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Just a few questions to test your parli pro prowess!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Which of the following is NOT one of the four points?

    • A.

      Point of personal privilege

    • B.

      Point of parliamentary inquiry

    • C.

      Point to set the agenda

    • D.

      Point of order

    • E.

      Point of information

    Correct Answer
    C. Point to set the agenda
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Point to set the agenda." This is not one of the four points because it is not a recognized point in parliamentary procedure. The other options - point of personal privilege, point of parliamentary inquiry, point of order, and point of information - are all commonly used points in parliamentary meetings to address specific concerns or seek clarification.

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  • 2. 

    Which motion usually comes first in a committee session?

    • A.

      Motion to caucus

    • B.

      Motion for testimony

    • C.

      Motion to introduce a bill

    • D.

      Motion to set the agenda

    • E.

      Motion to previous question

    Correct Answer
    D. Motion to set the agenda
    Explanation
    In a committee session, the motion to set the agenda usually comes first. This motion is important as it determines the order in which the items will be discussed and addressed during the session. By setting the agenda, the committee members can prioritize the topics, allocate time for each item, and ensure that the session runs smoothly and efficiently. Once the agenda is set, the committee can proceed with other motions such as introducing a bill, calling for testimony, or moving to previous questions.

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  • 3. 

    Which of the following requires MORE than a majority vote?

    • A.

      Motion to previous question

    • B.

      Motion to caucus

    • C.

      Motion to recess

    • D.

      Motion to introduce a bill

    • E.

      Motion for testimony

    Correct Answer
    A. Motion to previous question
    Explanation
    A motion to previous question requires MORE than a majority vote because it is used to end debate and immediately vote on the pending question. It requires a two-thirds majority vote to pass, meaning that at least two-thirds of the members present must vote in favor of the motion in order for it to be approved. This is a higher threshold than a simple majority vote, which is required for most other motions listed in the question.

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  • 4. 

    How many signatures does an amendment require in a House committee?

    • A.

      2

    • B.

      6

    • C.

      8

    • D.

      10

    • E.

      15

    Correct Answer
    C. 8
    Explanation
    In a House committee, an amendment requires 8 signatures. This means that in order for an amendment to be considered by the committee, it must have the support of at least 8 committee members. This requirement ensures that there is a sufficient level of support for the proposed amendment before it can move forward in the legislative process.

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  • 5. 

    Which of the following is NOT something that you can do to a bill?

    • A.

      Motion to previous question

    • B.

      Motion to divide the question

    • C.

      Motion to lay on the table

    • D.

      Motion to set the agenda

    • E.

      Motion to take from the table

    Correct Answer
    D. Motion to set the agenda
    Explanation
    The question asks for something that you CANNOT do to a bill. "Motion to set the agenda" is the correct answer because setting the agenda refers to determining the order in which bills will be discussed or debated, rather than directly affecting the content or status of a specific bill. The other options, such as "Motion to previous question," "Motion to divide the question," "Motion to lay on the table," and "Motion to take from the table," all pertain to specific actions or procedures that can be taken regarding a bill during the legislative process.

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  • 6. 

    A ________ amendment is one to which the original author of a bill agrees and which can thus be automatically added to the original bill.

    Correct Answer
    friendly
    Friendly
    Explanation
    A friendly amendment is one to which the original author of a bill agrees and which can thus be automatically added to the original bill. This means that the amendment is proposed by someone who supports the bill and seeks to make a change that is agreeable to the bill's author. Since the original author agrees to the amendment, it can be added to the bill without further debate or approval. The use of both lowercase and uppercase "friendly" suggests that either spelling is acceptable for the answer.

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  • 7. 

    True or False: A motion to previous question is a vote on the bill itself.

    Correct Answer
    f
    false
    no
    Explanation
    A motion to previous question is not a vote on the bill itself. This motion is used to end debate on a pending question and move to an immediate vote on that question. It aims to expedite the decision-making process by preventing further discussion or amendments. Therefore, the motion to previous question is separate from the actual vote on the bill and does not determine the final outcome of the legislation.

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  • 8. 

    True or False: A motion to introduce a bill requires a second.

    Correct Answer
    True
    t
    yes
    Explanation
    A motion to introduce a bill requires a second because it is a standard parliamentary procedure. In order for a bill to be considered for further discussion and potential passage, it needs to have the support of at least one other member of the legislative body. This seconding of the motion ensures that the bill is not brought forward without any support or consideration from other members. It also allows for a more democratic process where multiple perspectives and ideas can be considered before proceeding with the bill.

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  • 9. 

    True or False: The general speakers list is constantly active, even when a bill is being considered.

    Correct Answer
    false
    no
    f
    Explanation
    The general speakers list is not constantly active when a bill is being considered. This means that individuals cannot speak at any time during the consideration of a bill.

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  • 10. 

    A ________ caucus is one in which the chair calls on individual delegates in turn to voice their opinion.

    Correct Answer
    moderated
    Explanation
    A moderated caucus is a type of caucus where the chairperson guides the discussion by calling on individual delegates one by one to express their opinions. This helps to ensure that everyone gets a chance to speak and that the discussion remains organized and focused. The chairperson may also have the authority to set time limits for each delegate's speech and to intervene if the discussion becomes unproductive or off-topic. Overall, a moderated caucus promotes a fair and balanced exchange of ideas among delegates.

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