Competitive Exams: Political Science MCQs (Practice-Test 35 of 150)

  1. Consider the following:

    1. Orientation to problem solving.

    2. Orientation to collective action.

    3. Orientation to the political system

    4. Orientation to other people.

    Who among the following has listed the above as the salient features of political culture?

    1. Robert Dahi

    2. John Locke

    3. Jeremy Bentham

    4. John Stuart Mill

  2. What does deliberative democracy lay emphasis on?

    1. Aggregation of individual preferences into a collective choice.

    2. Mobilization of people towards ideals and norms upheld by a wide variety of groups and committees.

    3. Dialogue and deliberation among citizens considered equal.

    4. According equal weight to each person's preferences.

  3. Consider the following statements: The republic view of democracy argues 5 of 15

    1. Full and active participation of citizens.

    2. Accommodation and compromise between competing interests.

    3. People are the bearers of democracy that cannot be delegated.

    4. People cannot have others to represent them.

    Which of the statements given above are correct?

    1. 1, 2 and 3 only

    2. 1, 3 and 4 only

    3. 2 and 4 only

    4. 1, 2, 3 and 4

  4. Which of the following pairs are correctly matched?

      • Classical liberalism
      • John Locke
      • Equalitarian liberalism
      • John Maynard Keynes
      • Neoliberalism
      • T H Green
      • New liberalism
      • Bernard Bosanquet

    Select the correct answer using the codes given below:

    1. 1 and 4 only

    2. 1 and 3 only

    3. 2 and 4 only

    4. 3 and 4 only

  5. In Weber's view, which one of the following further stimulated the growth of bureaucratization?

    1. Pressure of democratization

    2. Influence of socialism

    3. Emergence of welfare state

    4. Rise of authoritarianism

  6. Which one of the following pairs is not correctly matched?

      • Rationalism
      • Thomas Hobbes
      • Positivism
      • Leo Strauss
      • Structuralism
      • Louis Althusser
      • Post-structuralism
      • Michel Foucault
  7. Which one among the following pairs is correctly matched?

      • Theory of centre-periphery
      • Rosa Luxemburg
      • Theory of hegemony
      • V I Lenin
      • Theory of neo-colonialism
      • K. Nkrumah
      • Theory of under-development
      • Robert


  8. Consider the following statements about game theory:

    1. It is a branch of mathematics concerned with predicting bargaining outcomes.

    2. It was first used extensively in international relations in 1950 and 1960s by scholars trying to understand US-Soviet nuclear war contingencies.

    3. It is a general theory of international relations.

    Which of the statements given above are correct?

    1. 1, 2 and 3

    2. 1 and 2 only

    3. 2 and 3 only

    4. 1 and 3 only

  9. Who among the following is associated with the systems theory in international relations?

    1. Morton Kaplan

    2. A. Hacker

    3. Robert O. Keohane

    4. Ernest B. Haas

  10. Who among the following have advanced and developed neo-realist arguments?

    1. Oscar Morgenstern and Karl Deutsch

    2. Harold Lasswell and G A Almond

    3. J. L. Talmon and Dean Rusk

    4. John Mearsheimer and Kenneth Waltz

  11. Consider the following statements:

    1. In the United States of America, amendment of the Constitution may be made if the proposal is passed by twothirds majority of each House of Congress and is thereafter accepted by a vote of the legislatures of two-thirds of the States.

    2. In the American Presidential elections, if no Presidential candidate secures the minimum 270 college votes needed for outright victory, the House of

    Representatives chooses a President from among the first three finishers in the Electoral College.

    Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

    1. 1 only

    2. 2 only

    3. Both 1 and 2

    4. Neither 1 nor 2

  12. Who among the following is an exponent of conflict and peace studies?

    1. R. Luxemburg 6 of 15

    2. Kenneth Boulding

    3. H. Butterfield

    4. P. Laslett

  13. Consider the following statements in respect of the constitutional features of Germany:

    1. Specific human rights can be changed only by a constitutional amendment.

    2. Any proposal to change the provisions concerning the federal structure or powers of the States (Lander) is indivisible

    Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

    1. 1 only

    2. 2 only

    3. Both 1 and 2

    4. Neither 1 nor 2

  14. Which of the following approaches regards State primarily as an organization for the creation and enforcement of law and refuses to treat State as a social organization?

    1. Historical approach

    2. Comparative approach

    3. Legal-institutional approach

    4. Political economy approach

  15. Which one of the following statements is not correct?

    1. Sovereignty resides in the State and is exercised by it

    2. Sovereignty resides in the State and is exercised by the government

    3. Sovereignty resides in the government and is exercised by it

    4. Sovereignty resided in the citizens and is exercised by the government