Competitive Exams: Political Science MCQs (Practice-Test 48 of 150)

  1. Which one of the following is the correct statement? Neo-Realists fundamental departure from classical realism lies in the idea that international politics can be thought of as a

    1. Globalize entity

    2. System with a precisely defined structure

    3. Structure with a precisely defined system

    4. Clash of national interests

  2. Which one of the following is not associated with game theory in International relations?

    1. Rationality of actors

    2. Attempt to maximize gains and minimize losses

    3. Inclination of a state to act on grounds of morality

    4. Awareness about the possibility of a “free-rider”

  3. To whom can the idea of “Development as Freedom” be credited?

    1. M Keynes

    2. M Gorbachev

    3. Jawaharlal Nehru

    4. Amartya Sen

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

    List-I (Theme) List-II (Scholar)
    1. Principal advocate of utilitarian liberalism

    2. The central figure in the American pluralist theory

    3. The major contributor to rethinking citizenship

    4. Undertook a major study on the structural transformation of the Public sphere

    1. Robert Dahl

    2. Jeremy Bentham

    3. J Habermas 15 of 15

    4. T H. Marshal

    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
      • 2
      • 1
      • 4
      • 3
      • 4
      • 3
      • 2
      • 1
      • 2
      • 3
      • 4
      • 1
      • 4
      • 1
      • 2
      • 3
  5. Consider the following events:

    1. Tokyo Round

    2. Doha Round

    3. Kennedy Round

    4. Uruguay Round

    What is the correct chronological order of the above events?

    1. 4 − 2 − 3 − 1

    2. 3 − 1 − 4 − 2

    3. 4 − 1 − 3 − 2

    4. 3 − 2 − 4 − 1

  6. The World Trade Organization (WTO) is the successor to which one of the following institutional arrangement?

    1. World Trade Community

    2. International Trade and Development Association

    3. General Agreement on Trade and Tariffs

    4. Association for Economic and Social

    Reconstruction

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

      • LTTE
      • Tamil Ealam
      • HAMAS
      • Independent Palestine
      • IRA
      • Irish Republic
      • Sendero Laminoso (Shining Path)

    Bolivian Revolution

  8. Which one of the following countries has not signed the agreement on SAARC Preferential Trading Arrangement (SAPTA)?

    1. Myanmar

    2. Bhutan

    3. Nepal

    4. Maldives

  9. Which two political Thinkers represent the Institutional Approach to Comparative Politics?

    1. Almond and Coleman

    2. Easton and Dahl

    3. Duverger and Sartori

    4. Leo Strauss and Dicey

  10. In the wave of democratization of 1980s and 1990s, in which of the following countries has state socialism not been replaced by a multi-party system?

    1. Hungary

    2. Poland

    3. Bulgaria

    4. North Korea

  11. Who among the following mooted the idea that India was a “soft state” and ill equipped to carry out its promises?

    1. Samir Amin

    2. Gunnar Myrdat

    3. Andre Gundar Frank

    4. Edward Said

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

    1. The House of Lords is primarily a hereditary chamber

    2. Aliens can also become members of the I-louse of Lords

    3. There are some Peers from Ireland also

    4. Spiritual Peers also occupy a significant number

  13. The regional legislatures of Scotland and Wales are elected by which method?

    1. Plurality of votes

    2. Absolute majority of votes

    3. Proportional representation by single transferable votes

    4. A mixture of single-member districts and proportional representation by party lists

  14. In which of the following federations does the second chamber have equal representation from the States?

    1. India

    2. USA

    3. Canada

    4. Australia

    Select the correct answer using the codes given below:

    1. 1 and 3

    2. 2 and 4

    3. 1 and 2

    4. 2 and 3

  15. Which one of the following statements about the French Judicial system is not correct?

    1. The French judiciary has got the power of judicial review

    2. The method of appointment of judges differs from that of Britain and USA

    3. There are two types of courts-Ordinary courts and administrative courts

    4. There are courts of appeal also under the Vth Republic of France