Karl W. Grube, Ph.D., 32°, Tyler
Ann Arbor Fraternity Lodge No. 262
term "Intender" has its historical roots in the old operative Lodges of
Scotland. The “Intender” or mentor was entrusted with the instruction of new
candidates. During The 1600’s, to “intend" meant to stretch out, extend,
expand, increase, intensify. Today, the “education officer” of the lodge is
charged with the task of imparting the basic knowledge of Masonry’s history and
ritual. To this end, the Tyler of this Lodge has written a series of Q & A
defining the essence of the Masonic Degrees.
1. A special class of builders who
designed cathedrals, churches, mansions, and borough halls during the Middle
Ages were _______.
2. _______ belonged to building crafts
consisting of quarrymen, dike builders, wallers, tilers, paviors, and other
3. _______ projects required Freemasons
and Masons from distant lands who assembled onsite and first built a fraternity
lodge, homes, and barns.
4. Freemasons and Masons were _______
Builders of architectural structures during the Middle Ages.
5. Lodges admitted _______ men who did not
follow a Freemasonry livelihood.
6. The words "Free and Accepted"
Masons comes from _______ and Speculative Masonry.
7. In 1717 the first Grand Lodge of
Masonry was established in ________.
8. Free & Accepted Masonry as
practiced in worldwide lodges today is a _______ for men.
9. Ancient Craft Masonry is organized into
Grand Lodges and _______.
10. A Mason must believe in _______ but is
free to choose any religion with such a belief.
11. A _______ is obliged to obey the Moral
Law being Men of Honour and Honestry.
Freemasonry is a Fraternity whereby all _______ matters lie outside its prudent
13. A _______ seeks membership to Masonry
of his own free will and accord.
14. Masonry is open to the _______ as
evidenced by the 200,000 books published on the craft.
15. Masonic Degrees are the organization
of ceremonies and rites passed through by the _______.
16. G.A.O.T.U. stands for The Great
Architect Of the Universe and creates a great humility for the _______.
17. The symbolic working tools of a
_______ are the Plumb, Square, and Compass.
18. Masonic _______ include, brotherliness,
charity, good will, fellowship, friendship, and character.
19. Rites, symbols, postures, emblems, and
signs are _______ between Brother Masons.
20. _______ was Master of his Lodge in
Virginia upon ascending to the Presidency in 1789.
21. _______ published the first Masonic
book in 1734.
22. G.A.O.T.U. stand for _________.
of the Universe
23. The three degrees of Ancient Craft
Freemasonry compose the _______.
24. A _______ must be of lawful age;
morally responsible; and ethically of good report.
25. A petitioner must come of his own _______and
26. A petitioner physically must perform
Masonic duties; possess _______ means for his expenses; and be acceptable to
men in the lodge.
27. The Principle of _______ is
fundamental to Masons in all lands.
28. Napolean, Mozart, and Frederick the
Great and were active Masonic _______.
29. Freemasonry is depicted as a _______
in Webster's Dictionary.
30. _______ understand the "practice
of fraternalism" better than any other organization.
31. Freemasonry is a Constituted _______
32. The Grand Lodge of Michigan is housed
in the _______ Masonic Temple.
Reference: INTERESTING FACTS OF
FREEMASONRY Grand Lodge of Michigan
The Apprentice of Operative Masonry was a young man tied to a Master
Mason for the purpose of learning the art of building. When he qualified, his
name was entered onto the rolls of the Lodge with specific conduct expected. He
qualified for advancement by presenting his work for inspection and undergoing
1. The EA first confronts the _______.
2. The _______ symbolizes leaving the dirt of the world outside the
3. The _______ symbolizes initial self-restraint of the candidate.
4. The _______ symbolizes our devotion to the Grand Architect of the
5. The Three Great Lights of Masonry are the _______.
6. The Lodge orientation of east to west and north to south is symbolic
7. The Worshipful Master's Jewel is the _______.
The Senior Warden's Jewel is the _______.
