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A special committee appointed for deliberation or investigation should be:
a) a small committee consisting of those in favor of the action to be carried out.
b) a large committee representing many points of view in the organization.
c) composed of persons who have had experience regarding the subject to be investigated.
d) composed of members chose for their ability to be discreet and keep matters confidential.
b) a large committee representing many points of view in the organization.
On a ballot with votes for more than one question or office:
a) count the number of votes cast for each segment.
b) blank boxes cause the vote to be invalid.
c) votes are counted as illegal if the officers' named is misspelled.
d) all segments of the ballot are counted as illegal if a member votes for too many candidates for a given office.
A) count the number of votes cast for each segment.
An ex-officio member of a board who isn't under the authority of the society:
a) can make motions, but cannot vote
b) can debate, but can't make motions or vote.
c) can make motions, debate and vote but has none of the obligations of membership.
d) is counted in determining the presence of a quorum.
c) can make motions, debate and vote but have none of the obligations of membership.
Interruptions during the taking of a vote, such as a point of order or parliamentary inquiry, are permitted:
a) only before any member has actually voted.
b) if they are incidental to one member's vote
c) at any time during the vote.
d) only in roll call voting.
a) only before any member has actually voted.
A motion to "rise" in a special committee is equivalent to:
a) a motion to adjourn
b) a motion to recess
c) adjourning to meet at the call of the chair
d) a motion to adjourn sine die
d) a motion to adjourn sine die.
After a division is called for, the vote must be taken by:
a) ballot vote
b) counted vote
c) rising vote
d) voice vote
c) rising vote.
Minutes of an executive board:
a) are accessible only to members of the board with no exceptions
b) are accessible to any member of the society on demand
c) are read to members of the society's assembly if ordered by a 2/3 vote
d) are taken in memo form and not recorded.
c) are read to members of the society's assembly if ordered by a 2/3 vote.
If a committee chairman fails to call a meeting of the committee:
a) the committee cannot meet
b) the committee must meet on the call of the president
c) the committee must meet on the call of any two of its members
d) the committee is dissolved.
c) the committee must meet on the call of any two of its members.
During meetings, the parliamentarian should:
a) be assigned a seat next to the chair
b) wait for the president to ask for advice
c) admonish the members when errors in the proceedings occur.
d) consult frequently with the presiding officer
a) be assigned a seat next to the chair.
If a formal installation ceremony is prescribed in the bylaws
a) the election is not complete until after the installation
b) officers may not assume office until after they are installed
c) failure to hold the installation doesn't affect the time new officers take office
d) the election is null and void if the installation isn't held
c) failure to hold the installation doesn't affect the time new officers take office.
An executive board:
a) must be provided for in the stand rules
b) must be provided for by a special rule of order
c) must be provided for in the bylaws
d) is composed only of the elected officers
c) must be provided for in the bylaws.
With respect to matters the bylaws don't put under its exclusive control, an executive board:
a) can take action on issues delegated to it by the assembly at the previous meeting
b) should be cautious in its actions, since the assembly can't later countermand them
c) can w/ 2/3 vote, modify actions taken by assembly
d) must carry out any instructions given to it by the assembly
d) must carry out any instructions given to it by the assembly.
An executive board can transact business:
a) according to the same rules of procedure as in other deliberative assemblies, no matter size
b) only in a regular properly called meeting with an adjournment thereof, of which every board member has been notified and a quorum is present
c) by telephone or indiv. interview, email or fax
d) by mail if a quorum of the board participates
b) only in a regular properly called meeting or at an adjournment thereof, of which every board member has been notified and a quorum is present.
When a motion is presented in the form of a resolution, the mover may use all of the following expressions, except:
a) "I move the adoption of the following resolution"
b) "I offer the following resolution"
c) "Resolved, That..."
d) "I move the adoption of the resolution relating to...which I have sent tot he chair."
c) "Resolved, That..."
In a quasi committee of the whole, the presiding officer:
a)leaves the chair and appoints a new presiding officer
b) remains in the chair himself
c) may adjourn the meeting at will
d) determines the time of all debate.
b) remains in the chair himself.
