Prelims MCQs Quiz 43 : Polity (revising Laxmikanth)


1. The Supreme Court is a court of record. This means
1. its judgements are recorded for perpetual memory.
2. it can punish for contempt of Supreme court.
3. it can punish for contempt of High court.
Select the correct answer using the codes given below.
a) 1 only
b) 1 and 2 only
c) 2 only
d) 1, 2 and 3

Answer & Explanation

2. With reference to the Committee on Public Undertakings consider the following statements:
1. Only a Lok Sabha member can become its chairman.
2. Unlike other committees, a minister can also become its member.
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

3. In the order of precedence, the speaker has an equal rank to
a) Vice-President
b) Prime Minister
c) Cabinet Ministers
d) Chief Justice of India.

Answer & Explanation

4. Consider an ordinary bill that originated in the legislative assembly and is sent to the legislative council. If the council rejects the bill then
a) a joint sitting is called.
b) the bill ends and becomes dead
c) legislative assembly passes the bill for the second time.
d) none of the above

Answer & Explanation

5. Article 33 empowers the parliament to restrict or abrogate the Fundamental Rights of
1. members of armed forces.
2. members of para-military forces.
3. non-combatatants employee of armed forces like barber, carpenters etc.
Select the correct answer using the codes given below.
a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) 1 and 2 only
d) 1, 2 and 3

Answer & Explanation

6. With reference to recognized political party, consider the following statements:
1. The status is contingent on the performance of a party.
2. All recognized parties are either a National party or a State party.
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

7. Consider the following statements about National emergency:
1. A revocation of emergency by President must be approved by the Parliament within one month.
2. The President must revoke a proclamation of emergency if the Parliament passes a resolution disapproving its continuation.
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

8. The legislative assembly of Delhi can make laws on
1. public order
2. police
3. land
Select the correct answer using the codes given below.
a) 1 and 2 only
b) 3 only
c) 2 and 3 only
d) none

Answer & Explanation

9. Who among the following takes the oath to ‘uphold the constitution and the laws’?
1. President
2. CAG
3. Supreme court Judge
Select the correct answer using the codes given below.
a) 1 and 2 only
b) 2 only
c) 3 only
d) 2 and 3 only

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10. On a question whether a member of parliament (MP) is subject to any of the disqualification under Representation of People’s Act, 1951 whose decision is final?
a) President
b) High Court
c) Supreme Court
d) Election Commission of India

Answer & Explanation

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