Parliamentary Procedure Quiz

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Parliamentary Procedure Quizzes & Trivia

This is a quiz designed for the IWU Model United Nations Club as they prepare for the Harvard Conference 2011.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is a type of debate at a Model UN Conference?
    • A. 

      Table Debate

    • B. 

      Formal Debate

    • C. 

      Informal Debate

    • D. 

      Moderated Debate

  • 2. 
    Why is it important to know procedure at a Model United Nations Conference?
    • A. 

      Can be grounds for removal from the conference

    • B. 

      Holds back committee progress and slows debate

    • C. 

      The Chair can hold you in contempt of conference

  • 3. 
    What is the purpose of Moderated Caucus?
    • A. 

      To help facilitate discussion and resolution writing

    • B. 

      A temporary recess

    • C. 

      A suspension in debate

  • 4. 
    What is the purpose of Unmoderated Caucus?
    • A. 

      To allow for an end to the day's proceedings

    • B. 

      To allow for any delegate to approach the chair

    • C. 

      To allow delegates to meet informally and draft resolutions and amendments

  • 5. 
    Please place the following in order as the may appear during a typical session of a Model UN Conference:Motion to set the speakers timeMotion to adjourn meetingMotion to suspend debateMotion to open/close the speakers listMotion to table discussion/topic
  • 6. 
    A group of nations that works together to attain a goal
  • 7. 
    To give up time, usually to question or another delegate
  • 8. 
    The number of members that must be present before official business can be conducted
  • 9. 
    Attendance at the beginning of every Model UN session
  • 10. 
    A list that determines the order in which delegates will speak
  • 11. 
    Countries that would like to see a certain draft resolution debated
  • 12. 
    Person who facilitates Model UN debate
  • 13. 
    The group of people, usually high school or college students, in charge of a Model UN committee. It generally consists of a Chair, Director and Rapporteur
  • 14. 
    The final results of discussion, writing and negotiation, including suggestions for addressing a specific problem or issue
  • 15. 
    To discuss opposing reasons or to argue
  • 16. 
    The tool shaped like a small wooden hammer that the Chair uses to keep order
  • 17. 
    A paper that helps delegates organize their ideas and aid in formatting and representing a country's policy
  • 18. 
    When a delegate is present and wishes to vote
  • 19. 
    Countries that the principal authors of Model UN resolutions
  • 20. 
    An international organization of nations pledged together to promote world peace and security
  • 21. 
    A person authorized to act as representative for a country
  • 22. 
    Informal meeting in which delegates discuss country positions and ideas for draft resolutions
  • 23. 
    A sign that identifies your country
  • 24. 
    The vested power of the "P5" (permanent 5) countries to refuse approval of a draft resolution
  • 25. 
    The most senior staff of a Model UN conference
  • 26. 
    Please select the type of motion/point and the vote required to pass it:The delegate has a question regarding the rules of procedure.
    • A. 

      Point of Information

    • B. 

      Adjourn the Meeting

    • C. 

      Point of Inquiry (Point of Parliamentary Procedure)

    • D. 

      Suspend the Meeting

    • E. 

      Table Debate

    • F. 

      Appeal the Chair's Decision

    • G. 

      Point of Order

    • H. 

      Close Debate

    • I. 

      Point of Personal Privilege

    • J. 

      Simple Majority

    • K. 

      Two-thirds Majority

    • L. 

      No Vote

  • 27. 
    Please select the type of motion/point and the vote required to pass it:Delegate wishes to adjourn the meeting until next session. Usually used to adjourn for lunch or dinner.
    • A. 

      Point of Information

    • B. 

      Adjourn the Meeting

    • C. 

      Point of Inquiry (Point of Parliamentary Procedure)

    • D. 

      Suspend the Meeting

    • E. 

      Table Debate

    • F. 

      Appeal the Chair's Decision

    • G. 

      Point of Order

    • H. 

      Close Debate

    • I. 

      Point of Personal Privilege

    • J. 

      Simple Majority

    • K. 

      Two-thirds Majority

    • L. 

      No Vote

  • 28. 
    Please select the type of motion/point and the vote required to pass it:Delegate wishes to yield time to points of information or questions from other delegates about the speech.
    • A. 

      Point of Information

    • B. 

      Adjourn the Meeting

    • C. 

