Competitive Exams: Political Science MCQs (Practice-Test 28 of 150)

  1. Consider the following statements about rationalism:

    1. Rationalism represents a philosophical doctrine that the world is known by reason.

    2. Rationalism represents the pursuit of value free science.

    3. Rationalism represents the solutions in place of religious beliefs.

    4. Rationalism studies reasons for social actions.

    Which of the statements given above are correct?

    1. 1 and 3

    2. 1, 3 and 4

    3. 2 and 4

    4. 2, 3 and 4

  2. With whom of the following is conservatism as a political ideology associated?

    1. Burke

    2. Hobbes

    3. Hegel

    4. Oakeshott

    Select the correct answer using the codes given below:

    1. 1, 2 and 3

    2. 2 and 4

    3. 1 and 3

    4. 1, 3 and 4

  3. Robert Merton's concept of “political machine” on a large city is associated with

    1. Comparative with

    2. Structuralism

    3. Behaviouralism

    4. Functionalism

  4. Consider the following statements: Post-Behaviouralism

    1. Rejects Behaviouralism.

    2. Modifies Behaviouralism.

    3. Permits values in the study

    4. Calls for active engagement with the world.

    Which of the statements given above are correct?

    1. 1 and 3

    2. 3 and 4

    3. 2 and 3

    4. 1, 2 and 4

  5. Theorists who believe that “State is an association of associations” are best described as

    1. Socialist

    2. Federalists

    3. Anarchists

    4. Pluralists

  6. With which one of the following can the organic conception of the state be associated?

    1. Machiavelli

    2. Aristotle

    3. Thomas Hobbes

    4. Karl Marx

  7. The distinction between the private sphere of “family” and the public sphere of “political” is central to which one of the following trends of thought?

    1. Athenian (Greek) philosophy

    2. Liberalism

    3. Marxism

    4. Gandhism

  8. The pluralist theory view power as 7 of 13

    1. Control over resources

    2. A fixed quality

    3. Relational

    4. Repressive

  9. Consider the following statements: Legitimacy entails

    1. Generating beliefs that ensure the survival of democracy in capitalist societies

    2. A process by which power gains acceptance.

    3. An efficient police system for maintaining law and order

    4. The absence of coercion.

    Which of the statements given above are correct?

    1. 1, 2, 3 and 4

    2. 2, 3 and 4

    3. 1, 2 and 4

    4. 1, 3

  10. Participatory democracy seeks to enhance which one of the following?

    1. Decentralization

    2. Representation of disadvantaged sections

    3. Active citizenship

    4. Political accountability

  11. Cultural nationalism is a form of nationalism that places primary emphasis on the regeneration of the nation as

    1. A discrete political community

    2. A distinctive civilization

    3. A modern state

    4. An artificial entity

  12. In which one of the following systems of government is bicameralism an essential feature?

    1. Presidential system

    2. Parliamentary system

    3. Federal system

    4. Unitary system

  13. Which one of the following countries was described by China as a “Social imperialist power”

    1. USA

    2. USSR

    3. India

    4. Japan

  14. Consider the following statements: Civil rights

    1. Belong to the citizen by virtue of his citizenship.

    2. Are interchangeable with human rights.

    3. Aim to minimize discrimination

    Which of the statements given above are correct?

    1. 1, 3 and 4

    2. 1, 2, 3 and 4

    3. 2 and 4

    4. 1 and 3

  15. “Rights are those conditions of social life without which no man can seek in general to be himself at his best” -This statements was made by which one of the following thinkers?

    1. Kant

    2. Hegel

    3. Green

    4. Laski