How Well Do You Know Parliamentary Procedure?

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Parliamentary Procedure Quizzes & Trivia

See how well you know parliamentary procedure with this quiz by NJSAP.

Sample Question

What is the correct form of making a motion?

I motion that...

I move to/that...

We should...

I want to make the motion that...

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is the correct form of making a motion?
    • A. 

      I motion that...

    • B. 

      I move to/that...

    • C. 

      We should...

    • D. 

      I want to make the motion that...

  • 2. 
    If you would like to set something aside for a later time, one that can be specified, which one would probably be the best motion for you to make?
    • A. 

      Postpone Definitely

    • B. 

      Postpone Indefinitely

    • C. 

      Lay on the Table

    • D. 

      Adjourn

  • 3. 
    Which of the following motions does NOT require a second?
    • A. 

      Fix Time To Which To Adjourn

    • B. 

      Amend

    • C. 

      Call for the Orders of the Day

    • D. 

      Main Motion

  • 4. 
    What happens if debate has started but your presiding officer realizes that no one seconded the motion?
    • A. 

      Restart the entire motion and ask for a second

    • B. 

      Keep going -- debate means that at least more than one person wants to talk about the motion, and that fulfills the second requirement

    • C. 

      Restart the entire motion and ask for a second ONLY IF the motion hasn't been voted on -- voting means that at least more than one person wants to vote on it, which fulfills the second requirement

    • D. 

      Throw it out and only bring it up at the next meeting

  • 5. 
    Which of the following is always out of order?
    • A. 

      Tertiary Amendment

    • B. 

      Secondary Amendment

    • C. 

      Fix Time to Which to Adjourn

    • D. 

      Suspend the Rules

  • 6. 
    Which is the lowest ranking motion?
    • A. 

      Recess

    • B. 

      Postpone Definitely

    • C. 

      Main Motion

    • D. 

      Postpone Indefinitely

  • 7. 
    What is the highest set of governing rules?
    • A. 

      Bylaws

    • B. 

      Constitution

    • C. 

      Special Rules

    • D. 

      Corporate Charter

  • 8. 
    Which of the following is not an incidental motion?
    • A. 

      Raise a Question of Privilege

    • B. 

      Point of Order

    • C. 

      Point of Information

    • D. 

      Objection to the Consideration of a Question