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G.K. Practice Test: Question Set - 11

1. The members of the Rajya Sabha are
    (A) Directly elected by the people on the basis of universal adult franchise
    (B) Elected by the members of the state legislative assemblies
    (C) Elected by the members of the state legislative councils
    (D) Elected by the members of the state legislative councils and state legislative assemblies

2. The position of a chief minister is
    (A) Similar to that of the prime minister
    (B) Identical to that of the president
    (C) A combination of the position of the prime minister and president
    (D) Not constitutional

3. The powers to legislate with respect to any matter not enumerated in any of the three lists are mentioned as residuary powers. Which of the following is empowered to determine finally as to whether or not a particular matter falls in this category
    (A) Lok Sabha
    (B) Judiciary
    (C) Rajya Sabha
    (D) Parliament

4. The power of Supreme Court of India to decide the dispute between the centre and states falls under its
    (A) Advisory jurisdiction
    (B) Appellate jurisdiction
    (C) Original jurisdiction
    (D) Constitutional jurisdiction

5. The parliament can legislate on the subject in the state list
    (A) If the President issues an order authorizing it to do so
    (B) If the Supreme Court of India gives authority to the Parliament of India in this regard
    (C) If the Rajya Sabha passes a resolution by two-third of its to legislate on a state matter in the national interest
    (D) None of the above

6. The members of the standing committee are taken from the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha in the ratio of
    (A) Two and one respectively
    (B) Three and one respectively
    (C) Four and one respectively
    (D) Equal members for both the Houses

7. The members of the state legislative assemblies are elected for a period of
    (A) 2 years
    (B) 6 years
    (C) 5 years
    (D) 3 years

8. The president addresses both the Houses of Parliament assembled together
    (A) During emergency session summoned for the purpose
    (B) Every session
    (C) First session after each general election and the first session of each year
    (D) Any session

9. The president demand for further reforms, attended with the dislocation caused by the non-cooperation movement, led the British government to appoint a Statutory Commission in 1927. This commission was headed by
    (A) Sri John Simon
    (B) Lord Chelmsford
    (C) Lord Minto
    (D) E.S. Montague

10. The Parliament enjoys legislative power over subjects in
    (A) The union list only 
    (B) The concurrent list only
    (C) Both union and concurrent list
    (D) All the three lists, viz. union list, state list and the concurrent list

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