1. Article 51-A on Fundamental Duties was inserted into the Constitution of India through the
(a) 41st Constitution (Amendment) Act, 1976
(b) 44th Constitution (Amendment) Act, 1978
(c) 40th Constitution (Amendment) Act, 1976
(d) 42nd Constitution (Amendment) Act, 1976
2. The highest law officer in India is the
(a) Attorney General
(b) Advocate General
(c) Solicitor General
(d) Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of India
3. How many languages are there in the Eighth Schedule of the Constitution of India?
4. A Panchayat Samiti at the block level in India is only a/an
(a) 41st Constitution (Amend
(a) Administrative authority
(b) Co-ordinating and Supervisory authority
(c) Consultative Committee
(d) Advisory Body
5. Which of the following is NOT a fundamental duty as per the provisions of the Constitution of India?
(a) To uphold and protect the sovereignty, unity and integrity of India
(b) To join the Defence Forces of India
(c) To defend the country and render national service when called upon to do so
(d) To value and preserve the rich heritage of our composite culture
6. The Right to Education Act, 2009 (RTE) provides for free and compulsory education to
(a) All illiterate children of India
(b) All citizens of India
(c) Children aged between 6 and 14 years
(d) All children up to the age of 10 years
7. The question below consists of two statements, one labeled as ‘Assertion’
(A) and another as ‘Reason’ (R). Examine these two statements carefully and select the answers to these items from the codes given below.
Assertion (A): It is the legal and constitutional duty of the State to provide legal aid to the poor
Reason (R): No one should be denied justice by reason of his poverty.
(a) Both A and R are individually true and R is the correct explanation to A
(b) Both A and R are individually true but R is not the correct explanation to A
(c) A is true but R is false
(d) A is false but R is true.
8. Which was the law introduced by Sir William Bentinck to prohibit the practice of Sati?
(a) Bengal Sati Regulation, 1829
(b) UP. Sati Prohibition Act, 1828
(c) Indian Sati Prohibition Act, 1827
(d) Rajasthan Sati (Prevention) Act, 1830.
9. LEGAL PRINCIPLE: Nothing is an ‘offence’, if committed by a child below seven years of age.
FACT SITUATION: Adil, aged six years, is a student of class one. He placed his sharpened pencil on the bench with its pointed end up when his classmate Ajay stood up to answer a question from the teacher. Ajay gets hurt when he sits on the pencil and Adil and his friends have a good laugh. Ajay’s father, on seeing his son injured when he returns home, wants action against Adil.
(a) Adil has committed an ‘offence’
(b) Adil has not committed any ‘offence’.
(c) Childish pranks cannot be investigated by the police
(d) The class teacher must be arrested.
10. LEGAL PRINCIPLE: The doctrine of basic structure in Constitutional jurisprudence means that the Constitution of India has certain basic features that cannot be taken away through amendments by the Parliament. The power of judicial review is a part of the basic structure and it helps the constitutional Courts to determine whether an amendment is against the basic structure or not.
Answers: 1.(d), 2.(a), 3.(b), 4.(b), 5.(b), 6.(c), 7.(a), 8.(a), 9.(b), 10.(c)
The answers are suggestive. Kindly verify from the basic documents and recommended text book in case of doubts.