Political Science MCQs

Political Science mcqs compiled from CSS past papers to assist aspirants in their preparation process. These important mcqs of political science will help to crack CSS Papers and subject specialist tests in public service commission exams.

Modern Political thought begins with Machiavelli.

Aristotle who is a Greek philosopher is often regarded as the father of political science.

The concept of ‘Separation of Powers’ was given by Montesquieu.

The Bolshevik movement in Russia was founded by Vladimir Lenin.

The Greek word “polis” means a city state.

J.J Rousseau is called the ‘Intellectual Father of French Revolution’.

The Father of Utilitarianism was Jeremy Bentham.

Fascism as a theory originated in Italy.

“Political Science begins and ends with the state” is said by Professor Garner.

General Will as a concept was introduced by J.J Rousseau.

Max Weber is known as the major theorist of bureaucracy.

A discourse on the origin of Inequality and the social contract was presented by Rousseau.

John Locke supported the concept of natural rights.

The book which represents the scheme of Plato’s Philosophy is The Republic.

Aristotle regarded oligarchy as the bad form of government by the rich class.

Cultural Revolution in China was aimed at reforming bureaucracy.

“A History of Political Theory” was written by G.H Sabine.

  The House of Lords is predominantly hereditary.   

The Soviet Union was established in 1917.   

The USA was founded in 1776. 

The concept of ‘Separation of Powers’ in US Constitution, was taken from Montesquieu.

The Electoral College in US comprises 538 Electors. 

Originally total number of States of USA was 13.   

The first government of US was based on the articles of Confederation.  

US constitution consists of 7 Articles. 

The first American President was George Washington.   

Total amendments in the US Constitution are 27. 

The Objective Resolution was adopted in 1949. 

“This is the parting of ways” was said by Quaid e Azam.   

Pakistan became Republic in 1956.   

Those who are active against the very existence of state are known as Anarchists. 

The quorum of House of Commons is 40 members.   

The Indian parliament is Bicameral in nature.  

The American Senate comprises 100 Senators

 In Pakistan, the Constitution has been abrogated Twice.   

The tenure of French President is fixed at 5 years.   

John Locke  was more admitted by the American Founding Fathers, and his thoughts on the importance of private property were reflected in the historical development of the American Constitution.  

The idea that “Virtue is knowledge” is attributed to Socrates.   

The concept of ‘Surplus Value’ is given by Marx.   

John Austin said “Law is the command of a determinate sovereign”.  

Thomas Hobbes said “Only the will of the sovereign can be the source of law”.  

In Plato’s Ideal State, one reaches at the pinnacle of the State order at the age of 50.  

 Constitutional law is the supreme law of the land.

The system of ‘Basic Democracies’ was introduced by Gen. M. Ayub Khan.  

The United Kingdom has traditionally been a unitary state, governed by the Parliament of the United Kingdom in Westminster.  

Grand National Assembly of Turkey was founded in 1920.

Ideological foundations of Turkish Constitution are based on Kemalism. 

The title “Ambassador of Hindu — Muslim Unity” was given to Mr. Jinnah by Sarojini Naidu.

“An essay concerning Human Understanding” is written by John Locke.  

 Ihyau’l-Ulum was the chief work of Al Ghazali. 

 Constitution classified as rigid and flexible in a book titled “Studies in History and Jurisprudence” was written by James Bryce.   

“Wealth of Nations” was written by Adam Smith.   

“Siyasat Namah” was written by Nizam-ul-Mulk. 

Interest groups always try to Influence the exercise of power.  

Author of the book ‘Das Kapital’ is Karl Marx.  

A voluntary union of sovereign and independent states is called confederation.  

Author of the book ‘Leviathan’ is Thomas Hobbes.  

“Reconstruction of Religious Thought in Islam” is written by Allama lqbal.  

The author of the book ‘Statesman’ is Plato.  

“Justice is giving everyone his due” is said by Aristotle.  

Shimla Agreement on Bilateral Relations between India and Pakistan was signed on 3 July 1972.  

The first 10 amendments in the Constitution of USA are commonly called as the ‘Bill of Rights’. 

The British Government in India cancelled the separation of Bengal in 1911.   

French System of government is Semi-presidential.   

The first document of English liberties, Magna Carta was signed by King John in 1215.   

Peoples Republic of China came into being in 1949.   

