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Political Science Questions and Answers for Competitive Exams | Political Science Quiz Set 17

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1 Who among the following holds the view that democratic parties are really oligarchical structures ?
1 Robert Michels
2 Robert Dahl
3 Harold Lasswell
4 C. Wright Mills

Answer:Robert Michels
2 Which of the following is true of Jean Blondel’s book “The Presidential Republic”?
1 It compares the different presidential systems across the globe with particular emphasis on Latin America, Africa and ex-Soviet Republic.
2 Studies the successive presidential offices of United States.
3 Examines the functioning of French presidential system.
4 It makes a comparative study of military and civilian systems.

Answer:It compares the different presidential systems across the globe with particular emphasis on Latin America, Africa and ex-Soviet Republic.
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3 Among the following, who said in a speech, “Poor people who wander about, find no work, no wages and starve, whose lives are a continual round of sore affliction and pinching poverty, cannot be proud of the Constitution or its law”.
1 Dr. B.R. Ambedkar
2 Jawaharlal Nehru
3 Dr. K.M. Munshi
4 Dr. S. Radhakrishnan

Answer:Dr. S. Radhakrishnan
4 Which of the following statements about the institution of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India is correct ?
1 The office is a legacy of the British rule.
2 The office is an innovation of independent India.
3 CAG has both auditing and accounting functions
4 CAG presents its report to Parliament.

Answer:The office is a legacy of the British rule.
5 Identify the correct chronological order of the former Prime Ministers of India :
1 Charan Singh, Chandra Shekhar, I.K. Gujral, V.P. Singh
2 Chandra Shekhar, P.V. Narasimha Rao, H.D. Deve Gowda, I.K. Gujral
3 I.K. Gujral, H.D. Deve Gowda, A.B. Vajpayee, Rajiv Gandhi
4 Morarji Desai, Indira Gandhi, Chandra Shekhar, V.P. Singh.

Answer:Chandra Shekhar, P.V. Narasimha Rao, H.D. Deve Gowda, I.K. Gujral
6 Which among the following is not a recommendation of the Dinesh Goswami Committee for electoral reforms ?
1 Voting to be made compulsory
2 Provision of referendum in Constitution on issues of public importance
3 Rotation of reserved constituencies for Scheduled Caste candidates
4 Ban on corporate donations to political parties

Answer:Voting to be made compulsory
7 Which of the following pairs is matched correctly ?
1 G.S. Ghurye : ‘Caste Patriotism’
2 M.N. Srinivas : Silent Revolution
3 Louis Dumont : Dominant Caste
4 Andre Beteille : Sanskritization

Answer: G.S. Ghurye : ‘Caste Patriotism’
8 Which one of the following is not a feature of new public management ?
1 Focus on policy
2 Cost-cutting
3 Emphasis on output targets and limited term contracts.
4 Focus on management.

Answer:Focus on policy
9 The main focus of Comparative Public Administration is :
1 Administrative hierarchy
2 Bureaucracy
3 People-centric administration
4 Leadership styles

Answer:Bureaucracy
10 The expectancy theory of motivation depends upon the employees perception of the relationship between :
1 Effort, need and achievement
2 Effort, performance and reward
3 Desire, performance and incentives
4 Incentives, performance and action

Answer:Effort, performance and reward
11 Which of the following basic types of organisations is not derived on the basis of the principle of cui bono or who benefits, formulated by Blau and Scott ?
1 Mutual benefit association
2 Business concern
3 Reciprocal monetary benefits
4 Service organisation

Answer:Reciprocal monetary benefits
12 Who among the following has suggested that the office of the Comptroller and Auditor General should be abolished ?
1 Asok Chanda
2 Paul Appleby
3 K.C. Wheare
4 A.D. Gorwala

Answer: Paul Appleby
13 Leader-Match theory of leadership is more commonly known as :
1 Trait theory
2 Situational theory
3 The Great Man theory
4 Contingency theory

Answer:Contingency theory
14 Who among the following has said that privatization “promotes greater opportunities for corruption. Public administrators must resist the market-based concepts of treating citizens as consumers and degrading them to market commodities” ?
1 John McMurtry
2 Ali Farazmand
3 Robert Putnam
4 Larry Diamond

Answer: Ali Farazmand
15 A Central Information Commissioner can be removed :
1 By an order of the Prime Minister of India
2 By an order of the President of India after the Supreme Court, on a reference to it made by the President, has on inquiry, reported that he/she may be removed.
3 By an order of the Central Chief Information Commissioner
4 By an order of the Chief Justice of India after an inquiry made by a bench of the Supreme Court confirms that he/she may be removed.

Answer:By an order of the President of India after the Supreme Court, on a reference to it made by the President, has on inquiry, reported that he/she may be removed.

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