Competitive Exams: Political Science MCQs (Practice-Test 22 of 150)

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

    List-I (Functionary) List-II (Institution)
    1. Sarpanch

    2. Chairman

    3. Mayor

    4. Counsellor

    1. Municipal Corporation

    2. Village Panchayat

    3. Municipality

    4. Cantonment Board

    5. Ward

    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
      • 3
      • 4
      • 1
      • 5
      • 4
      • 3
      • 2
      • 1
      • 2
      • 3
      • 1
      • 5
      • 2
      • 5
      • 4
      • 3
  2. The Panchayat Raj is included in the

    1. Union List

    2. State List

    3. Concurrent List

    4. Residuary List

  3. The decisions of the central Administration Tribunals can be challenged in the Supreme Court of India under the Article

    1. 323 A

    2. 329

    3. 243C

    4. 343

  4. The main factor responsible for growth of communalism in India is

    1. Presence of many religions

    2. Past record of communal conflicts

    3. Group based political mobilization

    4. Discriminatory nature of the constitution

  5. Consider the following statements about secularism:

    1. It promotes religious philosophy

    2. It separates religion from politics 9 of 13

    3. It denies state support to religious organizations

    4. It oppose religious ideas and ideology

    Which of these statements is/are correct?

    1. only 2

    2. 1 and 3

    3. 2 and 3

    4. 1, 2, 3 and 4

  6. Match List I (% below poverty line) with List II (State) and select the correct answer:

    List-I List-II
    1. 22

    2. 55

    3. 33

    4. 41

    1. Uttar Pradesh

    2. Kamataka

    3. Andhra Pradesh

    4. Bihar

    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
      • 2
      • 4
      • 3
      • 1
      • 3
      • 1
      • 2
      • 4
      • 2
      • 1
      • 3
      • 4
      • 3
      • 4
      • 2
      • 1
  7. The doctrine of natural rights is upheld by

    1. All liberals

    2. Some liberals only

    3. Johb locke only

    4. John stuart mill only

  8. Which one of the following parties dominated the post Japanese politics?

    1. Japan Socialist Party

    2. The Democratic Socialist Party

    3. The Liberal Democratic Party

    4. The Komeito Party

    • Assertion (A): According to Aristotle, Political Science was considered a master science.
    • Reason (R): It imparted knowledge to the rulers and provided principles for regulating public life.
    1. Both A & 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

    • Assertion (A): Power signifies the capacity to affect the behavior of others by the threats of some kind of sanctions.
    • Reason (R): Increase in power can be measured by the frequency of sanctions.
    1. Both A & 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

    • Assertion (A): Through Satyagraha and Ahima, Gandhi not merely attempted to transform the external world but also sought freedom from inner passions and impulses.
    • Reason (R): Gandhi's concept of Swaraj meant not merely freedom from external constraints but also self-realization.
    1. Both A & 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

    • Assertion (A): During the inter-war period, liberal parties all over Europe became strong.
    • Reason (R): The liberal principles were accepted by the various democratic parties.
    1. Both A & 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

    • Assertion (A): Riker's size principle regarding coalitions holds good in India.
    • Reason (R): Coalitions in recent years have been office-driven and not policy-driven.
    1. Both A & 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

    • Assertion (A): Bureaucracy usurps the goal-setting function which properly belongs to the politicians.
    • Reason (R): Bureaucracy has an inherent tendency to exceed its instrumental functions and emerge as a responsible force within society, capable of influencing the goals and character of that society.
    1. Both A & 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

    • Assertion (A): The demand for a New International Economic Order called for a restructuring of the world economy to bridge the gap between rich and poor countries of the world.
    • Reason (R): Very many specific demard5 have been fulfilled due to the positive response of rich countries.
    1. Both A & 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