Prelims MCQs Quiz 13 : Polity


1. The central government has decided to move the following bills in the coming session of parliament. Which of these can only be introduced in the Lok Sabha ?
1. a bill for imposition of fine for spitting on roads as part of Swachha Bharat Abhiyan
2. a bill for limiting the borrowing of money by government to reduced fiscal deficit.
3. a bill for imposition of luxury tax on expensive items
Select the correct answer using the codes given below.
a) 1 and 2 only
b) 1 and 3 only
c) 2 and 3 only
d) 1, 2 and 3

Answer & Explanation

2. Suppose the Lok Sabha has been adjourned by the speaker. Then which of the following would take place
1. all pending notices would lapse.
2. a bill pending in lok sabha lapses.
3. a bill passed by both houses but pending assent by president does not lapse
Select the correct answer using the codes given below.
a) 1 and 2 only
b) 1 and 3 only
c) 2 and 3 only
d) None

Answer & Explanation

3. The constitution of India establishes a federal system of government. This can be seen from :
1. rigidity of constitution
2. single citizenship
3. all-India services
4. supremacy of constitution
Select the correct answer using the codes given below.
a) 1 and 2 only
b) 1 and 3 only
c) 2 and 3 only
d) 1 and 4 only

Answer & Explanation

4. The Indian Supreme Court is a court of records. This means :
1. it has power to punish for contempt of court.
2. it can punish for comment on its administrative side.
3. its judgments are recorded for testimony
Select the correct answer using the codes given below.
a) 1 and 2 only
b) 1 and 3 only
c) 3 only
d) 1, 2 and 3

Answer & Explanation

5. With reference to resolutions ,consider the following statements :
1. All resolutions are motion.
2. All resolutions are required to be voted upon.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct ?
a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) Both 1 and 2
d) Neither 1 nor 2

Answer & Explanation

6. Rajya Sabha is inferior to Lok Sabha in many aspects and thus has unequal status with respect to it in many cases. These include
1. approval of ordinances
2. approval of national emergency
3. voting on demand for grants
Select the correct answer using the codes given below.
a) 1 and 3 only
b) 1 and 3 only
c) 3 only
d) 2 and 3 only

Answer & Explanation

7. The Indian Parliament is not sovereign. This is because of :
1. institution of CAG as a supreme auditor
2. Judicial review
3. Federal system of government
Select the correct answer using the codes given below.
a) 1 and 2 only
b) 1 and 3 only
c) 2 and 3 only
d) 1, 2 and 3

Answer & Explanation

8. With reference to Armed Forces Special powers Act (AFSPA), who among the following can declare an area as ‘disturbed area’?
1. Governor
2. Chief Minister
3. Central Government
Select the correct answer using the codes given below.
a) 1 and 2 only
b) 1 and 3 only
c) 2 and 3 only
d) 1, 2 and 3

Answer & Explanation

9. India has signed the international treaty for prevention of corruption ( UNCAC ). To implement this treaty throughout the country the Parliament needs the consent of :
a) all states
b) at least half the states
c) two or more states
d) None

Answer & Explanation

10. The centre and states have their own respective sources of revenues. Which of the following is levied by the centre ?
1. professional tax
2. corporation tax
3. excise duty on liquor
Select the correct answer using the codes given below.
a) 1 and 2 only
b) 2 only
c) 2 and 3 only
d) 1, 2 and 3

Answer & Explanation

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