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MASTER MASON EXAMINATION NO. 3. Question 1 Lodges are not required to give their candidates the Lectures from the Mentor’s Manual or hand out the Masonic Education Booklets to the candidates for their study and use. a. True b. False.

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Question 1Lodges are not required to give their candidates the Lectures from the Mentor’s Manual or hand out the Masonic Education Booklets to the candidates for their study and use.a. Trueb. False

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Reference: 37.18: The Grand Lodge has promulgated a “Lodge System of Masonic Education” which is described in 1954 Proceedings at pages 165 through 168. A candidate receiving the Entered Apprentice, Fellow Craft or Master Mason Degree shall receive the instruction prescribed to be given either before or after the conferring of each said Degree. Prior to the conferring of a degree, the Worshipful Master or a majority of the Lodge Committee on Masonic Education shall certify to the Lodge Secretary that the candidate has received the prescribed instruction, which certification shall be recorded in the Lodge minutes.The Worshipful Master and the Lodge Secretary shall be directly and personally responsible to the Grand Master and to Grand Lodge for compliance with this Regulation.

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Question 1:Lodges are not required to give their candidates the Lectures from the Mentor’s Manual or hand out the Masonic Education Booklets to the candidates for their study and use.Answer: bFalse

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Question 2Freemasonry is a system of _______ veiled in _______ and illustrated by ____________.a. Rules, history, picturesb. Lessons, allegory, instructorsc. Morality, allegory, symbols

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Reference: Mentor’s Manual, Paragraph 2.1:Freemasonry has many definitions for many men. Our English Brethren defined it as “a system of morality, veiled in allegory.

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Question 2Freemasonry is a system of _______ veiled in _______ and illustrated by ____________.Answer: cMorality, allegory, symbols
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Reference: Art X, Sec 2, Constitution:The Officers of a Lodge are the Worshipful Master, Senior Warden, Junior Warden, Treasurer and Secretary, who must be elected by ballot, and a majority of all the votes cast is necessary to a choice and shall have a current paid dues card for the forthcoming year, or a receipt for the sane, prior to installation.

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Question 3 How many officers are elected in a Regular Lodge?Name them. Answer: Five. Worshipful Master, Senior Warden, Junior Warden, Treasurer and Secretary.

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Question 4Name three subjects never to be discussed in Lodge.a. Communism, Order of Eastern Star, Public schoolsb. Religion, Nationalities, Politics c. Appendant orders, charity, divorce

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Reference: Masonic Etiquette Booklet, Page 3:All sectarian discussions, all argument or statement pro or con as to the merits of civil politics, or any given religion or theological creed, of racial questions, or private business, or of any other non-Masonic subject by which Masons might be divided into classes, feuds, schisms, or opposed schools, is at all times forbidden.

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Question 4Name three subjects never to be discussed in Lodge.Answer: b Religion, Nationalities, Politics
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Reference: Art. X, Sec 2 Constitution:The Subordinate Officers are the Senior Deacon, Junior Deacon, Senior Steward, Junior Steward and Tyler, who are appointed by the Worshipful Master, but the Senior Warden has the nomination of the Junior Deacon, and the Worshipful Master may also appoint a Chaplain and Marshal.

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Question 5Name the Appointed Officers.Answer: Senior Deacon, Junior Deacon, Senior Steward, Junior Steward, Tyler. Also, may appoint a Chaplain and Marshal.

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Question 6The Master is Supreme in his Lodge and must be held to worship. No appeal can be taken from his decision, nor call for the previous question, nor motion to adjourn can be entertained.a. Trueb. False

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Reference: Art X, Sec 6, Constitution:The Master is supreme in his Lodge and must be held to worship. No appeal can be taken from his decision, nor call for the previous question, nor motion to adjourn can be entertained.

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Question 6The Master is Supreme in his Lodge and must be held to worship. No appeal can be taken from his decision, nor call for the previous question, nor motion to adjourn can be entertained.Answer: aTrue

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Question 7The Cable Tow was deemed to be the distance one could travel in ____ ____ . Assumed to be about _____ miles.
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Reference: Mentor’s Manual Paragraph 4.6Formerly the Cable-Tow was deemed to be the distance one could travel in one hour – assumed to be about three miles.

