Junior Parliamentary Procedure

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Parliamentary Procedure Quizzes & Trivia

Based upon Nebraska FFA Junior Parliamentary Procedure Leadership Skills Event.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The book that is considered the parliamentary authority for FFA is:
    • A. 

      Roberts Parliamentary Law

    • B. 

      Robert's Rules of Parliamentary Law

    • C. 

      Bob's Book of Law

    • D. 

      Robert's Rules of Order

    • E. 

      Robert's Rules of Order Newly Revised (10th Edition)

  • 2. 
    The three classifications of motions, other than the main motion and "motions that bring a questions again before the assembly" are:
    • A. 

      Privileged, Subsidiary, Main

    • B. 

      Privileged, Rules, Subsidiary

    • C. 

      Subsidiary, Main, Pig

    • D. 

      Privileged, Subsidiary, Incidental

    • E. 

      There are no other motions

  • 3. 
    Incidental motions are motions that arise out of an incident during procedure.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    Subsidiary motions are motions that affect other motions, especially the main.
    • A. 

      False

    • B. 

      True

  • 5. 
    Privileged motions always take precedence over subsidiary motions.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    Reconsider, Take from the Table, and Rescind are classified as:
    • A. 

      Motions that bring a question again before the assembly

    • B. 

      Assembly of motions that question again and before

    • C. 

      Recontablescind

    • D. 

      None of the Above

  • 7. 
    The highest ranking privileged motion is fix time to which to adjourn.  Because this motion is not often used in FFA meetings, the next highest is more well known.  It is:
    • A. 

      Adjourn

    • B. 

      Recess

    • C. 

      Question of Privilege

    • D. 

      Call for the Orders of the Day

  • 8. 
    • A. 

      The main motion has been transacted (disposed of)

    • B. 

      The chairman discussed his or her main point

    • C. 

      The time is called

    • D. 

      The meeting adjourned

    • E. 

      The recess is over

  • 9. 
    Refer to a committee requires two specific components.  They are:
    • A. 

      Which committee and when to report

    • B. 

      What instruction and which committee

    • C. 

      When to report and to whom

    • D. 

      Coconuts and pineapples

  • 10. 
    The chair swings the symbol of authority.  It is the:
    • A. 

      Chair

    • B. 

      Hammer

    • C. 

      Mallet

    • D. 

      Gavel

    • E. 

      Table

  • 11. 
    Which of the following motions requires a 2/3 vote?
    • A. 

      Lay on the Table

    • B. 

      Question of Privilege

    • C. 

      Reconsider

    • D. 

      Previous Question

    • E. 

      Postpone Indefinitely

  • 12. 
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 13. 
    Point of Order, Parliamentary Inquiry, and Division of the Assembly are all classified as:
    • A. 

      Privileged Motions

    • B. 

      Incidental Motions

    • C. 

      Subsidiary Motions

    • D. 

      Main Motions

    • E. 

      Motions that bring a question again before the assembly

  • 14. 
    Unless otherwise stated, a quorum is:
    • A. 

      The minimum number of members required to vote yes on a motion

    • B. 

      An arguement between parents

    • C. 

      The members present at any meeting

    • D. 

      The minimum number of members required to transact business

    • E. 

      36

  • 15. 
    A majority vote is:
    • A. 

      More than half of the votes cast

    • B. 

      More than half of the members in the meeting

    • C. 

      51%

    • D. 

      50.1%

    • E. 

      2/3

  • 16. 
    Which of the following is NOT a principle of parliamentary procedure?
    • A. 

      Rule of the majority

    • B. 

      Rights of the minority

    • C. 

      Courtesy to everyone

    • D. 

      One thing at a time

    • E. 

      Rights of the Majority

  • 17. 
    In FFA customs, one tap of the gavel is used to indicate to members to sit down and also to announce the outcome of a vote.  In Roberts Rules of Order, one tap of the gavel is used when announcing the assembly will:
    • A. 

      Recess

    • B. 

      Adjourn

    • C. 

      Call meeting to order

    • D. 

      All of the above

    • E. 

      A and B above

  • 18. 
    A motion to lay on the table sets a motion aside until the end of the next meeting.  The assembly is not required to bring the motion back.  If it decides to bring the motion from the table, the soonest it can do so is:
    • A. 

      Immediately after the vote to lay on the table

    • B. 

      Right before the motion to adjourn

    • C. 

      During unfinished business in the next meeting

    • D. 

      After the urgent business is transacted

    • E. 

      When blue baboons fall out of the sky

  • 19. 
    If the motion Previous Question is voted upon and passes (by a 2/3 vote), the very next thing to do is:
    • A. 

      Vote on the immediately pending motion

    • B. 

      Vote on the main motion

    • C. 

      Ask for amendments on the main motion

    • D. 

      Wash the windshield of the school van

  • 20. 
    Which of the following motions is NOT debatable?
    • A. 

      Refer to a committee

    • B. 

      Postpone Indefinitely

    • C. 

      Postpone to a certain time

    • D. 

      No motions are debatable

    • E. 

      All motions are debatable

  • 21. 
    Which of the following motions does not require a second?
    • A. 

      Adjourn

    • B. 

      Question of privilege

    • C. 

      Previous Question

    • D. 

      Amend

  • 22. 
    The motion to amend is debatable unless it is:
    • A. 

      Applied to a motion that is not debatable, such as recess

    • B. 

      Applied to a subsidiary motion that is not a main motion

    • C. 

      It is always debatable

    • D. 

      Referred to a committee of 3 members and 2 aliens from the planet Zircadolin who have been editing Robert's Rules of Order for use in their attempt to bring order to the galaxy and their way of life

  • 23. 
    Which of the following motions is debatable but not amendable?
    • A. 

      Reconsider

    • B. 

      Postpone indefinitely

    • C. 

      None of the motions are debatable

    • D. 

      A and B

  • 24. 
    An amendment to the amendment is not amendable.  This is true.  However, is it debatable when applied to main motions?
    • A. 

      No

    • B. 

      Yes

    • C. 

      7

  • 25. 
    Take from the table and reconsider of a main motion can only be done when the floor is empty (no main motions are on the floor).
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

    • C. 

      7