Exercise 1

Question 16 :

The members of the Rajya Sabha are

A). directly elected by the people on the basis of universal adult franchise
B). elected by the members of the state legislative assemblies
C). elected by the members of the state legislative councils
D). elected by the members of the state legislative councils and state legislative assemblies
Answer : Option B

Explanation :

Members of Rajya Sabha are elected by the elected members of the Assemblies of States and Union territories in accordance with the system of proportional representation by means of the single transferable vote.

Question 17 :

The president addresses both the Houses of Parliament assembled together

A). during emergency session summoned for the purpose
B). every session
C). first session after each general election and the first session of each year
D). any session
Answer : Option C

Question 18 :

The president can dissolve the Lok Sabha on

A). advice of the prime minister
B). advice of the chief justice of India
C). recommendation of Lok Sabha
D). recommendation of the Rajya Sabha
Answer : Option A

Question 19 :

The president can expend out of the Contingency Fund of India

A). only with the approval of the Parliament
B). without the approval of the Parliament
C). only in the case of the national calamities
D). None of the above
Answer : Option B

Question 20 :

The pre-requisite for the enforcement of directive principles of the state policy is

A). an effective, hones government
B). socialist government
C). active opposition
D). adequate resources
Answer : Option D