Troop 175 Parliamentary Procedure Badge

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Troop 175 Parliamentary Procedure Badge

This is the online test for Parliamentary Procedure requirement for the BSA Public Speaking merit badge. The requirement states: 5. Show you know parliamentary procedure by leading a discussion or meeting according to accepted rules of order; or by answering questions on the rules of order. Please complete the following questions to meet this requirement.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    • A. 

      It is a set of laws that control who can hold government office.

    • B. 

      It is a set of rules for conducting a meeting that allows everyone to be heard.

    • C. 

      It is the rules of government used in most countries today.

    • D. 

      It is a set of old English laws that no longer are used.

  • 2. 
    Which one is a basic principles Parliamentary Procedure?
    • A. 

      Justice and courtesy for all.

    • B. 

      One thing at a time.

    • C. 

      The rule of the majority.

    • D. 

      The rights of the minority

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 3. 
    Parliamentary Procedure provides the group with a structured, logical, consistent format under which to make decisions and therefore should be used to help groups achieve their goals and objectives through a democratic process. True or False?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    • A. 

      A and B

    • B. 

      A, B and D, but not C

    • C. 

      A and D all of the time and C some of the time

    • D. 

      D, but only in Boston

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 5. 
    Why is Parliamentary Procedure Important?
    • A. 

      Because it's a time tested method of conducting business at meetings and public gatherings. It can be adapted to fit the needs of any organization.

    • B. 

      Because Parliament is the highest form of government in the United Kingdom

    • C. 

      Because medical procedures are expensive and need to be done right the first time.

  • 6. 
    • A. 

      Main Motions: The purpose of a main motion is to introduce items to the membership for their consideration. They cannot be made when any other motion is on the floor, and yield to privileged, subsidiary, and incidental motions.

    • B. 

      Subsidiary Motions: Their purpose is to change or affect how a main motion is handled, and is voted on before a main motion.

    • C. 

      Privileged Motions: Their purpose is to bring up items that are urgent about special or important matters unrelated to pending business.

    • D. 

      Incidental Motions: Their purpose is to provide a means of questioning procedure concerning other motions and must be considered before the other motion.

    • E. 

      Accidental Motions: When someone makes a motion without meaning to.

  • 7. 
    The method used by members to express themselves is in the form of moving motions. A motion is a proposal that the entire membership take action or a stand on an issue. Please select the correct order for for a motion to be acted on.
    • A. 

      Motion is made, Second motions, Debate motions, Vote on motions

    • B. 

      Vote on motions, Debate motions, Second motions, Motion is made

    • C. 

      Debate motions, Motion is made, Second motions, Vote on motions

    • D. 

      Motion is made, Vote on motions, Debate motions,

    • E. 

      None of the above, it is a trick question

  • 8. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False