Robert's Rules Of Order Quiz #1

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This quiz will test your knowledge on the Robert's Rules of Order.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    If you want to "kill a main motion," you say...

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "I move that the motion be postponed indefinitely." This statement is used to kill a main motion in parliamentary procedure. By making this motion, the speaker is suggesting that the motion under consideration should be postponed indefinitely, effectively ending any further discussion or action on the matter. It is a common tactic used to prevent the passage of a motion that the speaker disagrees with or believes is not in the best interest of the group.

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  • 2. 

    What is the purpose of the motion, "I move that.."?

    Explanation
    The purpose of the motion "I move that.." is to bring business before the assembly. This motion is used to propose a specific action or decision to be taken by the assembly, allowing members to introduce new ideas or topics for discussion and consideration. It is a formal way of initiating and presenting matters for the assembly to address and make decisions on.

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  • 3. 

    "I move the previous question" means you want to...

    Explanation
    "I move the previous question" is a parliamentary procedure used to close the debate and proceed to a vote on the current issue. By saying this, the speaker is expressing their desire to end the discussion and move on to the next step of making a decision. It is a formal way of indicating that the speaker believes enough discussion has taken place and it is time to bring the debate to a close.

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  • 4. 

    The motion "I rise to a question of privilege" requires a second.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The motion "I rise to a question of privilege" does not require a second. This motion is a point of personal privilege that allows a member of a deliberative assembly to address a matter that affects their rights or privileges as a member. It is considered a highly privileged motion and does not need a second to be brought up for discussion or consideration.

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  • 5. 

    What is the motion to limit or extend debate?

    Correct Answer
    I move that debate be limited to
    I move that debate be extended to
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "I move that debate be limited to" and "I move that debate be extended to". These phrases are examples of motions that can be made during a debate to either restrict or prolong the discussion. "I move that debate be limited to" suggests a desire to set a time limit or specific topic for the debate, while "I move that debate be extended to" proposes extending the discussion beyond the current time or topic. Both motions aim to control the length and focus of the debate.

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  • 6. 

    How many votes, if any, are needed to grant recess? 

    • A.

      Majority

    • B.

      Two-thirds

    • C.

      No vote required

    Correct Answer
    A. Majority
    Explanation
    A majority vote means that more than half of the total votes are needed to grant recess. This means that if there are 10 votes, at least 6 votes are needed to grant recess. If there are an odd number of votes, the majority would be the next whole number above half. For example, if there are 9 votes, 5 votes would be needed to grant recess.

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  • 7. 

    The correct motion to lay the topic aside temporarily is

    Correct Answer
    I move to lay the question on the table
    Explanation
    This motion suggests temporarily setting aside the topic or question being discussed. By "laying the question on the table," it means to suspend further discussion or action on the matter at hand. This motion can be used when there is a need to address more urgent or important matters first or when there is a lack of information or time to fully consider the question. It allows for the topic to be brought back to the table at a later time for further discussion or decision-making.

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  • 8. 

    The motion to close the meeting is...

    Correct Answer
    I move to adjourn
    I move to adjourn the meeting
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "I move to adjourn" or "I move to adjourn the meeting." This is the proper motion to close a meeting. By making this motion, the person is suggesting that the meeting be brought to an end. This allows for a formal and orderly way to conclude the meeting's proceedings.

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  • 9. 

    According to Robert's Rules of Order, I can interrupt to say my comments about the ongoing debate.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    According to Robert's Rules of Order, it is not appropriate to interrupt to say comments about an ongoing debate. The rules emphasize the importance of allowing each person to speak without interruption and maintaining order during discussions. Therefore, the correct answer is False.

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  • 10. 

    To modify the wording of a motion, you would say...

    Correct Answer
    I move to amend the motion by
    I move to amend the motion
    I move to amend
    Explanation
    When wanting to modify the wording of a motion, you would use the phrase "I move to amend the motion by". This indicates that you are proposing a change to the original motion. Alternatively, you can also use the shorter phrases "I move to amend the motion" or simply "I move to amend". These variations convey the same intention of altering the motion's language.

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