Polity and constitution question set 7

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Indian polity

 Question 1
Consider the following statements regarding booth capturing in an election:
1. It has been defined in the Constitution of India after the 61st Amendment.
2. It includes the seizure of and taking possession of a polling booth to prevent the orderly conduct of elections.
3.  It is also committed when any elector is threatened and prevented from going to the polling station to cast this vote.
4.  It has been declared a cognisable offence punishable by imprisonment.
Of these statements
 A 2, 3 and 4 are correct B 1, 2 and 3 are correct C 2 and 3 are correct D 1, 2, 3 and 4 are correct
 Question 2
Consider the following pairs : Constitutional Subject Amendment
1. 52nd Anti-Defection Law
2. 56th Statehood for Goa
3.  59th Emergency in Punjab
4.  62nd Reservation for Scheduled Castes and Tribes in services
 A 1, 2 and 3 are correctly matched. B 3 and 4 are correctly matched C 1, 2,3 and 4 are correctly matched. D 2, 3 and 4 are correctly matched.
 Question 3
Assertion (A ): Panchayati Raj institutions were set up to decentralize planning to village level.   Reason (R): Village panchayats are in a better position to have a proper appreciation of their developmental needs.
 A Both A and R are true and R is the correct explanation of B Both A and R are true but R is nota correct explanation of C A is true but R is false D A is false but R is true
 Question 4
Consider the following statements regarding a No-confidence Motion in the Parliament.
1. There is no mention of a No-confidence Motion in the Constitution of India.
2. period of six months must elapse between the introduction of one No-confidence Motion and the other.
3. At least 100 members must support aMotion of No-confidence before it is introduced in the House.
4.  motion of No-confidence can be introduced in the Lok Sabha only.
Of these statements
 A 2 and 4 are correct B 1, 2, 3 and 4 are correct C 1, 2 and 3 are correct D 1 and 4 are correct.
 Question 5
Parliament or a State Legislature can declare a seat vacant if a member abstains himself without permission from the sessions for at least
 A 30 days B 60 days C 90 days D 120 days
 Question 6
Consider the following activities indulged in by a candidate during an election campaign:
1. Giving gifts to voters to induce them to vote
2. Appealing for votes on the grounds of caste or religion
3.  False character assassination of other candidates
4.  Propagation and glorification of sati Which of these constitute the corruptpractices?
 A 1 and 2 B 2 and 3 C 1, 2 and 3 D 1, 2, 3 and 4
 Question 7
The value of a vote of a member of the Parliament for the election of the President of India is determined by dividing the
 A Nations population as per the latest census by the number of Lok Sabha members. B Population as per the latest census the total strength of the two Houses of the Parliament. C The total value of votes of the members of all the State Legislative Assemblies by the elected members of the two Houses of the Parliament D Particular States population as per the latest census by the number of members of Parliament elected from that State
 Question 8
Assertion (A ): Equality before the law is not applicable to the President of India.

Reason (R): The President of India enjoys special powers and privileges under the Constitution.
 A Both A and R are true and R is the correct explanation of. B Both A and R are true but R is nota correct explanation of. C A is true but R is false. D A is false but R is true.
 Question 9
Holding of elections for the Panchayats is decided by
 A The District Magistrate B Constitutional mandate C The State Government D The Election Commission
 Question 10
The right to Freedom of Speech in India may be restricted, if the freedom is used to
 A Incite people to violence B Propagate nationalization of the private sector C Level charges of corruption against those in power D Spread superstition
 Question 11
India is opposed to the Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty (NPT) because
 A It is discriminatory against the non-nuclear powers B It forbids India to use nuclear energy for peaceful purposes C It aims at making South Asia a nuclear-free zone D It allows Pakistan to develop its own nuclear capability
 Question 12
Of the following, with which does Article 78 of the Constitution deal with?
1. Emergency powers of the President
2. The Prime Ministers duty regarding keeping the President informed about the government's decisions, policies, and actions
3. The Presidents power to send advisory messages to the Parliament
4. The Presidents power to get information from the Council of Ministers
 A 1 and 4 B 2 and 3 C 2 and 4 D 2 only
 Question 13
Which one of the following statements is true?
 A Union Territories are not represented in the Rajya Sabha B Jurisdiction regarding election disputes rests with the Chief Election Commissioner C Jnaneshwar BengaliThe Speaker continues in his post even after the state council is dissolved till a new speaker is elected by the succeeding state council D According to the Indian Constitution Parliament consists of Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha only
 Question 14
In India political parties are given recognition by
 A President B Law Commission C Speaker of Lok Sabha D Election Commission
 Question 15
The appointment of the Judges of Supreme Court is done by
 A The Prime Minister on the advice of the Union Cabinet B The President in consultation with the Chief Justice of India C The Prime Minister in consultation with the Chief Justice D The President in consultation with the Law Commission of India
 Question 16
Which one of the following can be prorogued but cannot be dissolved?
 A Rajya Sabha B State Council C Municipal Corporation D Governing Council in a Union Territory
 Question 17
To elect the President of India which one of the following election procedures is used?
 A System of proportional representation by means of a single transferable vote B Proportional representation through list system C Collective voting system D Secondary voting system
 Question 18
The Panchayati Raj was first introduced in the States of Rajasthan and
 A Andhra Pradesh B Bihar C Gujarat D Orissa
 Question 19
Holding of election for the Panchayats is decided by
 A The District Magistrate B Constitutional mandate C The State government D The Election Commission
 Question 20
Which one of the following statements regarding the election of the President of India-is correct?
 A candidate securing the majority of votes is not automatically elected B The Supreme Court has no jurisdiction in any doubt or dispute arising in connection with the election of the President C The Presidential election cannot take place when one or more State Assemblies stand dissolved because all the State Assemblies form part of the electoral college D The total value of the votes allotted to both Houses of Parliament is much more than the total value of the votes of all the States taken together
 Question 21
Which of the following are Financial Committees of Parliament in India?
1.  Public Accounts Committee
2.  Estimates Committee
3. Committee on Public Undertakings
 A 1 and 3 B 1 and 3 C 2 and 3 D 1, 2 and 3
 Question 22
Which of the following statements regarding literacy in India are correct?
1.  person who can only read but cannot write is not defined literate
2. Children below 5 years of age are not taken into consideration even if they are able to read and write
3. For the purpose of census, a person is deemed literate if he or she can read and write with understanding in any of the 15 languages mentioned in the Eighth Schedule of the Constitution
4.  The fact that a district has attained hundred per cent literacy does not mean that the entire population in the district is literate
 A 1, 3 and 4 B 2, 3 and 4 C 1, 2 and 3 D 1, 2 and 4
 Question 23
Which one of the following is not in the State List under the Constitution of India?
 A Fisheries B Agriculture C Insurance D Betting and Gambling
 Question 24
If there is any disagreement between the Senate and the House of Representatives in the USA, it is resolved by
 A The President B The Vice-President C The Speaker D Conference committee consisting of 3 to 9 members from each House
 Question 25
Which one of the following is used by the International Court of Justice in disputes concerning riparian rights?
 A Geneva Agreement B Helsinki Agreement C Paris Agreement D Reykjavik Agreement
There are 25 questions to complete.