54 MCQs Of Political Parties

Political Parties

MCQs of Political Parties

SOCIAL SCIENCE | CIVICS | CLASS 10 | CBSE | NCERT | CHAPTER 06


1. A group of people who come close to each other to attain their common aim of power is known as…
(a) Political Party
(b) Interest Group
(c) Political leadership
(d) Factional group

2. India has…major National Parties?
(a) 4
(b) 8
(c) 6
(d) 10

3. Which of these is a National Party?
(a) INC
(b) BSP
(c) BJP
(d) All of these

4. Which of these is not a National Party?
(a) INC
(b) SAD
(c) BJP
(d) CPI (M)

5. Which of these is not a State Party?
(a) TDP
(b) DMK
(c) SAD
(d) CPI

6. Which of these is the main component of political party?
(a) Leaders
(b) The followers
(c) Active members
(d) All of these

7. Which of these is the function of political party?
(a) To contest election
(b) To form and run government
(c) To form public opinion
(d) All of these

8. Political party that runs the government is ….
(a) Ruling party
(b) Interest group
(c) Opposition party
(d) Factional group

9. The rise of political parties is directly linked to….
(a) Emergence of representative democracies
(b) Large scale societies
(c) Mechanism of restrain and support the government
(d) All of these

10. System with one party is known as….
(a) Uni-party system
(b) Multi-party system
(c) Bi-party system
(d) None of these

11. System of two parties is known as….
(a) Uni-party system
(b) Multi-party system
(c) Bi-party system
(d) None of these

12. System of many parties is known as….
(a) Bi-party system
(b) Multi-party system
(c) Uni-party system
(d) None of these

13. Which of these countries have Uni-party system?
(a) China
(b) North Korea
(c) Cuba
(d) All of these

14. Which of these countries have Bi-party system?
(a) India
(b) England
(c) France
(d) Pakistan

15. Any party with 6% of total votes in Lok Sabha or Assembly elections in four states and wins at least 4 seats in Lok Sabha is recognized as….
(a) National Party
(b) Regional Party
(c) State Party
(d) Factional Party

16. Which out of the following is a feature of 'Partisanship'?
(a) Inability to take a balanced view
(b) Similarity of views
(c) Represents the individual
(d) None of these

17. Who is a 'Partisan'?
(a) Disloyal party member
(b) Staunch party member
(c) Estranged party member
(d) None of these

18. How many parties are registered with the Election Commission of India?
(a) 500
(b) 650
(c) 700
(d) 750

19. What is meant by one-party system?
(a) One single party runs the government
(b) One single person runs the parties
(c) When the King rules the country
(d) When one party is allowed to contest elections

20. What is meant by two-party system?
(a) Two parties run the government
(b) Two members run a party
(c) Two parties run the government one by one
(d) Two parties contest elections

21. What system of government does India have?
(a) One-party system
(b) Two-party system
(c) Multi-party system
(d) None of these

22. What is an 'alliance'?
(a) One party contests elections
(b) Several parties join hands for contesting elections
(c) Two parties contest elections
(d) None of these

23. What are 'National parties'?
(a) Parties which have units in various states
(b) Parties which have no units
(c) Parties which have units in two states
(d) Parties which have units in all states

24. On what ideologies does the Indian National Congress rest?
(a) Communalism
(b) Socialism
(c) Federalism
(d) Secularism

25.. The Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) came to power in 1998 as the leader of:
(a) United Progressive Alliance
(b) Left front
(c) National Democratic Alliance
(d) None of these

26. Who is the founder of the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP)?
(a) Jyotiba Phule
(b) Kanshi Ram
(c) B.R. Ambedkar
(d) Sahu Maharaj

27. The main base of BSP is in:
(a) Punjab
(b) Delhi
(c) Haryana
(d) Uttar Pradesh

28. Which party enjoys a strong hold in Tripura, West Bengal and Kerala?
(a) CPI (M)
(b) CPI
(c) BSP
(d) BJP

29. Which party has been in power for 30 years now?
(a) BJP
(b) CPI
(c) CPI (M)
(d) NCP

30. Which party has advocated the coming together of all Left parties?
(a) CPI
(b) CPI (M)
(c) NCP
(d) INC

31. Which political party from the six main parties was formed as late as in 1999?
(a) BJP
(b) CPI (M)
(c) NCP
(d) BSP

32. Which out of the following is a 'state party'?
(a) BSP
(b) Rashtriya Janta Dal
(c) BJP
(d) NCP

33. Which political leader owns a football club called AC Milan and a bank?
(a) George Bush
(b) Barack Obama
(c) Berlusconi
(d) Nicolas Sarkozy