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Question 7The Cable Tow was deemed to be the distance one could travel in ____ ____ . Assumed to be about _____ miles.Answer: one hour………three miles

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Reference: Mentor’s Manual, Paragraph 4.10:The Wages of Fellow Craft – Corn, Wine and Oil are the symbolic wages which are earned by the Fellow Craft, who completes his task and comes to the Middle Chamber. These symbolize wealth in mental and spiritual realms.

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Question 9The preparation of a Candidate refers only to the clothing.Answer: b FalseThe candidate must first be prepared in his heart.
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Question 10Every Particular Lodge must display the Flag of the United States of America.a. On holidays or special eventsb. When directed by the Grand Masterc. At all times when Lodge is opend. Except when a Brother objects

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Reference: Digest 25.25:Every Particular Lodge must display the flag of the United States of America in the Lodge Room at all Communications of the Lodge.

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Question 10Every Particular Lodge must display the Flag of the United States of America.Answer: cAt all times when Lodge is open.
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Question 11The passage from the outer porch to the middle chamber represents man’s journey from _____ to _____.
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Reference: Mentor’s Manual Paragraph 4.15:The passage from the outer porch to the middle chamber represents man’s journey from ignorance to enlightenment.

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Question 11The passage from the outer porch to the middle chamber represents man’s journey from _____ to _____.Answer: Ignorance….Enlightenment

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Reference: Digest 25.34:It is not proper for a Masonic Lodge to endorse an applicant for political office.
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Reference: Mentor’s Manual Paragraph 2.17:Blue is generally regarded as the color of truth and fidelity.
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Reference: Mentor’s Manual Paragraph 4.18:The letter G is a symbol of Geometry and also of the Deity, by whatever name men call him.
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Reference: Mentor’s Manual Paragraph 5.8Profane, Masonically means “not a Mason”. It comes from the Latin pro meaning before and fanum, a temple; Masonically, a profane is one “outside of the temple, uninitiated.”

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Question 16Only members of a Lodge have a right to ballot, and no member present can be excused from balloting on any question before the Lodge, except by vote of the Lodge, upon good cause shown, nor can a member be permitted to retire from the Lodge to avoid casting his ballot.a. Trueb. False

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Reference: Digest 26.18:None but members of a Lodge have a right to a ballot, and no member present can be excused from balloting on any question before the Lodge, except by vote of the Lodge, upon good cause shown, nor can a member be permitted to retire from the Lodge to avoid casting his ballot.

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Question 16Only members of a Lodge have a right to ballot, and no member present can be excused from balloting on any question before the Lodge, except by vote of the Lodge, upon good cause shown, nor can a member be permitted to retire from the Lodge to avoid casting his ballot.Answer: aTrue

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Question 17The several types of membership in a Masonic Lodge are:a. Honorary, Dual, Regular, Visitor, Emeritus and Plural.b. Dual, Regular, Perpetual, Life, Honorary, Plural and Emeritusc. Regular, Dual, Perpetual, Life, Grand Lodge Officer and District Deputy Grand Masterd. Entered Apprentice, Fellow Craft, Dual Grand Lodge Officer, Honorary and Shrine

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Reference: Digest Chapter 26:This chapter explains Dual, Regular, Perpetual, Life, Honorary, Plural and Emeritus
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Question 17The several types of membership in a Masonic Lodge are:Answer: bDual, Regular, Perpetual, Life, Honorary, Plural and Emeritus

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Reference: Mentor’s Manual Paragraph 6.2The rights of a Master Mason are those of Masonic Relief, Masonic Visitation, and Masonic Burial. There are certain conditions which pertain to each of these and they should be fully understood.

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Question 18Name the three rights of a Master Mason Answer: Masonic Relief, Masonic Visitation, and Masonic Burial
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Question 19The place, date and hour of Communications of a Particular Lodge shall be fixed in the By-Laws of each Lodge.a. Trueb. False
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Reference: Digest 25.02The place, date and hour of Communications of a Particular Lodge shall be fixed in the By-Laws of each Lodge.
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Question 19The place, date and hour of Communications of a Particular Lodge shall be fixed in the By-Laws of each Lodge.Answer: aTrue
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Question 20A vote taken at any Lodge Communication can only be changed at a Stated Communication with due notice to the membership of such consideration.a. Trueb. False

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Reference: Digest 25.03A vote taken at any Lodge Communication can only be changed at a Stated Communication with due notice to the membership of such consideration.