8. The Junior Warden's Jewel is the _______
9. The tools of the EA are the _______.
10. The _______ symbolizes the EA.
11. The _______ symbolizes a finished Mason.
12. The EA is considered the _______ of the Craft.
13. The Blue Lodge symbolizes the blue of the _______.
14. The four Cardinal Virtues are _______.
Prudence, Temperance, Justice
15. In _______ Masonry a Freemason was "free" to travel for
16. The EA Degree is symbolic of _______.
17. The Square symbolizes _______.
18. The Compasses symbolizes _______.
19. King Solomon's Temple is symbolic of the first _______.
20. So Mote It Be
21. The E.A. learns that God, Country, and People are important to
22. The three principal rounds of Jacob's Ladder are _______.
23. Rite of Discalceation is symbolic of being _______ before God.
24. Rite of Circumambulation symbolizes walking around the alter from e-w
via the _______.
25. Rite of Investiture or Purification symbolizes granting of the _______.
26. The lambskin or white leather apron was first worn by _______.
27. The Honorable Badge of a Mason is a term describing the ________.
white leather apron
28. The Mosaic Pavement and Indented Tessel are the _______ of the Lodge.
29. The three ________ in a Lodge are the sun, moon. and Worshipful
30. The three _______ of the Lodge are the Rough Ashlar, Smooth Ashlar,
and Trestle Board.
31. George Washington and Brother Masons in full Masonic regalia laid the
first cornerstone in the _______.
32. Chalk, Charcoal, and Clay are symbolic of _______.
Reference: THE CRAFT AND ITS SYMBOLS Allen E. Roberts 1974
The Fellowcraft in Operative Masonry was
called the Journeyman or "Passed Apprentice". In Speculative Masonry
the Fellowcraft focuses on his relationship with the arts and sciences. He
agrees to learn a Masonic Catechism leading to the symbolic state known as a
1. The square, plumb, and level are the
_______ of a Fellowcraft.
2. When you "act upon the
square" you are telling the _______.
3. Operative Masons used the the plumb to
4. The plumb symbolizes a Mason leading an
5. The level proves _______ in Operative
6. Masons "meet on the level"
which symbolizes ______ of brotherhood.
7. The Fellowcraft candidate is in process
of building _______.
8. Operative Masonry in England gave way
to Speculative Masonry in _______.
9. Dr. James Anderson, a Scottish
Presbyterian minister, wrote the "constitutions" or Masonic Laws from
old Masonic _______.
10. The pillar Boaz signifies _______.
strength or power
11. The pillar Jachin signifies _______.
12. When a candidate for the Fellowcraft
Degree passes through the two pillars, he symbolically becomes a _______.
13. The numbers _______ have great
symbolism to Masons.
14. The number _______ symbolizes the
Lodge officers of Worshipful Master, Senior Warden, and Junior Warden.
The _______ Human Senses are tasting,
smelling, feeling, seeing, and hearing.
15. The _______ Liberal Arts and Sciences
are Grammar, Geometry, Arithmetic, Logic, Rhetoric, Astronomy, and Music.
16. The Five Orders of _______ are Tuscan,
Doric, Ionic, Corinthian, and Composite.
17. The _______ of the Fellowcraft are the
Attentive Ear, Instructive tongue, and Faithful Breast.
18. An _______ is necessary to master the
lessons of Freemasonry.
19. The passing of the ritual is done with
20. The understanding of the faithful
breast is actually locked within the _______.
21. The letter G suspended over the
Worshipful Master alludes to _______.
22. The letter _______ stands for the
Grand Architect of the Universe.
23. The letter G symbolizes the faith and
fellowship _______ enjoy when Lodge is open.
24. Another name for God or the Grand
Architect of the Universe is _______.
25. A Fellowcraft is taught the value of
work and the importance of acquiring _______.
26. The tuck in the apron is a place for
the Fellowcraft to hold his _______.
27. The Terrestrial and Clesterial Spheres
atop the Lodge Columns are derived from Ancient _______.
28. The _______ atop the Lodge Columns
teach us that we Masons are to keep a straight course in life.
29. The _______ consist of 3, 5, and 7
30. Operative Masonry _______ were paid in
corn, wine, and oil.
