Competitive Exams: Political Science MCQs (Practice-Test 25 of 150)

  1. The policy of structural adjustments was initially mooted by

    1. Dr. Manmohan Singh

    2. Third world countries

    3. United states and other developed countries

    4. IMF and world bank

  2. Consider the following statements: In the liberal tradition, equality implies

    1. Same treatment for all

    2. Identical right for all citizens

    3. Eminence of equilibrium

    4. Similarity of opportunities and results.

    Which of the statements given above area correct?

    1. 1, 2, 3 and 4

    2. 1 and 2

    3. 1, 2 and 3

    4. 3 and 4

  3. Which of the following were the original objectives of SAARC?

    1. Promotion of the welfare of people of South Asia though acceleration of economic growth, social progress and cultural development

    2. Strengthening cooperation with other developing states

    3. Strengthening cooperation with other regional organizations

    4. Promotion of regional pace and security

    Select the correct answer using the codes given below:

    1. 1, 2 and 3

    2. 1, 2, 3 and 4

    3. 1 and 4

    4. 4 only

  4. Which one of the following is not a regional economic organization?

    1. OAS

    2. ASEAN

    3. SAARC

    4. ECOWAS

  5. The North American free trade area includes

    1. Mexico, USA and Canada

    2. Canada, Venezuela and Brazil

    3. USA, UK and Canada

    4. Colombia, USA and Argentina

  6. Mach List I (Concepts) with List II (Proponents) and select the correct answer using the codes given below the Lists:

    List-I List-II
    1. Soft state

    2. Communication

    3. Civic Culture

    4. Behaviouralism

    1. Sydney Verba

    2. Heinz Eulau

    3. Karl Deutsch

    4. Gunnar Myrdal

    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
      • 4
      • 3
      • 1
      • 2
      • 2
      • 3
      • 1
      • 4
      • 4
      • 1
      • 3
      • 2
      • 2
      • 1
      • 3
      • 4
  7. Which one of the following is not included in the concept of political culture?

    1. Civic virtue and responsibility

    2. Participatory and pluralistic democracy

    3. Order through rational bureaucracy

    4. The search for quality

  8. According to Huntington. Which of the following countries/regions can be considered as coming under the third wave of democratization?

    1. Japan and Germany

    2. India and Israel

    3. Britain, France and USA

    4. Southern and Eastern Europe

  9. Consider the following statements:

    1. Authority that does not accept freedom is authoritarianism.

    2. Authoritarianism does not distinguish between authoritative personality and authoritarian personality.

    3. Authoritarianism is directive in its orientation and is disregardful of public opinion

    4. Authoritarianism thinks that it knows what is good for the citizens.

    Which of the above statements associated with authoritarianism are correct?

    1. 1 and 2

    2. 2 and 3

    3. 1, 3 and 4

    4. 1, 2, 3 and 4

  10. Which one of the following countries pursues an institutionalized policy of preferential treatment towards its ethnic majority?

    1. Bangaledesh

    2. Malayasia

    3. Egypt

    4. Philippines

  11. Consider the following statements about the constitution of UK:

    1. UK has a unitary constitution

    2. Parliament is sovereign in UK

    3. UK has a system of judicial review

    Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

    1. 1, 2 and 3

    2. 2 and 3

    3. 1 and 2

    4. 1 only

  12. Which of the following British Prime Minister proposed the abolition of judicial power of the House of Lords?

    1. Margert Thatcher

    2. Johan Major

    3. Tony Blair

    4. Harold Wilson

  13. Which one of the following is correct with regard to the impeachment of the President of the USA

    1. President can be impeached only though a referendum

    2. President can be impeached only by the senate

    3. Impeachment process is initiated in the House pf Representatives and the senate acts as trial chamber

    4. Proposal for impeachment is initiated in the senate and the house of

    Representatives acts as a trial chamber

  14. A technique commonly used by the pressure groups in the USA is

    1. Boycott and picketing

    2. Lobbying

    3. Lawsuits

    4. Peaceful agitations

  15. Which one of the following is not a part of the American constitutional practice?

    1. Pocket veto

    2. Collative responsibility

    3. Senatorial courtesy

    4. Filibustering