MCQ Questions for Class 11 Political Science: Ch 3 Election and Representation

MCQ Questions for Class 11 Political Science: Ch 3 Election and Representation

1. The minimum age of voting was 21 years till
(a) 1984
(b) 1987
(c) 1989
(d) 1990
► (c) 1989

2. When did the Election Commission of India got two more Election Commissioners?
(a) 1987
(b) 1989
(c) 1990
(d) 1993
► (b) 1989

3. In India who can vote under the concept of Universal Adult Franchise?
(a) Minors can also vote
(b) Only educated people can vote
(c) Foreign nationals can also vote
(d) Adults who have the nationality of India, have the right to vote irrespective of any caste, colour, creed or gender.
► (d) Adults who have the nationality of India, have the right to vote irrespective of any caste, colour, creed or gender.

4. The country that follows FPTP electoral system is
(a) Israel.
(b) UK.
(c) Netherlands.
(d) Argentina.
► (b) UK.

5. All eligible voters, living in a specified area, vote to elect their representative is termed as
(a) Functional representation
(b) Territorial representation
(c) Reserved representation
(d) Limited vote plan
► (b) Territorial representation

6. The example of proportional representation system is
(a) India
(b) UK
(c) Netherlands
(d) New Zealand
► (c) Netherlands

7. The authority that issues the notification for elections is:
(a) Prime Minister
(b) President
(c) Governor
(d) Chief Election Commissioner
► (b) President

8. After the polling has finished, the votes are counted under the supervision of
(a) Election Commission
(b) Polling Officer
(c) Returning Officers and Observers
(d) Delimitation officer
► (c) Returning Officers and Observers

9. The present composition of the Election Commission is a
(a) As decided by President
(b) One-member body
(c) Two-member body
(d) Three-member body
► (d) Three-member body

10. The electoral system, first past the post is also known as
(a) Proportional representation
(b) Direct election
(c) Separate electorate
(d) Plurality system
► (d) Plurality system

11. Which one of the following arguments is against the Universal Adult Franchise ?
(a) It is democratic.
(b) It ensures political equality.
(c) It makes people politically awakened.
(d) It inculcates anti-nationalism.
► (d)

12. The minimum age limit for exercising Right to vote in India is:
(a) 18 years
(b) 25 years
(c) 21 years
(d) 20 years.
► (a)

13. Which of the following statements about the reasons for conducting elections are false ?
(a) Elections enable people to judge the performance of the government.
(6) People select the representative of their choice in an election.
(c) Elections enable people to evaluate the performance of the judiciary.
(d) People can indicate which policies they prefer.
► (c) Elections enable people to evaluate the performance of the judiciary.

14. Territorial representation means:
(a) Geographical representation
(b) Minority representation
(c) Functional representation
(d) Class representation.
► (a) Geographical representation

15. Which of these is not a good reason to say that Indian elections are democratic ?
(a) India has the largest number of voters in the world.
(b) India's Election Commission is very powerful.
(c) In India, everyone above the age of 18 has a right to vote.
(d) In India, the losing parties accept the electoral verdict.
► (a) India has the largest number of voters in the world.
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