Immediately after stating the question, the chair should:
a) recognized the first person standing and assign the floor to him
b) turn toward the maker of the motion to see if he wishes to be assigned the floor
c) ask the assembly who they wish to speak first
d) consult with the parliamentarian
b) turn toward the maker of the motion to see if he wishes to be assigned the floor.
In which case is it improper for the president to remain in the chair?
a) when a motion is made that commends or censures him with others
b) when an election by voice vote is being held in which he is a candidate
c) when debating an appeal from the decision of the chair
d) when an appeal from the decision of the chair is lost
a) when a motion is made that commends or censures him with others
Instead of referring a matter to a committee, a number of break out groups w/ every memebr urged to participate is one method of debate. The groups' conclusions are reported:
a)to the assembly for final decision
b) thru a moderator directly to the assembly
c) to a committee, which assembles the facts, and reports to the assembly.
d) all of the above.
d) all of the above
a member who's in arrears in payment of his dues retains the full rights of a voting member is legally entitled to vote, unless:
a)he has been advised in writing that action will be taken to formally drop him from the rolls if the dues are not paid
b) the assembly votes by unanimous consent not to allow him to vote
c) he is under disciplinary suspension
d) the assembly votes by a 2/3 vote not to allow him to vote
c) he is under disciplinary suspension
When a vote by ballot isn't requred by the bylaws, for which of the following would a ballot vote not be prescribed?
a) a vote on charges before or after the trial of a member of an officer
b) a vote on the admission of a candidate to membership in the society
c) non-contested elections
d) whenever it's believed that members may thereby be more likely to vote their true sentiments
c) non-contested elections
The text of a report htat is published which has been amended by the assembly
a) is published with the changes made in the text
b) is published as it was presented without the changes
c) is published showing the reported version and the changes made
d) is not published, but it's bnoted that the report was made and is attached to the official minutes
c) is published showing the reported version and the changes made
If a committee is appointed from different sections of the country with the expectation that its work will be done by correspondence, its report:
a) cannot be made
b) can be made upon separate consulation withe very member, w/ unanimous consent required for agreement of the report
c) can contain only what is agreed to by a majority of its members
d) can be made w/ the president's approval
c) can contain only what is agreed to by a majority of its members
If the committee chairman isn't present:
a) the committee's report can't be given
b) the president may choose another member to report
c) the committee chairman may choose another to make the report
d) the reporting member is chosen by the committee
d) the reporting member is chosen by the committee
The reporting member of the committee:
a) may not present the report orally, only in writing
b) must be the chairman of the committee
c) may announce his submitting the report and passes it to the president or secretary to be read by a reading clerk.
d) will be the only member of the committee to sign the report.
c) may announce his submitting the report and passes it to the president or secretary to be read by a reading clerk.
The adoption of an entire committee report by the assembly:
a) should be made by the chairman of the committee
b) has the effect of endorsing every word of the report
c) doesn't require a second
d) is a wise move for the assembly
b) has the effect of endorsing every word of the report
A motion to implement the recommendations in a committee report:
A) may be assumed by the chair if not made by the reporting member
b) is made by another member at the conclusion of the report
c) is made by the reporting member during new business
d) can be made by the reporting member if he isn't a member of the assembly
A) may be assumed by the chair if not made by the reporting member
In parly procedure, the term "the chair" refers to:
a) the VP
b) a place for invited guests
c) the presiding officer's station in the hall from which he or she presides
d) a piece of furniture placed beside the presiding officer
c) the presiding officer's station in the hall from which he or she presides
A question arising out of a committee report on a matter referred to it is:
a) an original mation motion
b) an incidental main motion
c) a motion that brings a question again before the assembly
d) a privileged motion
b) an incidental main motion
In choosing the members of the a committee:
a) a standing committee should be chosen to provide a strong group capable of handing any task that may arise within that committee's function
b)to implement an order of the assembly, a special committee should consist only of those in favor of the action to be carried out
c)for deliberation/investigation, a special committe should represent all points of view on the proposed action to be taken
d) all of the above
d) all of the above
Who should call a meeting of the committee?
