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1. Concerning the motion to Lay on the Table—which is true:
a) is amendable and debatable
b) has very limited correct usage
c) is usable to postpone to next meeting
d) ranks higher than the motion to Recess
b) has very limited correct usage
2. Concerning “governing documents”—which statement is true:
a) Federal law and regulations are highest
b) A majority vote by a chapter can set aside their Bylaws
c) Chapter Bylaws rank higher than state laws
d) Robert’s Rules of Order, Newly Revised ranks above Chapter Bylaws
a) Federal law and regulations are highest
3. Which is true about a tie vote:
a) Must be voted on again
b) Loses
c) Presiding officer must break the tie
d) Motion must be referred to a committee
b) Loses

(Chair may break tie though but not required to do so)
4. Which is true about the maker of a motion:
a) May speak against and vote against the motion
b) May not speak against but may vote against the motion
c) May withdraw motion at anytime they wish before vote is taken
d) May also be the “seconder” of the motion
b) May not speak against but may vote against the motion
5. A group’s Bylaws may: SELECT BEST ANSWER
a) Supersede their established parliamentary authority
b) Establish the quorum for all meetings
c) Establish officers and their duties
d) All above are correct
d) All above are correct
6. A local chapter must abide by “governing documents” ---which list is correct as to rank of such documents from highest to lowest:
a) National FFA Constitution/Bylaws, State FFA Bylaws, Local Chapter Bylaws
b) State FFA Bylaws, National FFA Constitution/Bylaws, Local Bylaws
c) Local Bylaws, National FFA Constitution/Bylaws, State FFA Bylaws
d) None of the above are correct
a) National FFA Constitution/Bylaws, State FFA Bylaws, Local Chapter Bylaws
7. Concerning Robert’s Rules of Order, Newly Revised (RONR) in Indiana:
a) Most local and state organizations use as parliamentary authority
b) May be superseded by other local or state rules
c) Ranks below Chapter’s Bylaws
d) All Statements are True
d) All Statements are True
8. Which is most complete statement about the motion to Adjourn:
a) May be presented as an “incidental main motion”
b) As a Privileged Motion is for immediate adjournment
c) Requires a majority vote to pass
d) All of the statements are true.
d) All of the statements are true.
9. If group uses RONR definition of majority and the following votes were taken in a group with 100 members and 80 present at a meeting:
1) 50 for and 30 against
2) 35 for, 30 against, 15 abstain
3) 20 for, 10 against, 50 abstain
Select best answer:
a) Only number 1 passed
b) #1 and # 2 passed and number 3 did not pass
c) All passed
d) None passed as there was not a regular quorum present
c) All passed
10. Which statement best describes the powers of the presiding officer:
a) only has authority given them by members and governing documents
b) can always over rule any member
c) can close debate at any time and decision can not be objected to
d) has absolute power to act for group and in conducting meetings
a) only has authority given them by members and governing documents
11. Complex motions are often presented in the form of a:
a) resolution
b) incidental main motion
c) bylaws amendment
d) primary or secondary amendment
a) resolution
12. All of the following subsidiary motions can be amended except:
a) Amend
b) Postpone Indefinitely
c) Postpone Definitely
d) Commit (Refer to a Committee)
b) Postpone Indefinitely
13. Which of the following subsidiary motions is debatable:
a) Lay on the Table
b) Previous Question
c) Postpone to a certain Time (Definitely)
d) Limit Debate
c) Postpone to a certain Time (Definitely)
14. Which of the following motion is NOT debatable but is amendable:
a) Limit or Extend Debate
b) Lay on the Table
c) Commit (Refer to a Committee)
d) Postpone Indefinitely
a) Limit or Extend Debate
15. If the motion to Postpone Indefinitely is adopted, what happens to the pending main motion:
a) It is killed for the duration of the present session
b) It cannot be introduced again by the group at any time ever
c) It is automatically sent to a committee for revision and reintroduction
d) It is automatically assigned to Unfinished Business at the next regular meeting.
a) It is killed for the duration of the present session
16. The chair may briefly pause the meeting, without objection, by:
a) Recessing
b) Adjourning
c) Adjourning sine die
d) Standing at Ease
d) Standing at Ease
17. Which group of motions have no rank within the group no matter how listed on a table:
a) Privileged
b) Incidental
c) Subsidiary
d) All have rank within the group as listed on state listing of motions
b) Incidental
18. No main motion is in order at a local FFA chapter meeting that conflicts with:
a) National laws
b) Constitution/Bylaws, Rules of the National or State FFA
c) State Laws
d) All of the above
d) All of the above
19. All of the following are pending---which should be handled first:
a) Main Motion
b) Amendment to Main Motion
c) Lay on the Table
d) Previous Question on the amendment to the main motion
c) Lay on the Table
20. Concerning the motion to RECESS:
a) all of these statements are true
b) as a privileged motion means immediately
c) may state in motion as to how long
d) if presented as “an incidental main motion” is debatable and amendable
a) all of these statements are true
21. Which of the following statements is NOT true:
a) A call for Division of the Assembly requires a standing vote
b) All rules including state law or state FFA bylaws can be suspended by use of the motion to “suspend the rules”
c) The motion Lay on the Table should not be used to postpone to next meeting
d) The default for debate is 2 times for 10 minutes each per member per motion.
b) All rules including state law or state FFA bylaws can be suspended by use of the motion to “suspend the rules”
22. The motion: Fix the Time to Which to Adjourn has what purpose:
a) set time for ending the current session
b) establish when the next regular monthly meetings shall be
c) establish a time to continue the current meeting to complete business
d) none of these are the purpose
c) establish a time to continue the current meeting to complete business
23. Which type of motion would be usable to seek to establish a limit on debating for the entire meeting:
a) Suspend the Rules
b) Point of Order
c) Raise a Question of Privilege
d) Call for the Orders of the Day
a) Suspend the Rules
24. Which of the following statements is the best answer about motion to Postpone Definitely (to a certain time)
a) All the following statements are true
b) Intent is to delay consideration for any reason
c) Can not postpone beyond next regular meeting that is within 3 months
d) Debate is limited to postponing
a) All the following statements are true
25. Which motion of this list has different requirements from the others:
a) Main Motion
b) Postpone Indefinitely
c) Amend
d) Refer to a Committee
b) Postpone Indefinitely