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Political Science Questions and Answers for Competitive Exams | Political Science Quiz Set 4

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Questions
1 Which one of the following is not part of the four main criteria set out by 1933 Montevideo Convention on the Rights and Duties of the state ?
1 Capacity to enter into relations with other states
2 A defined territory
3 Strength to wage a war
4 A permanent population

Answer:Strength to wage a war
2 Which one of the following statement is incorrect ?
1 Collective Security aims to defend the Status quo.
2 Collective Security Operates in an institutional framework.
3 The diffusion of Gulf crisis 1990-91 is a successful experiment of Collective Security.
4 Collective Security and balance of power policy are compatible under usual circumstances.

Answer:Collective Security and balance of power policy are compatible under usual circumstances.
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3 Morgenthau’s classification of ideologies doesn’t include :
1 Ideology of status quo
2 Ideology of imperialism
3 Ambiguous ideologies.
4 Ideology of hegemony

Answer:Ideology of hegemony
4 Which one of the following is not part of five global commons ?
1 The High Seas
2 The Climate System
3 The Deep Ocean floor
4 The Arctic region

Answer:The Arctic region
5 Who said “Kautilya’s Arthashastra exemplified radical Machiavellianism, compared to it, Machiavelli’s Prince is harmless” ?
1 Weber
2 Morgenthau
3 Waltz
4 Kissinger

Answer:Weber
6 According to Plato, justice is :
1 Distribution of goods and services
2 Burdens and Benefits
3 Punishment and retribution
4 One man one work, one class one duty

Answer:One man one work, one class one duty
7 Hegel’s dialectical method was :
1 to build a science of politics
2 to accept the Enlightenment’s philosophical method
3 to assert that the methods of natural sciences and those of social sciences were identical
4 to solve the problem of contradiction

Answer: to solve the problem of contradiction
8 Who distinguished the Young Marx from the Old Marx ?
1 Althusser
2 Lenin
3 Miliband
4 Luxemburg

Answer:Althusser
9 Gramsci characterised Fascism as :
1 Hegemonic revolution
2 Passive revolution
3 Bourgeois revolution
4 Petit Bourgeois revolution

Answer:Passive revolution
10 Roy - Lenin debate centred around :
1 Dialectical Materialism
2 Marxist Theory of History
3 The Theory of Surplus Value
4 Colonial Question

Answer:Colonial Question
11 Deliberative Democracy is :
1 A theory that champions exclusively Human Rights.
2 A theory that puts forward environment as the most important agenda.
3 A theory that concentrates on refining the familiar framework of liberal democracy.
4 A theory that wants to usher in socialism by democratic means.

Answer:A theory that concentrates on refining the familiar framework of liberal democracy.
12 Why was behaviouralism shortlived ?
1 Inability to evolve consensus
2 Too much dogmatism
3 It was a localised event
4 Coloured by Cold War prejudices

Answer:Inability to evolve consensus
13 Which century according to Easton is “The Age of Scientific Method” ?
1 Seventeenth Century
2 Eighteenth Century
3 Nineteenth Century
4 Twentieth Century

Answer:Nineteenth Century
14 Aristotle’s classification of constitutions was based on the categories of :
1 who rules and who benefits from the rule
2 ways and means of perpetuating in power
3 accepting the basic formulations of Plato’s The Republic
4 to ensure rule of the majority

Answer: who rules and who benefits from the rule
15 Which one of the following countries follow a semi-presidential system ?
1 Sri Lanka
2 Germany
3 Italy
4 France

Answer:Italy

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