a) the president
b) the committee chairman
c) a member of the committee
d) all of the above
b) the committee chairman
If certain standing committees are enumerated in the bylaws
a) the assembly may create additional standing committees by a majority vote
b) no other standing committees may be created unless the bylwas are amended
c) the president may create additional standing committees
d) the board may create additional standing committees
b) no other standing committees may be created unless the bylwas are amended
If the bylaws are silent on standing committees, a standing committee has the power to act for a soceity may be est.
a) 2/3 majority vote
b) 2/3 vote
c) 2/3 vote w/ previous notice
d) by the president
c) 2/3 vote w/ previous notice
The regular presiding officer leaves the chair and a new chairman is appointed:
a) in a committee of the whole
b) in a quasi-committee of the whole
c) during informal consideration
d) during an executive session
a) in a committee of the whole
When the assembly goes into the committee ofthe whole, the presiding officer
a) calls another member to the chair
b) takes nomintations from the floor for a chairman
c) leaves the meeting
d) remains in the chair
a) calls another member to the chair
For a vote by mail, if the vote is to be secret, the following procedure should be followed when counting the ballots:
a) the signature on the inner envelope is checked against the list of qualified voters
b) the voter is checked off on the list of qualified voters as having voted
c) the inner envelope is opened, the ballot is removed and placed, still folded, into a receptacle to await counting until all the ballots ahve been processed.
d) all of the above
d) all of the above
A committee of the whole is allowed to:
a)take a roll call vote
b) take a recess
c) take a vote by ballot
d) rise and report
d) rise and report
A comittee of the whole, lacking a quorum, can:
a) take measures to obtain a quorum
d) nothing but adjourn
c) change the quorum by unanimous vote
d) nothing but rise and report to the assembly
d) nothing but rise and report to the assembly
When the laws provide taht the president shall appoint all committees:
a) the president is also empowered to create committees
b) the nominating committee should be excluded
c) the VP can appoint a special committee
d) if the appointees are nonmembers no vote is necessary for their approval
b) the nominating committee should be excluded
If a motion to create a committee names the members:
a) the name of the chairman must be included
b) the committee always elects its own chairman
c) it supersedes a bylaw provision that the president appoints all committees
d) nonmembers of the society may be appointed
d) nonmembers of the society may be appointed
Which of the following results could the presiding officer's vote affect?
a) 40 in favor, 21 opposed, 2/3 vote required to adopt
b) 20 in favor, 14 opposed, 2/3 required to adopt
c) 16 in favor, 17 opposed, majority required to adopt
d) 25 in favor, 24 opposed; majority required to adopt
d) 25 in favor, 24 opposed; majority required to adopt
If a motion to create a committee to be named by the president is adopted
a) if the members of the committee are named after the meeting is adjourned, they must be approved at the next meeting
b) the appointment of the committee may be not be made after the meeting is adjourned
c) the appointment of the committee may be made after the meeting is adjourned if the delay is authorized by the assembly
d) if the appointment is made after the adjournment of the meeting, the committee may act as soon as appointed w/o authorization
c) the appointment of the committee may be made after the meeting is adjourned if the delay is authorized by the assembly
Which of the following forms of voting may be used only when expressly stated in the bylaws or if the laws of the state require it?
a) proxy voting
b) roll call
c) ballot vote
d) 2/3 of those present and voting
a) proxy voting
If nominations for all offices have been completed, select the voting procedure to be used:
a) voting must be for each office individually
b) voting for all offices is commonly done in a single ballot
c) votes can be cast for only those nominated
d) votes can be cast for any nonmember
b) voting for all offices is commonly done in a single ballot
A committee report is generally submitted in writing, unless it is brief enough to be recorded in its entirety. A written committee report:
a) is addressed and dated
b) is worded, "we recommend"
c) is the report of the chairman of the committee
d) begins with the id of the committee
d) begins with the id of the committee
the resignation of a member of a committee should be addresed:
a) to the president
b) to the chairman fo the committee
c) to the executive committee
d) to the appointing power
d) to the appointing power
who presides at a meeting when the presiding officer temp. vacates the chair and the only VP declines to preside?
