Prelims Practice Questions 08-05-2019 – Test 1

1. What was the essence of the 24th Amendment to the constitution of India?
(a).It reversed the Judgement of Golaknath case and enabled parliament to abridge or take away any of the fundamental Rights under Art 368.
(b).It reversed the judgement of kesavan and Bharti case by giving Parliamentary approval on the doctrine of the ‘basic structure of the constitution’.
(c).It confirmed the judgement of kesavan and Bharti case by giving parliamentary approval on the doctrine of ‘basic structure of the Constitution’.
(d).It laid down the new doctrine of the ‘basic structure of the constitution.


2. Which one is not correct interpretation against the protection under article 20?
(a).No one can be awarded punishment which is more than what the law of the land prescribes at that time.
(b).No one can be awarded punishment for an action which became illegal by law some years later i.e. by retrospective application of a law.
(c).No Legal value of any statement in which a person has become a witness against himself i.e., any confession
(d).No Person can be convicted twice for the same offence.


3. What is part of right against exploitation given in articles 23 and 24?
(a) Abolition of trafficking in human beings
(b) Abolition of Begar (forced labor)
(c) Abolition of employment of children below the age of 14 years in dangerous jobs like factories and mines.
(d) Abolition of employment without payment even for compulsory services or for public purposes.


4. Right to life and personal liberty under Art 21 has been interpreted liberally and expanded which of the following are covered by Art 21?
(1) Right to travel abroad
(2) Freedom of Movement in India
(3) Right to primary education and rights of a person arrested
(4) Right to suicide and mercy killing


5. An Amicus Curiae is?
(a) Someone who helps the state prosecute the culprit by becoming an approver
(b) Someone who helps the accused by becoming a witness.
(c) Someone who is not a party to a case who offers information that bears on the case but who has not been solicited by any of the parties to assist a court.
(d) An observer of a higher court who has been sent to the subordinate court.


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