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Which of the following are classifed as secondary motions?
Incidental motions
Which statement is true?
More than one secondary motion may be pending at a time
Subsidiary, privileged, and incidental motions are:
secondary motions
Before any other business can be brought up, a motion must be disposed of with the exception of:
certain privileged questions
Secondary motions:
must be acted upon or disposed of before direct consideration of the main motion 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
the motion which must be voted on first is:
the previous question
Which of these subsidiary motions has no corresponing incidental main motion?
previous question
questions of privilege not in the nature of a request which are brought up while no business is pending are moved in the same as any:
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
the motions to rescind and to amend something previously adopted:
can be applied to a policy which has continuing force
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
an incidental main motion
is a main motion that relates to the business of the assembly, or its past or future action
the chief difference in the rules governing original and incidental main motions is
objection to consideration of a question can be applied only to an original main motion
All of the following are misuses of lay on the table except:
the laying of intervening matters on the table in succession to bring another matter up out of its order
a properly framed motion should:
be concise, unambiguous, and complete in form
a committee:
may take a matter out of a subcommittee's hand
a preamble which is placed before the resolving clauses of a resolution:
should state the background and reasons for the resolving clauses
in considering a resolution which has a preamble, the preamble is:
amended last
a motion within the control of the assembly, because it has not been finally disposed of, may be renewed if:
more than a quarterly time interval will elapse before the next regular session
a motion to censure the action of an officer
opens the entire question to debate
the adoption of the motion to postpone indefinitely
kills the main motion for the duration of a session
the motion to ratify:
is an incidental main motion
the motion to reconsider can be applied to the vote on any motion except:
another motion to reconsider
the motion to postpone indefinitely:
is a secondary motion
a friendly amendment:
must be open to debate and vote or unanimous consent
after it has been voted to insert words, those words may be changed by:
reconsideration of the vote to insert the words
in organizations that meet less often than quarterly time intervals, or that meet as a convention of delegates, the bylaws should require which individual to issue a call of each meeting?
when it is moved to amend by striking out an entire paragraph, the paragraph that would be struck out is:
amendable by any of the three forms relating to words
the amendment to strike out and insert words:
prohibits striking out words in one place and inserting different words in another place except by unanimous consent
when the amendment to strike out and insert which applies to words is pending:
secondary amendment of each element is in order
what is the correct procedure in handling a substitute motion?
perfect the motion, perfect the substitute, vote on the substitution, vote on teh adoption of the remaining motion, proceed to the next item of business
after a paragraph has been substituted for another, it may be amended only by:
a motion to create a blank is:
an incidental motion
blanks to be filled with amounts of money should be arranged according to the following voting priority:
the one least likely to be acceptable will be voted on first
a variation of the motion to commit that is usually most suitable for oredinary societies whose meetings are not large is the motion to:
consider informally
in preparing a written motion or resolution, it is often advisable to:
consult with members who can be of assistance in perfecting it
which of the following subsidiary motions best describe variations of the motion to commit?
all of the above are correct
when any paper is laid by the assembly for action:
it is the right of every member that it be read once
the motion to discharge a committee:
is debatable, and debate can go into the merits of the question in the hands of the committee
a general order of the day set for a specified hour:
cannot come up before that time except by a two-thirds vote to suspend rules or reconsideration
when a committee is named by the assembly without designating a chairman:
the committee elects its own chairman
where no more than quarterly time intervals elapse between sessions, an order of the day cannot be made for a time:
beyond the end of the next regular business session
if a motion to invite a speaker for next week's meeting is pending, a motion to postpone consideration until next week's meeting may be stated by the chair as:
a motion to postpone indefinitely if in order at the time
If the assembly does not wish to adjourn a meeting within a convention at the time scheduled in the agenda or program, the matter is handled by:
setting aside the orders of the day
the effect of postpoing a question to a specified hour:
provides that the matter will come before the assembly at a time named or a later time
which of the following can be applied to a main motion?
lay on the table
several wuestions that are postponed to the same time without being made special orders are:
taken up in the order in which they were postponed
the motion to limit debate can be applied:
to an entire series of pending questions
the following motions usually require a two-thirds vote:
previous question, suspend the rules, limit or extend limits of debate
if a motion to close debate in twenty minutes is adopted, it is not in order to:
move to refer the matter in a committee
if a motion to limit speeches on a particular question to two minutes per speaker is adopted, such action:
does not cause another such conflicting motion to be out of order
if a main motion is laid on the table:
all adhering questions go with it
the previous question:
does not prevent the making of privileged or incidental motions as applicable
the previous question is not allowed in:
when a main motion and the previous question are pending, which of the following motions is in order?