a) the VP presides during the election of the chairman pro tem
b) the sec. presides during the election of the chair pro tem
c) the VP appoints a chairman protem to serve in his stead, w/ the approval of the assembly
d) the pres. appoints a chairman proten,unless members nominate other persons
d) the pres. appoints a chairman proten,unless members nominate other persons
It is a fundemental principle of parly law that the right to vote:
a) by mail be allowed so every member will have the opp. to vote
b) is limited to the members of the society who are actually present at the time the vote is taken in a legal meeting
c) by proxy be permitted b/c it is compatible w the essential charac.s of a deliberative assembly
d) by a procedure in which the votes of persons who attend a meeting are counted together w/. ballots sent in by absentees be allowed
b) is limited to the members of the society who are actually present at the time the vote is taken in a legal meeting
Nominations by the chair:
a) can be amended by a member moving to strike out one or more names and inserting new ones
b) can be amended by a member moving to strike out 1 or more names and if adopted, the chair must insert other names
c) by a 2/3 vote, can be amended by a member moving to strike out one or more names and inserting other names
d) cannot be ammended
b) can be amended by a member moving to strike out 1 or more names and if adopted, the chair must insert other names
Appointment of members of a committee by the president:
a) is an inherent right of the president
b) transfers to the VP is he is presiding
c) cannot be assumed unless provided of in the bylways or by action of the assembly
d) must be approved by the assembly
c) cannot be assumed unless provided of in the bylways or by action of the assembly
If the bylwas don't est. a time for the term of office to begin, it begins:
a) immediately if the candidate is present and doesn't decline
b)after the officers are installed
c)at the close of the meeting @ which they are elected
d) at the close of the fiscal year
a) immediately if the candidate is present and doesn't decline
The mins. of a special meeting should be approved
a) at the next regualar meeting
b) at the next special meeting
c) at an adjourned meeting
d) by the executive board
a) at the next regualar meeting
If an amendment was spending when a resoltuion was referred to a committee and the recommendation of the committee's for postponement to a certain time, the chair states the question first on the:
a) amendment
b) postponement
c) amendment, the resolution, then the postponement
d) the preamble, the amend., then the postponement
b) postponement
In meetings of small boards w/ less than 12 members:
a) informal disussion of a subject isn't permitted while no motion is spending
b) a vote can't be taken w/out a motion's having been introduced
c) the chairman can't speak in discussion w/o leaving the chair
d) the committee may adopt its own rules
d) the committee may adopt its own rules
during the proceedings of a committee
a) the motion to reconsider isn't in order
b) the chairman has the right to debate, but not to make motions
c) motions to close/limit debate are generally not allowed
d) the committee may adopt its own rules
c) motions to close/limit debate are generally not allowed
Committee procedure
a) allows all members of the society to attend committee deliberations
b) gives the committee the power to punish its members for disorder
c) allows only committee members during actual deliberations of the committee
d) doesn't allow the chairman to be an active participant in the work of the committee
c) allows only committee members during actual deliberations of the committee
Except for interrupting consideration of the main motion, a motion that has no effect on the disposition of the main motion is the motion to:
a) postpone to 2 pm
b) refer to the finance committee
c) rise to a question of privilege affecting the assembly
d) limit debate
c) rise to a question of privilege affecting the assembly
What devices enables a large assembly to give detailed consideration to a matter under condition of freedom approx. those of a commitee?
a) having a ballot vote
b) setting a time for adjournment
c) moving to take all motions seriatim
d) committee of the whole
d) committee of the whole
when the parliamentarian is a member of the society:
a) and makes a ruling, the assembly is obligated to follow it
b) he doesn't vote on any questions, except when the vote is by ballot
c) he debates and makes motions as any other member
d) he votes only when his vote will affect the result.
b) he doesn't vote on any questions, except when the vote is by ballot
If a committee reports back a resolution w/ a sub. that it recommends for adoption, the chair states the question on:
a) the substitue, even if a primary and 2ndary amend. were reffered w/ the resoltion
b)any primary and secondary amend. referred, then the sub.
c) any 2ndary amend., then sub
d) the sub., the primary and 2ndary amend.s that were referred are ignored
b)any primary and secondary amend. referred, then the sub.
