UPSC Prelims-2017 Special MCQ-9 (Polity)

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Q1. The dignity of women is protected or secured by which of the following in the Indian constitution?

  1. Fundamental Rights
  2. Fundamental Duties
  3. Directive Principles of State Policy

Select the correct answer using the codes below

a) Only 2

b) 1 and 2

c) 1 and 3

d) All of the above


Q2. Consider the following statements about the Indian Parliament‘s power to reorganize states:

  1. Any bill for reorganization of the states can only be introduced with prior Presidential recommendation.
  2. The bill for reorganization of state(s) must be referred to the concerned state(s) every time it is amended.
  3. The Parliament can destroy any Indian state by diminishing its territorial area to zero.

Which of these is/are true?

a) 1 and 2

b) 1, 2 and 3

c) Only 1

d) None of the above.


Q93 Which of the following fundamental rights are denied to foreigners staying in India, but granted to Indian citizens?

  1. Freedom of speech and expression.
  2. Right against racial discrimination.
  3. Equality before law.
  4. Right to elementary education

Select the correct answer using the codes below

a) 3 and 4

b) 1 and 2

c) 2 and 4

d) All of the above


Q4. Which of the following rights would be suspended if a National Emergency is proclaimed by the Government of India?

  1. Right to freedom of speech and expression
  2. Right to equality of opportunity in matters of public employment.
  3. Right to protection in respect of conviction for offences.

Select the correct answer using the codes below

a) Only 1

b) 1 and 2

c) 2 and 3

d) None of the above


Q5. Which of the following hypothetical cases would NOT fall under the category of an offence of untouchability under the Protection of Civil Rights Act, 1955?

  1. A researcher publishes a research paper which justifies untouchability on scientific and rational grounds.
  2. A foreigner justifies untouchability based on philosophical arguments.
  3. A non-Hindu is not allowed under a public Hindu temple.
  4. A private hotel hoarding displaying ―Only non-dalits allowed.

Select the correct answer using the codes below

a) Only 3

b) 1, 2 and 3

c) 1 and 2

d) 3 and 4


Q6. Article 19(a) guarantees the Right to freedom of speech and expression. As per the interpretations of the Supreme Court, which of the following rights are covered in its ambit?

  1. Right to protests and strike.
  2. Right to be offended.
  3. Freedom of commercial advertisements.

Select the correct answer using the codes below
a) 1 and 3

b) 1 and 2

c) 2 and 3

d) Only 3


Q7. Which of the following hypothetical cases would qualify for a restriction on the right to freedom of speech and expression of Mr. A?

  1. Mr. A is defaming Mr. B publicly and Mr. B moves the court of law.
  2. Mr. A‘s views on religious matters have the potential of instigating a local riot.
  3. Country X has very cordial relations with India. Mr. A‘s publicly stated views on country X have the potential to affect the relations between these two countries negatively.

Select the correct answer using the codes below

a) 2 and 3

b) 1 and 2

c) All of the above

d) None of the above


Q8. Consider the following statements about the rights enshrined under Article 20 – Protection in respect of Conviction for offences – in the Constitution of India:

  1. Criminal laws cannot be applied retrospectively.
  2. Preventive detention lies outside the ambit of this article.

Which of these is/are true?

 

a) Only 1

b) Only 2

c) Both

d) None of the above


Q9. Which of the following rights come under the Right to Life and Liberty under Article 21 of the Indian Constitution as per the interpretations of the Supreme Court?

  1. Right to livelihood
  2. Right to shelter
  3. Right to free legal aid
  4. Right to speedy trial
  5. Right to travel abroad
  6. Right of women to be treated with decency and dignity

Select the correct answer using the codes below

a) 4 and 6

b) All of the above

c) 1, 2, 3 and 4

d) 1,2, 3 and 6


Q10. Consider the following statements in connection with the practice of Secularism in India:

  1. The state cannot spend public money on religious affairs.
  2. The state cannot impose a fee on any religious institution as it would breach their right to freedom of religion.

Which of these is/are correct?

a) Only 1

b) Only 2

c) Both

d) None of the above



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