recess for thirty minutes
when a resolution having a preamble is pending, if the previous question is oredered on the resolution before consideration of the preamble has been reached, the order:
does not apply to debate and amendment of the preamble, to whcih the assembly proceeds immediately
if a series of questions on which the previous question has been ordered ceases to be the pending business before all of the motions affected by the order have been voted on, execution of the order is said to be:
when a motion is laid on the table:
consideration can be resumed at the will of majority
a rule relating to parliamentary procedures requires:
a two-thirds vote for its position
if in order at the time, the motion to call for the orders of the day:
can interrupt when another has been assigned the floor
the action required to refuse to proceed to the orders of the day is a:
two-thirds vote in the negative
although it is preferable to divide a question when it is first introduced, a motion to divide can be made at any time:
all of the above are correct
a call for the orders of the day cannot be made in:
a committee of the whole
the assembly's refusal to proceed to the orders of the day is similar to:
suspending the rules
when the orders of the day are called for:
the orders can be set aside by a two-thirds vote in the negative
the admissibility of a request or motion arising out of a question of privilege:
is ruled upon by the chair
a motion that is pending after having been admitted as a question of privilege:
treated as a main motion
fix the time to which to adjourn:
does not affect when the present meeting will adjourn
the motion to fixt the time to which to adjourn is:
the highest ranking privileged motion
the privileged motion to recess:
requires that a recess begin immediately
the motion to recess, when no question is pending:
sets the time for the recess
after an agenda or program has been adopted it may be changed by:
a vote of the majority of the entire membership
the unqualified motion to adjourn is:
a privileged motion
A motion to adjourn at a future time is:
a main motion
Except as the assembly may have adopted rules providing otherwise, the effect of an adjournment on a pending motion or an incompleted order of business when the adjournment closes a session in a body that does not have regular sessions as often as quarterly, or closes a session that ends the term of some of the members is as follows:
business that is unfinished at the time of adjournment falls to the ground
If the bylaws of an organization for the calling of a special convention after the regular convention has been held:
this assembly should meet as a distinct session with a body of delegates and alternates which must be chosen anew under provisions established in the bylaws
Which motion can be renewed after progress in business?
When a motion to strike out certain words is made:
All of the above are correct
A point of order:
is debatable when referred to the assembly by the chair
Under certain circumstances, which of the following motions may become debatable?
point of order
The statement that "a point of order is handled much as an appeal when submitted to the assembly for a decision" means that:
the rules governing its debatability are the same as for an appeal:
Objection to the consideration of the question must be raised:
before the debate has begun on the main motion or any subsidiary motion has been stated by the chair
A motion that the assembly refrain from doing something is out of order if the:
motion is equivalent to adopting no motion at all
The minimum affirmative vote necessary to sustain the decision of the chair when an appeal has been made is:
a tie vote
The chair has ruled that an amendment is not germane and a member has appealed from the decision of the chair. The chair should then state the question on the appeal by saying:
"As many as are in favor of sustaining the chair's decision, say 'aye'..."
A motion cannot be divided unless:
each part presents a proper question for the assembly to act upon if none of the other parts is adopted
To immediately reach an item which falls later in the regular order of business, one may:
suspend the rules
In standing and special committees, the motion to reconsider:
can be made and taken up regardless of the time that has elapsed since the vote was taken
Which of the following can be laid on the table?
A main motion to which an objection to the consideration has been raised
Objection to the consideration of a question yields to the motion:
lay on the table
Objection to the consideration of a question:
requires a two-thirds against consideration to sustain the objection
Which of the following is most likely to be moved in combination with another motion?
suspend the rules
which of the following motions is ordered by the demand by only one member?
call for a division fo the assembly
When filling a blank prescribing the method of voting to be used, the following method is voted on first:
that which takes the most time
A request to be excused from a duty:
essential to the functioning of a society is a question of privilege
A request to be relieved from a duty essential to the functioning of a society or assembly:
is a question of privilege affecting the organization of the assembly
A question that has been laid on the table can be taken from the table:
at the next regular session if such session will be held before a quarterly time interval has passed
Which of the following motions will no longer adhere if laid on the table with a main motion at one session and subsequently taken from the table during the next session?
