Masonic Symbol Quiz – 20 Questions

This Masonic Symbol Quiz may be used by any member of the fraternity who seeks more light through Masonic education.

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Test Your Masonic Symbol Knowledge

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Take this Masonic Symbol Quiz to test your knowledge of the many Masonic Symbols within Freemasonry to refresh your memory.

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I hope you enjoyed this Masonic Symbol Quiz and that you find it of value to you in your ongoing Masonic Education. Let’s start

1.  What does the  “Pot of Incense” symbol represent?

  •      a.  Innocence of Youth
  •      b.  Purity of Heart
  •      c.  Aroma of the Gods
  •      d. One of the Six Senses

2.  What does the “Beehive” symbolize?

  •     a.  Honey
  •     b.  Unity
  •     c.  Industry
  •     d.  Brotherhood

3.  What does the “Sword to the Naked Heart” symbolize?

  •      a. The duties of the Tiler
  •      b. To be reminded of the tenets of Freemasonry
  •      c. To be reminded of your obligation
  •      d. To never reveal the secrets of Freemasonry

4.  What does the “Rough Ashlar” represent?

  •      a. The cornerstone of the Lodge
  •      b. Building of the Temple
  •      c. The imperfect, untutored state of man
  •      d. A tool used by the craftsmen

5.  What does the “Perfect Ashlar” represent?

  •      a.   An educated, refined man whose mind is filled with Light
  •      b.  Part of King Solomon’s Temple
  •      c.   A condition that is rarely found in a candidate
  •      d.   Found in the Middle Chamber of King Solomon’s Temple

6.  What does the “Anchor” symbolize?

  •      a.   That early Masons were sailors
  •      b.   Part of Noah’s Ark
  •      c.   That you should be set in your ways
  •     d.  The voyage of life

7.  What does the “Compass” symbolize?

  •     a. Used for navigation
  •     b. Used to draw circles
  •     c. Infinite spiritual boundaries
  •     d. The Junior Deacon’s Jewel

8.  What does the “Square” represent?

  •      a.  Fairness, balance, firmness and stability
  •      b.  Honesty, charity, fairness and balance
  •      c.  Brotherhood, hope, faith and charity
  •      d.  The Treasurer’s jewel

9.  What does the “Level” represent?

  •       a. A symbol of equality
  •       b. A symbol of stability
  •      c. A symbol of truthfulness  
  •       d. A symbol of brotherhood

10.  What does the “Sheaf of Corn” represent?

  •        a.  Harvest
  •        b.  Plenty
  •        c.  Fall
  •        d.  Straw

11.  What does the “Lambskin Apron” represent?

  •        a.  Cleanliness
  •        b.  Neatness
  •        c.  Innocence
  •        d.  Honor

12.  What does the “Mosaic Pavement” symbolize?

  •        a. Love and Hope
  •        b. Peace and Harmony
  •        c. Good and Evil
  •        d. Charity and Forgiveness

13.  What does the “Tessellated Edging”  of the Mosaic Pavement represent?

  •        a.  The blessings and comforts that surround us
  •        b.  The trials and tribulations of life
  •        c.  The evils of life
  •        d.  The continual circle of life

14.  What does the “Blazing Star” symbolize?

  •        a. The North Star
  •        b. An aid to guide you through your travels at night
  •        c. Reliance on the divine providence
  •        d. One of heaven’s wonders

15.  What does  “The All Seeing Eye” represent?

  •         a.   Sanctum Sanctorum
  •         b.   Holy of Holies
  •         c.   Lodge of Master Masons
  •         d.   Deity

16. What is an “Eavesdropper”?

  • a. Another name for the Tiler’s door
  • b. Someone who attempts to steal the secrets of Masonry
  • c. An item of clothing
  • d. Another term for the Hoodwink

17.  What does the “Setting Maul” symbolize?

  •        a.   A tool used by craftsmen
  •        b.   A tool used by the Worshipful Master
  •        c.   Violent death
  •        d.   Another name for the Gavel

18.  What does the “Sprig of Acacia” represent?

  •     a.  A plant with deep roots
  •     b.  Faith and Hope
  •     c.   Faith and Immortality
  •     d.  A part of the Lodge furnishing

19.  What does the “Father Time with a Scythe” symbol represent?

  •        a.   Death
  •        b.   Masonic funeral
  •        c.   Passing of time
  •        d.   Life is passing

20. What does the “24 Inch Gauge” symbol represent?

  • a. A tool used by early Masons to draw lines
  • b. The Junior Steward’s jewel
  • c. A tool to teach us to divide our time between God, work and rest
  • d. The principle working tool of a Master mason


1—-B, 2—-C, 3—-D, 4—-C, 5—-A, 6—-D, 7—-C, 8—-A, 9—-A, 10—B, 11—-C, 12—-C, 13—-A, 14—-C, 15—-D, 16—-B, 17—-C, 18—-C, 19—-A, 20—-C

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