PPSC Lecturer Political Science 2015 Solved Past Papers

PPSC Lecturer Political Science 2015 Solved Past Papers 

PUNJAB PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION (PPSC) WRITTEN EXAMINATION FOR RECRUITMENT TO THE POST OF LECTURER POLITICAL SCIENCE (BS-17) IN THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT - 2015

General Knowledge MCQs

1. The term 'Polity' is originally applied to:
(A) Roman City States
(B) Greek City State ✓

(C) Feudal States
(D) Oriental Empires

2. ‘Political Science begins and ends with the state" is said by:
(A) Dr. Leacock
(B) Harold Lasswell
(C) G.W. Gamer ✓

(D) Paul Janet

3. Plato believed that an ideal state should have a population of:
(A) 50040
(B) 5400
(C) 50400
(D) 5040 ✓


4. A doctrine under which legislative statute or executive actions are subject to possible invalidation by the Judiciary is called:
(A) Judicial Activism ✓

(B) Judicial Review
(C) Judicial Lawmaking
(D) None of these

5. The consensus among scholars on points of Islamic law is called:
(A) Qiyas
(B) Ijma ✓

(C) Istislah
(D) Istehsan

6. Who said, “Law is the command of sovereign"?
(A) John Austin ✓

(B) Jean Bodin
(C) Rousseau
(D) Laski

7. “Leviathan* is a book written by:
(A) Locke
(B) Rousseau
(C) John Austin
(D) None of these ✓


8. What refers to the flow of information through the society and through various structures that make up the political system?
(A) Conversion Function
(B) Political Communication
(C) Communication Box ✓

(D) None of these

9. Principle of collective responsibility is a feature of:
(A) Unitary System
(B) Federal System
(C) Presidential System
(D) Parliamentary System ✓


10. The concept of popular sovereignty was expounded by:
(A) Jean Bodin
(8) Jean J. Rousseau
(C) Thomas Hobbes ✓

(D) James Mill

11. Who is known as Social Contractualist? >
(A) Lenin
(B) Aristotle
(C) Hobbes ✓

(D) Machiavelli

12. To give the political party in power an t advantage in electing its representatives is known as:
(A) Logrolling
(B) Floor Crossing
(C) Gerrymandering ✓

(D) Nond of these

13. American Political Scientist of 20th century who adopted the method of system analysis in Comparative Politics is:
(A) David Easton
(B) Max Weber
(C) Talcott Parsons ✓

(D) G. A. Almond

14. Who formulated the theory of 'Separation of Powers’?
(A) J. S. Mill
(B) Kant
(C) John Locke
(D) Montesquieu ✓


15. According to Locke, the natural rights of men are right to:
(A) Life, Liberty, Property ✓

(B) Life, Property, Religion
(C) Liberty, Equality, Security
(D) None of these

16. A voluntary union of sovereign and independent states is called:
(A) Confederation
(B) Unitary States
(C) Federation ✓

(D) None of these

17. Single Transferable vote system was suggested for proportional representation by:
(A) Thomas Hare ✓

(B) J. S. Mill
(C) Lord Coumey
(D) Gilchrist

18. Who ensures party members do as per party lines in assembly:
(A) Kingpin
(B) Whip ✓

(C) Parliamentary leader
(D) Junta

19. "Man when separated from Law and Justice is the worst of all animals", is the saying of:
(A) Socrates
(B) Plato
(C) Machiavelli
(D) Aristotle ✓


20. Who was the author of Communist Manifesto?
(A) Lenin
(B) Stalin
(C) Mao Zedong
(D) Karl Marx ✓


21. Which doctrine held that the function of government should be to secure the greatest happiness for the greatest number of people?
(A) Utilitarian ✓

(B) Communist
(C) Idealist
(D) Capitalist

22. An authoritarian and nationalist political ideology that embraces strong leadership, singular collective identity and the will to commit violence or wage war to further the interests of the state is:
(A) Communism
(B) Socialism
(C) Fascism ✓

