Polity Quiz 27th Nov 2017

By: D.K Chaudhary

Q.1   The speaker can ask a member of the house to stop speaking and let another member speak. This phenomenon is known as: (I. A. S 2000)

(A)      Decorum                              (B)      Crossing the floor

(C)       Interpellation                     (D)      Yielding the floor

Ans:- (D)

To maintain the  highest tradition of parliamentary system and proper functioning of parliamentary democracy, it is  essential for the members of parliament to observe a certain standard  of conduct, both inside the house as well as outside the house. Their  behavior should be such as to enhance the dignity of parliament and its members in general. Phenomenon given in options are described as under-

1.     While the house is sitting every member should enter and leave the chamber with decorum and in such a manner as not disturb the proceedings in the house.

2.     A member is not to “cross the floor” i.e. pass between the chair and another member while  the latter is speaking. A member is not to leave the chamber when the speaker is addressing the house. Every member has to resume his seat as soon as the speaker rises to speak or calls out order.

3.     Interpellation is a parliamentary procedure of demanding that a government official explains some Act, or policy.

4.     The speaker can stop a member of parliament from speaking and let member speak. This phenomenon is known as wielding the floor.


Q.2   Zero hour is the contribution of which country to the parliamentary system? (UP. PCS 2004)

(A)      India                          (B)      America

(C)       Britain                       (D)      Switzerland

Ans:- (A)

Zero Hour is an Indian innovation in the field of parliamentary procedure and has been existence since 1962. It is not mentioned in the rules of procedure. It is a formal device to the members of the parliament to raise matters of national and international importance. Zero hour starts immediately after Question Hour and lasts until the agenda for the day (i.e. regular business of the parliament)  formally, it starts with 12:00 noon and ends on 1:00 P.M , i.e. for one hour.


Q.3   What could be the maximum time limit of “Zero Hour” in the Lok Sabha? (UP. PCS 2007)

(A)      30 Minutes                         (B)      One Hour

(C)       Indefinite period               (D)      Two Hours

Ans:- (B)

See the explanation of above question.


Q.4   Time of zero hour in parliament is? (UP. PCS 2015)

(A)      9am to 10 am                                 (B)      10am to 11am

(C)       11am to 12am                                (D)      12 noon to 1:00 pm.

Ans:- (D)

See the explanation of above question.


Q.5   Zero Hour in political jargon refers to? (B. PCS 2001)

(A)      Day when no business in parliament is done.

(B)      Suspended motion.

(C)       Adjourned time.

(D)      Question—Answer session.

Ans:- (D)

Zero hour in parliament starts at 12 noon. During this period the members can raise matters of importance. Especially those that cannot be delayed. It refers to question and answer session.


Q.6   The parliament can make any law for while or any part of India for implementing international treaties? (I.A.S 2013)

(A)      With the consent of all the states.

(B)      With the consent of the majority of states.

(C)       With the consent of the states concerned.

(D)      Without the consent of any states.

Ans:- (D)

 Article 253 of the constitution of India provides that the Union parliament can make any for implementing international treaties convention and obligations for the whole or any part of the territory of India. Union list entry 14 of the seventh schedule enumerates the power of union to legislate implementing treaties, agreement, and convention with foreign countries.


Q.7   Under which Article of the Indian constitution, the parliament can make laws on state list subject for giving effect to international agreements? (UP. PCS 2016)

(A)      Article 249                          (B)      Article 250

(C)       Article 252                          (D)      Article 253

Ans:- (D)

See the explanation of above question.


Q.8   Which one of the following statements is correct? (UP. PCS 2011)

(A)      A money bill is introduced in the Rajya Sabha.

(B)      A money bill can be introduced in either of the two houses of the parliament.

(C)       A money bill cannot be introduced in the Lok Sabha.

(D)      A money bill is introduced in the Lok Sabha.

Ans:- (D)

A money bill can be introduced only in the lok sabha. If any question arises whether a bill is a money bill or not, the decision of the speaker thereon is final. The speaker is under no obligation to consult anyone. A money bill cannot be referred to a joint committee of the house. Rajya Sabha is required to return money bill within a period of 14 days from the date of its receipt. Thus, Rajya Sabha may withhold the bill maximum for 14 days. [Art, 109(1)].


Q.9   A money bill passed by Lok Sabha is deemed to have been passed by Rajya Sabha also when no action is taken by the Rajya Sabha within? (UP. PCS 2016)

(A)      10 days                                             (B)      14 days

(C)       15 days                                             (D)      16 days

Ans:- (B)

See the explanation of above question.


Q.10   If a money bill is accepted in Lok Sabha, Rajya Sabha can without it maximum upto? (UP. PCS 2006)

(A)      One Months                                   (B)      One Years

(C)       Seven Days                                      (D)      14 Days

Ans:- (D)

The finance bill consists of two types of bill namely money bill and ordinary bill. In the case of a money bill, the council of state shall return the bill to the house of people within fourteen days, and the ordinary bill has no time limit. Since the options given in the question includes fourteen days and the infinite time limit has not been given. Hence, the finance bill has been taken as money bill. The money bill is introduced in Lok Sabha.

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