Nature Of The Federal System Questions and Answers

  • 1. Which of the following is to about Indian federal system ?
   A.) The Indian federation is not the result of an agreement by the units
   B.) The component units have no freedom to secede
   C.) Structure is federal in form and unitary in spirit
   D.) All the above

Answer: Option 'D'

All the above

  • 2. Which among the following is the oldest federal system in the world ?
   A.) U.S.A
   B.) Switzerland
   C.) Canada
   D.) Canada

Answer: Option 'A'

U.S.A

  • 3. In which of the following cases the Supreme Court decided that the constitutional system of India is basically federal but of course with striking unitary features ?
   A.) Minerva mills v/s union of India
   B.) S.R. Bommal v/s union of India
   C.) Kesavanandabharathi v/s union of India
   D.) None of the above

Answer: Option 'B'

S.R. Bommal v/s union of India

  • 4. Which among the following is not the essential features of the federal system ?
   A.) Dual Government
   B.) Distribution of powers
   C.) Supreme Court
   D.) Parliamentary form of government

Answer: Option 'D'

Parliamentary form of government

  • 5. Indian Federation is?
   A.) Centralized federation
   B.) An Ideal federation
   C.) A decentralized federation
   D.) Nine of the above

Answer: Option 'A'

Centralized federation

  • 6. Federalism in India was set up to establish
   A.) Party less democracy
   B.) Democratic decentralization
   C.) Separation of power
   D.) Independent of Judiciary

Answer: Option 'B'

Democratic decentralization

  • 7. Double set of ‘Government’ in a federation means
   A.) Two provinces
   B.) Two houses of legislatures
   C.) Executive and Legislature are independent
   D.) Two tier-0ne at the centre and other at provinces

Answer: Option 'D'

Two tier-0ne at the centre and other at provinces

  • 8. Confederation is a
   A.) Weak union of the states
   B.) Strong union of states
   C.) Permanent union of states
   D.) None of the above

Answer: Option 'A'

Weak union of the states

  • 9. Article 1 of the constitution states “India that is Bharat shall be a union of states” which means
   A.) The states have created the federation by an agreement among themselves
   B.) The Indian federation is not the result of an agreement between the states
   C.) The Indian federation was created by the British by uniting the provinces and the Indian states
   D.) None of the above

Answer: Option 'A'

The states have created the federation by an agreement among themselves

  • 10. The federal Govt. in U.S.A has been strengthened by the
   A.) 1st amendment
   B.) 16th amendment
   C.)  26th amendment
   D.) 10th amendment

Answer: Option 'B'

16th amendment

  • 11. Canadian federation is a
   A.) True federation
   B.) Centralized federation
   C.) Both centralized and unicameral
   D.) None of the above

Answer: Option 'B'

Centralized federation

  • 12. The Indian federation is mainly based on the pattern of federal system found in
   A.) Canada
   B.) U.S.A
   C.) Australia
   D.) China

Answer: Option 'A'

Canada

  • 13. In which of the following countries can the centre effect changes in the names and boundaries of the state without the consent of the states
   A.) India and U.S.A
   B.)  India and Republic of Germany
   C.) USA and Canada
   D.) Australia and Canada

Answer: Option 'B'

 India and Republic of Germany

  • 14. Generally in a federal state the units are given equal representation. But in one of the following states the units have not been accorded equal representation
   A.) U.S.A
   B.) Australia
   C.) Nigeria
   D.) Canada

Answer: Option 'D'

Canada

  • 15. Federal systems of Canada and India possess the following common features
   A.) Both posses a written constitution
   B.) The pattern of division of powers between the centre and the state in both countries is identical
   C.) In both countries,the Supreme Court is the highest court and its decision is final
   D.) all the above

Answer: Option 'D'

all the above

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