(D) None of these

23. An appeal to the prejudice of the masses usually by means of lies and half-truths is termed as:
(A) Glad-handling
(B) Demagogy ✓

(C) Propaganda
(D) None of these

24. According to Aristotle, tyranny is the perverted form of:
(A) Monarchy ✓
(B) Democracy
(C) Aristocracy
(D) Oligarchy

25. A legal action or writ by means of which prisoners can seek relief from illegal imprisonment is called:
(A) Writ of Error
(B) Writ of Certiorari
(C) Habeas Corpus ✓

(D) Writ of Mandamus

26. Which King of France said, "L'etat, c'estmoi" ("l am the state")?
(A) Louis IX
(B) Louis XIV ✓

(C) Louis XX
(D) Louis XVI

27. Beside England, United Kingdom consists of:
(A) Scotland, Sardinia and Wales
(B) Northern Ireland, Wales and Iceland
(C) Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland ✓

(D) Wales, Scotland and Faeroe Island

28. In Britain, the office of the Prime Minister came into existence in the time of:
(A) Hanoverians ✓
(B) Normans
(C) Stuarts
(D) None of these

29. The quorum of British House of Lords is
(A) 2
(B) 3 ✓

(C) 6
(D) 11

30. When was the Magna Carta signed by King John of England?
(A) 1213
(B) 1290
(C) 1215 ✓

(D) 1220

31. In which century “Theory of Divine Right of King” was presented by King James of England?
(A) 17th
(B) 19th
(C) 18th
(D) 16th ✓


32. In UK, “Right Honorable" is the title of:
(A) Cabinet Ministers
(B) Members of the Privy Council ✓

(C) Judges of the Court
(D) Members House of commons

33 The smallest administrative unit in British Local Seif Government is:
(A) Parish ✓
(B) County
(C) District
(D) Borough

34. The number of amendments made in the American Constitution is:
(A) 25
(B) 26
(C) 27 ✓

(D) 28

35. The author of the American Declaration of Independence was:
(A) Thomas Paine
(B) George Washington
(C) James Madison
(D) Thomas Jefferson ✓


36. Which American state is called “The Mother of Presidents"?
(A) Ohio
(B) Virginia ✓

(C) Florida
(D) New York

37. Minimum age of candidate to contest the elections of American Senate is:
(A) 30 ✓
(B) 25
(C) 35
(D) 40

38. The most Important achievement of Abraham Lincoln was:
(A) Strengthening of democracy
(B) Abolition of slavery ✓

(C) Supremacy of constitution
(D) Women's rights

39. The Electoral College in United States comprises:
(A) 520 Electors
(B) 542 Electors
(C) 538 Electors ✓

(D) 565 Electors

40. System of “Administrative Law” is provided in the Constitution of:
(A) USA ✓
(B) France
(C) UK
(D) India

41. State of France is:
(A) Unitary ✓
(B) Federation
(C) Confederation
(D) None of these

42. The constitutional history of France begins with the French Revolution of:
(A) 1785
(B) 1779
(C) 1789 ✓

(D) 1798

43. The Lengthiest written constitution of the world is of:
(A) China
(B) France
(C) India ✓

(D) Switzerland

44. In Pakistan, Islam was declared as State religion under the Constitution of:
(A) 1956
(B) 1962
(C) 1973 ✓

(D) 1985

45. Constitution of Pakistan -1962 had how many articles?
(A) 245
(B) 250 ✓

(C) 280
(D) 297

46. Pakistan joined United Nations on:
(A) 28 August 1947
(B) 25 November 1947
(C) 30 September 1947 ✓

(D) 27 October 1947

47. Total members of Senate of Pakistan is:
(A) 87
(B) 110
(C) 100
(D) 104 ✓


48. Who wrote "The Myth of Independence"?
(A) I. H. Qureshi
(B) JawharLal Nehru
(C) Zulfiqar AB Bhutto ✓

(D) K. K. Aziz

49. Quaid-Azam joined All India Muslim League in:
(A) 1910
(B) 1913 ✓

(C) 1915
(D) 1923

50. The first movement launched against British in India was:
(A) Quit India Movement
(B) Khilafat Movement
(C) Swadeshi Movement ✓

