CBSE NET Political-Science December-2013 Solved Paper II

  1. Who among the following is not a principal character in Plato's Republic (A)? Polemarchus (B) Adeimantus (C) Protagoras (D) Glaucon

    Answer: c

  2. Match List-I with List-II and select the correct answer from the codes given below the lists:

    List-I (Authors) List-II (Books)
    1. A Arblaster

    2. CB Mac Pherson

    3. C Pateman

    4. D Held

    1. Participation and Democratic Theory

    2. Models of Democracy

    3. The Real World of Democracy

    4. Democracy

    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
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      • 4
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      • 1

    Answer: b

  3. Identify the correct sequence of Marx's Writings in ascending order:

    1. Contribution to the Critique of Political Economy

    2. Poverty of Philosophy

    3. Thesis on Feuerbach

    4. Communist Manifesto

    Codes:

    1. 1, 2, 3, 4

    2. 2, 3, 4, 1

    3. 3, 2, 4, 1

    4. 4, 1, 2, 3

    Answer: c

    • Assertion (A): For behaviouralists, it was better to be wrong than vague.
    • Reason (R): It was better to be vague than non-relevantly precise.
    1. Both A and R are true and R is the right explanation of (A).

    2. Both A and R are true, but R is not the correct explanation of (A).

    3. A is false, but R is true.

    4. A is true, but R is false.

    Answer: d

  4. Who said, “Each person possesses an inviolability founded on justice that even the welfare of society as a whole cannot override”

    1. John Rawls

    2. Robert Nozick

    3. Friedrich Hayek

    4. Habermas

    Answer: a

  5. Who was the founder of Utilitarianism?

    1. Bentham

    2. James Mill

    3. David Hume

    4. Priestley

    Answer: c

  6. Which one of the following writings is not written by Mao?

    1. On New Democracy

    2. On Coalition Government

    3. People's War

    4. On People's Democratic Dictatorship

    Answer: c

  7. Why did Gandhiji go to South Africa?

    1. On invitation by the Indians in South Africa.

    2. To study Bar-at-Law.

    3. To fight a case of a Gujarati Business-man.

    4. To visit South Africa with family.

    Answer: c

  8. Who founded the ‘Mexican Socialist Workers'Party’ which was later named as ‘Mexican Communist Party’

    1. Jaya Prakash Narayan

    2. B. R. Ambedkar

    3. M. N. Roy

    4. Lenin

    Answer: c

  9. Whom did Lord Minto describe as the most ‘dangerous man’

    1. B. G. Tilak

    2. Aurobindo Ghosh

    3. Gandhiji

    4. Sardar Patel

    Answer: b

  10. Arrange in ascending order the following stages of Political Development as enunciated by A. F. K. Organski. Select the correct answer from codes given below:

    1. Primitive National Unification

    2. Abundance

    3. Industrialisation

    4. National Welfare

    Codes:

    1. 1, 2, 3, 4

    2. 1, 3, 2, 4

    3. 1, 3, 4, 2

    4. 4, 2, 3, 1

    Answer: c

  11. Who among the following talks of pseudo-pressure groups?

    1. Jean Blondel

    2. Almond

    3. Maurice Duverger

    4. V. O. Key

    Answer: c

  12. Match List-I with List-II and select the correct answer from the codes given below:

    List-I (Thinkers) List-II (Ideas)
    1. Karl Marx

    2. Chalmers Johnson

    3. Ted Gurr

    4. Barrington Moore

    1. State of paternalistic bond between peasantry and property owners

    2. Aggregate psychological perspective

    3. Revolution as a process through whch structural inequalities could be eliminated

    4. Value co-ordinated social system model

    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
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      • 2

    Answer: c

  13. Match List-I with List-II and select the correct answer from the codes given below the list.

    List-I (Type of Government) List-II (Principal Attributes)
    1. Military Regime

    2. Dynastic Regime

    3. Psuedo Democracy

    4. Liberal Democracy

    1. Based on deference

    2. Based on coercion

    3. Trappings of a liberal democracy like periodic elections but power rests in the hands of oligarchy.

    4. Voluntary participation in government process is extensive

    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
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    Answer: b

  14. The process of Socialisation in Modern Society is

    1. Specific

    2. Universalistic

    3. Instrumental

    4. Ascriptive

    Codes:

    1. 1, 2, 3

    2. 2, 3, 4

    3. 3, 4, 1

    4. 4, 2, 1

    Answer: a

  15. Which one of the following is not a totalitarian form of Government?

    1. Military Government

    2. Fascist Government

    3. Communist Government

    4. Parliamentary form of Government

    Answer: d

  16. Who among the following writers classified Elites into broad types?

    1. Organising and directing elites.

    2. Informally organised and diffused elites

      1. Vilfredo Pareto

      2. Robert Michaels

      3. Gaetano Mosca

      4. Karl Mannheim

      Answer: d

  17. Who among the following classified parties under competitive system into two major categories?

    1. Turnover and Hegemonic

    2. Ideological and Pragmatic

      1. Myron Weiner and Lapalombara

      2. G. A. Almond and Verba

      3. Neil A. Mcdonald

      4. Peter H. Merkel

      Answer: a

  18. The concept of dependency evolved in the 1960s in

    1. Europe

    2. Africa

    3. Asia

    4. Latin America

    Answer: d

  19. Match List-I with List-II and select the correct answer from codes given below:

    List-I (Books) List-II (Authors)
    1. Approaches to the Study of Politics

    2. Dynamics of Modernization

    3. Influencing Voters

    4. Studies in Political Development

    1. R Young

    2. CE Black

    3. R Rose

    4. JS Coleman

    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
      • 1
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      • 4
      • 2
      • 3
      • 4
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      • 2
      • 1