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Question 20A vote taken at any Lodge Communication can only be changed at a Stated Communication with due notice to the membership of such consideration.Answer: aTrue

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Question 21Honorary Membership may be conferred on a distinguished or revered Mason by the Worshipful Master, but only at a Stated Communication with the members present.a. Trueb. False

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Reference: Digest 25.06:The Grand Lodge will not object to a Particular Lodge conferring honorary membership upon a distinguished and revered Mason, which must be by unanimous ball-ballot at a Stated Communication of the Lodge, after having been proposed, by Resolution, at some prior Stated Communication. Such honorary membership imposes no duties or responsibilities, and confers no rights or privileges, except the right of visitation and speaking from the floor. Honorary membership may be revoked by majority vote at any Stated Communication.

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Question 21Honorary Membership may be conferred on a distinguished or revered Mason by the Worshipful Master, but only at a Stated Communication with the members present.Answer: bFalse

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Question 22A Lodge receives a petition for membership just before closing for the summer months, The Worshipful Master calls a Called Communication to ballot on this petition. He has authority over all matters in the Lodge and can call this Communication.a. Trueb. False

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Reference: Digest 35.01:All balloting must be done in a Master Mason Lodge, and at a Stated Communication, except by special permission of the Grand Lodge or its authority.

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Question 22A Lodge receives a petition for membership just before closing for the summer months, The Worshipful Master calls a Called Communication to ballot on this petition. He has authority over all matters in the Lodge and can call this Communication.Answer: bFalse

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Question 23If three members of a Particular Lodge are present, the quorum needed to open an Entered Apprentice or Fellow Craft Lodge may be supplied by visitors.a. Trueb. False

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Reference: Digest 25.17:If three members of a Lodge are present, the quorum necessary to open an E. A. or F. C. Lodge may be supplied with visitors, as the two latter Lodges are never opened, except for “Work and Instruction.”

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Question 23If three members of a Particular Lodge are present, the quorum needed to open an Entered Apprentice or Fellow Craft Lodge may be supplied by visitorsAnswer: aTrue

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Question 24Parliamentary terms and usages have no place in Masonry, therefore protest, motions to adjourn or calls for the question can not be entertained.a. Trueb. False

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Reference: Digest 25.26:Parliamentary terms and usages have no place in the Masonic Fraternity; therefore protest, motions to adjourn or calls for the question, etc., cannot be entertained.

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Question 24Parliamentary terms and usages have no place in Masonry, therefore protest, motions to adjourn or calls for the question can not be entertained.Answer: a.True

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Question 25The reading of the minutes must be read at the close of every Lodge Communication for correction and approval unless what action is taken?

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Reference: Digest 25.28:The minutes of the Lodge at every Communication must be read for correction and approval before the closing of the Lodge, unless dispensed by the Worshipful Master, but the minutes of the previous Communication or Communications shall be read for final adoption at the next Stated Communication.

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Question 25The reading of the minutes must be read at the close of every Lodge Communication for correction and approval unless what action is taken?Answer: Unless dispensed by the Worshipful Master

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Question 26A part or portion of time of every Stated Communication shall be devoted to a program for lecture, speech, talk, discussion or visual demonstration in regard to a Masonic or Community Charity, or an appropriate religious or educational subject.A. Trueb. False

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Reference: Digest 25.48:The character of Freemasonry as a fraternal organization ……shall be exemplified and demonstrated by devoting a portion of time of every Stated Communication to a program for lecture, speech, talk, discussion or visual demonstration in regard to a Masonic or Community Charity, or an appropriate religious or educational subject.