(D) Non-Cooperation Movement

51. In which year Urdu-Hindi Controversy was started?
(A) 1862
(B) 1864
(C) 1867 ✓

(D) 1868

52. In which year Minto-Morley Reforms were introduced in India?
(A) 1907
(B) 1909 ✓

(C) 1911
(D) 1919

53. Stanley Wolpert is the author of:
(A) India Wins Freedom
(B) Jinnah: Creator of Pakistan
(C) Emergence of Pakistan
(D) Jinnah of Pakistan ✓


54. Al Farabi was author of:
(A) AJ-Madinat Al-Fadilah ✓

(B) SiyasatNameh
(C) Al-Ahkam AJ-Sultaniyyah
(D) Tahafut al-falasifa

55. Allama Iqbal did his M.A. in Philosophy from Government College Lahore in the yean
(A) 1890
(B) 1899 ✓

(C) 1895
(D) 1889

56. Keemyae-Saadat was written by:
(A) Allama Iqbal
(B) Imam Ghazali ✓

(C) AbuNasar Farabi
(D) Nizam-ul-MulkToosi

57. The theory of 'Group Mind’ was enunciated by:
(A) Ibn-e-Khuldun ✓
(B) Al-Ghazali
(C) Al-Farabi
(D) Al-Mauwardi

58. "Reconstruction of Religious Thought in Islam* was written by:
(A) Al-Mauwardi
(B) Al-Farabi
(C) Ibn-e-Khaldun
(D) None of these ✓


59. Who brought constitutional theory of Islam In the line with political reality of his time?
(A) Al-Ghazali
(B) Abu NasarFarabl
(C) Ibn-e-Khaldun
(D) Al-Mauwardi ✓


60. The Greek Philosopher Plato died in:
(A) 347 B.C ✓
(B) 325 B.C
(C) 383 B.C
(D) 358 B.C

61. In which year ‘Treaty of Westphalia' ending the Thirty Years War was signed?
(A) 1684
(B) 1648 ✓

(C) 1888
(D) 1848

62. Glasnost means:
(A) Re-construction ✓

(B) . Greater accountability and openness
(C) Workers
(D) Equality of people and place

63. In which year World War II ended? «
(A) 1949
(B) 1948
(C) 1947
(D) 1945 ✓


64. In which year General Assembly of the United Nations adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
(A) 1947
(B) 1948 ✓

(C) 1949
(D) 1946

65. Who is known as the “Iron Lady"?
(A) Benazir Bhutto
(B) Condoleezza Rice
(C) Margaret Thatcher ✓

(D) Hillary Clinton

66. German attack on Poland was the immediate cause of:
(A) World War I
(B) World War II ✓

(C) 30 Years War
(D) Eastern European Crisis

67. The strategic rivalry between the British Empire and the Russian Empire for supremacy in Central Asia is termed:
(A) The Great Game ✓

(B) Grand Design
(C) Clash of Giants
(D) Hone of these

68. The Soviet Union was dissolved in:
(A) 1990
(B) 1991 ✓

(C) 1992
(D) 1993

69. The slogan "No taxation without representation" was first raised during American Revolution in:
(A) Boston Tea Party ✓
(B) Philadelphia Congress
(C) Massachusetts Assembly
(D) None of these