      Point of Inquiry (Point of Parliamentary Procedure)

    • D. 

      Suspend the Meeting

    • E. 

      Table Debate

    • F. 

      Appeal the Chair's Decision

    • G. 

      Point of Order

    • H. 

      Close Debate

    • I. 

      Point of Personal Privilege

    • J. 

      Simple Majority

    • K. 

      Two-thirds Majority

    • L. 

      No Vote

  • 29. 
    • A. 

      Point of Information

    • B. 

      Adjourn the Meeting

    • C. 

      Point of Inquiry (Point of Parliamentary Procedure)

    • D. 

      Suspend the Meeting

    • E. 

      Table Debate

    • F. 

      Appeal the Chair's Decision

    • G. 

      Point of Order

    • H. 

      Close Debate

    • I. 

      Point of Personal Privilege

    • J. 

      Simple Majority

    • K. 

      Two-thirds Majority

    • L. 

      No Vote

  • 30. 
    • A. 

      Point of Information

    • B. 

      Adjourn the Meeting

    • C. 

      Point of Inquiry (Point of Parliamentary Procedure)

    • D. 

      Suspend the Meeting

    • E. 

      Table Debate

    • F. 

      Appeal the Chair's Decision

    • G. 

      Point of Order

    • H. 

      Close Debate

    • I. 

      Point of Personal Privilege

    • J. 

      Simple Majority

    • K. 

      Two-thirds Majority

    • L. 

      No Vote

  • 31. 
    Please select the type of motion/point and the vote required to pass it:Delegate wishes to end the debate on the topic. This topic can be returned to at a later time. Before going to a vote, two delegates must speak in favor of tabling the debate and two must speak against it.
    • A. 

      Point of Information

    • B. 

      Adjourn the Meeting

    • C. 

      Point of Inquiry (Point of Parliamentary Procedure)

    • D. 

      Suspend the Meeting

    • E. 

      Table Debate

    • F. 

      Appeal the Chair's Decision

    • G. 

      Point of Order

    • H. 

      Close Debate

    • I. 

      Point of Personal Privilege

    • J. 

      Simple Majority

    • K. 

      Two-thirds Majority

    • L. 

      No Vote

  • 32. 
    Please select the type of motion/point and the vote required to pass it:A delegate has just finished their speech. Another delegate would like to ask them a question about speech. (Please note, that a speaker must be open to questions.)
    • A. 

      Point of Information

    • B. 

      Adjourn the Meeting

    • C. 

      Point of Inquiry (Point of Parliamentary Procedure)

    • D. 

      Suspend the Meeting

    • E. 

      Table Debate

    • F. 

      Appeal the Chair's Decision

    • G. 

      Point of Order

    • H. 

      Close Debate

    • I. 

      Point of Personal Privilege

    • J. 

      Simple Majority

    • K. 

      Two-thirds Majority

    • L. 

      No Vote

  • 33. 
    Please select the type of motion/point and the vote required to pass it:The delegate feels that the chairperson has made an incorrect decision. The appeal must first be made in writing.
    • A. 

      Point of Information

    • B. 

      Adjourn the Meeting

    • C. 

      Point of Inquiry (Point of Parliamentary Procedure)

    • D. 

      Suspend the Meeting

    • E. 

      Table Debate

    • F. 

      Appeal the Chair's Decision

    • G. 

      Point of Order

    • H. 

      Close Debate

    • I. 

      Point of Personal Privilege

    • J. 

      Simple Majority

    • K. 

      Two-thirds Majority

    • L. 

      No Vote

  • 34. 
    Please select the type of motion/point and the vote required to pass it:Delegate wishes to close the debate and move to voting.
    • A. 

      Point of Information

    • B. 

      Adjourn the Meeting

    • C. 

      Point of Inquiry (Point of Parliamentary Procedure)

    • D. 

      Suspend the Meeting

    • E. 

      Table Debate

    • F. 

      Appeal the Chair's Decision

    • G. 

      Point of Order

    • H. 

      Close Debate

    • I. 

      Point of Personal Privilege

    • J. 

      Simple Majority

    • K. 

      Two-thirds Majority

    • L. 

      No Vote

  • 35. 
    Please include the following:-Name-Major/Year-Hometown-Phone Number-Email