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If the bylaws provide "that officers shall serve for two years or until their successors are elected," any one of the officers' elections can be rescinded and a successor can be elected for the remainder of the term for which one of the following reasons?
For misconduct or neglect of duty in office
A tie vote
the chair may vote in favor of the motion
Using the terms "Chair" or "Chairman" is
An acceptable variation on the term "Chair"
Meetings of a small caucus at a convention are governed by rules that are
The same as those applicable to a committee.
Which one of the following is classified as a secondary motion?
Which statement is true?
More than one secondary motion may be pending at a time.
Subsidiary, privileged, and incidental motions are
Must be acted upon or disposed of before direct consideration of the main question can be continued.
The motion to lay on the table should be used to:
Interrupt consideration of a main motion temporarily until a majority wishes to consider it again.
Which one of these subsidiary motions has no corresponding incidental main motion?
The motion to recess made when no business is pending is:
An incidental main motion
Proper handling of a substitute amendment tends to ensure:
That the provisions of the version first offered receive appropriate consideration without impeding free debate of the proposal to substitute.
Once a committee to which a resolution or main motion has been referred commences its deliberation:
The committee is free to consider and recommend for adoption any amendment to the motion so referred by the assembly.
In considering a resolution which has a preamble, the preamble is:
The motion to ratify:
Is an incidental main motion
After it has been voted to insert words, these words may be changed by
Reconsideration of the vote to insert the words
When a main motion and the previous question are pending, which of the following motions is in order
Postpone to a certain time
The motion to fix the time to which to adjourn is
The highest ranking privileged motion
A motion to take a recess made when business is pending is
A privileged motion
In a motion to fill a blank to sell property, which one of the following amounts should be voted on first?
When is an appeal debatable?
When the immediately pending question is debatable
An appeal from the decision of the chair
is debatable under some conditions and under other conditions is not.
A member of an assembly, in the parliamentary sense, is a person having the right to
Make motions, speak in debate on them, and vote
A deliberative assembly that has not adopted any rules
Is bound by rules and customs of common parliamentary law
The basic principle of decision in a deliberative assembly is that, to become the act or choice of the body, a proposition must be adopted
By a majority vote
Which one of the following is not classified as a deliberative assembly?
In a mass meeting, the quorum is
Unless it is one within a series, a mass meeting usually needs no established order of business since
There is nothing but new business to be brought up
The proper procedure for claiming the floor in an assembly is to
Rise and address the chair
Under unfinished business, the order in which business will be taken up is
The question that was pending when the previous meeting adjourned; questions that were unfinished business at the previous meeting, but not reached before it adjourned; questions that were set as general orders for the previous meeting, but not reached before it adjourned.
In some organizations in which it is customary to call the roll of the members, this is placed in the order of business:
At the end of the opening ceremonies, unless a special rule of the organization assigns it at a different position in the order of business.
After a member has been assigned the floor, but before he has begun to speak, it is in order to:
Give notice of intent to introduce a motion requiring notice
In agendas for sessions consisting of several meetings, most items are:
In local organizations that hold regular business meetings throughout the year, minutes of the annual meeting:
Are read and approved at the next regular meeting.
A meeting of an assembly is:
A single official gathering of its members
In a non legislative body that has no special rule regulating debate, a member's debate on a single motion is limited to:
Two speeches, and 10 minutes per speech
The wording of a motion in the minutes sshould
Be the exact wording the chair uses in putting he question
A speaker may be interrupted by a:
Call for the orders of the day
A question is pending and the meeting is adjourned. At the next meeting, where on the agenda will that question be placed?