    Answer: a

    • Assertion (A): Secularization does not necessarily imply that people have become antireligious, or that religion has disappeared from both the public domain and the domain of personal belief.
    • Reason (R): Religion is not just one, and not necessarily the most important way in which people understand themselves and their relationships.
    1. Both A and R are correct and R is the correct explanation of (A).

    2. Both A and R are correct, but R is not the correct explanation of (A).

    3. A is correct, but R is false.

    4. R is correct, but A is false.

    Answer: a

    • Assertion (A): The 1980s, a period of great turbulence in Indian Politics, marked the appearance of several new political parties.
    • Reason (R): National Parties got marginalized or became adjuncts to State Parties in many States.
    1. Both A and R are true, and R is the correct explanation of (A).

    2. Both A and R are true, but R is not the correct explanation of (A).

    3. A is true, but R is false.

    4. R is true, but A is false.

    Answer: a

  20. Arrange the following in their chronological sequence:

    1. Nehru Committee Report

    2. Quit India Movement

    3. Civil Disobedience Movement

    4. Declaration of Complete Independence

    Codes:

    1. 2, 1, 4, 3

    2. 3, 2, 4, 1

    3. 1, 4, 3, 2

    4. 4, 2, 1, 3

    Answer: c

  21. In which of the following case the Supreme Court of India held that, the power of amendment belonged to the Parliament, and this power was an unlimited one?

    1. Sankari Prasad V. Union of India

    2. Bela Banerjee and Others V. State of West Bengal

    3. Kesavananda Bharati V. State of Kerala

    4. Romesh Thapar V. State of Madras

    Answer: a

  22. Which one of the following States does not have a Bicameral Legislature?

    1. Uttar Pradesh

    2. Bihar

    3. Maharashtra

    4. Kerala

    Answer: d

  23. Identify the correct chronological order of the following Prime Minister/Chief Minister of J & K:

    1. Sheikh Abdullah, Bakshi Ghulam Mohammad, Farooq Abdullah, Omar Abdullah.

    2. Sheikh Abdullah, G. M. Sadiq, Mir Qasim, Farooq Abdullah.

    3. Sheikh Abdullah, G. M. Sadiq Shamsuddin, Mufti Mohammad Sayeed.

    4. Sheikh Abdulla, Bakshi Ghulam Mohammad, Shamsuddin, G. M. Sadiq.

    Answer: d

  24. Match List-I with List-II and select the correct answer from the codes given below:

    List-I (Conspiracy Cases) List-II (Revolutionaries Punished)
    1. Nasik case (1909 − 10)

    2. Benares case (1916)

    3. Kakori case (1924)

    4. Lahore case (1929 − 30)

    1. Sachindranath Sanyal

    2. Ram Prasad Bismil

    3. Bhagat Singh

    4. Vinayak Savarkar

    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
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    Answer: c

  25. Which one of the following is not a sufficient ground for convening a joint sitting of both Houses of Parliament?

    1. Rejection of a bill by one House of the Parliament when the other House has passed it.

    2. Both Houses have finally disagreed as to the amendments to be made in a bill.

    3. More than sx months has elapsed from the date of the reception of the Bill by the other House without the Bill being passed by it.

    4. President has refused to give his assent to the Bill.

    Answer: d

  26. Who is the author of Federal India: A Design for Change?

    1. Balveer Arora

    2. K. C. Wheare

    3. Rasheeduddin Khan

    4. Ronald Watts

    Answer: c

  27. Who among the following has made pioneering contribution in the area of subaltern studies?

    1. Ramachandra Guha

    2. Ranjit Guha

    3. Rajni Kothari

    4. James Manor

    Answer: b

  28. Who among the following questioned the claim that Public Administration is a Science?

    1. Robert Dahl

    2. Luther Gulick

    3. L. Urwick

    4. Frank Goodnou

    Answer: a

  29. F. W. Taylor, the founding father of Scientific Management Movement, propounded the theory which was conceived to be a scientific methodology of

    1. Careful observation

    2. Managerial techniques

    3. Generalization

    4. All of the above

    Answer: d

  30. Who among the following is not a protagonist of the managerial view of Public Administration?

    1. Simon

    2. Smithburg

    3. Gulick

    4. Henry Fayol

    Answer: d

  31. Match List-I with List-II and select the correct answer from the codes given below:

    List-I List-II
    1. Line Agency

    2. General Staff

    3. Specialised Staff

    4. Personal Staff

    1. Collection of data and its analysis.

    2. Maintenance of diary of different engagements of line officials.

    3. Functions directly contributing to goal achievement

    4. Looking after Personnel Administration

    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
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    Answer: a

  32. The role of the Finance Commission in Centre-State fiscal relations has been undermined by the

    1. The State Governments

    2. The Zonal Councils

    3. The Planning Commission

    4. The Election Commission

    Answer: a

  33. To which of the following classes of job in the public service in India, merit-cum-seniority principle is adopted in promotion?