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Question 26A part or portion of time of every Stated Communication shall be devoted to a program for lecture, speech, talk, discussion or visual demonstration in regard to a Masonic or Community Charity, or an appropriate religious or educational subject.Answer: aTrue

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Question 27Placing a member on Emeritus list in recognition of long service or membership is not proper.a. Trueb. False
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Reference: Digest 26.09 Ruling & DecisionMembers may not be placed on the Emeritus List unless they are indigent. Placing of Brothers on an Emeritus List is not proper manner to recognize long membership and service to the Lodge.

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Question 27Placing a member on Emeritus list in recognition of long service or membership is not proper.Answer: a True
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Reference: Digest35.09: A ballot must be clear to elect for affiliation or the Degrees (Candidates). 34.06: …jurisdiction cannot be waived except by unanimous ball-ballot .27.13: A favorable vote of three-fourths of the members present by ball-ballot or secret written ballot shall be necessary to reinstate a member suspended for non-payment of dues26.10: …honorary membership…, which must be by unanimous ball-ballot…

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Question 28Name five uses of a secret ball ballotAnswer: Candidates, affiliation, waiver of jurisdiction, reinstatement and honorary.
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Question 29Each year, after proper investigation and recommendation of its Officers, a Lodge may, by majority vote, place upon the Emeritus list and remit the dues for such year to those members, who from infirmities or misfortune have become unable to pay his dues.a. Trueb. False

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Reference: Digest 26.09Each year upon proper investigation and written recommendation of its elective Officers, a Lodge may, by majority vote, place upon the Emeritus list and remit the dues for such year to those members, who from bodily infirmities or misfortune have become unable to pay dues.

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Question 29Each year, after proper investigation and recommendation of its Officers, a Lodge may, by majority vote, place upon the Emeritus list and remit the dues for such year to those members, who from infirmities or misfortune have become unable to pay his duesAnswer: aTrue

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Reference: Digest Art X, Section 7:The Master and Wardens, or their duly appointed proxies, are the representatives of their Lodge in the Grand Lodge.

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Question 30Who are the representatives of a Particular Lodge at Grand Lodge?Answer: The Master and Wardens, or their duly appointed proxies.

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Question 31A Mason under suspension or expulsion loses all claims of Masonic rights , privileges or benefits.a. Trueb. False
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Reference: Digest 26.26:No Masonic rights, privileges, or benefits can be extended to anyone while under sentence of suspension or expulsion

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Question 31A Mason under suspension or expulsion loses all claims of Masonic rights , privileges or benefits.Answer: aTrue
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Question 32Name the four penalties in a Masonic Trial by ball ballot and where found in the Digest of Masonic Law.
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Reference: Digest 44.56, 44.58:This paragraph defines Reprimand, Suspension, definite suspension and Expulsion, the four penalties in a Masonic trial.

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Question 32 Name the four penalties in a Masonic Trial by ball ballot and where found in the Digest of Masonic Law. Answer: Reprimand, Suspension, definite period of suspension, and Expulsion

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Question 33A Lodge member seeking political office rents the Lodge for a campaign dinner and speech. The Lodge votes to approve this as they support the Brother and the rental supplements the Lodge income, but….a. political flyers must have the Lodge approval.b. the Secretary must notify the Grand Lodge, the District Deputy Grand Master and all members of that Lodge.c. it is not allowed.d. it must not be on the night of a Stated or called Communication.

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Question 33A Lodge member seeking political office rents the Lodge for a campaign dinner and speech. The Lodge votes to approve this as they support the Brother and the rental supplements the Lodge income, but….Answer: cit is not allowed.

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Question 34A church or religious organization using using Lodge property uses wine in its sacraments. This is permitted.a. Trueb. False
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Reference: Digest 28.07 Ruling & Decision (2000 Proc. 97–98)The use of wine by churches or religious organizations in the sacraments while using the Lodge property shall not be prohibited.

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Question 34 A church or religious organization using using Lodge property uses wine in its sacraments. This is permitted.Answer: a.True
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Question 35What are the only religious prerequisites of a Candidate for initiation into Masonry?a. He attends religious services of his choice regularly.b. His belief in a Godc. He be affiliated with some religious organization.d. None, religion is not discussed in Lodge.

