Competitive Exams: Political Science MCQs (Practice-Test 41 of 150)

  1. In the Critique of the Gotha Programme, what is the reason on which Karl Marx argues that equal wages cannot be paid to the workers in the immediate aftermath of the working class revolution?

    1. The needs and requirements of workers differ.

    2. The productivity of labor varies and it is unfair to pay the same wages to skilled and unskilled labor.

    3. The demands of primitive capital accumulation do not afford equal wages to workers.

    4. Militant sections of the working class who have made enormous sacrifices in making the revolution need to be compensated.

  2. Which one of the following is not correct?

    1. For N Machiavelli and F Hegel. State was based on force

    2. For J S Mill and T H Green consent was the basis of the state

    3. In Marx's view, the state was an instrument of class exploitation

    4. In Gandhi an philosophy the propertied classes should be persuaded to employ their resources to sub serve common good

  3. Consider the following statements on the implications of coalition politics in the states:

    1. Coalition governments have weakened the position and influence of Chief Ministers in the States.

    2. Coalition governments have virtually weakened bureaucracy in State administration.

    3. Coalition governments adversely affected political homogeneity of the Council of Ministers.

    4. The area of coalition politics expanded the scope of the discretionary powers of the Governors.

    Which of the statements given above are correct?

    1. 1 and 2 only

    2. 2, 3 and 4 only

    3. 1, 3 and 4 only

    4. 1, 2, 3 and 4

  4. Where was the First Asian Relations Conference held?

    1. Manila

    2. Tokyo

    3. New Delhi

    4. Colombo

  5. Which one of the following is the main principle on which the Parliamentary system operates?

    1. Supremacy of Parliament

    2. Responsibility of Executive to Legislature

    3. Supremacy of Judiciary

    4. Theory of Separation of Power

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

    1. There is a provision in the Constitution of India for readjustment of allocation of seats in the Lok Sabha upon the completion of each census.

    2. If for a period of 60 days a member of either house is without permission of the house absent from all meetings thereof, the house may declare his seat vacant

    3. The Rajya Sabha approves money bill after it has been passed by the Lok Sabha

    4. The Attorney-General of India has the right to speak in, and otherwise to take part in the proceedings of either House of Parliament

  7. The Autonomous District Council under the Sixth Schedule of the Constitution is not operative in which one of the following states of North-East India?

    1. Assam

    2. Tripura

    3. Nagaland

    4. Meghalaya

  8. On the basis of the criterion issued by the Election Commission of India, what is the minimum number of States in which a political party must be recognized to be termed as a “National Party” throughout the whole of India?

    1. 3

    2. 4

    3. 5

    4. 6

  9. Consider the following events:

    1. Lucknow Pact-

    2. Promulgation of Vernacular Press Act

    3. Establishment of Arya Samaj

    4. Partition of Bengal

    Which one of the following is the correct chronological sequence of the events given above?

    1. 3 − 4 − 2 − 1

    2. 1 − 2 − 4 − 3

    3. 3 − 2 − 4 − 1

    4. 1 − 4 − 2 − 3

  10. Identify the French author who coined the term “Third World”

    1. Jean Paul Sartre

    2. Alfred Sauvy

    3. Franz Fanon

    4. Pierre Bourdieu

  11. What was/were the most important demands of the JP Movement of 1970s?

    1. Land Reforms

    2. Representation for women in the Parliament

    3. Workers participation in industry

    4. Accountability of power

    Select the correct answer using the code given below:

    1. 1, 2, 3 and 4

    2. 2, 3 and 4 only

    3. 2 and 3 only

    4. 4 only

  12. Which one of the following can be characterized as a “new social movement”

    1. Workers movement

    2. Peasants movement

    3. Peace movement

    4. Anti-colonial movement

  13. Who among the following authored one of the major books in the area of Games Theory: The Theory of Games and Economic Behavior?

    1. John Nash

    2. von Neumann and Oskar Morgenstern

    3. Anthony Downs

    4. Jeffrey S. Banks

  14. Which one of the following is the correct statement? The All India Muslim Personal Law Board

    1. Enjoys a constitutional status and its head is appointed by the President of India

    2. Is a voluntary organization which brings together all the sects and schools of Muslims in India

    3. Is an official body created following the Shah Bano controversy

    4. Is a body of Ulema belonging to the

    Deoband School which advises the government on Muslim Personal Law

  15. Which one of the following statements with respect to the features of the French Constitution is not correct?

    1. The Constitution of the Fifth Republic was framed b General de Gaulle

    2. The Constitution of the Fifth Republic contains a mixture of unitary and federal government

    3. The tenure of the President is five years

    4. The Constitution of the Fifth Republic was enacted to ensure stability