Senior Parliamentary Procedure

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Parliamentary Procedure Quizzes & Trivia

This test is based upon material covered in the FFA Parliamentary Procedure Contest.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    I have mastered all elements of the Junior Parliamentary Procedure FFA event (see proprofs.com test by the same name).
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

    • C. 

      There's a jr parli pro contest?

  • 2. 
    LPLPRAP is a mnemonic to remember the _________ motions.
    • A. 

      Subsidiary

    • B. 

      Incidental

    • C. 

      Privileged

    • D. 

      Motions that brings a question again before the assembly

  • 3. 
    FARPO is a mnemonic for the _________ motions.
    • A. 

      Privileged

    • B. 

      Incidental

    • C. 

      Subsidiary

    • D. 

      Motions that bring a question again before the assembly

  • 4. 
    When must "Object to the consideration of the question" must be made?
    • A. 

      Immediately after the maker of the main motion moves the main motion

    • B. 

      Before any debate has taken place on the motion

    • C. 

      Anytime before the vote on the main motion

    • D. 

      Today

  • 5. 
    Limit or Extend debate is amendable because:
    • A. 

      The number or time of debates can be changed

    • B. 

      The location of the debates can be changed

    • C. 

      The motion the debates are applied to can be changed

    • D. 

      It is not amendable

  • 6. 
    The chair can debate without leaving his/her station on which of the following motions?
    • A. 

      Question of Privilege

    • B. 

      Division of the Question

    • C. 

      Main Motion

    • D. 

      Appeal

  • 7. 
    Call for the orders of the day is used to ensure the assembly follows the agenda.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    Situation:  The motion to fix time to which to adjourn has passed (the meeting will be tomorrow morning at 7:30 a.m. in the ag room).  The meeting is then adjourned.  Tomorrow morning arrives and you are going to the meeting.  What is the meeting called?
    • A. 

      Special Meeting

    • B. 

      Just another meeting

    • C. 

      An Adjourned meeting

    • D. 

      A fixed meeting

    • E. 

      A special assembly

  • 9. 
    This motion is used to make two motions out of one main motion when it has multiple parts that could stand on their own. 
    • A. 

      Amend

    • B. 

      Point of order

    • C. 

      Question of privilege

    • D. 

      Division of the assembly

    • E. 

      Division of the question

  • 10. 
    Who or what amends a motion?
    • A. 

      Any legal voting member

    • B. 

      A member in favor of the motion to be amended

    • C. 

      The assembly

    • D. 

      The entire membership

  • 11. 
    What can be appealed?
    • A. 

      Votes

    • B. 

      Decisions of the chair

    • C. 

      Reports

    • D. 

      Improperly stated motions

  • 12. 
    Once a quorum is established, a continued presence of a quorum is required for business to be transacted.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    What are the only things that can be made in the absence of a quorum?
    • A. 

      None

    • B. 

      Any Motions

    • C. 

      Only Adjourn

    • D. 

      Fix time to which to adjourn, Adjourn, Recess, Take matters to make a quorum

    • E. 

      Only Fix time or Adjourn

  • 14. 
    Situation:  The main motion states that our chapter will host a hoe down at Kai's barn during FFA week.   It was moved to amend it by striking "FFA week" and adding "on March 1st."  Would it be germane to amend the amendment by striking "hoe down" and inserting "bonfire?"
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

    • C. 

      Who is germane?

  • 15. 
    Situation:  A motion was postponed to 8 pm and made a special order.  Another motion was postponed to 8:15 pm and also made a special order.  At 8 pm the first motion is brought up.  At 8:15 pm the first motion is still being considered.  Should the second special order be brought up at 8:15 pm or should the first motion be finished first?
    • A. 

      The second special order should be brought up on time; when it is disposed of, the first special order will again be brought up.

    • B. 

      Finish the first special order; when disposed of, then take up the second special order.

    • C. 

      Not enough information is provided.

    • D. 

      What's a special order?

    • E. 

      7

  • 16. 
    Original main motions introduce a new idea.  Incidental main motions are privileged or incidental motions that are moved:
    • A. 

      As a main motion when there is no business on the floor

    • B. 

      During new business

    • C. 

      Tomorrow at 7

    • D. 

      There are no incidental main motions

  • 17. 
    Under normal circumstances, rescind requires _________ vote when previous notice is given and a _______ vote when previous notice is not given.
    • A. 

      Majority, majority

    • B. 

      2/3, 2/3

    • C. 

      Majority, 2/3

    • D. 

      2/3, Majority

  • 18. 
    Which of the following is a purpose for postpone indefinitely?
    • A. 

      To test the strength of the motion

    • B. 

      To gain two more opportunities to debate the main motion

    • C. 

      To kill the motion without risking its adoption

    • D. 

      All answers are correct

    • E. 

      None of the anwers are correct

  • 19. 
    Point of orders can be appealed.
    • A. 

      False

    • B. 

      True