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Reference: Digest 31.16Belief in God is the only religious prerequisite of a candidate into Masonry, but a Mason is bound by his tenure to obey the moral law..

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Question 35What are the only religious prerequisites of a Candidate for initiation into Masonry?Answer: bHis belief in a God
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Question 36The ballot is inviolably secret and no Brother can be questioned as to how he voted. However, after Lodge is closed he can discuss the vote openly with other Brothers in the collation room to satisfy himself that he voted properly for the benefit of the Lodge.a. Trueb. False

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Reference: Digest 35.03 The ballot is inviolably secret and no Brother can be questioned as to how he voted.
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Question 36The ballot is inviolably secret and no Brother can be questioned as to how he voted. However, after Lodge is closed he can discuss the vote openly with other Brothers in the collation room to satisfy himself that he voted properly for the benefit of the Lodge.Answer: b.False

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Question 37The progress of a Candidate may be arrested at any time for good cause shown, even in the middle of the degrees.a. Trueb. False

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Reference: Digest 37.07The progress of a Candidate may be arrested at any time for good cause shown, even in the middle of the degrees.
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Question 37The progress of a Candidate may be arrested at any time for good cause shown, even in the middle of the degrees.Answer: aTrue
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Question 38A letter from the Secretary of a Lodge stating the bearer is in good standing will support a petition for affiliation.a. Trueb. False

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Reference: Digest 41.13(Rulings & Decisions 1946 Proc. 39-40)A member of a Lodge desiring to demit there-from must apply in writing over his signature for either a demit or transfer certificate. Letter from Secretary of Lodge stating that bearer is in good standing will not support petition for affiliation in this Grand Jurisdiction.

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Question 38A letter from the Secretary of a Lodge stating the bearer is in good standing will support a petition for affiliation.Answer: b False

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Question 39An article of jewelry that cannot be removed from the person of the Candidate shall not be considered in the matter of his preparation to receive the degrees.a. Trueb. False

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Reference: Digest 37.03Articles of jewelry that cannot be removed from the person of the Candidate shall not be considered in the matter of his preparation to receive the degrees.

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Question 39 An article of jewelry that cannot be removed from the person of the Candidate shall not be considered in the matter of his preparation to receive the degrees.Answer: aTrue

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Question 40According to proper Masonic usages and customs, no Brother shall wear his hat or any kind of head covering in the Lodge except the Worshipful Master, the Grand Master or a Jewish Brother wearing a small skull cap.a. Trueb. False

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Reference: Digest 38.44 and Ruling & Decision According to proper Masonic usages and customs, no Brother shall wear his hat, or any kind of head covering, in the Lodge, except the Worshipful Master, Acting Worshipful Master or Grand Master. The wearing of a small skull cap by a Jewish Brother while in open Lodge does not violate Regulation 38.44 and should be permitted.

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Question 40According to proper Masonic usages and customs, no Brother shall wear his hat or any kind of head covering in the Lodge except the Worshipful Master, the Grand Master or a Jewish Brother wearing a small skull cap.Answer: aTrue

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Question 41A worthy Master Mason posses no absolute right to visiting a Lodge, but he has the inherent right to apply and the Lodge has the discretion to admit or refuse his admission.a. Trueb. False

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Reference: Digest 40.01A worthy Master Mason posses no absolute right to visiting a Lodge, but he has the inherent right to apply and the Lodge has the discretion to admit or refuse his admission.

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Question 41A worthy Master Mason posses no absolute right to visiting a Lodge, but he has the inherent right to apply and the Lodge has the discretion to admit or refuse his admission.Answer: aTrue

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Question 42The rules of order in Masonry do not permit discussion during a Communication, among the Brethren. What should a Brother do who has something to say, enter a discussion or second a motion?

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Reference: Masonic Etiquette Page 1The rules of order in Masonry do not permit discussion during a Communication, among members. The member who has anything to say to the Lodge, whether it be to enter discussion or to make or second a motion, must rise to his feet and address the Worshipful Master.

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Question 42The rules of order in Masonry do not permit discussion during a Communication, among the Brethren. What should a Brother do who has something to say, enter a discussion or second a motion? Answer: must rise to his feet and address the Worshipful Master.

