Masonic Symbol Quiz

Masonic Symbols


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

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

Scroll all the way to the end for Answers to the quiz.  They are farther down, below the quiz so they will print on a separate piece of paper.   

Masonic Symbol Quiz - 20 Questions
Test Your Masonic Symbol Knowledge!

Masonic Symbol Quiz - Pot of Incense

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


Masonic Symbol Quiz - Masonic Beehive

2.  What does the “Beehive" symbolize?

    a.  Honey

    b.  Unity

    c.  Industry

    d.  Brotherhood


Masonic Symbol Quiz - Sword to the Naked Heart

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


Rough Ashlar

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


Masonic Symbol Quiz - Masonic Anchor

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


Masonic Compass

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


Masonic Square

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


Masonic Level

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


Masonic Sheaf of Wheat

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

       a.  Harvest

       b.  Plenty

       c.  Fall

       d.  Straw


Lambskin Masonic Apron

11.  What does the “Lambskin Apron” represent?

       a.  Cleanliness

       b.  Neatness

       c.  Innocence

       d.  Honor


Mosaic Pavement of the Lodge

12.  What does the "Mosaic Pavement" symbolize?

       a. Love and Hope

       b. Peace and Harmony

       c. Good and Evil

       d. Charity and Forgiveness


Mosaic Pavement Tesselated Edging

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


Blazing Masonic Star

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


All Seeing Eye of God

15.  What does  "The All Seeing Eye" represent?

        a.   Sanctum Sanctorum

        b.   Holy of Holies

        c.   Lodge of Master Masons

        d.   Deity


Cable Tow Rope

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

Setting Maul

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


Sprig of Acacia

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


Father Time with his Scythe

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

       a.   Death

       b.   Masonic funeral

       c.   Passing of time

       d.   Life is passing


Masonic Symbol Quiz - 24 Inch Gauge

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

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