Competitive Exams: Political Science MCQs (Practice_Test 59 of 150)

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  1. Which one of the following countries is regarded a “confederation” rather than a “federation”
    1. India
    2. Australia
    3. Switzerland
    4. Canada
  2. The Right to Freedom under Article 19 of the Constitution of India may be suspended by the President of India
    1. At any time he desires so
    2. Under article 356
    3. Under article 352
    4. Under article 360
  3. “Writs” can be issued for the enforcement of Fundamental Rights by
    1. The Ditch Courts
    2. The President
    3. The Supreme Court only
    4. Both the Supreme Court and the High


    • Assertion (A) : The State of Jammu and Kashmir has a special status.
    • Reason (R) : It was accorded by the Indian Independence Act of 1947.
    In the context of the above two statements which one of the following is correct?
    1. Both A and R are true and R is the correct explanation A
    2. Both A and R are true but R is not a correct explanation of A
    3. A is true but R is false
    4. A is false but R is true
  4. Under which of the following circumstances can the President of India exercise discretionary power?
    1. When there is dispute between the Prime Minister and Cabinet Minister
    2. When there is no majority party in the Lok Sabha and he has to choose a Prime Minister
    3. When the ruling party loses its majority in the Lok Sabha
    4. When the President decides to refer the advice of the Union Cabinet back for reconsideration

    Choose the correct answer from the codes given below:

    1. 1 only
    2. 1 and 2
    3. 2,3 and 4
    4. 2 and 4
  5. Which of the following is a Directive Principle of State Policy?
    1. The State shall not deny to any person equality before the law
    2. The State shall not discriminate against any person on grounds of religion, race, caste, sex or place of birth
    3. Unsociability is abolished and its practice in any form shall be punishable by law 3 of 10
    4. The State shall Endeavour to protect and improve the environment
  6. Who took over the Prime Minister ship at the death of Nehru?
    1. Lal Bahadur Shasth
    2. Mrs. Indira Gandhi
    3. Guizari Lal Nanda
    4. Moraiji Desai
  7. Who among the following was the President of the Congress at the time of Indian Independence?
    1. Jawahar Lal Nehru
    2. Mahatma Gandhi
    3. Maulana Azad
    4. Sardar Patel
  8. New Humanism was advocated by
    1. Jawahar Lal Nahru
    2. M N Roy
    3. Sri Aurobindo Ghosh
    4. Dr. Mohammad Iqbal
  9. The concept of Linguistic States was endorsed by
    1. The Nehru Report
    2. The Dar Commission Report
    3. The Cabinet Mission Plan
    4. The Simon Commission
  10. Matangini Hazra was a martyi of the
    1. 1857 movement
    2. 1905 anti-partition movement
    3. Quit India movement
    4. Naval Mutiny
  11. There was no Congress representative in the
    1. First Round Table Conference
    2. Second Round Table Conference
    3. Third Round Table Conference
    4. First and Second Round Table


  12. The idea that the sovereign must receive habitual obedience from the bulk of the community in order to qualify as sovereign was rejected by
    1. John Austin
    2. Sir Henry Maine
    3. Hans Kelsen
    4. T H Green
  13. The distinction between the legal and political sovereign was emphasized by
    1. Austin
    2. Duguit
    3. Dicey
    4. Laski
  14. Which one of the following statements is correct?
    1. Sovereignty resides in the State and is exercised by it
    2. Sovereignty resides in Government and is exercised by it
    3. Sovereignty resides in the State and is exercised by the Government
    4. Sovereignty resides in Government and s exercised by the state