Previous question
Adoption of the motion to rescind and expunge from the minutes requires aL
majority vote of the entire membership
The motion to discharge a committee requires:
all of the above are correct
if the assembly wishes to consider again a motion referred to a committee earlier in the same meeting, it is appropriate to:
reconsider the vote on referral of the motion
Which of the following cannot be renewed in connection with the same main question during the same session after material progress in debate?
Postpone indefinitely
Which of the following motions cannot be renewed at the same session on the same question?
Postpone indefinitely
A main motion cannot be renewed at the same session, unless there is a change of wording or circumstances sufficient to present a new question, except:
all of the above are correct
If the chair becomes convinced that members are using parliamentary forms for obstructive purposes the chair should:
all of the above are correct
The bylaws set the election of officers to be held at the annual meeting. The night of the annual meeting is stormy and the attendance is abnormally small, but a quorom is present. What is the recommended action?
After a motion to fix the time to which to adjourn is adopted, postpone the elections to the adjourned meeting.
A vote in favor of substituting an entire main motion ordinarily:
is a vote to kill any provisions of the original version that are not included in the substitute
Commit or refer can be applied to:
debatable points of order referred by the chair to the judgment of the assembly
When a series of independent resolutions or main motions dealing with different subjects is offered in one motion:
the request of a single member allows for one or more of them to be considered separately
When a secondary motion is placed before the assembly, it:
becomes the immediately pending question
When previous notice of a motion to rescind a previously adopted motion has been given, the motion to rescind can be moved by:
any member
Division of the assembly is:
an incidental motion and is not debatable
A point of order is:
debatable when the chair submits the point to a vote of the assembly
No main motion is in order which:
presents the same question as one that has not been finally disposed of
Who may move to reconsider the vote on a motion to adjourn which was defeated?
no one
The motion to adjourn is in order
after the ballots have been collected by the tellers and before the result has been announced
To rescind can be applied to:
a main motion which has been adopted
Which of the following motions is privileged, even if it is made while no question is pending?
move that this meeting adjourn
While an election is pending, a motion prescribing the method of nominating is:
an incidental motion
The chair's reply to a parliamentary inquiry is:
not subject to an appeal since it is an opinion
Which of the following requires only a majority vote for adoption?
Suspend an ordinary standing rule
Incidental motions:
are classified as secondary motions
The effect of making a point of order is to:
require the chair to make a ruling on the question involved
A motion proposing to assign a new task or refer a new matter to a committee when no question is pending is:
an original main motion
Call for the orders of the day:
must be enforced upon a call by a single member
A main motion can be improved before action is taken:
all of the above are correct
Adoption of which of the following motions makes a pending motion an order of the day for some future time?
Postpone to a definite time
A call for the orders of the day can interrupt a pending question:
if the neglect of a special order is involved
A delegate of the assembly interrupted a speaker during debate with a point of order. The chair asked the member to state his point. The member then moved the previous question. The chair should respond:
"The motion is out of order."
When considering a document by paragraph, after all parts have been considered, the chair should:
open the entire document to amendment
The motion to reconsider a vote on action previously taken in a committee:
may be made by someone who was not present
A motion that seeks to obstruct or thwart the will of the assembly as clearly indicated by the existing parliamentary situation is:
Privileged motions as a class are distinguished by which one of the following conditions?
they do not relate to pending business
A motion designating the method of voting, made while the question is pending:
is not debatable
if the assembly has the power of the appointment of committees:
removal or replacement can take place only by motions to rescind or amend something previously adopted
to lay on the table may:
not be applied to a matter for which a special meeting is called
a negative vote on the motion to lay on the table may:
be reconsidered
a motion to go into executive session:
is a question of privilege of the assembly
The motion to postpone indefinitely can be reconsidered when:
it has received an affirmative vote
If someone objects to a request to modify a motion:
the chair must determine whether an equivalent amendment would be in order
A motion that has been postponed to a certain time:
is in the same condition at a later session as it was before postponement except that any limitation on debate is exhausted.
IF reconsideration of a vote takes place on the same day the vote was taken:
any member may speak on the motion to reconsider
Which is not a characteristic of the motion to reconsider?
