Notary Blog – Signing Tips, Marketing Tips, General Notary Advice – 123notary.com Control Panel

May 16, 2019

Notary Quiz of the day

Filed under: Humorous Posts — admin @ 11:30 am

Notaries hate being tested, but love reading Notary tests on blog entries for some reason. I’ll have to ask my psychic why that is. Maybe it is because they are not on the spot with this. Here is a fun quiz of the day.

1. Notaries notarize
(a) Documents
(b) People
(c) Signatures
(d) Signatures on Documents
(e) People’s signatures on documents.

2. Initials. If you initial a change on a loan document, where should the initial go?
(a) To the right of the crossed out text
(b) To the left of the crossed out test
(c) Above the crossed out text
(d) Anywhere around the crossed out text
(e) Below the crossed out text to the right.

The processor I used to work for did not want me to cross out the text, but initial below the text and below the right end of the text. The processing dept. would do the rest according to good old Emily. I wonder how she is.

3. What is the difference between a conflict of interest, interest, financial interest, and beneficial interest? This reminds me of the joke about the Mortgage Broker who left the industry in 2008 because he lost interest.

4. A Notary was asked to notarize a document with no signature line. What should the notary do?
(a) Ask the borrower to write in a signature line.
(b) Tell the borrower that he cannot notarize the document without a signature and signature line.
(c) Write in the signature line himself.
(d) Refuse to notarize the document.
(e) Call Carmen at 123notary and ask for help.

5. A Notary does a job for an old lady at a hospital notarizing a document. The notary asked the lady if she understood the document and she said yes. Two months later all parties were in court because the lady did not understand what she had signed. What should the notary have done?
(a) Ask the lady to paraphrase the document.
(b) Tell the lady how he went to the white house to visit President Johnson and see how she reacts.
(c) Stick to jail signings — they might be criminals, but at least they are in their right mind (whatever that means.)
(d) Start a conversation about current events to do a “reality test.”

6. A Notary was asked to notarize at the peace process. The Palestinians said you can’t have peace without a process. The Israelis said you can’t have peace without security. The Notary said you can’t have a notarization without a signature. After a long discussion, the Palestinians wanted to be acknowledged twice for one signature, Since the Israelis wouldn’t acknowledge the existence of their people, at least a Notary could acknowledge their signature twice to compensate. What is wrong with this picture?

(a) The Palestinians wanted to trade one Israeli signatures they had captive for two hundred Palestinian signatures as a peace initiative.
(b) The signer is the only one who can acknowledge a signature, not a Notary.
(c) An Israeli Notary will not acknowledge a Palestinian signature until they acknowledge the State of Israel’s signature.
(d) Yes, a single signature can be acknowledged multiple times, but it is the signer who does the acknowledging.

You might also like:

Notary aptitude test 2

Does 123notary have the authority to quiz people?

Notary Public 101 quiz questions

Quiz – you know you’re a good notary when you…

30 point quiz – Jeopardy



  1. OK, I’m Game. I will test myself on some answers AND my Googlefoo on others. Feel free to correct me. Isn’t THAT the purpose?
    1 (e)
    2 (c), or (d) when there is no room
    A) Conflict of interest: more than one party claims ownership to property
    B) Interest: Fees a lender charges per month for the privilege of lending their money, usually associated with a loan, but savings and investments can accrue interest and grow larger.
    C) Financial Interest: pecuniary interests gained like salary or other payments for services or equity interests like stocks, stock options, intellectual property rights and the like.
    d) Beneficial Interest: the right to receive benefits on assets held by another party. A beneficiary has a vest interest in the assets of a trust bc he/she will inherit the assets.

    4 (c) (Write)DRAW in the signature line himself.

    5 (d) Remember, “My Cousin Vinny”, where the women “Saw” the car, but couldn’t make out how many fingers were held up on the other side of the courtroom bc of poor vision.

    6 (b)

    Comment by betty — June 28, 2019 @ 1:57 pm

  2. I once had a long conversation with a person that had dementia, he sounded very lucid on a number of subjects, later i brought up some of the subjects we had discussed and he had no idea what i was talking about.

    Comment by Emil Forsman — July 28, 2019 @ 12:45 am

  3. 1. The answer is definitely e.
    2. I usually do c, but I believe that d is acceptable.
    3. A conflict of interest is when a person has a vested interest that raises questions about their actions or decisions being fair and impartial. A financial interest is simply owning a share of a business or property or the like. A beneficial interest is possessing an interest in a property or funds or a business that will becomes theirs at a future date, such as being a beneficiary in someone’s Will.
    4. I have had this happen many times and I always create a signature line.
    5. I would do a and a little of d.
    6. d.

    Comment by Karen Nichols — July 28, 2019 @ 10:12 pm

RSS feed for comments on this post. TrackBack URL

Leave a comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *