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Political Science Questions and Answers for Competitive Exams | Political Science Quiz Set 14

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1 Who among the following is the creator of Zero-Based-Budgeting ?
1 Hoover Commission
2 Peter A. Phyrr
3 Herbert Simon
4 Gug Peters

Answer: Peter A. Phyrr
2 Who among the former Prime Ministers had observed that “only a committed bureaucracy could bring about social transformation…..” ?
1 Jawaharlal Nehru
2 Morarji Desai
3 Indira Gandhi
4 V.P. Singh

Answer:Morarji Desai
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3 The purpose of an adjournment motion is to
1 seek the leave of the House to introduce a bill.
2 censure the Government
3 propose a reduction in the budget.
4 draw the attention of the House to a matter of urgent public importance.

Answer: draw the attention of the House to a matter of urgent public importance.
4 The First attempt to confer constitutional status on rural local government was made by
1 the 64th Constitutional Amendment Bill
2 the 68th Constitutional Amendment Bill
3 the 72nd Constitutional Amendment Bill
4 the 73rd Constitutional Amendment Act

Answer:the 64th Constitutional Amendment Bill
5 Which one of the following Commissions/Committees has recommended legal protection to whistle blowers ?
1 First Administrative Reforms Commission
2 Second Administrative Reforms Commission
3 Vohra Committee
4 Election Commission

Answer: Second Administrative Reforms Commission
6 Which one of the following arrangements was not visualized by Morton Kaplan ?
1 Balance of Power
2 Tight bipolar system
3 Loose bipolar system
4 Unipolar system

Answer:Unipolar system
7 Which one of the following is not the technique of the balance of power ?
1 Amassing of weapons
2 Seizing of territory
3 Methods of persuasion.
4 Creating of buffer states

Answer:Methods of persuasion
8 In 1999 NATO acted against Serbia accusing of indulging in act of ‘ethnic cleansing’ in Kosovo. To this, other major powers such as Russia and China reacted as under :
1 Russia criticised NATO acting without UN approval.
2 China described NATO act as illegal
3 Both Russia and China criticised NATO acting without UN approval
4 Russia and China remained non-committal on the issue.

Answer: Both Russia and China criticised NATO acting without UN approval
9 Which one of the following was not the basis invoked by the US for attacking Iraq in March, 2003 ?
1 Iraq possessed weapons of mass destruction.
2 Saddam Hussain had links with Al Quaeda.
3 Regime Change in Iraq
4 Iraq had not withdrawn from Kuwait completely.

Answer:Iraq had not withdrawn from Kuwait completely.
10 ‘Common but differentiated’ responsibility principle on climate mitigation agenda emerged from
1 Kyoto Protocol
2 Rio Earth Summit
3 Rio + 20
4 Paris Climate Conference

Answer:Kyoto Protocol
11 Which of the following Republic/Republics was/were supported by Russia in Georgian war of 2008 ?
1 South Ossettia
2 South Ossettia and Abkhazia both
3 Abkhazia
4 Nogorno Karabakh

Answer: South Ossettia and Abkhazia both
12 As per United Nations Convention on the Law of Sea (UNCLOS) states are entitled for Jurisdiction over sea water as under :
1 three miles from sea shore as territorial waters.
2 twelve miles from the shore for shipping.
3 two hundred miles as Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ)
4 all the three jurisdictions.

Answer: all the three jurisdictions.
13 India’s good neighbourhood policy based on the principle of non-reciprocity is attributed to
1 P.V. Narashima Rao
2 Inder Kumar Gujral
3 A.B. Vajpayee
4 Rajiv Gandhi

Answer:Inder Kumar Gujral
14 Sir John Chilcot Commission has indicated
1 U.K. for its conduct in US led NATO war in Afghanistan
2 U.K. for its conduct in Iraq war in 2003
3 US for its invasion in Iraq in 2003
4 Russia for its attacks in Syria

Answer: U.K. for its conduct in Iraq war in 2003
15 The Washington consensus did not stand for
1 Fiscal discipline
2 Tax reforms
3 Financial and Trade Liberlisation
4 State Controlled Market System

Answer: State Controlled Market System

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