    1. Class-I

    2. Class-II

    3. Class-III

    4. Class-I and 2

    Answer: d

  34. Which of the following, according to Kautilya, are the principles of good governance for a king?

    1. Merging individuality with duties.

    2. Leading a disciplined life with a code of conduct.

    3. Maintaining law and order.

    4. Replacing bad ministers by lekhaks (writers).

    Codes:

    1. 1, 2 and 4

    2. 1, 2 and 3

    3. 2, 3 and 4

    4. 1, 2, 3 and 4

    Answer: b

    • Assertion (A): Position – classification is the foundation of modern personnel administration.
    • Reason (R): Position – classification allows rationalization in Civil Services.
    1. Both A and R are true and R is the correct explanation of (A).

    2. Both A and R are true, but R is not the correct explanation of (A).

    3. A is true, but R is false.

    4. A is false, but R is true.

    Answer: a

    • Assertion (A): The relation between a generalist and a specialist is one of a senior and a subordinate.
    • Reason (R): A specialist is required to assist the generalist in the formulation and implementation of public policy.
    1. Both A and R are true and R is the correct explanation of (A).

    2. Both A and R are true, but R is not the correct explanation of (A).

    3. A is true, but R is false.

    4. A is false, but R is true.

    Answer: d

    • Assertion (A): Public Administration is generally characterised by an absence of profit motive.
    • Reason (R): Governmental activities are not undertaken simply to maximize profit but to promote societal welfare.
    1. Both A and R are true and R is the correct explanation of (A).

    2. Both A and R are true, but R is not the correct explanation of (A).

    3. A is true, but R is false.

    4. A is false, but R is true.

    Answer: a

    • Assertion (A): In the Post-Soviet era, nuclear armed states are likely to have military run or weak civilian governments.
    • Reason (R): They will lack the positive constraining mechanisms of civilian control.
    1. Both A and R are true and (R) is the correct explanation of (A).

    2. Both A and R are true, but R is not the correct explanation of (A).

    3. A is true, but R is false.

    4. A is false, but R is true.

    Answer: a

  35. Where is India's Hi-Tech Naval Base “Project Varsha” located?

    1. Rambilli

    2. Ezhimalai

    3. Araku Valley

    4. Kochi

    Answer: a

  36. “Atoms for Peace” was a disarmament plan put forward by which world leader?

    1. J. Nehru

    2. Krushchev

    3. Eisenhowerü

    4. Kennedy

    Answer: c

  37. Match List-I with List-II and select the correct answer from the codes given below:

    List-I (Thinkers) List-II (Concepts)
    1. William Cohen

    2. Martin Shaw

    3. Raymond Aron

    4. Mary Kaldor

    1. New Wars

    2. Revolution in Military Affairs

    3. Degenerate Wars

    4. Hyperbolic Wars

    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
      • 2
      • 3
      • 4
      • 1
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      • 1
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    Answer: a

  38. Who created the Global Environmental Facility (GEF) as an international mechanism specifically for funding environmental projects in developing countries?

    1. IMF

    2. UNDP

    3. UNEP

    4. World Bank

    Answer: d

  39. Chronologically arrange the followng treaties in the correct ascending order:

    1. The Charter of the UN

    2. The Treaty of Westphalia

    3. Treaties of Utrecht

    4. Treaty of Paris

    Codes:

    1. 4, 1, 2, 3

    2. 3, 4, 1, 2

    3. 2, 3, 4, 1

    4. 1, 2, 3, 4

    Answer: c

  40. What are the four defining elements of a regime?

    1. Principles, Norms, Rules, Decision making procedures.

    2. Principles, Rules, Regulations, Procedures.

    3. Norms, Rules, Regulations, Precedents.

    4. Principles, Precedents, Procedures, Practices.

    Answer: a

  41. Chronologically arrange the following milestones in the Women's movement in the correct ascending order.

    1. Mexico City – UN Conference

    2. Copenhagen – UN Conference

    3. Beijing

    4. Nairobi

    Codes:

    1. 4, 1, 3, 2

    2. 1, 2, 4, 3

    3. 2, 3, 1, 4

    4. 3, 4, 2, 1

    Answer: b

  42. When did India and Nepal sign the revised Double Taxation Avoidance Agreement (DTAA)?

    1. 2011

    2. 2012

    3. 2010

    4. 2009

    Answer: a

  43. Which of the following countries are included in ASEAN plus Three?

    1. China, India, Japan.

    2. China, South Korea, Russia

    3. China, Russia, Japan

    4. China, Japan, South Korea

    Answer: d