Polity Thursday – History of Indian Politics

A short quiz on Indian Polity along with its answers for preparation of different competitive examinations.

Question 1) The President can declare a national emergency:

  1. only in case of foreign attack

  2. only in case of armed rebellion

  3. if he is satisfied that a great threat exists to the security of India either due to war or external aggression or armed rebellion

  4. none of the above

Question 2)Which one of the following Articles of the Indian Constitution makes the provisions that there shall be a President of India?

  1. Article 49

  2. Article 50

  3. Article 51

  4. Article 52

Question 3) PIL is the mechanism that allows an individual or organization to file a case in the Supreme Court on behalf of those whose rights were being violated. What does PIL stand for?

  1. Public Interest Litigation

  2. Public Information Litigation

  3. Publicity Importance Litigation

  4. Private Interest Litigation

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Question 4) In which of the following years, the Indian National Congress Party was set up?

  1. 1869

  2. 1885

  3. 1929

  4. 1947

Question 5) Which one of the following statements is not correct about the citizenship of India?

  1. A person who has his domicile in the territory of India.

  2. A person who was born in the territory of India.

  3. A person whose parents was born in the territory of India

  4. Who has been ordinarily resident in the territory of India for not less than seven years immediately preceding the commencement of the constitution of India

Question 6) Which one of the following political concepts was debated by the political thinker Plato and Aristotle?

  1. Equality

  2. Freedom

  3. Justice

  4. Democracy

Question 7) Who among the following congress leaders had drafted for the first time a constitution for India?

  1. Motilal Nehru

  2. Chittaranjan Das

  3. Dr Rajendra Prasad

  4. Bhimrao Ambedkar

Question 8) Which constitutional article empowers amendment in the Constitution of India?

  1. Article 368

  2. Article 356

  3. Article 357

  4.  Article 359

Question 9) Which one of the following writs is issued by a higher court asking the lower court to send the record of a particular case to it on the ground that it is not competent to decide the case?

  1. Habeas Corpus

  2. Quo Warranto

  3. Certiorari

  4. Mandamus

Question 10) The Vice-President of India can be removed from his office before the expiry of his term if :

  1. The Rajya Sabha passes a resolution by a majority of its members and the Lok Sabha agrees with the resolution.

  2. if the Supreme Court of India recommends his removal.

  3. the President so desires

  4. none of the above

Question 11) The Right against exploitation in the Fundamental Rights has been given to

  1. Children

  2. Labourers

  3. Government Servants

  4. Legislature

Question 12) Separation of the judiciary from the executive has been provided in which of the following Article of the Indian Constitution:

  1. Article 48

  2. Article 52

  3. Article 50

  4. Article 49

Question 13) Article 110 of the Constitution of India deals with?

  1. Ordinary Bill

  2. Private Members Bill

  3. Money Bill/ धन विधेयक

  4. Constitution Amendment Bill

Question 14) Which of the following amendment added the term ‘secular’ in the Preamble to the Indian Constitution?

  1. 41st Amendment

  2. 42nd Amendment

  3. 44th Amendment

  4. None of these

Question 15) Civil equality implies

  1. equality before law

  2. equality of opportunity

  3. equal distribution of wealth

  4.  None of these

Question 16) To ensure a more focused approach towards issues relating to the notified minority communities the Ministry of Minority Affairs was established in the year-

  1. 1952

  2. 2001

  3. 2006

  4. 2008

Question 17) Which of the following writ is considered as a bulwark of personal freedom?

  1. Prohibition

  2. Habeas corpus

  3. Quo-Warranto

  4. None of these

Question 18) The Fundamental Rights in our Constitution are borrowed from-

  1. United States of America

  2. United Kingdom

  3. Switzerland

  4. Canada

Question 19) Which of the following countries have an unwritten constitution?

  1. USA

  2. UK

  3. India

  4. Pakistan

Question 20) Which one of the following is considered as the guardian of Fundamental Right?

  1. Judiciary

  2. Political parties

  3. Legislature

  4. Parliament

Answer key 1-c ,2-d, 3-a, 4-b, 5-d, 6-d, 7-a, 8-a, 9-c, 10-a, 11-a, 12-c, 13-c, 14-b, 15-b, 16-c, 17-b, 18- a, 19-b, 20-a

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