Indian Constitution And Polity MCQs-2018

21. Which of the following proved to be the most short lived of all the British constitutional experiments in India?
(a) Government of India Act, 1919
(b) Indian Council Act, 1909
(c) Pitt’s India Act, 1784
(d) Government of India Act, 1935

Correct Answer: (b) Indian Council Act, 1909

22. Which one of the following Acts formally introduced the principles of elections for the first time?
(a) Indian Councils Act, 1909
(b) Government of India Act, 1919
(c) Government of India Act, 1935
(d) Indian Independence Act, 1947

Correct Answer: (a) Indian Councils Act, 1909

23. Which of the following features do not contribute to making the Indian Constitution the bulkiest in the world?

I. Various types of emergencies are considered in detail.

II. It codifies the rights and privileges of the members of Parliament and State Legislatures.

III. It enumerates all types of Indian citizenship and how it can be terminated.

IV. It contains not only a list of fundamental rights but also the restrictions to be placed on them.

(a) I and II
(b) I and IV
(c) II and III
(d) II, III and IV

Correct Answer: (c) II and III

24. Which of the following statements is/are not correct about the Objectives Resolution?

I. It was moved by Jawaharlal Nehru in the Constituent Assembly.

II. It called for just rights for minorities.

III. It formed the basis for the chapter on Fundamental Rights.

IV. It called for the establishment of a socialist and secular polity.

(a) I and II
(b) I, II and III
(c) III and IV
(d) Only III

Correct Answer: (c) III and IV

25. Which of the following items is wrongly matched?
(a) December 9, 1947-Constituent Assemby’s first meeting
(b) November 26, 1949-the people of India adopted, enacted and gave to themselves the Constitution
(c) January 24,’ 1950-the Constitution was finally signed by the members of the Constituent Assembly
(d) January 26, 1950-the date of commencement of the Constitution

Correct Answer: Option (a)

26. Which of the following provisions of the Constitution came into force from November 26, 1949 ?

I. Provisions relating to citizenship.

II. Provisions relating to elections.

III. Provisions relating to provisional Parliament.

IV. Fundamental Rights.

(a) I and II
(b) I, III and IV
(c) I, II and III
(d) None

Correct Answer: (c) I, II and III

27. Which of the following Acts gave representation to Indians for the first time in the Legislature?
(a) Indian Councils Act, 1909
(b) Indian Councils Act, 1919
(c) Government of India Act, 1935
(d) None of the above

Correct Answer: (c) Government of India Act, 1935

28. The Crown took the Government of India into its own hands by :
(a) Charter Act, 1833
(b) Government of India Act, 1858
(c) Indian Council Act, 1861
(d) Government of India Act, 1935

Correct Answer: (b) Government of India Act, 1858

29. Consider the following statements. The Indian Constitution is :
(1) unwritten Constitution.
(2) written Constitution.
(3) largely based on Government of India Act, 1935.
(a) 2 and 1 are correct
(b) 2 and 3 are correct
(c) 1 and 2 are correct
(d) 1 and 3 are correct

Correct Answer: (b) 2 and 3 are correct

30. The Indian Constitution establishes a secular state, meaning:
1. the State treats all religions equally.
2. freedom of faith and worship is allowed to all the people.
3. educational institutions, without exception, are free to impart religious instruction.
4. the State makes no discrimination on the basis of religion in matters of employment.
(a) I and II
(b) I, II and III
(c) II, III and IV
(d) I, II and IV

Correct Answer: (d) I, II and IV

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