Competitive Exams: Political Science MCQs (Practice-Test 83 of 150)

  1. Consider the following statements: Welfare theory stipulates that the state must promote

    1. Unrestricted private enterprise

    2. Equitable distribution of socioeconomic resources

    3. Removal of obstacles to individual development

    4. Leveling down the inequalities among the citizens

    Of these statements

    1. 1, 3 and 4 are correct

    2. 2, 3 and 4 are correct

    3. 1, 2 and 3 are correct

    4. 1 2 and 4are correct

  2. Which of the following statements are NOT associatedwjt1 the social contract theory of Rousseau?

    1. Each of us puts his person and all his power in common under the supreme direction of general will

    2. What man loses by social contract is his natural liberty

    3. The first law of nature is that everybody should aim at securing peace

    4. State of nature is “a state of peace, goodwill, mutual assistance and preservation”

    Select the correct answer using the codes given below:

    1. 1 and 2

    2. 1 and 3

    3. 3 and 4

    4. 1, 2 and 4

  3. Match List I with List II and select the correct answer:

    List-I List-II
    1. Madhya Pradesh

    2. West Bengal

    3. Uttar Pradesh

    4. Gujarat

    1. Anchalik Parishad

    2. Janapad Panchayat

    3. Taluka Panchayat

    4. KshetraSamitj

    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
      • 1
      • 2
      • 3
      • 4
      • 1
      • 2
      • 4
      • 3
      • 2
      • 1
      • 4
      • 3
      • 2
      • 1
      • 3
      • 4
  4. Single-member Constituency System means

    1. A constituency having only one candidate

    2. There can be only one voter in the constituency 3 of 12

    3. A constituency which elects only one representative though there can be many candidates

    4. A constituency having only one political party to contest election

  5. Match List I with List II and select the correct answer:

    List-I List-II
    1. Sanitation, fire fighting, Public safety

    2. Art galleries, museums Public Parks. Zoos

    3. Road and bridges. Public unity Services

    4. Education. Hospitals. Libraries

    1. Cultural Services

    2. Welfare Services

    3. Physical Services

    4. Protective Services

    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
      • 1
      • 4
      • 3
      • 2
      • 1
      • 4
      • 2
      • 3
      • 4
      • 1
      • 3
      • 2
      • 4
      • 1
      • 2
      • 3
  6. Which one of the following Prime Ministers did NOT head a minority government?

    1. IK Gujaral

    2. VP Singh

    3. Chandrashekhar

    4. Morarji Desai

  7. Which one of the following groups of features pertain to the bureaucracy but NOT to the Ministry as a branch of the executive in a parliamentary democracy?

    1. Political and permanent

    2. Non-political and non-permanent

    3. Neutral and permanent

    4. Neutral and non-permanent

  8. Lord Hewart has characterized the power and authority of bureaucracy as

    1. Self-aggrandizement

    2. New despotism

    3. Elite-rule

    4. Empire building

  9. Who postulated the law: Officials make work for each other?

    1. Max Weber

    2. Northeote Parkinson

    3. Ramsay Muir

    4. Peter Drucker

  10. The practice of appointing government servants from, and by the political parties victorious at the polls results into

    1. Filibuster

    2. Gerrymander

    3. Log rolling

    4. Spoils system

  11. Following duties have been prescribed for the State and the citizens:

    1. To develop scientific temper

    2. To promote common brotherhood

    3. To organize village Panchayats

    4. To minimize the inequalities in income

    5. To secure a uniform civil code

    6. To decent the country

    Among these, the fundamental duties of the citizen would include

    1. 1, 3 and 4

    2. 3, 4 and 5

    3. 1, 2 and 6

    4. 2, 5 and 6

  12. Who is the celebrated author of the Law of the Constitution?

    1. AM. Dicey

    2. Herman Finer

    3. R. G. Gettel

    4. F. W. Willoughby

  13. Which of the following statements are true of the British Parliamentary system?

    1. The Queen always acts on the advice of the Cabinet.

    2. The Parliament can make laws on any subject.

    3. The Cabinet functions on the principle of collective responsibility

    4. The House of Lords can veto legislations passed by the House of

    Commons.

    1. 1.2. 3 and 4

    2. 2 and 4

    3. 1 and 3

    4. l, 2and3

  14. Who is NOT a proponent of liberal theory of development?

    1. Inkles

    2. Smith

    3. Wilbert E. Moore

    4. Billwarrm

  15. Which of the following are NOT necessarily the consequences of the proclamation of the President's rule in a state?

    1. Dissolution of the State Legislative Assembly

    2. The removal of the council of Ministers in the State

    3. Dissolution of the local bodies 4 of 12

    4. Takeover of the State administration b the Union Government

      1. 1, 2 and 3

      2. 1 and 3

      3. 2 and 3

      4. 1, 3 and 4