Competitive Exams: Political Science MCQs (Practice-Test 47 of 150)

  1. In which one of the following cases was the doctrine of “Prospective overruling” adopted by the supreme court of India?

    1. Golak Nath v. State of Punjab

    2. Keshavananda Bharti v. State of Kerala

    3. Champakam Dorairajan v. State of Madras

    4. Kehar Singh v. Union of India

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

    List-I List-II
    1. Indra Sawhney case

    2. Minerva Mills case

    3. Royappa case

    4. Shankari Prasad case

    1. Power of Parliament to amend Part 3 of the Constitution upheld

    2. Dynamic scope of Right to Equality

    3. Reservation for Backward Classes

    4. Revival of Judicial Review

    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
      • 3
      • 4
      • 1
      • 2
      • 1
      • 2
      • 3
      • 4
      • 3
      • 2
      • 1
      • 4
      • 1
      • 4
      • 3
      • 2
  3. Which of the following right is not explicitly mentioned in the Fundamental Rights but has been upheld as so by several pronouncements of the Supreme Court?

    1. Equity before law

    2. Right to non-discrimination in public employment

    3. Right to form associations or unions

    4. Right to freedom of Press

  4. Which one of the following political theorists first made the conceptual distinction between negative and positive liberty in criticism of positive liberty?

    1. C B Macpherson

    2. Isiah Berlin

    3. Robert Dahi

    4. Sydney Webb

  5. Which of the following Articles were first inserted and repealed later from the Constitution of India?

    1. 32 − A

    2. 51 − A

    3. 131 − A

    4. 257 − A

    Select the correct answer using the code given below:

    1. 1, 2 and 3

    2. 1 and 2 only

    3. 2 and 3 only

    4. 1, 3 and 4

  6. Consider the following statements:

    1. The President can direct that any matter on which decision has been taken by a Minister should be placed before the Council of Ministers.

    2. The President can call all information relating to proposals for legislation.

    3. The President has the right to address and send message to either house of Parliament.

    4. All decisions of the Council of

    Ministers relating to the administration of the Union must be communicated to the President.

    Which of the statements given above are correct?

    1. 1, 2 and 3 only

    2. 1 and 4 only

    3. 2, 3 and 4 only

    4. 1, 2, 3 and 4

  7. Consider the following statements:

    1. No discussion can take place in the Legislature of a State with respect to the conduct of any Judge of the Supreme Court as per provisions of the Constitution of India.

    2. There, is no restriction on the discussion to take place in the Legislature of a State with respect to the conduct of any Judge of the State's High Court as per provisions of the Constitution of India.

    3. Courts can not inquire into proceedings of the legislatures as per provisions of the Constitution of India.

    Which of the statements given above are correct?

    1. 1 and 2 only

    2. 2 and 3 only

    3. 1 and 3 only

    4. 1, 2 and 3

  8. President's Rule can be imposed in a State under the provision of which of the following Articles of the Constitution of India?

    1. Article 356

    2. Article 360

    3. Article 352

    4. Article 365

    Select the correct answer using the code given below:

    1. 2 only

    2. 1 and 3

    3. 1 and 2

    4. 1 and 4

  9. Under Article 312 of the Constitution of India, the Rajya Sabha has exclusive power to recommend the constitution of which one of the following?

    1. River-valley development authorities

    2. Zonal Councils

    3. Administrative tribunals

    4. New All-India Services

  10. Which one of the following statements about the Speaker of the Lok Sabha is not correct?

    1. He has the power to adjourn the House sine die

    2. He has the power to summon the House even after prorogation

    3. He continues to be in office even after the dissolution of the House and until immediately before the first meeting of the House

    4. He must vacate the office if he ceases to be a member of the Lok Sabha

  11. How much is the quorum of a House of Parliament in India? 14 of 15

    1. One-half of the total membership of the House

    2. One-third of the total membership of the House

    3. Two-third of the total membership of the House

    4. One-tenth of tie total membership of the House

  12. Consider the following statements:

    1. Quo warranto is a very powerful instrument for safeguarding against the usurpation of public offices.

    2. A High Court can issue a mandamus to compel a court or judicial tribunal to exercise its jurisdiction when it has refused to exercise it.

    Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

    1. 1 only

    2. 2 only

    3. Both 1

    4. Neither 1 nor 2

  13. Which one of the following is known as the Marshal Plan?

    1. US post-war economic assistance to Europe

    2. US military intervention in Vietnam

    3. Marshal Tito's advocacy for Nonalignment

    4. US assistance to post colonial. Regimes in sub-Saharan Africa

  14. Which of the following pairs are correctly matched?

      • Mikhail Gorbachev
      • Glasnost
      • Samuel Huntington
      • Clash of Civilization
      • Henry Kissinger
      • Detente

    Select the correct answer using the code given below:

    1. 1 and 2 only

    2. 2 and 3 only

    3. 1 and 3 only

    4. 1, 2 and 3

  15. Consider the following statements:

    1. Dependency theory argues that poverty in the Third World (countries in the periphery) is on account of their not being integrated into the world system.

    2. Idealist theory in International Relations maintains that self interest cannot be muted in order to build national and international norms of behavior that foment peace.

    3. Realist theory in International

    Relations is criticized for underemphasizing the role of international organizations.

    Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

    1. 1 and 3 only

    2. 2 and 3 only

    3. 1 and 2 only

    4. 3 only