Quiz 265 : Indian Polity and Constitution

1.”A rule of legislative procedure under which further debate on a motion can be stopped” is known in parliamentary terminology as__?
(A)session
(B)closure
(C)resolution
(D)de jure
(E)none of them

2.In India whose among the following the salary is excepted from Income Tax?
(A)Prime Minister
(B)All Ministers
(C)President
(D)Speaker of Lok Sabha
(E)None of them

3.January 26, 1957 is known for which of the following?
(A)Second parliamentary term began
(B)Second general elections
(C)Second Five year plan terms started
(D)Constitution of Jammu & Kashmir came into force
(E)none of them

4.Which among the following languages was included in the eighth schedule by Constitution (21st) amendment Bill on 10 April 1967?
(A)Assamese
(B)Sindhi
(C)Gujarati
(D)Konkani
(E)none of them

5.Which among the following case is related to the theory of basic structure of constitution as propounded by Supreme court?
(A)Kesavananda Bharati v. State of Kerala
(B)Golak nath v. state of Punjab
(C)Gopalan v. State of madras
(D)SR Bommai v Union of India
(E)None of them

6.Whose consent is required for a money bill to originate in the state legislature?
(A)Chief Minister
(B)President
(C)Governor
(D)Finance Minister
(E)None of them

7.Supreme court of India has given a landmark guideline spelled out the restrictions on the Union Government’s power to dismiss a state government as per the Article 356 of the Indian Constitution in which of the following famous case?
(A)Minerva Mills Case
(B)S R Bommai Case
(C)Sajjan Singh Case
(D)Golaknath case
(E)None of the above

8.”The council of ministers shall be collectively responsible to the house of people”. Which article states this?
(A)75(2)
(B)75(1)
(C)75(4)
(D)75(3)
(E)none of them

Article 75: Other provisions as to Ministers
(1) The Prime Minister shall be appointed by the President and the other Ministers shall be appointed by the President on the advice of the Prime Minister
(2) The Minister shall hold office during the pleasure of the President
(3) The Council of Ministers shall be collectively responsible to the House of the People
(4) Before a Minister enters upon his office, the President shall administer to him the oaths of office and of secrecy according to the forms set out for the purpose in the Third Schedule
(5) A Minister who for any period of six consecutive months is not a member of either House of Parliament shall at the expiration of that period cease to be a Minister
(6) The salaries and allowances of Ministers shall be such as Parliament may from time to time by law determine and, until Parliament so determines, shall be as specified in the Second Schedule The Attorney General for India

9.Which among the following deals with territories of the 28 states and 7 UTs of the Indian Union?
(A)Schedule One
(B)Schedule Two
(C)Schedule Three
(D)Schedule Four
(E)Schedule Five

10.Which among the following is not correctly matched?
(A)Schedule Two – Salaries and Allowances
(B)Schedule Five – Scheduled Areas
(C)Schedule Six – Tribal Areas of Assam, Meghalaya and Mizoram
(D)Schedule Eight – Languages
(E)Schedule Ten – panchayats

11.In context of panchayati Raj in India. The date 24 December 1996 is known for which of the following?
(A)73rd Constitutional Amendment
(B)Report of Ashok Mehta committee was tabled
(C)Extension to the Scheduled Areas
(D)Constitution of District Planning Committee
(E)None of the above

12.The contingency fund of India has been placed at the disposal of which among the following authorities?
(A)Comptroller and Auditor General of India
(B)President of India
(C)Parliament of India
(D)Prime Minister of India
(E)none of them

13.In which year maximum number of languages were added to the Eighth Schedule ?
(A)1967
(B)1982
(C)1992
(D)2003
(E)2005

14.Which among the following is first Classical Language?
(A)Sanskrit
(B)Konkani
(C)Malayalam
(D)Tamil
(E)Hindi

15.Who among the following recommends to the President the basis for distribution of the net proceeds of taxes between the centre and states?
(A)Finance Minister
(B)Reserve Bank of India
(C)Comptroller and Auditor General of India
(D)Finance Commission
(E)Parliament

16.The State Reorganization Act 1956 divided the country in 5 Zones. In which Zone Rajasthan was placed?
(A)Northern Zone
(B)Western Zone
(C)Central Zone
(D)South Zone
(E)None of them

17.How many states are part of the North eastern Council ?
(A)6
(B)7
(C)8
(D)5
(E)none of them

18.Which among the following bills embodies the Budget?
(A)Money bill
(B)Finance Bill
(C)Appropriation Bill
(D)All of them
(E)None of them

19.If strength of a house is 520 , 20 members are abstaining and a bill is voted in favor by 251 members, this will be an example of ___?
(A)Bill passed by simple majority
(B)Bill passed by effective majority
(C)Bill passed by absolute majority
(D)None of them

20.Which of the following year has been declared as Year of Gram Sabha?
(A)2009
(B)2010
(C)2008-09
(D)2009-10
(E)2010-11

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