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Date : 23.08.

2017

Political Parties

MULTIPLE CHOICE QUESTIONS


1. Which of the following is the most visible institution in a democracy ?
1) Pressure Group 2) Public Interest Group
3) Sectional Interest Group 4) Political Parties
2. .............is a group of people who come together to contest elections and hold power in the
government.
1) Pressure Group 2) Public Interest Group
3) Sectional Interest Group 4) Political Parties
3. A person who is strongly committed to a party, group or faction.
1) Partisan 2) Party man 3) Follower 4) None of the above
4. A political party has three components. Which of the following is not a component of a
political party ?
1) The leader 2) The founder of the party
3) The active members 4) The followers
5. The criteria of selecting the candidates to contest elections in USA is different from India.
Which of the following is true with reference to this ?
1) In USA members and supporters of a party choose its candidates whereas in India top
party leaders choose the candidates for contesting election.
2) In India members and supporters of a party choose its candidates whereas in USA top
party leaders choose the candidates for contesting election.
3) In USA the President of the country choose the candidates, who can contest election
whereas in India the top party leaders choose the candidates for contesting election.
4) None of the mentioned above.
6. Most of the democracies of the world are following..............
1) Representative Democracies 2) Direct Democracies
3) Indirect Democracies 4) None of the above
7. How many parties are registered with the Election Commission of India ?
1) 100 2) 200 3) 300 4) 750
8. In some countries, only one party is allowed to control and run the government. This is
known as.........
1) One-party system 2) Multi-party system
3) Bi-party system 4) None of the above
9. Which of the following countries has adopted the One party system?
1) India 2) USA 3) China 4) Japan
10. Which of the following countries has Two party system ?
i) United States of America ii) United Kingdom
iii) India iv) China
1) Only (i) and (ii) 2) Only (ii) and (iii) 3) Only (iii) and (iv) 4) All of the mentioned above.
11. If several parties compete for power, and more than two parties have a reasonable chance of
coming to power either on their own strength or in alliance with others, we call it a
...................
1) Bi-party system 2) Multi-party system
3) One-party system 4) None of the mentioned above.

12. Which of the following countries has adopted multi-party system?


1) India 2) China 3) United States 4) United Kingdom
13. Every party in India has to register itself with.................
1) The President 2) The Parliament
3) The Election Commission 4) The Police
14. A party that secures atleast 6% of the total votes in an election to the Legislative Assembly of
a State and wins atleast two seats is recognised as a............
1) National Party 2) State Party
3) International Party 4) None of the above
15. A party that secures atleast ............. percentage of the total votes in LokSabha election or
Assembly election in four states and win atleast .............. seats, in a the LokSabha is
recognised as a National Party.
1) 3%, 4 2) 5%, 4 3) 2%, 4 4) 6%, 4
16. According to the Election Commission of India there are ............ National Recognised Parties
in India.
1) 6 2) 7 3) 8 4) 9
17. When was Indian National Congress founded ?
1) 1885 2) 1886 3) 1887 4) 1888
18. It is a centrist party in its ideological orientation, the party espouses secularism and welfare
of weaker sections and minorities. Identify the party.
1) Indian National Congress 2) BharatiyaJanata Party
3) BahujanSamaj Party 4) Communist Party of India Marxist
19. Which of the following is not part of ideology of Indian National Congress ?
1) Secularism 2) Welfare qf the weaker sections
3) Economic reforms 4) Hindutva
20. Which of the following is a ruling party at the national level ?
1) BharatiyaJanata Party 2) BahujanSamaj Party
3) Communist Party of India Marxist 4) Indian National Congress
21. What is UPA?
1) United Party Alliance 2) United Peoples Alliance
3) United Progressive Alliance 4) United Progressive Axis
22. When was the BharatiyaJanata Party founded ?
1) 1975 2) 1986 3) 1980 4) 1990
23. The party wants to build a strong and modern India by drawing inspiration from Indias
ancient culture and values. Identify the party.
1) BharatiyaJanata Party 2) BahujanSamaj Party
3) Communist Party of India Marxist 4) Indian National Congress
24. What is NDA?
1) National Democratic Alliance 2) Nations Democratic Alliance
3) National Democratic Axis 4) National Democratic Association
25. When was BahujanSamaj Party founded ?
1) 1980 2) 1984 3) 1988 4) 1992
26. Who was the founder of BahujanSamajParty ?
1) KumariMayawati 2) Kanshi Ram
3) Mahatma Phule 4) SahuMaharaj
27. The party has its base in Uttar Pradesh and seeks to represent and secure power for the
BahujanSamajparty which includes the dalits, adivasis, OBCs and others. Identify the
party.
1) CPI 2) BJP 3) INC 4) BSP

