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Parliamentary Motions Match-Up Quiz & Answer Key

 
___Request for Information

___Amend

___Parliamentary Inquiry

___Division of the Assembly

___Rescind/Amend Something Previously Adopted

___Point of Order

___Adjorn

___Recess

___Previous Question

___Table

___Appeal

___Postpone Indefinitely

___Refer

___Postpone

___Limit/Extend Debate

___Reconsider

___Main Motion
a. demands a rising (but not counted) vote after a voice vote

b. places a limit on the time or number of speakers

c. allows a matter to be sent to a smaller group to consider and report back

d. "kills" main motion

e. delays consideration of a matter

f. ends debate immediately

g. permits a short break

h. allows a member to ask a question relevant to business (but not procedure)

i. calls attention to an error in procedure

j. allows a member to ask a procedural question

k. temporarily delays a matter when something of urgency arises

l. brings business before the assembly; permitted only when no other motion is pending

m. revisit motion already voted on at some meeting

n. strikes or modifies motion adopted at prior meeting

o. allows modification to another motion by adding, deleting, or changing words

p. takes decision from chair and gives to assembly

q. ends the meeting

 

Answer Key

_h__Request for Information

_o__Amend

_j__Parliamentary Inquiry

_a__Division of the Assembly

_n__Rescind/Amend Something Previously Adopted

_i__Point of Order

_q__Adjorn

_g__Recess

_f__Previous Question

_k__Table

_p__Appeal

_d__Postpone Indefinitely

_c__Refer

_e__Postpone

__b_Limit/Extend Debate

_m__Reconsider

_l__Main Motion
a. demands a rising (but not counted) vote after a voice vote

b. places a limit on the time or number of speakers

c. allows a matter to be sent to a smaller group to consider and report back

d. "kills" main motion

e. delays consideration of a matter

f. ends debate immediately

g. permits a short break

h. allows a member to ask a question relevant to business (but not procedure)

i. calls attention to an error in procedure

j. allows a member to ask a procedural question

k. temporarily delays a matter when something of urgency arises

l. brings business before the assembly; permitted only when no other motion is pending

m. revisit motion already voted on at some meeting

n. strikes or modifies motion adopted at prior meeting

o. allows modification to another motion by adding, deleting, or changing words

p. takes decision from chair and gives to assembly

q. ends the meeting
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Charts and articles are intended to provide general information on parliamentary procedure and are not legal advice or a legal opinion.