL 4444 (for the year, the county identifier and a record of the individual vehicle).

4. In which year were the first car registration plates issued in the UK?

From Quiz British Car Registration Plates

Answer: 1903

The growing popularity of motor cars led to the Motor Car Act of 1903 in which the British government took various steps to introduce regulation and control. One effect of the Act was to require all vehicles on British roads to be registered and to display registration plates. The first car registrations were issued in 1903, even though the legal requirement for vehicles to display them didn't take effect until 1904.

5. Use the International Car Registration Codes for the following countries to spell a word: Finland, Iceland, Hungary - "to end"

From Quiz Around the World Car Registration Spell

Answer: Finish

FIN, IS, H I was surprised to see that Finland is not using an abbreviation of their name for themselves, Suomen Tasavalta or Suomi.

6. A: What is the unofficial international licence plate code for Anguilla?

From Quiz A-Z International licence plate codes

Answer: AIA

AUA is Aruba, ANG is Angola, AG is Antigua and Barbuda. Many people on this tiny Caribbean island will surely prefer the British GB as this is a British colony. This is also the official code.

7. Which country uses the letters 'DY' on their vehicles?

From Quiz What do Those Letters Mean?

Answer: Benin

The Dominican Republic uses DOM, while Algeria is DZ and Kenya's letters are EAK.

8. Which European country shares its layout with the new UK style (though with different meanings)?

From Quiz European car number plates

Answer: Romania

The UK switched their ancient system of plate issue in 2001. By the limited variations of format possible, they coincidentally used one resembling the Romanians.

9. In France, the last two numbers of a license plate tell the area. What are the numbers for Nice?

From Quiz German, French and Austrian License Plates

Answer: 06

10. If a car's number plate starts with the letter 'B', where does the driver live?

From Quiz German Number Plate Codes

Answer: Berlin

The biggest cities of Germany almost always use only one letter. This allows more room on the number plate for other letters. A typical Berlin number plate might read B:QW459. This allows a long period of time before all of the possibilities are used.

11. Wisconsin license plate slogan: AMERICA'S _______________.

From Quiz License Plates Part VII

Answer: Dairyland

Wisconsin license plates were first issued in 1905. The 'America's Dairyland' slogan didn't appear until 1940.

12. This slogan was never used on a Louisiana license plate.

From Quiz License Plates Part VI

Answer: Pelican State

Louisiana actually jumped back and forth on the spelling of the Sports 'person' Paradise slogans - they also used the slogan 'YAMS' in 1954. Although pelicans were heavily featured on the plates, they never found their way into a legend.

13. GREATEST SNOW ON EARTH! Whose plate displays this legend?

From Quiz License Plates Part V

Answer: Utah

Utah plates in 1948 had the slogan 'THE FRIENDLY STATE'.

14. Montana license plate logo.

From Quiz License Plates Part IV

Answer: Steerhead

The steerhead originally appeared on the Montana license plate in the 1930's.

15. What is the main color of the Pennsylvania Antique-Historic car license plate?

From Quiz License Plates Part III

Answer: Purple

The number 1 Pennsylvania Antique-Historic Car license plate can be found on an antique vehicle at the Swigart Auto Museum, located in Huntingdon, Pennsylvania.

16. This Scandinavian country issued porcelain license plates with an 'eye on hand' symbol on the plate.

From Quiz License Plates Part II

Answer: Denmark

Plates used on the Faeroe Islands during the same period also had the 'eye on hand' symbol, but in a vertical position.

17. Which state has used the slogan '10,000 LAKES'?

From Quiz License Plates Part I

Answer: Minnesota

The slogan '10,000 LAKES' first appeared on the license plates in 1950.

18. The first set of letters on a German license plate has a specific meaning, although this is no longer absolute. What does it stand for?

From Quiz German License Plates Decoded

Answer: The district in which the vehicle is registered

The first letter group is normally fixed and indicates the district or city the vehicle is registered in. However, there are some recent exceptions - it is now permissible to keep a license plate after moving to a different city and often, companies, especially rental car companies, have agreements with specific cities or districts to register all their vehicles there, even if they are not normally operating out of that city. As an example, you will see a lot of rental cars bearing M (Munich) or WI (Wiesbaden) plates.

19. Where would I be if I saw the letters 'DK' on a locally-owned car?

From Quiz European Country License Plate Letters

Answer: Denmark

One of Denmark's most famous citizens is the writer Hans Christian Andersen, well known the world over for his books of fairy tales.

20. The number-one selling specialty plate belongs to one of Florida's universities. They have won three national football titles and have had three Heisman trophy winners. Which college is it?

From Quiz Florida License Plates

Answer: University of Florida

The Florida Gators plate is by far the best-selling of all the specialty plates with over 100,000 of them sold. The money made from the sale of this tag goes to the Universtiy of Florida for academic enhancement.

21. A new scheme for vehicles registered in the Republic of Ireland was introduced in 1987. What was the county identifier for Kilkenny?

From Quiz Crack The Irish Car Registration Code

Answer: KK

The authorities had to be careful in providing county identifiers. KY is the 1987 scheme registration for Kerry. Northern Ireland had a system based on a three-letter code, one of which for Fermanagh was -IL (AIL, BIL, CIL and so on). However, KIL was never issued.

22. The first number plate system included a single letter, or pair of letters, followed by a maximum of four numbers. What did the letters signify?

From Quiz British Car Registration Plates

Answer: The region where the car was first registered.

In England and Wales the area letter codes were assigned alphabetically according to the size of the population in each authority's area, hence London was allocated the 'A' designation. In Scotland and Ireland (Ireland was part of the UK in 1903), registrations began with the letter 'S' in Scotland and 'I' in Ireland. These national identifiers would be followed by another letter which, like the English and Welsh versions, specified the local registering authority.

23. Use the International Car Registration Codes for the following countries to spell a word: Sri Lanka, Andorra, Estonia, Italy, Norway, Spain - "secret"

From Quiz Around the World Car Registration Spell

Answer: Clandestine

CL, AND, EST, I, N, E E for Espana!

24. B: What is the international licence plate code for Botswana?

From Quiz A-Z International licence plate codes

Answer: BW

The code for Botswana prior to 2003 was RB. BS stands for Bahamas, BDS for Barbados.

25. Chile's cars use which letters on their registration plates?

From Quiz What do Those Letters Mean?

Answer: RCH

CH is the code for Switzerland, CL the code for Sri Lanka and RN the code for Niger.

26. Which UK 3 letter code was for the Scilly Isles pre 2001?

From Quiz European car number plates

Answer: SCY

Normally areas in the UK had two characters, the third being to add variations. As the Scilly Isles and the Isle of Man were so small, they were given their own 3 letter codes, SCY and MAN. The 2 letter code MN was also given to the Isle of Man, being a good deal larger than the Scillies.

27. "Friendly . . .".

From Quiz License Plate Slogans of Canada

Answer: Manitoba

It used to say Sunny Manitoba, but I guess a few too many cloudy days changed that.

28. Austria: What is used for Vienna?

From Quiz German, French and Austrian License Plates

Answer: W

Vienna is Wien in German, hence the W.

29. Where is a car registered if the number plate begins with 'M'?

From Quiz German Number Plate Codes

Answer: Munich

On the other hand, smaller towns have up to three letters. They don't need quite as much room as the prospects of running out room in the near future are remote. Makes sense, eh?

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