UPPSC Prelims Political Science 2011 Paper (Part 4 of 8)

  1. Who among the following is the author of ‘The Modern State’

    1. Barker

    2. Maclver

    3. Weber

    4. Laski

  2. Who among the following is considered as neo-liberal?

    1. Maclver

    2. Laski

    3. Havek

    4. Green

  3. Deconstructionism is associated with which of the following?

    1. Nozik

    2. Derrida

    3. Popper

    4. Habermas

  4. The system of proportional representation as an electoral mechanism ensures

    1. Representation of minorities

    2. Rule of majority

    3. Stability in government

    4. Common political thinking

  5. ‘Right are those conditions of life without which no man can seek to be himself of his best.’ Who said this?

    1. Aristotle

    2. Jennings

    3. Maitland

    4. Laski

  6. Which one of the following is not consistent with the Marxian view regarding the Nature of the State?

    1. State does not stand for the good of all.

    2. State stands for the good of all.

    3. State promotes the interests of the few at the cost of many.

    4. State is mutual insurance pact of bouregeois class.

  7. Demand for ‘equal pay for equal work’ is a

    1. Legal demand for economic right

    2. Political demand for economic right

    3. Economic demand for legal right

    4. Economic demand for political right

  8. Who among the following has not accepted democracy as an ideal form of government?

    1. Hobbes

    2. Dahl

    3. Sartori

    4. Lincoln

  9. Which one of the following is not a method of representation of minorities?

    1. Proportional Representation

    2. List System

    3. Limited vote system

    4. Universal suffrage

  10. Right to vote is a

    1. Social right

    2. Personal right

    3. Political right

    4. Legal right

  11. Who among the following gave an elitist theory of political parties?

    1. Burke

    2. Sartori

    3. Mill

    4. Friedman

    • Assertion (A): The goal of a political party is to capture ruling power.
    • Reason (R): Political parties contest elections

    Answer Code:

    1. Both (A) and (R) are true and (R) is the correct explanation of (A).

    2. Both (A) and (R) are true but (R) is not the correct explanation of (A)

    3. (A) is true but (R) is false

    4. (A) is false but (R) is true

  12. Liberty is the positive power of doing or enjoying something worth doing or enjoying. Who amongst the following propounded this view?

    1. John Stuart Mill

    2. Herbert spencer

    3. Edmund Bruke

    4. T H Green

  13. The view that imperialism is the highest stage of capitalism is associated with which of the following?

    1. Liberalism

    2. Socialism

    3. Leninism

    4. Utilitarianism

  14. Who among the following has called political parties ‘Power behind throne’

    1. Lord Bryce

    2. Herman Finer

    3. Bluntschli

    4. H J Laski