Competitive Exams: Political Science MCQs (Practice-Test 101 of 150)

  1. Match List I (Authors) with List II (Books) and select the correct answer using the codes given below the Lists:

    List-I (Authors) List-II (Books)
    1. Simone de Beauvoir

    2. Betty Friedan

    3. Kate Millet

    4. Sheila Rowbothom

    1. The Second Sex

    2. Sexual Politics

    3. Feminine Mystique

    4. Woman's Consciousness, Man's World

    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
      • 2
      • 3
      • 4
      • 1
      • 1
      • 4
      • 3
      • 2
      • 2
      • 4
      • 3
      • 1
      • 1
      • 3
      • 4
      • 2

    Answer: n/a

  2. “A party-less regime is a conservative regime, an anti-party regime is a reactionary regime.” Who made this statement?

    1. K C Wheare

    2. Carl J Friedrich

    3. Sartori

    4. Samuel Huntington

    Answer: b

  3. The theory of sovereignty is historically associated with the rise of

    1. Feudalism

    2. Absolute monarchy

    3. Democracy

    4. Decolonisation

    Answer: b

  4. Which of the following characteristics correctly explain the Marxist perspective of the nature of State? The State

    1. arose out of class contradictions.

    2. is the most powerful instrument of exploitation.

    3. represents organised violence by the proletariat.

    4. Symbolises transformation of intra-state efficacy.

    5. expresses social divisiveness as a persistent reality.

    Select the correct answer using the codes given below:

    1. 3, 5 and 6

    2. 1, 4 and 5

    3. 1, 2 and 6

    4. 2, 3 and 4

    Answer: c

  5. The thinker who based politics on Psychology, and Psychology on Physics and Geometry was

    1. Montesquieu

    2. Rousseau

    3. Thomas Hobbes

    4. Bentham

    Answer: c

  6. Match List I (Prime Ministers) with List II (Their Concept of Bureaucracy) and select the correct answer using the codes given below the Lists:

    List-I (Prime Ministers) List-II (Their Concept of Bureaucracy)
    1. Jawaharlal Nehru

    2. Indira Gandhi

    3. Morarji Desai

    4. V P Singh

    1. Neutral bureaucracy

    2. Committed bureaucracy

    3. Social justice based bureaucracy

    4. Development-oriented bureaucracy

    5. Representative bureaucracy

    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
      • 1
      • 2
      • 5
      • 3
      • 4
      • 3
      • 1
      • 2
      • 1
      • 3
      • 5
      • 2
      • 4
      • 2
      • 1
      • 3

    Answer: d

  7. The advocates of deliberative democracy emphasise

    1. Parliamentary sovereignty

    2. Judicial autonomy

    3. Executive supremacy

    4. Popular participation

    Answer: d

  8. Which one of the following statements is true?

    1. Local government derives its authority from, and is subordinate to, State government

    2. Local government is independent of State government

    3. Local government derives its authority from the Constitution

    4. Local government performs functions of national interest

    Answer: c

  9. Which one of the following countries has a disciplined multi-party systems?

    1. France during V Republic

    2. India

    3. Sri Lanka

    4. Italy

    Answer: a

  10. National League for Democracy is

    1. A ruling party of Indonesia

    2. An opposition party of Myanmar

    3. A ruling party of Bhutan

    4. An opposition party of Indonesia

    Answer: b

  11. Which constitution is called a “tailor-made” Constitution?

    1. Constitution of Fourth Republic of France

    2. Constitution of Fifth Republic of France

    3. Constitution of United Germany

    4. Constitution of USA

    Answer: b

  12. The policy of protective discrimination seeks to promote

    1. Formal equality

    2. Substantive equality

    3. Inequality

    4. Meritocracy

    Answer: b

  13. Which one of the following statements in regard to Presidential form of Government is NOT correct?

    1. Member of the Cabinet are not representatives of the people since they do not have definite programme of their own to implement

    2. The Members of the Cabinet are responsible to the President for all their actions

    3. Real Executive is the legislature

    4. There is no gap between theory and practice

    Answer: c

  14. The Unitary State is stronger than a Federal one because all powers of government are concentrated in the hands of one single set of authorities. Hence there is

    1. Absence of conflict of authority and responsibility

    2. Absence of simplification of governmental organisation

    3. Overlapping of jurisdiction

    4. Duplication of functions

    Answer: a

  15. Match List I (Political Thinkers) with List II (Ideas) and select the correct answer using the codes given below the Lists:

    List-I (Political Thinkers) List-II (Ideas)
    1. Machiavelli

    2. Hobbes

    3. Locke

    4. Marx

    1. Wanted a stable mercantile bourgeois State in England

    2. Wanted the creation and consolidation of a national Monarchy in Italy

    3. Wanted a socialist revolution and overthrow of capitalism

    4. Wanted to rationalise the Glorious Revolution

    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
      • 2
      • 1
      • 4
      • 3
      • 3
      • 4
      • 1
      • 2
      • 2
      • 4
      • 1
      • 3
      • 3
      • 1
      • 4
      • 2

    Answer: a