28. When was the Communist Party of India (Marxist) founded?


1) 1960 2) 1964 3) 1968 4) 1972
29. The party was founded in 1964 and believes in Marxism -Leninism.
1) CPI 2) BSP 3) BJP 4) INC
30. Which of the following parties has been in power in West Bengal without a break for 30
years?
1) CPI 2) BSP 3) BJP 4) INC
31. When was CPI founded ?
1) 1920 2) 1925 3) 1930 4) 1935
32. The party was formed in 1999 following a split in the Congress party. Identify the party.
1) BSP 2) BJP 3) NCP 4) CPI
33. Which of the following is a state party ?
1) INC 2) BJP 3) SP 4) CPI
34. Which of the following is not a major challenge in-front of democratic parties in India?
1) Lack of internal democracy 2) Dynastic succession
3) Money and muscle power 4) Recognition by Election Commission
35. Under which of the following laws if any MLA or MP changes a party after winning election,
he or she will loose his seat.
1) Anti-Defection Law 2) Anti-Defaulter Law
3) Anti-Criminal Law 4) None of the above
36. Which one of the following is the guiding philosophy of the BharatiyaJanataParty ?
1) BahujanSamaj 2) Revolutionary democracy
3) Cultural nationalism 4) Modernity
37. Which country has a Bi-party system ?
1) India 2) Pakistan 3) China 4) Britain
38. Which one of the following is a better way of carrying out political reforms in a democratic
country ?
1) The Legal changes 2) The Constitutional changes
3) The empowerment of people 4) The legislation for reforms
39. Which one of the following is true regarding a coalition government ?
1) Only two parties form an alliance and contest elections.
2) Several parties compete for power.
3) The government is formed by two or more parties coming together.
4) Several parties form an alliance and compete for power.
40. Which one of the following is not a component of a political party ?
1) The leaders 2) The followers 3) The active members 4) Women
41. Match List I (organisations and struggles) with List II and select the correct answer using the
codes given below the lists:
List I List II
i) Congress party Democratic a) National Alliance
ii) BharatiyaJanata Party b) State party
iii) Communist Party of India (Marxist) c) United Progressive Alliance
iv) TeluguDesam Party d) Left Front

i ii iii iv
1) c a b d
2) c d a b
3) c a d b
4) d c a b

42. Who among the following is the founder of the BahujanSamaj Party?
1) Kanshi Ram 2) SahuMaharaj 3) B.R.Ambedker 4) JotibaPhule
43. What is meant by Defection?
1) Loyalty towards a party 2) Changing party allegiance
3) Political reforms 4) None of these
44. Consider the following statements on parties:
Political parties do not enjoy much trust among the people.
Parties are often rocked by scandals involving top party leaders.
Parties are not necessary to run governments.
Which of the statements given above are correct?
1) i , ii and iii 2) i and ii 3) ii and iii 4) i and iii
45. Partisan means:
1) Party which runs the government.
2) Affair of the state or the science of government
3) A person who is strongly committed to a pal
4) A group of people who come together to party common beliefs.
46. Multi-party system advocates:
a) The political parties which govern the country.
b) The government is formed by various parties coming together.
c) Does not permit free competition for power.
d) This system allows a variety of interests an opinions to enjoy political representation.
1) a, b and c 2) a, c and d 3) d and c 4) b and d
47. Recognised political parties stand for :
1) Parties recognised by the Election Commission with all the privileges and facilities.
2) Parties that are present in only one of the federal units.
3) Parties that are present in several and all unit of the federation.
4) Communal parties based on regional diversities
48. Match the following :
a) Indian National Congress i) Elephant
b) Nationalist Congress Party ii) Lotus
c) BhartiyaJanta Party iii) Clock
d) BahujanSamaj Party iv) Hand
Select the option :
1) a - i, b - ii, c - iii, d iv 2) a - ii, b - iii, c - iv, d - i
3) a - iv, b - iii, c - ii, d I 4) a - iii, b - iv, c - ii, d - i
49. Match the following regional parties with options given in columns B and C.
Party-A State-B Formation Year-C
i) Kerala Congress a) Andhra Pradesh 1. 2001
ii) Forward Block b) Assam 2. 1964
iii) TelanganaRashtraSamiti c) Kerala 3. 2006
iv) Assam United Democratic Front Bengal d) West 4. 1940

1) i - c - 2, ii - d - 4, iii - a -i, iv - b - 3 2) i - d - 1, ii - a - 2, iii - c - 3, iv - b -iv


