Competitive Exams: Political Science MCQs (Practice-Test 38 of 150)

  1. How was the Bill of Rights incorporated in the Constitution of the United States of America?

    1. By the first 10 Amendments of the Constitution

    2. By the 27th Amendment of the Constitution

    3. By the first 12 Amendments of the Constitution

    4. By the insertion of a Preamble

  2. Which one of the following pairs is correctly matched?

      • Lucina Pye
      • Political Culture and Political Development
      • S R Huntington
      • Political Modernization and Political culture in Japan
      • Robert E Ward
      • Political development and Political decay
      • David E Apter
      • Modernization
      • The dynamics of Growth
  3. What does the principle of subsidiary often invoked in the context of the European Union stand for?

    1. Subsidizing the poor countries and regions vis-a-vis the rich and prosperous

    2. Restricting the influence of the subsidiary units of the multinational companies

    3. Decentralization and popular participation benefiting the local and the provincial interests and ethos

    4. Adoption of a less developed region or country by a developed nation

  4. Consider the following statements: For Gramsci, civil society is the arena of

    1. Consent over coercion

    2. Hegemony over domination

    3. Leadership over power

    4. Reconciliation over struggle

    Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

    1. 1, 3 and 4

    2. 1, 2 and 3 only

    3. 1 and 2 only

    4. 4 only

  5. Match List I with List II and select the correct answer using the code given below the Lists:

    List-I (Theory) List-II (Profounder)
    1. Libertarian theory of Justice

    2. Entitlement theory of Justice

    3. Contraction theory of Justice

    4. Feminist theory of Justice

    1. John Rawls

    2. Robert Nozick

    3. F A Hyek

    4. Janet Radcliffe Richards

    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
      • 3
      • 4
      • 1
      • 2
      • 1
      • 2
      • 3
      • 4
      • 3
      • 2
      • 1
      • 4
      • 1
      • 4
      • 3
      • 2
  6. Which one of the following pairs is correctly matched?

      • Ronald Dworkin
      • Environmental rights 11 of 15
      • John Rawis
      • International rights
      • W. Kymlicka
      • Cultural rights
      • Charles ayior
      • Rights of the disadvantaged
  7. Which one of the following is a characteristic of Fascism?

    1. A reluctant faith in the rule of law

    2. relief in omnipresence of State

    3. Faith in rational nature of man

    4. Belief in free communication

  8. Consider the following statements in respect of the Constitution of the United Kingdom:

    1. All money Bill (so, certified by the speaker of the House of Commons), if not passed in the House of Lords without amendment may become law without the concurrent of the House of Lords.

    2. The UK Parliament approves all laws for Northern Ireland.

    Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

    1. 1 only

    2. 2 only

    3. Both 1 and 2

    4. Neither I nor 2

  9. Match List-I with List-II and select the correct answer using the code given below the Lists:

    List-I (Scholar) List-II (Idea)
    1. John Seeley

    2. G Almond

    3. R. A Dahl

    4. Karl Popper

    1. Political system as persistent pattern of human relationship that involves, to a significant extent, power rule or authority

    2. Political system as legitimate physical coercion

    3. Rejection of claims of traditional metaphysics to a cognitive status

    4. History without political science has no fruit, political science without history has no root

    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
      • 4
      • 3
      • 1
      • 2
      • 1
      • 2
      • 4
      • 3
      • 4
      • 2
      • 1
      • 3
      • 1
      • 3
      • 4
      • 2
  10. Which of the following theories posits a pre-political society as its point of departure?

    1. Communitarians

    2. Civic Republicanism

    3. Lockean Liberalism

    4. Hobbe's Theory of Social Contract

  11. A change in which of the following does not require ratification by the Legislatures of not less than one-half of the States by resolutions to that effect passed by those Legislatures before the Bill making provisions for an amendment in the Constitution of India is presented to the President for assent?

    1. Any of the Lists in the Seventh Schedule

    2. The provision of Article 368

    3. Article 73 about extent of executive power of the Union

    4. Article 161 about power of Governor to grant pardon

  12. Consider the following statements:

    1. Positivism emphasized precision, constructive power and relativism.

    2. Positivists understood meaningful analysis as possible only through tautologies and empirical statements.

    3. The empiricism believed that observation and experience as source of knowledge had no significance for positivism.

    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

  13. Which of the following are the main arguments of Tran empiricists against empirical study?

    1. Human behavior cannot be studied with objectivity.

    2. Political phenomenon is not amenable to experimental enquiry.

    3. A purely descriptive approach has no advantage.

    4. Political science cannot refuse to show concern with questions of right and wrong.

    Select the correct answer using the code given below: 12 of 15

    1. 1.2 and 3 only

    2. 1, 3 and 4 only

    3. 1, 2 and 4 only

    4. 2, 3 and 4 only

  14. In which one of the following studies does Karl Marx assert the autonomy of the political sphere?

    1. German Ideology

    2. Introduction to a Critique of Political Economy

    3. The Eighteenth Brumaire of Louis Bonaparte

    4. On the Jewish Question

  15. On what does the Elitist Theory of Democracy tend to emphasized maximum?

    1. Representation over common good

    2. Stability over participation

    3. Rule of law over deliberation

    4. Tacit over explicit consent