UPPSC Prelims Political Science 2011 Paper (Part 6 of 8)

  1. Which one of the following is the basis of federal government?

    1. Supremacy of the Parliament

    2. Supremacy of Judiciary

    3. Division of powers between federal and state government

    4. Single citizenship

  2. Governments are classified as Parliamentary and Presidential on the basis of which of the following?

    1. Relations between legislature and Executive

    2. Relations between politicians and civil servants

    3. Written or unwritten constitutions

    4. Rigid or flexible constitutions

  3. Which of the following statements correctly explains the nature of constitutional government?

    1. Limited Government

    2. Protection of Right to Freedom of individuals

    3. Security of the rights of individuals

    4. All the above

  4. The cabinet in the parliamentary system is accountable to

    1. The President

    2. The Prime Minister

    3. The Council of Ministers

    4. The Legislature

  5. The Presidential system operates on the principle of

    1. Division of powers

    2. Separation of powers

    3. Fusion of powers

    4. Balance of powers

  6. The first systematic classification of government was given by

    1. Plato

    2. Aristotle

    3. Machiavelli

    4. Montesequieu

  7. Which one of the following is not correct about the Parliamentary system of government?

    1. It emphasizes more on stability than responsibility.

    2. It emphasises more on responsibility than stability.

    3. It emphasises on free and fair elections.

    4. It prefers two party system.

  8. In what respect the Indian federal system is similar to that of the United States?

    1. Method of distribution of powers between centre and the States

    2. Procedure of creation of new states

    3. Position of judiciary

    4. Representation of States in the upper house of the federal legislature

  9. In a Presidential form of Government all executive powers are vested in

    1. The President

    2. The Cabinet

    3. The Legislature

    4. The Judiciary

  10. Put the following events in correct chronological order:

    1. Gadar Party

    2. Khilafat Movement

    3. Dandi March

    4. Champaran Satyagrah

    Which is correct?

    1. 4, 1, 2, 3

    2. 4, 1, 3, 2

    3. 1, 4, 3, 2

    4. 1, 4, 2, 3

  11. Who used first the term “One party dominant system” to describe the party system that prevailed in India after independence?

    1. Rajani Kothari

    2. Sartori

    3. Jennings

    4. Morris Jones

  12. The Indian Constitution empowers the President to make provision for discharge of duties of Governor in certain contingencies under which of the following articles?

    1. Article 160

    2. Article 162

    3. Article 165

    4. Article 310

  13. Which of the following articles of Indian Constitution enunciates fundamental duties?

    1. Article 35

    2. Article 51A

    3. Article 32

    4. Article 14

  14. Which part of the Indian Constitution declares the ideal of Welfare State?

    1. Preamble

    2. Fundamentals Rights

    3. Directive Principles of State Policy

    4. Fundamental Duties

  15. The term ‘State’ has been defined in which of the following articles of Indian constitution?

    1. Article 1

    2. Article 8

    3. Article 10

    4. Article 12