Prelims MCQs Quiz 36 : Polity


In our previous post, we read about application based questions in polity for UPSC Prelims. We tried to illustrate it with examples from Mock Test 2 of our GS Prelims Mock Test Series 2015. In this post, we are providing answers and explanations to those example questions from Mock Test 2.

 

1. The Supreme Court quashed section 66A of the IT act. It did so on which of the following basis?
1. the punishment prescribed was extreme.
2. expressions in the section were vague.
3. it had no proximate relationship to public order.
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. The articles of the constitution which has a bearing on the rights of women are
1. Article 15
2. Article 42
3. Article 39
4. Article 123
Select the correct answer using the codes given below.
a) 1, 2 and 3 only
b) 1 ,3 and 4 only
c) 2 ,3 and 4 only
d) 1 ,2, and 4 only

Answer & Explanation

3. Which of the following is/are a part of the participatory development process?
1. State
2. NGOs
3. Pressure groups
4. Cooperatives
Select the correct answer using the codes given below.
a) 1, 2 and 3 only
b) 1 ,3 and 4 only
c) 2 ,3 and 4 only
d) 1 ,2, 3 and 4

Answer & Explanation

4. With reference to regionalism, consider the following statements:
1. Regionalism is a disintegrating force unlike nationalism which is a unifying force.
2. Regionalism is not conducive with the idea of federalism.
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

5. In a democracy, civil services plays an important role in
1. policy making
2. policy implementation
3. socio-economic development
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

6. The collegiums system of appointment of judges has been criticized on the basis that it leads to
1. undue interference by executive.
2. submissiveness of puisne judges.
3. destruction of judicial independence
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

7. The Election process in India follows the First past the post (FPTP) system. THE FPTP system offers many advantages like
1. providing a proportionate outcome of seats based on votes.
2. less wastage of votes.
3. establishing a clear link between representatives and constituencies.
Select the correct answer using the codes given below.
a) 1 and 2 only
b) 1 and 3 only
c) 3 only
d) 2 and 3 only

Answer & Explanation

8. With reference to government and governance, consider the following statements:
1. Government is the structure while governance is a process.
2. There can be governance without a government.
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

9. Apart from law making, Indian parliament also performs the function of
1. providing representation.
2. constraining executive power.
3. providing legitimacy to 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

10. The major benefits of federalism is/are
1. it helps in quick decision making.
2. it gives voice to regional interests.
3. it creates a network of checks and balances.
Select the correct answer using the codes given below.
a) 1 and 2 only
b) 1 and 3 only
c) 2 only
d) 2 and 3 only

Answer & Explanation

 

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