Parliamentary Quiz

Test your parliamentary IQ! Decide whether each statement is true or false:

1.A majority is 51% of the votes cast.
True False

 
2.

 
The person seconding a motion must support that motion.
True False

 
3.

 
The maker of the motion has the right to speak first.
True False

 
4.

 
The maker of the motion may not speak against that motion.
True False

 
5.

 
The chair should alternate “pro” and “con” when assigning the floor for debate.
True False

 
6.

 
When a member shouts, “Question!”, debate must stop.
True False

 
7.

 
Ex-officio members can’t vote.
True False

 
8.

 
If a vote is tied, the motion is defeated.
True False

 
9.

 
The chair must vote break a tie.
True False

 
10.

 
Henry M. Robert (of Robert’s Rules of Order fame) worked on lighthouses.
True False