Competitive Exams: Political Science MCQs (Practice-Test 40 of 150)

  1. Consider the following statements: Organized working class movement has remained deeply suspicious of the modes of representations prevalent in capitalist societies, because it feels

    1. Representative acting as trustees uphold hegemonic concerns

    2. Representatives acting as delegates become spokespersons of dominant interests

    3. Parties carry out their mandates without making a serious dent in prevailing social relations

    4. Even if a representative resembles members of the working classes, soon he/she comes to be co-opted within structure of power

    Which of the statements given above are correct?

    1. 1 and 2 only

    2. 1, 2 and 3 only

    3. 1, 3 and 4 only

    4. 1, 2, 3 and 4

  2. Which one of the following theories of democracy was propounded by Joseph Schumpeter?

    1. Elitist democratic theory

    2. Theory of people's democracy

    3. The theory of legal democracy

    4. The theory of participatory democracy

  3. Which one of the following is the correct statement? The idea of social citizenship calls for

    1. socially committed citizens

    2. expansion of civil and political rights of citizens

    3. pursuit of socialist politics with active citizen participation

    4. expansion of social and welfare rights

  4. Which one of the following international organizations was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in the year 1977?

    1. World Wide Fund for Nature

    2. Amnesty international

    3. International Committee of the Red Cross

    4. Organization for the Prohibition of

    Chemical Weapons

  5. Consider the following statements about SAARC:

    1. Air transport is one of the subjects included in the agreed areas of cooperation made under the Integrated Programme of Action (IPA).

    2. The Charter establishing SAARC was adopted at the first Summit meeting in Dhaka.

    3. The foreign ministers of the seven member countries met for the first time in Colombo in 1983 and adopted the declaration on SMRC.

    Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

    1. 1 and 2 only

    2. 1 and 3 only

    3. 2 only

    4. 3 only

  6. Consider the following statements in respect of Lok Adulates:

    1. Lok Adalat function on the principle of mutual consent and voluntary acceptance of the solution.

    2. Lok Adulates are like para-judicial institutions.

    3. Lok Adalats in a State are constituted by the High Court of the State.

    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

  7. Which of the following were emphasized as foci for the new thrust in elementary education by the National Policy on Education, 1986?

    1. Universal access and enrolment

    2. Universal retention of children up to 14 years of age

    3. A substantial improvement in the quality of education to enable all children to achieve essential levels of learning

    4. To include education in the concurrent list

    Select the correct answer using the code given below:

    1. 1, 2 and 4 only

    2. 1, 2 and 3 only

    3. 1, 3 and 4 only

    4. 2, 3 and 4 only

  8. Which of the following Acts introduced diarchy in the provinces?

    1. Indian Councils Act of 1861

    2. Indian Councils Act of 1892

    3. Indian Councils Act of 1909

    4. Indian Councils Act of 1919

  9. Consider the following Statements:

    1. Parliament may by law provide that neither the Supreme Court nor any other Court shall exercise jurisdiction in respect of any dispute or complaint with respect to the use, distribution or 15 of 15 control of the waters of or in, any inter-State river

    2. River Boards Act, 1956 provides for reference of an inter-State river dispute for arbitration by a Water Dispute

    Tribunal.

    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

  10. Consider the following statements:

    1. The nature of a Bill, if it is certified by the Speaker of the House of People as a Money Bill, is not open to question in a Court of Law.

    2. The President of India has the power to question the nature of a Bill to be taken as a Money Bill even if it is certified to be so by the Speaker of the House of

    People.

    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

  11. Who among the following developed the view that political process is essentially a decision-making process, and all factors relevant to the making of decisions can be subjected to systematic empirical examination?

    1. Harold Lasswell

    2. Richard Snyder

    3. Gabriel Almond

    4. James Coleman

  12. Consider the following statement:

    1. Since the sums required to meet expenditure described by the Constitution of India as expenditure charged upon the Consolidated Fund of India, are not submitted to the vote of Parliament, no House is competent to discuss these estimates.

    2. Annual Finance Bill provides the legal authority for the withdrawal of sums from the Consolidated Fund of India.

    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

  13. Consider the following statements:

    1. According to Article 243D, 1/3rd of the seats are reserved for the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes in every Panchayat.

    2. Not less than 1/3rd of the total number of seats reserved for the SCs and STs are reserved for women belonging to the Scheduled Castes or, as the case may be, the Scheduled Tribes.

    Which of the statements given above are correct?

    1. 1 and 2 only

    2. 2 and 3 only

    3. 1 and 3 only

    4. 1, 2 and 3

  14. Consider the following statements:

    1. Courts have no jurisdiction to examine the validity of a law, relating to delimitation of constituencies. Or allotments of seats in respect of Panchayats.

    2. An election to a Panchayat can be called in question only by an election petition which should be presented to such authority and in such manner as may be prescribed by the State

    Election Commission.

    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

  15. According to Karl Marx, four different types of societies emerged during the course of human history. Which one of the following is the correct chronological order of emergence of those societies?

    1. Slave-Feudal-Primitive Communism-Capitalist

    2. Feudal-Primitive Communism-Slave-Communist

    3. Primitive Communism-Slave-Feudal-Capitalist

    4. Communist-Feudal-Slave-

Socialist