Competitive Exams: Political Science MCQs (Practice_Test 84 of 150)

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  1. Which of the following federal principles are NOT found in Indian federation?
    1. Bifurcation of the judiciary between the Federal and State Government.
    2. The Federal and State Governments have their own officials to administer their respective law and functions.
    3. The Union cannot be destroyed by any State seceding from the Union at its will.
    4. Federal government can redraw the map of the Indian Union by forming new State (s) .

    Select the correct answer using the codes given below:

    1. 1,2 and 3
    2. 2,3 and 4
    3. 1and 2
    4. 3 and 4
  2. In Indian there is a single constitution for the Union and the States with the exception of
    1. Sikkim
    2. Jammu and Kashmir
    3. Nagaland
    4. Tamil Nadu
  3. Which Article of the constitution empowers the Parliament to legislate on any matter of the state list?
    1. Article 115
    2. Article 183
    3. Article 221
    4. Article 226
  4. Which one of the following countries has separate constitution for each State?
    1. Canada
    2. USA
    3. Pakistan
    4. Australia
  5. Consider the following statements: The Soviet federal structure was based upon
    1. Voluntary association of constituents
    2. Democratic centralism
    3. Right to freely secede from the union
    4. Inviolability of territorial integrity of constituent republics

    Of these statements

    1. l, 2,3 and 4 are correct
    2. l and 2 are correct
    3. 3 and 4 are correct
    4. 1,2 and 3 are correct
  6. On the subject of Income Tax
    1. The Union Government has more powers than State Governments
    2. The State governments have more powers than the Union Government
    3. Both Union and State governments have equal powers but Union shall prevail in case of conflict
    4. Only the Union Government has power
  7. Which one of the following pairs is NOT correctly matched?
      • The former USSR
      • Republics
      • Germany
      • Cantons
      • India
      • States
      • USA
      • States
  8. A society is caught in a development trap when it fails to
    1. Distinguish between technological change and cultural change
    2. Distinguish between structural and functional qualities of a developing polity
    3. Develop role-differentiation equal to the level of growth in capacity and equality
    4. To keep pace with demands of the development syndrome
  9. Which of the following pairs are correctly matched?
      • Dependency theory
      • Samir Amin
      • Liberal theory of development
      • Lucian Pye
      • Theory of Alienation
      • Early Marx
      • Theory of negative Liberty
      • John


    Select the correct answer using the codes given below:

    1. 1,2, 3 and 4
    2. 1 and 2
    3. 3 and 4
    4. 1,2 and 3
  10. The 20th century totalitarianism resembles an onion like structure according to
    1. Raymond Aron
    2. Karl Popper
    3. Hannah Arendt
    4. Michael Oakeshott
  11. The concept of “lebensraum” in Nazism related to
    1. Territory 5 of 12
    2. Race
    3. Folk
    4. Leader
  12. Which one of the following is NOT an element of “Democratic socialism”
    1. Social Justice
    2. Revolutionary Change
    3. Mixed Economy
    4. Welfare State
  13. The author of History and Class consciousness is
    1. Althusser
    2. Gramsci
    3. Lenin
    4. Lukacs
  14. One of the weaknesses of Guild Socialism was that it
    1. Ignored the interests of consumers
    2. Denied political power to industrial workers
    3. Aimed a abolition of state be violent means
    4. Unnecessarily justified territorial representation
  15. One of the aims of Fabian Socialism was to
    1. Emancipate industrial capital from private ownership
    2. Train industrial workers for revolutionary action
    3. Establish peacefully a classless and stateless society
    4. Delegate political authority to autonomous guilds

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