Competitive Exams: Political Science MCQs (Practice-Test 19 of 150)

  1. The concept of social capital has been put forward by

    1. V S Naipaul

    2. Robert Putnam

    3. Samuel Huntington

    4. Edward Said

  2. Max Weber focused in his works on

    1. Constitution of states

    2. Legal structure

    3. Legitimacy of government

    4. Forms of governments

  3. Which one of the following is NOT a common feature of federalism in USA and India?

    1. Distribution of powers between the union and the states

    2. The existence of the Supreme Court

    3. Two sets of judicial organizations

    4. Written Constitution

  4. Which one of the following combinations defines the scope of political science?

    1. State, government, laws, customs and culture

    2. Sovereignty, government, market, political parties and social classes

    3. State. Government, laws, civil society and political parties

    4. State. Values, government. Decision making and political parties

  5. Match List I with List II and select the correct answer:

    List-I (Discipline) List-II (Subjects)
    1. Philosophy

    2. Sociology

    3. Economics

    4. Political Science

    1. Stratification

    2. Mind

    3. Power

    4. Trade

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  6. Match List I with List II and select the correct answer:

    List-I (Political Scientists) List-II (Subjects)
    1. Ranji Fothari

    2. Bhikhu Par ibis

    3. Iqbal Narain

    4. Partha Chatterjee

    1. Multiculturalism

    2. Party system in India

    3. Indian nationalism

    4. State politics in India

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  7. Behaviouralism was a tendency in Political Science that

    1. Based Political Science on human nature

    2. Attempted to convert Political Science into a natural science

    3. Rejected the concept of power for the concept of process

    4. Replaced explanation for norms

  8. What one of the following is NOT a traditional approach to the study of political science?

    1. Comparison

    2. Historiography

    3. Simulation

    4. Legal institutional ism

  9. Match List I with List H and select the correct answer:

    List-I (Statements) List-II (Thinkers)
    1. I am the State

    2. The State is prior to the individual

    3. The State is the march of God on earth

    4. The State is individual writ large

    1. Plato

    2. Aristotle

    3. Louis XVI

    4. FWG Hegel

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  10. Civil Society is NOT a central concept in the political though of

    1. F W G. Hegel

    2. J. Bentharm

    3. A. Grarnsci

    4. V 1. Lenin

  11. Which one of the following does NOT conger legitimacy on the ruler's power?

    1. Charisma

    2. Customs and traditions

    3. Wealth

    4. Reason and deliberation

  12. Which one of the following concepts distinguished citizenship from subject hood?

    1. Duties

    2. Obedience

    3. Rights

    4. Partiotism

  13. Benedict Anderson has characterized the nation as

    1. A daily plebiscite

    2. An imagined community

    3. The illusion of our epoch

    4. A social contract

  14. The basis for acquiring citizenship through naturalization is

    1. Birth

    2. Choice

    3. Coercion

    4. Descent

  15. Match List I with List II and select the correct answer:

    List-I (Author) List-II (Book)
    1. Paul Kennedy

    2. Mahathir Mohammed and Shintora Shihama

    3. VS Naipaul

    4. SP Huntington

    1. The Clash of civilizations

    2. Beyond belief

    3. An Asia that can say no

    4. Rise and fall of great powers

    5. The Asian drama

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