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Test Your Knowledge

How much do you know about Freemasonry?

1.

The Baltimore Convention in 1840

 Moved Lodge business from the first to the third degree
 Elected the first GM of the U.S.A.
 Recommended that George Washington becomes Grand Master
 Recommended the recognition of Prince Hall Grand Lodges
2.

The examination of a candidate for proficiency in the previous degree was first introduced in

 Boston in 1750
 Baltimore in 1830
 Virginia in 1730
 1850 in Louisiana
3.

In what year did the Commissioner of Patents rule that the Masonic Square and Compasses emblem could not be used in any trademark or trade name for commercial purposes?

 1872
 1940
 1970
 1920
4.

According to the MSAs 2016 membership statistic, the largest U.S. Grand Lodge by membership is the GL of

 NY
 CA
 PA
 OH
5.

The primary objective of the Baltimore convention of Grand Lodges held in 1843 was to

 Promote public awareness
 Unify the ritual
 Discuss membership promotion
 Elect a U.S. Grand Master
6.

It is believed that the Oldest Grand Lodge in the U.S. is the Grand Lodge of

 NY
 PA
 MA
 OH
7.

Daniel Coxe was a provincial Grand Master of

 NY, NJ and PA
 NJ, PA and DE
 DE, PA, and MD
 NJ, NY, and MA
8.

The Grand Lodge of Hawaii was formed in

 1959
 1969
 1979
 1989
9.

In 1794, Paul Revere was elected GM of the GL of

 MA
 NY
 ME
 VA
10.

Which Grand Lodge issued a charter to Western Star Lodge on June 2, 1806 to operate in Illinois?

 GL of NH
 GL of IL
 GL of PA
 GL of MA
11.

In 1824, Lafayette visited many lodges throughout his travels in the U.S. and was made honorary member of the

 GL of VA
 GL of MD
 GL of DC
 GL of NJ
12.

The first conference of Grand Masters in its current series was held in ____________ and has been held every year since then

 1939
 1949
 1929
 1959
13.

Mark Twain was a Freemason and memebr of the GL of

 MA
 MI
 MD
 MO
14.

The First Short Talk Bulletin issued by the Masonic Service Association was published in

 1943
 1933
 1923
 1953
15.

As per the Masonic Services Association, the highest number of Master Masons in the U.S. Grand Lodges peaked in 1959 at

 6.1 million members
 4.1 million members
 3.1 million members
 5.1 million members
16.

The Masonic Service Association of the United States was formed at a conference held in Iowa in

 1948
 1928
 1918
 1938
17.

The first issue of The Northern Light, official magazine of the Scottish Rite, NMJ, was published in

 1990
 2000
 1970
 1980
18.

The Largest Masonic Temple is located in

 New York, NY
 Indianapolis, IN
 Detroit, MI
 Philadelphia, PA
19.

"Virtute Silentio Amore" was a motto of the Grand Lodge of

 IA
 WI
 FL
 PA
20.

Carl Claudy was a Past Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of

 OH
 KY
 TX
 D.C.

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