Strictly speaking, nomiations aren't necessary:
a) when all the current officers have agreed to continue serving
b) when an election is by ballot or roll call
c) when an org. doesn't have a nominationg committee
d) since it's practical to proceed to an election w/o 1st making nomiations
b) when an election is by ballot or roll call
if a parliamentarian is needed by an org.:
a) the assembly should elect the person
b) the board of directors should elect the person
c) the pres. should be free to apoint someone in whom he has confidence
d) the pres., w/ the approval of the board of directors, should appoint the person
c) the pres. should be free to apoint someone in whom he has confidence
A commitee of the whole:
a) may refer a matter to another ordinary committee
b) may order a counted rising vote
c) rises and reports when it wishes to bring the meeting to an end
d) may impose disciplinary measures on its members
c) rises and reports when it wishes to bring the meeting to an end
A right of the president is to:
a) debate all motions
b) stop debate when it continues too long
c) vote either to break or to cause a tie
d) serve on the nominating committee
c) vote either to break or to cause a tie
In an election of committee members:
a) the elction must be held by ballot
b) if no more than the prescribed # are nominated, the chair declares them elected
c) if more than the prescribed are nominated, they are voted on in ABC order
d) if no more than the prescribed # are nominated, the chair asks for unanimous consent to elect the committee
b) if no more than the prescribed # are nominated, the chair declares them elected
A committee that ceases to exist when the assembly receives its final report is:
a) a committe on protocol
b) a standing committee
c) membership committee
d) a special committee
d) a special committee
A committee report includes recommendations at the end of the report. The reporting member, at the conclusion of the committee report, should:
a) move to accept the report
b) move to adopt the report
c) move to receive the reprot
d) move the adoption fo the recommendations
d) move the adoption fo the recommendations
The members of a nominating committee should be:
a) composed of all the members of the executive commitee, except the pres.
b) elected by the org.
c) appointed by the chair
d) appointed by the chair and approved by vote of the org.
b) elected by the org.
THe min.s of an org. are:
a) a review of the meeting
b) a summary of events
c) an official record of the proceedings
d) a digest of the reports
c) an official record of the proceedings
A roll call vote:
a) need not be recorded
b) can't be ordered in commitee of the whole
c) may be ordered by the chair
d) requires a 2/3 vote
b) can't be ordered in commitee of the whole
The chair may vote
a) when a plurality will adopt
b) when charges are preffered against him
c) when he has a direct interest in the ?
d) to create a tie
d) to create a tie
Honorary membership confers:
a) none of the rights of regular membership
b) the right to attend meetings, but not to speak
c) the right to attend meetings and to speak
d) the right to attend meetings, to speak, and to vote
c) the right to attend meetings and to speak
When counting ballots, 2 filled-out ballots folded together are:
a) counted as one illegal vote
b) counted as 2 illgeal votes
c) ignored
d) reported as spoiled ballots
a) counted as one illegal vote
when methods are suggested for selecting members of a commitee, the 1st method to be voted on is:
a) appointment by the chair
b) election by ballot
c) nomination by the chair
d) nominations from the floor
b) election by ballot
A motion to consider informally may be applied to:
a) any debatable motion that's introduced
b) the main motion and its amend.s
c) the main motion only
d) the main motion and any debateable subsidiaries
b) the main motion and its amend.s
When there is no rule providing for a ballot vote is an election:
a) any member may demand a ballot vote
b) the elections commitee makes the decision
c) the assembly may order a ballot vote
d) the vote is take by voice
c) the assembly may order a ballot vote
When taking a voice vote, the following form is correct:
a) those in favor say "aye", those opposed say "nay"
b) those in favor say "aye" those opposed say "no"
c) those in favor say "yes" those opposed say "no"
d) those in favor say "aye" those opposed same sign
b) those in favor say "aye" those opposed say "no"
IN a meeting, the presiding officer should stand
a) when a member is speaking in debate
b) during the business meeting
c) while putting the question to a vote
d) when the tellers are collecting the ballots
c) while putting the question to a vote
In a meeting, the presiding officer should remain seated:
a) while explaining his reasons for his ruling on a point of order
b) when speaking during debate on an appeal or a point of order he has submitted to the judgment of the assembly
c) when a memeber is speaking in debate
d) when nomiations are being made
c) when a memeber is speaking in debate
In a commitee elected by ballot, the position of chairman:
a) is never selected by the commitee members
b) can be treated as a sep. position on the same ballot that elects the commtiee
c) can be elected from the commmitee members on a 2nd ballot after the results of the 1st ballot have been announced
d) B and C are correct
d) B and C are correct
When tellers are counting ballots, blank ballots are:
a) counted as a ballot cast
b) entered on the tellers' report as blank ballots
c) ignored
d) entered on the tellers' report as illegal votes
c) ignored
may a member nominate more than one person for a commitee or an office?
