Competitive Exams: Political Science MCQs (Practice-Test 52 of 150)

  1. Who is the author of the following: “Rousseau was misleading his readers when he located sovereignty in an indeterminate General Will”

    1. Marx

    2. Bosanquet

    3. Green

    4. Laski

  2. The pluralists find the historical model of their ideal in

    1. The political situation of the Middle Ages

    2. The working of the Roman political institutions

    3. The community life of the Greek citystates

    4. The conditions created by Civil War in


  3. If the constitution is the ultimate sovereign, immediate sovereignty can be ascribed to

    1. The nation

    2. The electorate

    3. The law making body

    4. The ruling party

  4. Pluralists oppose the traditional concept sovereignty because

    1. Other associations are as important as the state

    2. it comes in the way of international cooperation

    3. it is anti-democratic

    4. state is a public service corporation

  5. Which one of the following does not fit into the Marxist view of sovereignty?

    1. Sovereignty is a class power

    2. The basis of sovereignty is naked power

    3. Sovereignty is not diffused, but it is the centralized power of the ruling elite

    4. Sovereignty is diffused and power is divided among competing political elites

  6. “The Group is real in the same sense that the state is real.” This statement characterizes the state

    1. As an association of association

    2. As an organization

    3. As an instrument of action

    4. As an institution

  7. “The state is both the child and the parent of law” because

    1. The constitutional law defines the duties of ultimate authority

    2. The state create elaborate system of rights and obligations

    3. These laws are made by the state for and on behalf of the community

    4. The state can enforce laws against any of its citizens and can permit their enforcement against itself

  8. Who said that State is a society of society?

    1. AD Lindsay

    2. HI Laski

    3. Miss MP Follit

    4. AJ Penty

  9. According to Treitschke the essence of the state is

    1. Consent

    2. Morality

    3. General will

    4. Force

  10. Which one of the following is true of the nature of the state?

    1. State is an end in itself

    2. State is a means to an end 6 of 12

    3. State is an end as well as a means to an end

    4. State is neither an end nor a means to an end

  11. “I authorize and give up my right of governing myself to this man, or to this assembly of men, on this condition, that thou give up thy right to him, and authorize all his actions in like manner” With whose name is this expression associated?

    1. Hobbes

    2. Locke

    3. Rousseau

    4. Max

  12. According to John Locke, man is by nature.

    1. Egoistic

    2. Quarrel some

    3. Unsocial

    4. Social and rational

  13. The Social contract Theory contributed to

    1. Democracy

    2. Growth of autocratic systems of government

    3. Emergence of socialism

    4. The rise of absolute monarchy

  14. The evolutionary theory offers a satisfactory explanation of the origin of the state because it is

    1. Logically consistent

    2. Historically based

    3. Based on the nature of man

    4. Morally justified

  15. “The possessing classes keep the working people in servitude not only by the might of their wealth; by the simple exploitation of labor by capital, but also by the power of the state, by the army, the bureaucracy, the courts” To which theory of the origin of the state, is the above statement applicable?

    1. Hobbes theory of Social Contract

    2. Theory of Force

    3. Marxist theory of the origin of state

    4. Evolutionary theory