A member cannot waive the secrecy of his ballot
In assemblies holding regularly scheduled meetings, an adjournment to meet at the call of the chair:
is a continuation of the same session
A motion to postpone a matter that is not pending is:
an incidental main motion
A point of order must be made at the time of the breach in order to object to:
a main motion that conflicts with a rule within the bylaws that is in the nature of a rule of order
A motion to take a question from the table:
requires previous notice in the call of the meeting if taken up at a special meeting
A main motion may be postponed with the following adhering motions:
postpone indefinitely, amend, commit, debatable appeal
If the negliect of a special order is not involved, a call for the orders of the day:
is in order whenever no question is pending
A motion that a recess begin immediately, made while another question is pending:
is amendable
When a proposed bylaw amendment is laid on the table:
it does not carry with it what it proposes to amend
If a question has been laid on the table with the previous question and/or limit or extend the limits of debate ordered:
the orders are not ehausted if the qustion is taken from the table at the same session
In reference to reconsider:
if the motion to reconsider the vote on an adhering subsidiary motion was made but not taken up priop to referring the main motion it is ignored
A main motion is referred to a special committee. Which of the following motions would be in order with respect to this main motion?
A motion to discharge the committee could be made
The form used for making the motion to postpone to a certain time depends on the desired object. In a society that meets less often than quarterly, a member can move to postpone the question:
until after a certain event in this meeting
Which of the following rules does not apply to the motion to appeal from the decision of the chair?
It is debatable unless relating to indecorum or transgression of rules of speaking
If a motion was adopted by:
ballot, a member who voted with the prevailing side must be willing to waive the secrecy of his ballot in order to move to reconsider
A question can be renewed at the same session:
on one of a series of resolutions which had been voted on together and the series lost
What is the preferred terminology for amendments?
Primary and secondary amendments
The motions to rescind and to amend something previously adopted are not in order:
both (when it has perviously been moved to reconsider the vote on the main motion, and the question can be reached by calling up the motion to reconsider; when a person has been expelled from membership and the person has been notified)
The motion to fix the time to which to adjourn:
establishes the time for an adjourned meeting
The purpose of the call for the orders of the day is to:
require the assembly to conform to its agenda
Which of the following motions permits a member to interrupt a person speaking if urgency requires it?
Appeal from the decision of the chair.
To consider seriatim:
cannot be reconsidered
Which of the following motions can be reconsidered?
proposal for filling blanks
A motion to discharge a committee from further consideration of a subject that was referred to the committee by means of a main motion is a particular case of the motion to rescind or to amend something previously adopted. If the motion to discharge a committee is adopted:
another main motion is needed to bring the matter that was referred before the assembly.
The motion to amend:
can be applied to itself
To call properly for the previous question, a member should:
rise, and after recognition, say "I move the previous question."
To create a blank:
requires a second
While a motion to reconsider teh votes on a resolution, a primary amendment, and a secondary amendment are pending:
only the secondary amendment is open to debate
A vote taken by rising at the demand of a member is called a:
division of the assembly
The objection to the consideration of a question:
if unsustained, cannot be renewed in connection with the same main motion
Which of the following is not a form of amendment?
To fill blanks
If a motion proposing to change the regular limits of debate is made while no question is pending, it is:
an incidental main motion requiring a two-thirds vote
If different proposals are made as proposals to fill a blank in an incomplete motion to commit, the chiar puts them to vote in the following order:
quasi committee of the whole, consider informally, special committees
When the vote has been taken viva voce, a division of the assembly:
is required on demand of a single member
After a committee has begun work on a question referred to it:
it is too late to reconsider the vote to commit
The effect of striking out words from a primary amendment to strike out words is to:
leave the words in the main motion
An appeal may be made from:
a ruling by the chiar
Which of the following motions does not require a second?
fill a blank
What acts of an organization can be ratified?
Such action as the assembly has the power to authorize in advance
The motion that does not open the main motion to debate is:
postpone to a certain time
A motion is not necessary to:
close nominations
A motion that presents the same quesetion as a motion that has been referred to a committee is:
improper, and therefore out of order
If a main motion, a proposed amenment to it, and a motion to refer are all pending, which of the following forms of the previous question is not in order?
a motion to order the previous question on the motion to refer and the main motion
Which of the following motions is not debatable, not amendable, cannot be reconsidered, and requires a majority vote fo adoption?
take from the table
Which of the following motions requires no second and cannot be amended nor debated?
objection to the consideration of a question
When a question is being considered seriatim and a member exhausts his right to debate on one paragraph, his right to debate:
begins over again with each succeeding paragraph.