Indian President is elected by Parliament and Provincial Assemblies.  

Commune system is a part of the political system of China.  

 The Guardian Council is an appointed and constitutionally mandated – council which functions in Iran.   

Malaysia practices Parliamentary Democracy with Constitutional Monarchy.     

A book on statecraft namely ‘Siyasat Nama’ was written by Nizam-ul-Mulk Tusi.   

A summary of Plato’s Laws was written by Al-Farabi.   

Machiavelli by birth was an Italian.  

“The Spirit of Laws” published in 1748 won great fame for Montesquieu.  

 In Hobbes’ book, the Leviathan was the name of a ‘Sea Monster‘. 

 Thomas Hobbes wrote Leviathan in 1651. 

“Muqaddamah” was the great work of Ibn Khuldun. 

  “Asabiyah” was enunciated by Ibn Khuldun

 John Austin was an English philosopher.  

Philosophy begins in wonder’ was said by Plato. 

The two treatises of government’ is the work of John Locke.  

Niccolo Machiavelli, an Italian philosopher believed in power politics.  

Karl Marx is known for his theory of Materialistic Interpretation of history.  

“Man by nature is a social and political animal” is the cornerstone of the philosophy of Aristotle.  

The author of the Book “The Laws” was Plato.   

The center of Learning to the Greeks was the city state of Athens.  

Hobbes is a social Contractualist thinker.  

“Two treatises on civil Government” constitute the basic source of Political thought of John Locke.

Cultural Revolution in China was launched under the leadership of Mao Zedong.  

 Collective responsibility is a feature of Parliamentary form of government.  

Dictatorship of the Proletariat is one of the concepts of Karl Marx.  

Al-Mawardi was a jurist who followed the fiqah of Imam Shafi.   

Jean Jacques Rousseau was born at Geneva.   

“Introduction to the Principles of Morals and Legislation (1789)” was written by Jeremy Bentham.   

The total number of seats in the national assembly was 300 under the Constitution of Pakistan (1962).

Ayub Khan was the president of Pakistan during the India-China War of 1962.   

George Herbert Walker Bush was the president of the US during the 1991 Iraq — Kuwait conflict.  

Indira Gandhi was the Prime Minister of India during the Indo-Pakistan War (1971). 

 Shah of Iran was overthrown in 1979.  

Lord Mountbatten was the Governor General of India during the 1st Indo-Pakistan War over Kashmir in 1948.  

China became a communist state under Mao Zedong in 1949.  

Muslim League was formed in 1906.  

Quaid e Azam joined Muslim League in 1913. 

Marx and Engels produced the famous book ‘Communist Manifesto’ in 1848.   

“Greatest Happiness of the Greatest Number” was the idea of Jeremy Bentham.   

Judicial review is the power of the courts of a country to examine the actions of the legislative, executive, and administrative arms of the government. 

 Plato was born in 428 B.C.  

 Felicific Calculus’ was the contribution of Jeremy Bentham.  

 John Locke supported the concept of natural rights.   

Friedrich Hegel was a German philosopher and the most important figure in German idealism. 

Turkish Government is democratic in nature.  

The Islamic Revolution in Iran ushered in clergy’s rule.  

 People’s Republic of China was established in 1949.  

 Power in the Soviet Union rested with the Supreme Soviet. 

Pakistan: The Heart of Asia was written by Liaquat Ali Khan.  

Jinnah of Pakistan was written by Stanley Wolpert.  

Bush at War was written by Bob Woodward. 

 The End of India was written by Khushwant Singh.  

Last Days of British Raj in India was written by Leonard Mosley.  

Muslim Separatism in India was written by Abdul Hamid.  

The title of the Constitution of Pakistan is ‘The Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan’. 

 There are 280 articles in the un-amended Constitution of 1973. 

DGPR stands for Director General Public Relations. 

IPRI stands for Islamabad Policy Research Institute 

 IRSA stands for Indus River System Authority

Ex-Com stands for Executive Committee.  

LFO stands for Legal Frame work Order.

 During Jimmy Carter’s tenure, Americans were kept hostages in Iran. 

 10-Downing Street is known for Residence of the British Prime Minister.  

Statue of Liberty was given to USA by France.  

Mustafa Kemal Ataturk was the first president of Turkey from 1923 until his death in 1938. 

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