Sample Notary Exam 1
Register for a Notary Class
17) Which of the following carry a possible misdemeanor charge?
a) Any notary act performed with the intent to defraud in relation to a Deed of Trust.
b) Any person acting as a notary without being duly commissioned and their action places an encumbrance on a party affecting title to real property (such as with a Deed of Trust).
c) Willful failure to permit a lawful inspection or copying of the notary journal.
d) Filing with the county recorder false or forged Deeds of Trust documents.
Correct answer: c
Answers a, b and d are all felonies. Remember that besides perjury and possibly forgery, the other felonies concern fraud in relationship to the recording of a Deed of Trust.