3) i - c - 2, ii - d - 4, iii - a -i, iv - b - 3 4) i - c -ii, ii - b -iii, iii - d -iv, iv - a - 1
50. An Affidavit signifies (Legal)
1) Signed document where a person makes a sworn statement regarding his or her
antecedents.
2) A law to check the menace.
3) Legal document to declare the academic qualification.
4) All of the above.
51. Election Commission means
1) A body which allots symbols to political parties.
2) An organ which defends political rights.
3) An independent multi-member body which is constituted to supervise, conduct and direct
election.
4) An organisation to conduct Bi-election.
52. Define National Parties
1) Parties that are present in countrywide and have their units in various states.
2) Parties that are present in any four federating states.
3) Parties that are recognised by the Election Commission.
4) Parties that are present only in states.
53. One Party or Mono Party is
1) One or two parties operate in the political system.
2) Only one party operates in the political system.
3) Party operates in dictatorship political system.
4) Party operates only in democratic political system.
54. Leftist Parties signify
1) Parties which want a status Quo.
2) Parties which are radical, ideological and conservative in nature.
3) Parties which check the activities of the government.
4) Parties which govern the country.
55. Select the statement related to the advantages of multi-party system
Multi-party system provides limited choice to voters.
There is a chance of conflict.
Provides choice to the voters.
In Multi-party system regional parties get the representation.
1) iii and iv 2) i and ii 3) ii and iii 4) i and iii
56. Which constituents force suggest reforms in political parties?
Select the option:
1) The Constitution 2) The Supreme Court
3) The Election Commission 4) All the above
57. Name the oldest political party in India.
1) Bharatiya Jana Sangh
2) Indian National Congress(Congress Party)
3) The Communist Party
4) BharatiyaJanata Party
58. Give the meaning of Alliance.
1) Two parties together form the government.
2) Leftist and Rightist together form the government.
3) When state and national parties together form the government.
4) When several parties in a multi-party system join for the purpose of contesting elections
and winning power.
59. On which basis a country doesnt choose its party system?
1) Nature of society 2) Nature of political parties
3) Social differences 4) History of the election
60. Which two parties were formed after they split with the parent party?
1) Nationalist Congress Party 2) Akali Dal
3) Shiv Sena 4) Communist Party of India
61. Which state has maximum recognised regional or state parties?
1) Tamil Nadu 2) Kerala 3) Andhra Pradesh 4) Punjab
62. Are political parties only present in big countries?
1) Yes, political parties are only present in big countries.
2) No, political parties are present in only small countries.
3) Its not certain that political parties are only present in big countries.
4) All the above.
63. What is an ideological one-party system?
1) Party based on suppression of other parties.
2) Party based on coercion.
3) Party based on ideological reasons; coercion and suppression of other parties.
4) Party based on communist ideology.
64. How many parties are registered with the Election Commission?
1) 750 2) 754 3) 760 4) 764
65. On what basis state parties cannot be recognised as national parties ? Select the option:
1) If state parties do not get success in at least 4 states.
2) If state parties do not get 4 percent of vote.
3) If state parties do not get 6 percent of vote.
4) 1 and 3
66. Define coalition government:
1) Government of more than two political parties in case no single party gets the majority.
2) Government of two political parties.
3) Government of two or more regional parties.
4) Government of two or more national parties.
67. Which out of the following is a feature of Partisanship?
1) Inability to take a balanced view 2) Similarity of views
3) Represents the individual 4) None of these
68. Who is a Partisan?
1) Disloyal party member 2) Staunch party member
3) Estranged party member 4) None of these
69. How many parties are registered with the Election Commission of India?
1) 500 2) 650 3) 700 4) 750
70. What is meant by one-party system?
1) One single party runs the government
2) One single person runs the parties
3) When the King rules the country
4) When one party is allowed to contest elections
71. What is meant by two-party system?
1) Two parties run the government 2) Two members run a party
3) Two parties contest elections 4) None of these
72. What system of government does India have?
1) One-party system 2) Two-party system
3) Multi-party system 4) None of these
73. What is an alliance?
1) One party contests elections
2) Several parties join hands for contesting elections
3) Two parties contest elections
4) None of these
74. What are National parties?
1) Parties which have units in various states
2) Parties which have no units
3) Parties which have units in two states
4) Parties which have units in all states
75. On what ideologies does the Indian National Congress rest?
1) Communalism 2) Socialism 3) Federalism 4) Secularism
76. The BhartiyaJanta Party (BJP) came to power in 1998 as the leader of
1) United Progressive Alliance 2) Left front
3) National Democratic Alliance 4) None of these
77. Who is the founder of the BahujanSamaj Party (BSP) ?
1) JyotibaPhule 2) Kanshi Ram 3) B.R. Ambedkar 4) SahuMaharaj
78. The main base of BSP is in:
1) Punjab 2) Delhi 3) Haryana 4) Uttar Pradesh
79. Which party enjoys a strong hold in Tripura, West Bengal and Kerala?
1) CPI (M) 2) CPI 3) BSP 4) BJP
80. Which party has been in power for 30 years now?
1) BJP 2) CPI 3) CPI (M) 4) NCP
81. Which party has advocated the coming together of all Left parties?
1) CPI 2) CPI (M) 3) NCP 4) INC
82. Which political party from the six main parties was formed as late as in 1999?
1) BJP 2) CPI (M) 3) NCP 4) BSP
83. Which out of the following is a state party?
1) BSP 2) RashtriyaJanta Dal
3) BJP 4) NCP
84. Which political leader owns a football club called AC Milan and a bank?
1) George Bush 2) Barack Obama 3) Berlusconi 4) Nicolas Sarkozy

Answer key
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11. 2 12. 1 13. 3 14. 2 15. 4 16. 1 17. 1 18. 1 19. 4 20. 4
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