1. If a Chief Minister dies:
(a) the senior-most member of the Council of Ministers automatically becomes the Chief Minister
(b) the Council of Ministers automatically stands dissolved
(c) the Chief Justice of the High Court succeeds him as the Chief Minister
(d) the Governor immediately appoints a new Chief Minister
2. The portfolios are allocated to the various members of the Council of Ministers by:
(a) the Governor according to his discretion
(b) the Chief Minister
(c) the Governor according to the option indicated by the members
(d) the Governor after consulting the Chief Minister
3. The strength of the Council of Ministers:
(a) is fixed by the Constitution
(b) is determined by Parliament
(c) is determined by the State Legislature of every State
(d) is determined by the Chief Minister
4.The Chief Minister stays in office:
(a) as long as the Governor of the State wants him
(b) for a fixed term of 5 years
(c) as long as the Council of Ministers wants him
(d) as long as he enjoys the confidence of the majority party in the Legislative Assembly
5.Which one of the following is not an executive function of the Council of Ministers of a State?
(a) To run the administration of the State in accordance with the provisions of the Constitution
(b) to bring about necessary cohesion in the policies of the various ministries
(c) To formulate the policy of the State Government and give it practical shape
(d) To assist the President in the administration of the State during the President’s Rule in the State
6. Which one of the following is not legislative power of the State Council of Ministers?
I. Summoning and proroguing the session of either or both the Houses of the State Legislature
II. Determining the business and timetable of the State Legislature
II. Introducing the important Bills in the State Legislature
(d) I and II
7. The Union of India consists of:
(ii) Union Territories
(iii) Acquired Territories
(c) i and ii
(d) i, ii and iii
8. Which of the following statements is/are correct?
(i) The territory of the units of the Indian federation may be altered by Parliament by a simple majority.
(ii) The consent of a State Legislature is necessary before Parliament redistributes its territory.
(iii) The President’s recommendation is necessary for introducing in Parliament a Bill on redistributing territory of any State
(iv) The President must receive the State’s opinion before recommending a Bill on altering the name of the State.
(b) i and ii
(c) i, iii and iv
(d) i and iii
9. Consider the following statements
(i) Union of India comprises State and Union Territories of India
(ii) Territory of India comprises States and Union Territories of India
(iii)Union of India includes the States which are members of the Federal system
(a) i and ii correct
(b) ii alone correct
(c) ii and iii correct
(d) iii alone correct
10. The old name of which State and Union Territory is wrongly given?
(a) Karnataka – Mysore
(b) Tamil Nadu – Madras
(c) Lakshadweep – Laccadive, Minicoy and Amindivi Islands
(d) Meghalaya – Eastern Hill Province