WHICH WILL BE ASKED on the 3rd DEGREE.
1. How got you raised to the sublime degree of a Master
Answer: By undergoing a previous examination in open
lodge and by being entrusted with a test of merit leading to that degree.
2. Where were you then conducted?
Answer: To a convenient room adjoining a Master
Mason's Lodge for the purpose of being prepared.
3. How were you prepared?
Answer: By having both ankles, both breasts and both
knees made bare, and both heels slipshod.
4. What enabled you to claim admission?
Answer: The help of God, the united aid of the
square and compasses, and the benefit of a pass grip and a pass word.
5. Give me that pass word.
Answer: T - - - - C - - - .
6. The import of the word?
Answer: W - - - - - - P - - - - - - - - - -.
7. How did you gain admission?
Answer: By the knocks of a Fellow Craft.
8. On what were you admitted?
Answer: Both points of the compasses presented to
9. On your admission into the lodge, did you observe
anything different from its usual appearance?
Answer: I did - all was in darkness, save a great
light in the East.
10. To what does that darkness allude?
Answer: The darkness of death.
11. Am I to understand that death is the peculiar
subject of this degree?
Answer: It is indeed.
12. From what circumstance?
Answer: From the untimely death of our Grand Master
13. What were the working tools with which our Master
Answer: The plumb rule, level, and heavy setting
14. How came you acquainted with his death?
Answer: By having figuratively represented our
Master, Hiram Abif, when I was raised to the sublime degree of a Master Mason.
15. On what were you raised?
Answer: On the five points of fellowship.
16. What symbol marks the resting place of the dead in
a Master Mason's Lodge?
Answer: A sprig of Acacia.
17. What are the Working Tools of a Master Mason?
Answer: The skirret, the pencil, and the compasses.
18. What do the working tools symbolize?
Answer: The skirret points out that straight and
undeviating line of conduct laid down for our pursuit in the Volume of the Sacred Law, the pencil teaches us
that our words and actions are observed and recorded by the Most High, and the
compasses remind us of His unerring and impartial justice.
19. What, as a Master Mason, are now entrusted to your
Answer: The Landmarks of the Order.
20. What are they?
Answer: The Rites, and established usages and
customs of our Order.