Competitive Exams: Political Science MCQs (Practice-Test 20 of 150)

  1. Who among the following explained the views of T H Green on State as Human consciousness postulates liberty, liberty involved rights and rights demand the State?

    1. H J Laski

    2. R M Maciver

    3. E. Barker

    4. S. M. Lipset

  2. Consider the following with respect to globalizing the world:

    1. Satellite technology

    2. New modes of information and communication

    3. Rise of new financial institutions

    4. Development of a global civil society

    Which of these threaten state sovereignty?

    1. 1 and 2

    2. 2 and 4

    3. 1, 3 and 4

    4. 1, 2, 3 and 4

  3. From which one of the following perspectives, has the notion of human rights been criticized?

    1. Universalism

    2. Cultural identity

    3. Secularism

    4. Individualism

  4. Who among the following, beside the three leading contractualists, favored the theory of natural rights and who denied it, respectively?

    1. J S Mill and J Bentham

    2. T Paine and J Bentharn

    3. T Paine and J S Mill

    4. T H Green and J S Mill

  5. The kind of equality that the rule of law enshrines, is

    1. Substantive

    2. Procedural

    3. Distributive

    4. Patterned

  6. The Rawisian notion of justice is

    1. Socialist

    2. Utilitarian

    3. Communitarian

    4. Liberal

  7. Which one of the following has a close affinity to the rule of law?

    1. Martial Law

    2. Judicial supremacy

    3. Constitutionalism

    4. Separation of powers

  8. Hegel viewed civil society as an embodiment of

    1. Particularity

    2. Unity

    3. Universality

    4. Community

  9. Who among the following first put forward the concept of Swaraj?

    1. K C, Bhattacharya

    2. Jawaharlal Nehru

    3. M K Gandhi

    4. B C Tilak

  10. “Polity (in the modern sense of democracy) is more stable and gives less occasion for revolution.” This statement is attributed to

    1. Cicero

    2. Plato

    3. Polibius

    4. Aristotle

  11. The understanding of democracy as a mode of distributing power widely, thereby preventing its concentration in few hands is termed as

    1. Pluralist

    2. Federalist

    3. Participatory

    4. Representative

  12. Who among the following favored educational qualification as the basis for right to vote?

    1. J. Bentham

    2. J S Mill

    3. T H Green

    4. Barker

  13. In the Lok Sabha elections, who among the following can order recount of the votes polled, if a candidate so demands?

    1. Chief Election Commissioner

    2. Election Commission of India

    3. Chief Electoral Officer of the State

    4. Returning Officer of the constituency

  14. Participatory democracy calls for

    1. Greater involvement of the legislatures in the business of legislature

    2. Active engagement of the representatives in the affairs of their constituencies

    3. Greater and active engagement of citizens in governance

    4. Increasing the voter turnout in elections

  15. Which one of the following is NOT a mechanism to ensure political accountability?

    1. Periodic elections

    2. Informed public opinion

    3. Free press

    4. Pressure groups