Competitive Exams: Political Science MCQs (Practice-Test 42 of 150)

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

    1. British Parliament is sovereign

    2. The monarchy is rooted in Britain

    3. Separation of powers is the essential principle of the British system of government

    4. The Cabinet is the most powerful body in Britain

  2. Consider the following statements:

    1. Neo-Liberals argue that an unregulated market is the best way to increase economic growth, which will ultimately benefit every one.

    2. Neo-Liberals suggest that free trade should benefit those with better abilities and merit.

    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

  3. Which one of the following statements is not correct in case of USA?

    1. Bill of Rights is enumerated in the US Constitution

    2. The Constitution is the supreme law of the land

    3. There is a provision of single citizenship in USA

    4. The members of the House of

    Representatives are elected for a period of two years

  4. In which country a political party must obtain a minimum of 5% of the national votes or win at least three directly elected seats to be allowed proportional representation in the Legislature?

    1. France

    2. Germany

    3. South Africa

    4. China

  5. Which one of the following is the correct statement? Under the basic law of the Federal Republic of Germany, the right to asylum is restricted to persons suffering from

    1. Economic hardship

    2. Ethnic prejudice

    3. Social discrimination

    4. Political persecution

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

    1. The Constitution of the Union of South Africa possesses no federal features

    2. The Constitution is a mixture of federal and unitary type of government

    3. The provinces get equal representation in the Senate

    4. The Union Cabinet represents as far as possible, different provincial interests

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

    List-I List-II
    1. Home Rule Movement

    2. Vernacular Press Act

    3. Policy of Subsidiary Alliance

    4. Poona Sarvajanik Sabha

    1. Lord Cornwallis

    2. M G Ranade

    3. B G Tilak

    4. Lord Wellesley

    5. Lord Lytton

    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
      • 2
      • 4
      • 1
      • 3
      • 3
      • 5
      • 4
      • 2
      • 2
      • 5
      • 4
      • 3
      • 3
      • 4
      • 1
      • 2
  8. Which one of the following pairs is correctly matched?

      • Indian Councils Act, 1892
      • Principle of Election
      • Indian Councils Act, 1909
      • Responsible Government
      • Government of India Act, 1919
      • Provincial Autonomy
      • Government of India Act, 1935

    Diarchy in States

  9. The Constitution (Forty-Second Amendment) Act, 1976 made it obligatory for the President of India to act in accordance with the advice of the Council of Ministers. Which one of the following Articles of the Constitution of India was amended by the Constitution (Forty-Second Amendment) Act, 1976?

    1. Article 73

    2. Article 74 (1)

    3. Article 75 (1)

    4. Article 77 (1)

  10. 86th Constitutional Amendment deals with which of the following?

    1. Allocation of more number of parliamentary seats for recently created states

    2. Reservation of 30% posts for women in Panchayat Raj Institutions

    3. Insertion of Article 21A related with free and compulsory education for all children between the age of 6 and 14 years

    4. Continuation of reservation for backward classes in government employment

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

    List-I (Schedule of the Constitution of India) List-II (Content)
    1. Ninth Schedule

    2. Tenth Schedule

    3. Eleventh Schedule

    4. Sixth Schedule

    1. Provisions regarding Panchayat Raj Institutions

    2. Provisions regarding land reforms legislations

    3. Provisions regarding administration of tribal areas in the states of Assam, Meghalaya and Mizoram

    4. Provisions regarding the distribution of powers between the Centre and States

    5. Provisions regarding the disqualification on ground of defection

    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
      • 3
      • 1
      • 4
      • 2
      • 2
      • 5
      • 1
      • 3
      • 3
      • 5
      • 1
      • 2
      • 2
      • 1
      • 4
      • 3
  12. Match List-I with List-II and select the correct answer using the code given below the lists:

    List-I (Parliamentary Device) List-II (Substance)
    1. Cut Motion

    2. Call Attention Motion

    3. Privilege Motion

    4. Adjournment Motion

    1. To draw attention of the ministers on matters of urgent public importance

    2. To draw attention of the Speaker towards incorrect or incomplete answer by ministers

    3. To move a proposal to reduce expenditure on the budget proposals

    4. To adjourn the House before the expiry of time

    5. Concludes discussion on demand for grants

    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
      • 3
      • 1
      • 2
      • 4
      • 2
      • 4
      • 5
      • 1
      • 3
      • 4
      • 2
      • 1
      • 2
      • 1
      • 5
      • 4
  13. What does the “Rule of Lapse” mean?

    1. All pending bills in Parliament lapse with its prorogation

    2. All appropriations voted by the legislature expire at the end of the financial year

    3. The demand for grants of a ministry lapses with criticism of its policy by the opposition

    4. The appropriation bill lapses if it is not returned by the Rajya Sabha within 14 days

  14. Which one of the following categories of disputes is excluded from the original jurisdiction of the Supreme Court?

    1. Between the Government of India and one or more States

    2. Between two or more states inter se

    3. Between residents of two or more States

    4. Between the Government of India and one or more States on one side and one or more States on the other

  15. Consider the following statements on judicial activism in India:

    1. It occurs mainly where the legislature and executive wings of government fail to discharge their duties under the Constitution.

    2. Justice A. H. Ahmadi had initiated judicial activism b converting letter written to him by an aggrieved citizen into a public interest litigation.

    3. Most of the cases of judicial activism have occurred through appeals against lower court judgments.

    4. In judicial activism the court monitors the development of a case during the trial period and gives necessary directions to investigating agencies.

    Which of the statements given above are correct?

    1. 1, 2 and 3

    2. 2 and 3 only

    3. 2 and 4

    4. 1 and 4