A general order for a particular hour:
Does not interrupt a pending question
The minimum essential officers for the conduct of business in a deliberative assembly are
Presiding officer and a secretary
From the examples below, select the one which would adopt a motion requiring a two-thirds vote with the minimum number in favor:
50 in favor, 23 opposed
The unqualified term "majority vote" means
More than half the votes cast, excluding blanks and abstenions
Voting requirements based on the number of members present
Cause abstentions to have the same effect as a negative vote
Election by plurality vote requires that the minimum number of candidates or propositions be at least
Before a motion has been stated by the chair
If the motion is modified, the seconder can withdraw his second
If the bylaws require the election to be by ballot, then:
No vote is in order that would force disclosure of a member's vote
When the bylaws provide that the president is ex officio a member of all committees except the nominating committee, it means that:
The president is not obligated to attend meetings nor is he counted in the quorum
A partial report of a committee is:
Handled the same way as the final report
The formal presentation of a dissenting opinion of committee members not concurring with the committee report is a:
During informal consideration:
Limitations on the number of times a member can speak are removed
The motion to consider a question informally is:
Debatable only as to the desirability of considering the question informally
When a motion is being considered informally:
The proceedings are placed in the minutes of the formal meeting
In a society where members are permitted to serve in only one office at a time, if a member is present and elcted to more than one office:
He/she can choose which of the offices he will accept.
In an election of members of a board or committee, if less than the prescribed number receive majority, the places are filled by:
Those with a majority, with repeated balloting for the remaining canidates
A member has the right to change his/her vote.
Up to the time the result is announced
Who presides at a meeting when the presiding officer temporarily vacates the chair and the only vice president declines to preside?
The president appoints a chairman pro tem, unless members nominate other persons
It is a fundamental principle of parliamentary law that the right to vote:
Is limited to the members of the society who are actually present at the time the vote is taken in a legal meeting.
Prescribe administrative functions of the organization
Information contained in another parliamentary manual that is in conflict with the adopted parliamentary authority:
Has some bearing on the case at hand.
Rules of order cannot be suspended with a two-thirds vote:
If protecting a minority of one-third or less of those voting.
At a meeting of an organization with a membership of 250 with 210 attending, a motion is pending to suspend a standing rule. With 174 voting, what is the minimum number of votes required to adopt the motion?
Rules contained in the bylaws cannot be suspended unless:
The particular rule specifically provides for its own suspension, or unless the rule properly is in the nature of a rule of order
Suspension of rules of order requires:
A two-thirds vote
Standing rules are adopted or suspended by:
A majority vote, without previous notice
The fundamental instrument establishing an unincorporated society is the:
The bylaws of a society require previous notice and set the annual dues at $1000. A motion is being debated to amend the bylaws to increase the dues to $2500. Which amendment to the pending motion may be permitted at this point?
An amendment to strike the proposed $2500 proposed with an additional initiation fee.
Bylaws should require for their amendment:
After notice, approval by a two-thirds vote of the members present and voting.
Rules of order:
Provide a firm basis for resolving questions of procedure
At a business meeting, what procedure can be used to amend the bylaws of a society if they contain no provision for their amendment?
By a vote of a majority of the entire membership
A complete revision of the bylaws is pending, however, a member wants to correct the existing bylaws rather than adopt the revision. This member moves an amendment to correct the existing bylaws. The chair should:
Declare the proposed amendment out of order
A motion to amend the bylaws is:
A main motion
The group's bylaws specify that it will meet on the first Friday of each month unless otherwise ordered by the executive board. This provision would give the executive board power to:
Change the date of one specific meeting
Bylaws should provide that officers elected during a convention assume their duties:
At the close of the convention
A member who falls in arrears in the payment of his dues:
Does not lose the right to vote unless the bylaws so provide
If a bylaw is ambiguous, its meaning should be decided by the
Should be expressly excluded for service on the nominating committee.
The hour at which meetings are to be held should:
Be specified in the standing rules
Proposed amendments to the FBLA National Bylaws shall be submitted in writing by:
Local chapters, state chapters, or a national officer
After a convention program has been adopted, the committee may make changes by:
Bringing them before the assembly for a vote
A session of an assembly is:
A meeting or series of connected meetings with one agenda.
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