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Quiz 620: Indian Polity for SSC Examinations

1. Legislature of the Union which is called ‘Parliament’ consists of :
[A] Lok Sabha
[B] Rajya Sabha
[C] Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha
[D] President, Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha

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Correct Answer: D [President, Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha]
2. Which of the following is incorrect about the Rajya Sabha ?
[A] The Rajya Sabha consists of 12 members nominated by the Prime Minister.
[B] One-third of its members retire every second year.
[C] The Rajya Sabha is not subject to dissolution.
[D] The Vice President is the ex-officio chairman of the Rajya Sabha.

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Correct Answer: A [The Rajya Sabha consists of 12 members nominated by the Prime Minister.]
3. There is a prescribed procedure for the amendment of the provisions of the Indian Constitution. This feature has been borrowed from the Constitution of :
[A] Weimer Republic of Germany
[B] South Africa
[C] Ireland
[D] Canada

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Correct Answer: B [South Africa]
4. Which of the following parts/ provisions of the Indian Constitution cannot be amended :
[A] Preamble to the Constitution
[B] Directive Principles of State Policy
[C] Fundamental Rights
[D] Judicial Review

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Correct Answer: D [Judicial Review]
Notes:
Judicial Review forms the part of the basic structure of the Constitution which cannot be altered by the amendment procedure.
5. Which of the following is not one of the official languages mentioned in the VIIIth Schedule?
[A] Persian
[B] Sanskrit
[C] Kashmiri
[D] Nepali

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Correct Answer: A [Persian]
6. Many key features of the constitution such as the federal structure of government, provincial autonomy, a bicameral central legislature and the principle of separation of powers, are directly taken from:
[A] Nehru Report of 1928
[B] Government of India Act, 1919
[C] Government of India Act, 1935
[D] Indian Independence Act, 1947

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Correct Answer: C [Government of India Act, 1935]
7. Which of the following statements is incorrect regarding Prime Minister’s Office (PMO)?
[A] It is a statutory body.
[B] It is a staff agency to the Prime Minister.
[C] It has been given the status of a department.
[D] It has no attached and subordinate office under it.

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Correct Answer: A [It is a statutory body.]
Notes:
PMO is a non-constitutional and non-statutory body.
8. For which of the following bills, there is no constitutional provision for a joint sitting of both the houses of the Parliament to resolve a deadlock ?
[A] Ordinary bill
[B] Money bill
[C] Constitution Amendment Bill
[D] Both 2 & 3

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Correct Answer: D [Both 2 & 3]
9. Which of the following High Courts has the largest jurisdiction in the country?
[A] Bombay High Court
[B] Guwahati High Court
[C] Allahabad High Court
[D] Calcutta High Court

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Correct Answer: B [Guwahati High Court]
10. Which of the following writs literally means ‘We Command’ ?
[A] Habeas Corpus
[B] Mandamus
[C] Quo Warranto
[D] Certiorari

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Correct Answer: B [Mandamus]