31. Corn symbolizes nurishment; wine
symbolizes refreshment; and oil symbolizes _______.
32. Upon completing the 2nd Degree, the
candidate symbolically is a _______ ready for the Builders' work.
Reference: THE CRAFT AND ITS SYMBOLS Allen E. Roberts ’74.
The Master Mason in Operative Masonry was called the Master or
“Master Architect.” In Speculative
Masonry the Master Mason focuses on his earthly relationship with his “life
hereafter”. He achieves immortality of man through faith in the Sacred Laws of God.
1. The Master Mason Degree is considered
the candidates _______
2. The MASTER Mason Degree is the _______
Degree in Masonry.
3. Membership in other Masonic appendant
bodies results from being a Master Mason in _______.
4. When you seek light you are seeking the
5. The _______ symbolizes your strong
affiliation with the craft.
6. The _______ is the working tool of the
7. The Master Mason symbolically uses the
Trowel to spread _______.
8. A Master Mason learns that _______ is
his greatest virtue.
9. Time, Patience, and Perseverance are
three Master Mason _______.
10. The father of ritual in America was
11. The three Great _______ are, Wisdom,
Strength, and Beauty.
12. The Pillar of Wisdom is symbolized by
our first Grand Master _______.
13. The _______ is the symbol of Wisdom in
14. The Pillar of Strength is symbolized
Hiram, King of
15. The Pillar of Strength in our Lodge is
16. The Pillar of Beauty is symbolized by
17. The Pillar of Beauty in our Lodge is
18.The three Grand Masters met
periodically in the _______.
Santorium or Holy of Holies
19. The Sanctum Santorium housed the 10
Commandments kept inside the ______.
Ark of the
20. In a _______, the Alter, Holy Bible,
Square, and Compasses _______ symbolize the Ark of the Covenant.
21. Near the Alter, the three lesser
lights form a triangle symbolizing the _______.
22. The three steps leading to the _______
Master are emblematic of Youth, Manhood, Old Age.
23. The three steps leading to the _______
are symbolic of the Three Degrees in Masonry.
24. The Pot of Incense is symbolic of a
25. The Pot that holds the Incense is
symbolic of _______.
26.The Bee Hive is an emblem of _______.
27. The Tyler's Sword is a symbol to
protect the Lodge from _______.
28. The Book of Constituitions is symbolic
29. The _______ is the symbol of the
All Seeing Eye
30. The Sythe is the symbol of time and
the Anchor symbolizes _______.
31. Euclid's 47th and 48th problems as
applied by Pythagoras are the root of _______.
32. The Sprig of Acacia symbolizes
Reference: THE CRAFT AND ITS SYMBOLS Allen E. Roberts 1974.
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Tiler - Lodge Officer Duties:
His Jewel is the Sword, by which
he symbolically refuses entrance to anyone who is uninitiated in the
Craft. The sword has no scabbard, as it is his symbolic duty to
always have his sword drawn, ready for the defense of his post.
The Tiler (or Tyler) of a Masonic Lodge
is an appointed officer of the Lodge and is sometimes known as the
"Outer Guard". He sits outside the closed door of the lodge room, armed
with a sword.
The Tiler's duties and principle role is to ensure
that only those who are duly qualified are allowed to enter the Lodge
Room. He guards against cowans and eavesdroppers. During the Middle
Ages, a cowan was a man who built stone walls of poor quality. He was an
uninitiated or non-apprenticed stonemason...a "jackleg", if you will.
While the Tiler is sometimes called upon to assist in
the preparation of candidates, his chief duty is to (symbolically) keep
unskilled workmen from overhearing the conversation within the Lodge
After the lodge members are inside the
Lodge Room, the door closes and it is the Tiler's duty to decide whether
late arrivals may enter. It is also his duty to make sure that each
visitor is "properly clothed", which means they must be wearing their
To be fully and properly dressed before entrance into
the Lodge Room, the visitor must be wearing their apron over the top (or
on the outside) of their suit coat (never under their coat) and the
apron strings must be fully tied before the Tiler will allow the visitor
entrance. Some jurisdictions call this position the Outer Guard.
The Tiler's position is similar to that of a
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