34. What is meant by 'Defection'?
(a) Loyalty towards a party
(b) Changing party allegiance
(c) Political reforms
(d) None of these

35. What is an 'Affidavit'?
(a) Over-regulation of political parties
(b) Decision-making body of the party
(c) Details of a contesting candidate
(d) None of these

36. Which of these is the challenge faced by political party?
(a) Lack of internal democracy
(b) Dynastic succession
(c) Growing role of money and muscle power
(d) All of these

37. Changing party allegiance form the party on which a person got elected is known as….
(a) Changing party
(b) Defection
(c) Mobility
(d) None of these

38. The party that loses the elections and does not form the government is called….
(a) Ruling party
(b) Interest group
(c) Opposition party
(d) Factional group

39. How many political parties are registered with the Election Commission in India?
(a) About 750
(b) About 150
(c) About 900
(d) About 250

40. Whom do political parties have to register themselves?
(a) State government
(b) Central government
(c) Election Commission
(d) None of these

41. What are the components of political parties?
(a) The leaders
(b) The active members
(c) The followers
(d) All the above

42. When several parties in a multi-party system join hands for the purpose of contesting elections and winning power, it is called….
(a) Alliance
(b) Uni-party system
(c) Group
(d) None of these

43. When was the Indian National Congress founded?
(a) 1785
(b) 1885
(c) 1985
(d) 1990

44. When was the Bhartiya Janta Party founded?
(a) 1970
(b) 1975
(c) 1980
(d) 1985

45. When was the communist party of India-Marxist founded?
(a) 1764
(b) 1864
(c) 1964
(d) 2004

46. What is the political election symbol of congress party?
(a) Symbol of Lotus
(b) Symbol of Hand
(c) Symbol of elephant
(d) Symbol of clock

47. ‘Lotus’ is a political symbol of which party?
(a) Indian National Congress
(b) Bahujan Samaj Party
(c) Bhartiya Janta Party
(d) CPI (M)

48. When was the Nationalist Congress Party formed?
(a) 1996
(b) 1998
(c) 1999
(d) 2000

49. Which party was formed under the leadership of Kanshi Ram?
(a) BJP
(b) BSP
(c) CPI (M)
(d) INC

50. How many seats have been secured by the INC in the Lok Sabha elections held in 2004?
(a) 19
(b) 119
(c) 145
(d) 120

51. Which is the principal opposition party in the Lok Sabha after the elections of 2004?
(a) Indian National Congress
(b) Bhartiya Janta Party
(c) Bahujan Samaj Party
(d) Communist Party of India

52. Which political party was in power in West Bengal without a break for last 30 years?
(a) INC
(b) BJP
(c) CPI-(M)
(d) CPI

53. Which of these is a state party?
(a) Biju Janta Dal
(b) Indian National Lok Dal
(c) Sikkim Democratic Front
(d) All of these

54. UPA stands for-
(a) Union Progressive Alliance
(b) Union Protested Alliance
(c) United Progressive Allowance
(d) United Progressive Alliance

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19 Questions of Political Parties

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1. (a) Political Party
2. (c) 6
3. (d) All of these
4. (b) SAD
5. (d) CPI
6. (d) All of these
7. (d) All of these
8. (a) Ruling party
9. (d) All of these
10. (a) Uni-party system
11. (c) Bi-party system
12. (b) Multi-party system
13. (d) All of these
14. (b) England
15. (a) National Party
16. (a) Inability to take a balanced view
17. (a) Disloyal party member
18. (d) 750
19. (a) One single party runs the government
20. (a) Two parties run the government
21. (c) Multi-party system
22. (b) Several parties join hands for contesting elections
23. (a) Parties which have units in various states
24. (d) Secularism
25. (c) National Democratic Alliance
26. (b) Kanshi Ram
27. (d) Uttar Pradesh
28. (a) CPI (M)
29. (c) CPI (M)
30. (a) CPI
31. (c) NCP
32. (b) Rashtriya Janta Dal
33. (c) Berlusconi
34. (b) Changing party allegiance
35. (c) Details of a contesting candidate
36. (d) All of these
37. (b) Defection
38. (c) Opposition party
39. (a) About 750
40. (c) Election Commission
41. (d) All the above
42. (a) Alliance
43. (b) 1885
44. (c) 1980
45. (c) 1964
46. (b) Symbol of Hand
47. (c) Bhartiya Janta Party
48. (a) 1996
49. (b) BSP
50. (c) 145
51. (b) Bhartiya Janta Party
52. (c) CPI-(M)
53. (d) All of these
54. (d) United Progressive Alliance