a) no
b) yes, after everyone else has had an opportunity to nominate a candidate
c) yes, if he nominates all candidates at the same time
d) no, if the required # have been nominated
b) yes, after everyone else has had an opportunity to nominate a candidate
when the assembly gets into quasi committee of the whole, the presiding officer:
a) appoints a chairman
b) remains in the chair
c) takes a seat in the assembly
d) asks for nominations for a secretary
b) remains in the chair
When the assembly goes into informal consideration, the presiding officer:
a) appoints a chairman
b) remains in the chair
c) reports to the assembly the actions taken
d) allows each member to debate 1 time only
b) remains in the chair
During commitee proceedings, the previous question
a) requires a majority vote
b) requires a majority vote of the entire commitee
c) isn't in order
d) may not be reconsidered
c) isn't in order
The secretary may be instructed to cast the ballot of the assembly if:
a)notice has been given
b) ordered by the assembly
c) instructed by the chair
d) the bylaws don't require a ballot vote
d) the bylaws don't require a ballot vote
The bylaws indicate that a responsibility of the board of directors is to control the finances of the org. A group of members don't agree w/ the way the board is spending money for the headquarters office. At the annual membership meeting, those members stand up and state their objection. What action can those members take at the annual membership meeting?
a) by a majority vote, the members can instruct the board how the funds for the headquarters office shall be allocated
b) by a 2/3 vote, the members can instruct the board how the funds for the headquarters office shall be allocated
c) the members can make recommendations as to how the $ should be alloctaed, but have no authority to required the board to follow their instructions
d) the bylaws can be suspended to allow the members to instruct th board of how the funds for the headquarters office shall be allocated
c) the members can make recommendations as to how the $ should be alloctaed, but have no authority to required the board to follow their instructions
When an ex-officio member of a board ceases to hold office that entitles him to such membership, how is his membership on the board affected?
a) membership on the board continues as a director
b) membership on the baord terminates at the conclusion of the fiscal year
c) membership on the board terminates at the conclusion of the term for other baord members
d) membership on the board terminate automatically
d) membership on the board terminate automatically
minutes should include:
a) the names of the makes and the seconder of each imp. motion
b) any proceedings of a commitee of the whole
c) the reasons given by the chair for his rulings on points of order
d) a complimentary closure above the secretary's signature
c) the reasons given by the chair for his rulings on points of order
In voting procedure, the chair must:
a) take the negative vote only if the issue is controversial
b) announce the result of each vote
c) leave the chair on a motion to elect delegates if he is included
d) vote 1st on a roll call vote
b) announce the result of each vote
A call for a counted rising vote to be taken after an uncounted rising vote:
a) requires a motion which need a second and a majority vote to pass
b) must be granted on the demand of a single member if he doubts the vote
c) is appropriate only for motions requiring a 2/3 vote
d) may be granted or denied by the presiding officer, the decision being made @ his sole discretion
a) requires a motion which need a second and a majority vote to pass
"Action in this manner is in accord w/ the principle that rules are designed for the protection of the minority and generally need not be strictly enforced when there is no minority to protect." This quote refers to:
a) ballot voting
b) unanimous consent
c) previous notice
d) adjourn sine die
b) unanimous consent
All of the following are true of action by unanimous consent except:
a) it requires the presence of a quorum
b) it may be used when a 2/3 vote is required
c) no member can move to reconsider the action taken
d) it may be assumed by the chair
c) no member can move to reconsider the action taken
