Indian Politics Set - 1 Multiple Choice Questions

Indian Politics Set - 1 MCQs

Question 1.

Article 359 of the Constitution authorizes the president of India to suspend the right to move any court for the enforcement of Fundamental Rights during :

A.

 A National Emergency

B.

 A failure of constitutional machinery in States

C.

 A financial emergency

D.

 None of Above

Explanation :

Where a Proclamation of Emergency is in operation, the President may by order declare that the right to move any court for the enforcement of such of 1[the rights conferred by Part III (except articles 20 and 21)] as may be mentioned in the order and all proceedings pending in any court for the enforcement of the rights so mentioned shall remain suspended for the period during which the Proclamation is in force or for such shorter period as may be specified in the order.

Question 2.

The correct chronological order of the formation of Haryana, Sikkim, Arunanchal Pradesh and Nagaland as full states of Indian Union is :

A.

 Haryana-Sikkim-Arunachal Pardesh-Nagaland

B.

 Nagaland-Arunachal Pradesh- Haryana-Sikkim

C.

 Nagaland-Haryana-Arunachal Pradesh-Sikkim

D.

 Nagaland-Haryana-Sikkim-Arunachal Pradesh

Explanation :

Nagaland on 1st December 1963.
Haryana on 1st November 1966.
Sikkim on 16th May 1975.
Arunachal Pradesh on 20th Feb 1987.

Question 3.

The speaker of the Lok Sabha can ask a member of the house to stop speaking and let another member speak. This phenomenon is known as :

A.

 Crossing the floor

B.

 Yielding the floor

C.

 Point of Order

D.

 Calling Attention Motion

Explanation :

Yielding the floor. The speaker of the Lok sabha can ask a member of the house to stop speaking and let another member speak.

Crossing the floor: Passing between the member addressing the House and the Chair which is considered breach of Parliamentary etiquette.

Point of Order: A Member of Parliament may raise a point of order if he feels that the proceedings of' the House do not follow the normal rules. The presiding officer decides whether the point of order raised by the member should be allowed.

Calling Attention Motion: With the prior permission of the Speaker, any member of the Parliament may call the attention of a Minister to a matter of urgent public importance. The Minister may make a brief statement about the matter or he may ask for time to make a statement later.

Question 4.

By which Constitutional Amendment Act was the number of Lok sabha seats increased from 525 to 545 ?

A.

 The Twentieth Amendment Act, 1966.

B.

 The Forty-second Amendment Act, 1976.

C.

 The Forty-fourth Amendment Act, 1978.

D.

 Thirty-first Constitutional Amendment Act, 1973.

Explanation :

31st Constitutional Amendment Act, 1973 - By this amendment the seats of Lok Sabha was increased from 525 to 545 but reduced the representatior of UT's in Lok Sabha from 25 to 20.

Question 5.

The first Backward Class commission was appointed in 1953 under the chairmanship of :  

A.

 Deepak Katole

B.

 S.K.Kharventhan

C.

 Kaka Kalelkar

D.

 Shakeel-uz-Zaman Ansari

Explanation :

Kaka Kalelkar Commission:

The Backward Class Commission was appointed in 1953 with Kaka Kalelkar as the Chairman. The Commission was asked to determine the criteria to be adopted to provide concessions to “socially and educationally backward classes” besides the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes; the Commission was also asked to prepare a list of such classes.