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Question 43What area of the Lodge is deemed to be Sacred Ground and no Brother should walk there while Lodge is open.
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Reference: Masonic Etiquette Page 1Our customs and traditions prohibit any Brother from passing between the Altar and the Worshipful Master while a Lodge is open.

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Question 43What area of the Lodge is deemed to be Sacred Ground and no Brother should walk there while Lodge is open. Answer: The area between the Altar and the Worshipful Master

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Question 44Lodges having a small Altar can allow the ballot box to rest on the Holy Bible since the Holy Bible must be open when the Lodge is at labor.a. Trueb. False

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Reference: Masonic Etiquette Page 1The ballot box should never rest on the Bible, but by its side or on a little stand at the Altar.
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Question 44Lodges having a small Altar can allow the ballot box to rest on the Holy Bible since the Holy Bible must be open when the Lodge is at labor.Answer: bFalse

question 45 when does the masonic year officially end a december 28 b december 27 c december 31
Question 45When does the Masonic year officially end?A. December 28b. December 27c. December 31
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Reference: Digest 24.4.01…which Masonic Year shall begin on the 28th day of December of each year and end on the 27th day of December of the following year….

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Question 45When does the Masonic year officially end?Answer: bDecember 27(St John the Evangelist Day)
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Question 46Permission must be obtained from the Worshipful Master through the Tyler and Junior Deacon before a Brother coming late to Lodge can enter.a. Trueb. False

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Reference: Masonic Etiquette Page 2If a Brother is late, he does not enter the Lodge Room until permission is obtained from the Master through the Tyler and the Junior Deacon for him to do so.

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Question 46Permission must be obtained from the Worshipful Master through the Tyler and Junior Deacon before a Brother coming late to Lodge can enter.Answer: aTrue

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Question 47Because every Mason owes every petitioner a fair ballot, the upright Man and Mason, true to the traditions of the Craft, should never allow personal spite to influence his behavior at the ballot box.A. Trueb. False

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Reference: Masonic Etiquette Page 2….. every Mason owes every petitioner a fair ballot-the only protection a petitioner has against unfair discrimination and unreasonable prejudice. The upright Man and Mason, true to the traditions of the Craft, will never allow personal spite to influence his behavior at the ballot box.

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Question 47Because every Mason owes every petitioner a fair ballot, the upright Man and Mason, true to the traditions of the Craft, should never allow personal spite to influence his behavior at the ballot box.Answer: aTrue

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Question 48The Flag of the United States of America must be displayed in the Lodge Room at all Communications but the Flag Ceremony is optional with the Worshipful Master.a. Trueb. False

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Reference: Digest 25.25:Every Particular Lodge must display the flag of the United States of America in the Lodge Room at all Communications of the Lodge, but this regulation shall not be construed to prohibit a recital of the Pledge of Allegiance to the flag of the United States of America.

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Question 48The Flag of the United States of America must be displayed in the Lodge Room at all Communications but the Flag Ceremony is optional with the Worshipful Master. Answer: aTrue

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Question 49Every Lodge must have one Stated Communication each month at which every Brother should attend, except when and how?
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Reference: Digest Art X, Section 3 and 24.5.02:Every Lodge must have one Stated Communication each month at which every Brother should punctually attend, but the Lodge may (in their by-laws) dispense with the Stated Communications in the months of July, August and September.By special Acton of the Lodge at a Stated Communication the next succeeding Stated Communication may be dispensed with, provided, however, the Lodge shall hold at least one Stated Communication in each month.

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Question 49Every Lodge must have one Stated Communication

each month at which every Brother should attend,

except when and how?Answer: When – July, August and September How – By action of the Lodge

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Question 50To receive the benefits of Masonry, an applicant must have resided in the State and jurisdiction of the Lodge for a certain time. What is that time?State ________District __________

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Reference: Digest 31.08:Every applicant for the benefits of Masonry must have resided twelve months within the State and six months within the jurisdiction of the Lodge to which he applies.

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Question 50 To receive the benefits of Masonry, an applicant must have resided in the State and jurisdiction of the Lodge for a certain time. What is that time?Answer: State – Twelve months Jurisdiction – Six months