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1. What are three constituents of the Indian Parliament? (ICSE 2011) President heading the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha. 2. How many members can the President nominate to the (a) Lok Sabha and (b) Rajya Sabha? (ICSE 2009) Two and twelve 3. Explain the term Quorum. (ICSE 2009, 2005) Minimum 1/10 th of the total strength of the House to be present to conduct a meeting otherwise the meeting will be adjourned and no working will take place. 4. What is meant by Universal Adult Franchise? (ICSE 2008, 2013) All the citizens who are 18 years or more exercise their right of franchise by secret ballot in the elections after having their name registered in the electoral rolls. 5. What is meant by a Constituency? (ICSE 2008) A geographical division with a certain population which votes during the elections to select their choice of candidate.
6. Name the bill which cannot originate in the Rajya Sabha? (ICSE 2006, 2012) Money bill. 7. Name the law making body of the Union Government. (ICSE 2012) Parliament or Union Legislature. 8. What is the maximum period which can be allowed to lapse between two sessions of the Parliament? (ICSE 2007) Six months. 9. Which House of the Union Legislature has absolute power on Money Bills? (ICSE 1986) Lok Sabha. 10. Under what circumstances can the Union Parliament make laws on the subjects of the State List? (ICSE 2011) When Rajya Sabha votes by 2/3 rd majority to create an All India Services or for national interest it amends matters of the State List. 11. Who is the ex-officio Chairperson the Rajya Sabha? (ICSE 2005, 2006) The Vice President
12. What happens to the ruling government when a vote of no confidence is passed against it? (ICSE 2010) It resigns. 13. Mention one advantage of the Lok Sabha. (ICSE 2008) It acts as the voice of the people. 14. What is the term of office of a Rajya Sabha member? (ICSE 2008) They have a six year term in which 1/3 rd members retire by rotation every two years. 15. Name the body which elects the Rajya Sabha members. (ICSE 2007, 2011) All members of the State Legislatures and Union Territories by the system of proportional representation through a single transferable vote. 16. Mention one situation when both the Houses of Parliament meet for a joint session. (ICSE 2010) In case of a tie/deadlock 17. How is Speaker of the Lok Sabha elected? (ICSE 2000, 2013) Secret voting by all members of the Lok Sabha.
18. Elections in India are held by secret ballot. Give a reason for the fear. (ICSE 2011) So that people vote without fear of retaliation from those to whom they did not vote. 19. What is the difference in the term of office between the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha? (ICSE 2012) 5 years and 6 years with 1/3 rd members of Rajya Sabha retiring by rotation every two years. 20. What is meant by the term question hour in the context of parliamentary procedures in India? (ICSE 2007) Right to interpellation or asking questions with the permission of the Chair which may be starred or unstarred questions. 21. Mr. Gurudev was nominated by the President to the Rajya Sabha. Mention any one criterion on which the President would have nominated him. How many such members can the President nominate to the Rajya Sabha? (ICSE 2010) He should have done exemplary work as a professional like an artist, sportsperson, educationist, social worker, lawyer, poet, writer
22. What is the normal term of the Lok Sabha? (ICSE 2000) Five years 23. Why is the Rajya Sabha called a ‘Permanent House’? (ICSE 2014) As it cannot be dissolved and 1/3 rd of its members retire by rotation every two years. 24. State the minimum number of times the Lok Sabha must meet in a year. (ICSE 2014) Twice a year. 25. State two essential qualifications required for election to the Rajya Sabha? (ICSE 2004) Not hold an office of profit in the State or Central government. 26. What happens if the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha fail to agree on a non-money bill? (ICSE 2004) A joint session is called by the President to settle the issue. 27. What is the procedure adopted for resolving deadlock between the two Houses of Parliament with regard to an ordinary bill? (ICSE 2000) Have a joint session of both the Houses to resolve the matter.
28. An adult Indian citizen holding an office of profit under the State Government wishes to contest for election to the Lok Sabha. Is he/she eligible? Give a reason to justify your answer. (ICSE 2006) No, because the rule disqualifies such an individual who holds an office of profit in the state or central government. 29. Which body formulates the foreign policy of India? (ICSE 2012) Parliament of India or Central Legislature of India 30. How can a party in the Opposition in the Parliament play a constructive role? (ICSE 2003) By asking questions under right to interpellation and holding the ruling party accountable for any lapse/negligence/failure of policy or any other field. 31. What is the Constitutional provision with regard to the representation of the Anglo-Indian Community in the Lok Sabha? (ICSE 2000) The President may appoint such a member if he deems it fit to do so.
32. Name the two types of authority in a federal set up in India. (ICSE 2007, 2013) Central Government and State Government. 33. A Legislative Assembly has 230 members. How many members need to be present in order to enable the House to transact its business? (ICSE 2011) 23 as it is 1/10 th of the strength of 230 members. 34. A Legislative Assembly has 230 members. How many members need to be present in order to enable the House to transact its business? (ICSE 2011) 23 as it is 1/10 th of the strength of 230 members. 35. Mention one privilege of a member of Parliament. (ICSE 2005) Freedom of speech.