Prelims MCQs Quiz 6 : Polity


1. Consider the following statements about private members :
1. MPs who are not ministers are called private members.
2. Private members can introduce a constitutional amendment bill.
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

2. Which of the following actions can the parliament take with respect to any particular tax?
1. increase it
2. decrease it
3. abolish it
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

3. With reference to starred questions, consider the following statements :
1. Starred questions are important and hence answer to them have to be given in written form.
2. Answers to starred questions can be followed by supplementary questions.
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

4. Indian constitution is a combination of federal and non-federal features. Point out the non-federal features from these:
1. All India Services
2. Flexibility of the constitution
3. Supremacy of constitution
4. Bicameralism
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

5. Which among the following is an informal device in Indian parliamentary practice?
1. Question hour
2. Zero hour
3. Half-an-hour discussion
Select the correct answer using the codes given below.
a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) 2 and 3 only
d) 1 and 2 only

Answer & Explanation

6. Fundamental Duties (FDs) were added in 1976. Which among these are FDs?
1. to protect every monument or place or object of artistic or historic interest
2. to protect and improve the environment and to safeguard the forests and wild life of the country
3. to safeguard public property and to abjure violence
Select the correct answer using the codes given below.
a) 1 and 2 only
b) 2 and 3 only
c) 3 only
d) 1, 2 and 3 only

Answer & Explanation

7. With reference to cut motions, consider the following statements :
1. Cut motions are moved only in Lok Sabha.
2. The speaker decides whether a cut motion is admissible or not.
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. Among the following, which is/are a part of Alternate Dispute Resolution (ADR) ?
1. Gram Nyayalaya
2. Fast Track Courts
3. Lok Adalats
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. Parliamentary authorization for payments is required for :
1. Public account of India
2. Consolidated fund of India
3. Contingency Fund of India
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

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10. Who among the following participates in the election of Vice-President ?
1. elected MPs
2. nominated MPs
3. elected MLAS
4. nominated MLAs
Select the correct answer using the codes given below.
a) 1 and 2 only
b) 1 only
c) 1, 2 and 3 only
d) 1 and 3 only

Answer & Explanation

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