In case of a tie vote on an ordinary main motion
a)the presiding officer, who is a member, must vote to break the tie
b) the motion is lost
c) another vote must be taken
d) the vote can be reconsidered if moved by one who voted in the affirmative
b) the motion is lost
As an alternative to voting by voice, a vote by show of hands:
a) can be used in small boards or commitees
b) cannot be used in assemblies
c) may not be used to verify an inconclusive voice vote
d) may be used for a division of the assembly
a) can be used in small boards or commitees
After the report of the voting itself, the complete announcement of a vote should include all of the following, except:
a) declaration that the motion is adopted or lost
b) statement indicating the effect of the vote
c) instructions to enter the motion in the minutes
d) announcement of the next item of business
c) instructions to enter the motion in the minutes
the sec. if the recording officer of the assembly and the custodian of its records, except those speficially assigned to others. Additional duties include:
a) keeping on file all commitee reports
b) making the mins. and records avail. to members upon request
c) in the absence of th pres. and VP(s), calling the meeting to order and presiding until the immediate election of a chairman protem
d) all of the above
d) all of the above
The neg. voice vote has just been taken on a motion to donate $100 to the Red Cross. What is the cast point @ which a member may demand a division?
a) before the chair says,"they ayes have it"
b) before the chair says,"..and the motion is adopted
c) before the chair says, "the treasurer is directed to send $100 to the Red Cross"
d) before the chair says, "The ? now before the assembly is the motion of the Budget commitee to transfer $300 to the Postage Fund
d) before the chair says, "The ? now before the assembly is the motion of the Budget commitee to transfer $300 to the Postage Fund
A presiding officer, who is a member of the assembly:
a) votes on all questions
b) protects his impartiality by voting only when his vote would affect the outcome
c) never votes
d) votes only in case of a tie
b) protects his impartiality by voting only when his vote would affect the outcome
If the bylaws/rules don't prescribe how the members of committees shall be selected:
a) the method can be specified in the motion to est. a special commitee
b) the pres. appoints all commitees
c) the method can be decided by unanimous consent or a majority vote at the time the committee is appointed
d) A and C are correct
d) A and C are correct
A resolution (A) w/ a primary amend. (B) and a 2ndary amnd (C) is referred to a commitee. When the commitee reports to the assembly, it recommends a sub. (D) for the resolution. In what order should the motions be considered if all are adopted?
a) sub (D) 1st. If it is adopted, not further vote is necessary
b)sub(d), a 2ndary amend (c), primary amend. (B), resolution (A)
c) sub (D), then sub (D) as main motion
d) 2ndary amend (C), primary amend. (B), sub (D), then sub (D), if approved as the main motion
d) 2ndary amend (C), primary amend. (B), sub (D), then sub (D), if approved as the main motion
Which statement concerning ex-officio members of boards is correct?
a) They are never counted in the quorum
b) they may speak and vote on all issues
c) pres.s are auto. ex-officio members of boards
d) they ahve an obligation to attend meetings, even if they are not under the authority of the society
b) they may speak and vote on all issues
May standing commitees be est. in addition to those enumerated in the bylaws w/o a provision authorizing their appointment in the bylaws?
a) yes, by a special rule of order
b) yes in the standing rules
c) yes, by a vote of a majority vote of the entire membership
d) no
d) no
Which of the following is not debatable?
a)to postpone the pending ? to the afternoon meeting
b) to adjourn promptly at 5 pm
c) to dispense w/ the reading of the mins
d) to discharge a commitee
c) to dispense w/ the reading of the mins
if the bylaws give no directive on the subject of the method of voting in elections, the
a) election must be by voice
b) assembly may decide
c) election must be by ballot
d) chair may make the decision
b) assembly may decide