Competitive Exams: Political Science MCQs (Practice-Test 97 of 150)

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

    List-I (Theory of Rights) List-II (Exponents)
    1. Legal theory of Rights

    2. Theory of Prescriptive Rights

    3. Theory of Natural Rights

    4. Idealistic theory of Rights

    1. Edmund Burke

    2. John Locke

    3. T H Green

    4. J. Bentham

    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
      • 4
      • 1
      • 3
      • 2
      • 1
      • 4
      • 3
      • 2
      • 1
      • 4
      • 2
      • 3
      • 4
      • 1
      • 2
      • 3
  2. “Liberty is not meaningful unless it is incorporated in a system of rights recognized by the state, though they are moral in nature but are recognized by the state.” This view was propounded by

    1. J. Bentham

    2. T H Green

    3. John Locke

    4. Herbert Spencer

  3. Who among the following thinkers saw in democracy a threat to individual liberty?

    1. Jeremy Bentham

    2. T H Green

    3. Harold Laski

    4. Allkis de Tocqueville

  4. Who among the following thinkers posited the antithesis of equality and liberty?

    1. Lord Action

    2. Harold Laski

    3. T H Green

    4. R H Tawney

  5. By Justice Plato meant

    1. Legal justice meted out in courts

    2. Might as right

    3. Harmonious functioning of each part of the soul and corresponding classes in the society

    4. Each one getting what he/she deserved 12 of 12

  6. The principle of rational choice of individuals in the original position in the Rawisian theory of justice is maximization of

    1. Expected utility

    2. The minimum

    3. The maximum

    4. Expectations, excluding any option which contains a very bad possibility

  7. Which of the following pairs are correctly matched?

      • Thomas Jefferson
      • We hold these truths to be sacred and undeniable that all men are created equal and independent.
      • Niccolo Machiavelli
      • Liberty gives way to corruption.
      • J J Rousseau
      • From each according to his ability, to each according to his needs.
      • Auguste Comte
      • Science whence comes prediction; prediction whence comes action.

    Select the correct answer using the codes given below:

    1. 1, 2, 3 and 4

    2. 3 and 4

    3. 1, 2 and 4

    4. 1, 2 and 3

  8. The formula adopted for determining the required quota under the Single Transferable Vote System is

    1. Number of votes Nurnes of candidates

    2. Number of valid votes Numer of candidates

    3. Number of valid votes Numer of seats + 1

    4. Number of valid votes 1

    Numer of seats + 1 +

  9. The demand for population representation with the slogan No taxation without representation was raised in the

    1. American War of Independence

    2. Bolshevik Revolution

    3. French Revolution

    4. Glorious Revolution

  10. Which one of the following systems is most suitable for ruling out any possibility of independent or party less members being elected to a representative assembly?

    1. List System

    2. Plural Voting

    3. Single Transferable Vote

    4. Vocational Representation

  11. Of the various indices of Public Opinion in democracy, the least important is

    1. Trend study of voting behavior

    2. Freedom of the press

    3. Multi-party system

    4. Responsive behavior of authorities

  12. Which of the following pairs are correctly matched?

      • George Gallop
      • Polls
      • J. Nettle
      • Political mobilization
      • Dr. Goebbels
      • Propaganda
      • Paine Thomas
      • Supporter of status quo

    Which is correct

    1. 1, 2, 3 and 4

    2. 3 and 4

    3. 1, 2 and 4

    4. 1, 2 and 3

  13. “Primary goods are to be distributed by the state equally, Unless an unequal distribution would be to everyone's advantage.” Who among the following has expounded this concept of equality?

    1. Karl Marx

    2. J S Mill

    3. John Rawls

    4. Rousseau

  14. Which of the following are Direct Democratic devices?

    1. Plebiscite

    2. Gerrymandering

    3. Initiative

    4. Recall

    Which is correct

    1. 1, 2, 3 and 4

    2. 1, 3 and 4

    3. 2 and 4

    4. 1, 2 and 3

  15. The nature of democracy as advocated by Lenin can be best described as

    1. Basic democracy

    2. Democratic centralism

    3. Social democracy

    4. Guided democracy