Competitive Exams: Political Science MCQs (Practice-Test 55 of 150)

  1. “We are under a Constitution, but the Constitution is, what the judges say it is” Besides USA, to which one of the following countries can this be applicable?

    1. The UK

    2. Switzerland

    3. India

    4. USSR

  2. The Head of the State under a parliamentary government

    1. Is an elected representative

    2. Is a hereditary person

    3. Is a nominated person

    4. May be any one of the above

  3. The essence of the Presidential system of government is that, in such a system

    1. The executive is independent of the legislature

    2. The President is elected directly by the people

    3. It has a written and rigid constitution

    4. The Supreme Court has power of judicial review

  4. The most important characteristic of parliamentary government is

    1. Sovereignty of the parliament

    2. Collective responsibility of the executive to the legislature

    3. Rule of law

    4. Majority rule

  5. In which of the following conditions can the Indian Parliament pass a bill on subjects mentioned in the State list?

    1. When Rajya Sabha adopts a resolution by a simple majority to that effect

    2. When Rajya Sabha adopts a resolution to that effect by two thirds majority 9 of 12

    3. When the State assemblies adopt a resolution to the effect

    4. When Lok Sabha adopts a resolution by two thirds majority to that effect

  6. The most important of the Committees of the Indian Parliament is

    1. The Public Accounts Committee

    2. The Estimates Committee

    3. The Committee on Public undertakings

    4. The Committee on Subordinate


  7. “The central issue of the generation was to discover a concept of which satisfied the moral sense of man” (Laski). Which one of the following concepts would fit with this statement?

    1. Liberty

    2. Equality

    3. Authority

    4. Property

  8. A confederation differs from a federation in so far as

    1. It is an alliance between independent and sovereign states

    2. It has a common Centre

    3. Its members cannot withdraw from the confederation

    4. Its members retain sovereign status

  9. The idea of co-operative federalism indicates a constitution

    1. Which would be both federal and unitary according to requirements of time and circumstances

    2. Where the general governments is dependent upon the regional governments

    3. Where the regional governments are subordinated to the general government

    4. Where both general government and regional governments are co-ordinate and independent bodies

  10. Which one of the following statements describes a unitary system?

    1. Where the territorial divisions are subordinate agencies of the central government

    2. Where the territorial divisions have coordinate status with the central government

    3. A device to reconcile national unity with states rights

    4. Where the functions of government are vested in a single individual

  11. In which one of the following federal legislatures is/was equality of representation of states ensured in the upper house?

    1. Canadian Parliament

    2. Indian Parliament

    3. Congress of United States of America

    4. Bunds of Germany

  12. Which one of the following power of the Central Government of USS. R was not transferred to the Republics even after the death of Stalin

    1. Presidium's veto over the council of ministers of the Republic

    2. Specific means of income

    3. Home Ministry

    4. Ministry of Justice

  13. Which one of the following statements about Switzerland's political system is incorrect

    1. The residuary power are given to the Cantons

    2. Swiss Constitution does not contain a Bill of Rights

    3. The president of the Confederation is elected for five years

    4. No one person is entrusted with executive power in Switzerland

  14. Which one of the following statements about the Supreme Soviet of the erstwhile USS. R. Is not correct?

    1. The voting age is 18 years

    2. It has the power to admit new Republic and to create new areas

    3. One can be a member without becoming a member of the Communist party

    4. Majority of its member are from working class

  15. Which one of the following cannot be dissolved but can be abolished?

    1. State Legislative Councils

    2. State Legislative Assemblies

    3. Rajya Sabha

    4. Lok Sabha