Indian Politics

1. The Parliament of India cannot be regarded as a sovereign body because

A. it can legislate only on subjects entrusted to the Centre by the Constitution
B. it has to operate within the limits prescribed by the Constitution
C. the Supreme Court can declare laws passed by parliament as unconstitutional if they contravene the provisions of the Constitution
D. All of the above

Correct Answer: D. All of the above

2. The name of the Laccadive, Minicoy and Amindivi islands was changed to Lakshadweep by an Act of Parliament in

A. 1970
B. 1971
C. 1972
D. 1973

Correct Answer: D. 1973

3. The members of the Rajya Sabha are elected by

A. the people
B. Lok Sabha
C. elected members of the legislative assembly
D. elected members of the legislative council

Correct Answer: C. elected members of the legislative assembly

4. The members of the panchayat are

A. nominated by the district officer
B. the electorates of the respective territorial constituencies
C. nominated by local self-government minister of the state
D. nominated by the block development organization

Correct Answer: B. the electorates of the respective territorial constituencies

5. The power to decide an election petition is vested in the

A. Parliament
B. Supreme Court
C. High courts
D. Election Commission

Correct Answer: C. High courts

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