Union Government [legislature & Executive] Practice Questions Answers Test With Solutions

Question : 1 [UGC 2016]

Which of the following is/are the common feature(s) between the Indian political system and the US political system?

  1. Residuary powers belong to the centre.
  2. Residuary powers are with the states.
  3. Presidents have the power of pocket veto.
  4. Upper houses have some nominated members.
Select the correct answer from the codes given below :

a) (b), (c) and (d)

b) (c) and (d)

c) (a), (c) and (d)

d) C only

Answer: (d)

Unlike the US, in India, the residuary powers are with the centre (Parliament).

Unlike the Indian Rajya Sabha, the US second chamber-senate does not have any nominated members.

Question : 2

The function of the pro-tem in the absence of Speaker is to

a) officiate as speaker when the speaker is to be elected

b) only check if the election certificates of the members are in order

c) conduct the proceedings of the House in the absence of speakers.

d) None of the above

Answer: (a)

The first meeting after the election when the Speaker and the Deputy Speaker are selected by members of the Parliament is held under the Protem Speaker.

Question : 3

Council of states House of the People Not more than 250 members Not more than 552 members “Not more than 238 representatives of States and Union Territories” Not more than 530 representatives of states plus not more than 2 nominated AngloIndians plus "X" Which one of the following will fit in the place marked ‘X’?

a) Not more than 20 nominated members

b) Ministers who are not members of Parliament but who have to get themselves elected to either House of Parliament within six months after assuming office

c) Not more than 20 representative of Union Territories

d) The Attorney General who has the right to speak and take part in the proceedings of either House of the Parliament

Answer: (c)

The maximum strength of the House envisaged by the Constitution of India is 552,

Which is made up by the election of up to 530 members to represent the states; up to 20 members to represent the Union Territories and not more than two members of the Anglo-Indian Community to be nominated by the President of India, if, in his/her opinion, that community is not adequately represented in the House.

Question : 4

Prorogation of the House means:

a) a House has been brought in session

b) the House itself stands terminated

c) the session of the House has been terminated

d) None of the above

Answer: (c)

Question : 5

Who is the final authority to interpret the Constitution?

a) The Parliament

b) The Lok Sabha

c) The President

d) The Supreme Court

Answer: (d)

The Supreme Court of India is regarded as the guardian of the Constitution. It is the Supreme or final interpreter of the Constitution. The interpretation of the Constitution given by the Supreme Court is to be respected.


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