1. Under which Article of the Indian Constitution did the President give his asset to the ordinance on electoral reforms when it was sent back to him by the Union Cabinet without making any changes (in the year 2002)?
(a) Article 121
(b) Article 122
(c) Article 123
(d) Article 124
(c) President can issue Ordinance under Article 123.
2. Under which Article of the Indian Constitution did the President make a reference to the Supreme Court to seek the Court’s opinion on the Constitutional validity of the Election Commission’s decision on deferring the Gujarat Assembly Elections (in the year 2002)?
(a) Article 142
(b) Article 143
(c) Article 144
(d) Article 145
(b) Article 143 provides power to the President to consult the Supreme Court.
3. Which one of the following Articles of the Indian Constitution provides that ‘It shall be the duty of the Union to protect every State against external aggression and internal disturbance’?
(a) Article 215
(b) Article 275
(c) Article 325
(d) Article 355
(d) According Article 355, it shall be the duty of the Union to protect every State against external aggression and internal disturbance and to ensure that the government of every State is carried on in accordance with the provisions of this Constitution.
4. Match List-I with List-II and select the correct answer:
List-I (Item in the Indian Constitution) : List-II (Country from which it was derived)
A. Directive Principles of State Policy 1. Australia
B. Fundamental Rights 2. Canada
C. Concurrent List in Union-State Relations 3. Ireland
D. India as a Union of States with 4. United Kingdom
greater powers to the Union
5. United States of America
(a) A-5, B-4, C-1, D-2
(b) A-3, B-5, C-2, D-1
(c) A-5, B-4, C-2, D-1
(d) A-3, B-5, C-1, D-2
(d) Borrowed features from different countries are correct.
5. Which of the following Constitutional Amendments are related to raising the number of Members of Lok Sabha to be elected from the States?
(a) 6th and 22nd
(b) 13th and 38th
(c) 7th and 31st
(d) 11th and 42nd
(c) 7th Amendment Act 1956 provides for composition of the House of the People and readjustment after every census. 31st amendment act 1973 provides for raising the upper limit for the representation of states in the Lok Sabha from 500 to 525 and reducing the upper limit for the representation of UTs from 25 to 20.