70. Which is not an official language of United Nations?
(A) Arabic
(B) French
(C) Chinese
(D) German ✓


71. In UN, which country does not possess veto power:
(A) France
(B) Germany ✓

(C) Britain
(D) China

72. How many judges are members of the International Court of Justice?
(A) 9
(B) 12
(C) 15 ✓

(D) 20

73. How many members SAARC has?
(A) 7
(B) 11
(C) 8 ✓

(D) 12

74. The first summit of SAARC was held in:
(A) Islamabad
(B) Colombo
(C) Delhi
(D) Dhaka ✓

75. The members of NAFTA are:
(A) Mexico, Canada, US ✓

(B) US, Mexico, Brazil
(C) Canada, Mexico, Britain
(D) Mexico, US, Bolivia

76. Under which amendment in 1990, the U.S. suspended all economic aid and military assistance to Pakistan?
(A) Pressler
(B) Brown
(C) Glenn
(D) Symington ✓


77. In which year Cripps Mission came India?
(A) 1927
(B) 1928
(C) 1942 ✓

(D) 1946

78. John Locke wrote the book:
(A) Leviathan
(B) Two Treaties of Government ✓

(C) The Social Contract
(D) Prince

79. Montesquieu wrote the book:
(A) Candied
(B) Persian Letters ✓

(C) Discourse on Equality
(D) Politics

80. Grammar of Politics was written by:
(A) Laski ✓
(B) Laswell
(C) Gilchrist
(D) Gamer

81. The Social Contract' was written by:
(A) Locke
(B) Rousseau ✓

(C) Hobbes
(D) Marx

82. Indian Independence Act was passed on:
(A) 14th August 1947
(B) 18th July 1947 ✓

(C) 24th October 1948
(D) 3rd June 1948

83. What was the total number of Princely states in the sub-continent during British Rule?
(A) 535
(B) 435
(C) 635 ✓

(D) 630

84. Objectives Resolution was passed on:
(A) 23 March 1948
(B) 15 March 1949
(C) 12 March 1949 ✓

(D) 24 March 1949

85 Life of a Presidential Ordinance is:
(A) 3 Months
(B) 2 Months
(C) 4 Months ✓

(D) 6 Months

86. Retirement age of a Supreme Court judge is:
(A) 60 Years
(B) 66Years
(C) 65 Years ✓

(D) 63Years

87. Indus Basin Treaty was signed in:
(A) 1961
(B) 1960 ✓

(C) 1962
(D) 1963

88. When was Baluchistan given the provincial status?
(A) 1967
(B) 1965
(C) 1970 ✓

(D) 1971

89. Pakistan shares her eastern border with which country?
(A) India ✓
(B) China
(C) Iran
(D) Afghanistan

90. Popularity of Ibn-e- Khaldun relates to which subject?
(A) Political Science
(B) Economics
(C) Sociology ✓

(D) Philosophy

91. “Politics" was written by:
(A) Thomas Hobbes
(B) Aristotle ✓

(C) Plato
(D) Karl Marx

92. Who propounded “Patriarchal Theory"?
(A) Aristotle
(B) Louis XIV ✓

(C) Sir Henry Maine
(D) T.H. Green

93. Thomas Hobbes was the exponent of:
(A) Absolute Sovereignty
(B) Universal Sovereignty
(C) Titular Sovereignty ✓

(D) Limited Sovereignty

94. World War I stared in:
(A) 1916 ✓

(B) 1915
(C) 1912
(D) 1914

95. Tashkent Declaration was signed in:
(A) 1965
(B) 1966
(C) 1968
(D) 1967 ✓


96. Who was the second Prime Minister of Pakistan?
(A) Muhammad AN Bogra
(B) Ch. Muhammad All
(C) Khawaja Nazimudin ✓

(D) I.I. Chundrigarh

97. When was ‘One Unif established in Pakistan? 
(A) 1955 ✓
(B) 1954
(C) 1956
(D) 1957

98. Length of Pak-Afghan border is:
(A) 2440 KM
(B) 1280 KM
(C) 4246 KM
(D) 2252 KM ✓


99. Pakistan joined Non Aligned Movement in:
(A) 1980
(B) 1978
(C) 1979 ✓

(D) 1977

100. In which year, Sir Syed Ahmed Khan established the MAO College?
(A) 1860
(B) 1865
(C) 1877 ✓

(D) 1875

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