Q1: Which one of the following is a sectional interest group?
(a) All India Trade Union Congress
(b) MAOIST group in Nepal
(c) FEDECOR in Bolivia
(d) Backward & minority community Employees Federation
Q2 Which among the following is the special feature that distinguishes a pressure group from a political party?
(a) Parties take political stances, while pressure groups do not bother about political issues.
(b) Pressure groups are confined to a few people, while parties involve larger number of people.
(c) Pressure groups do not seek to get into power, while political parties do.
(d) Pressure groups do not seek to mobilise people, while parties do.
Q3 Which one of the following is not true regarding Bolivia’s Water War?
(a) The struggle involved mass mobilisation.
(b) A political conflict led to popular struggle.
(c) It resulted in the restoration of the water supply at the old rates
(d) It lacked spontaneous public participation.
Q4 Consider the following statements about pressure groups and parties.
I. Pressure groups are the organised expression of the interests and views of specific social sections.
II. Pressure groups take positions on political issues.
III. All pressure groups are political parties.
IV. Which of the statements given above are correct?
(a) A, B, and C
(b) A and B
(c) B and C
(d) A and C
Q5 Which one of the following is NOT the way to resolve a conflict in a democracy ?
(a) Mass Mobilisation
(b) Using Parliament
(c) Using Judiciary
(d) Armed Revolution
Q6: In Nepal, the pro-democratic movement was led by
(b) Human rightists
(d) Pressure Groups
Q7 Which one of the following is an example of public interest groups?
(a) Trade Unions
(b) Business Associations
Q8 FEDECOR comprised of :
(a) professionals like engineers and environmentalists
(b) leaders of political parties
(c) federation of farmers who did not rely on irrigation.
(d) confederation of household workers unions.
Q9 The interest groups like trade unions, business associations and professional bodies etc. are referred to as:
(a) Public Interest group
(b) Sectional Interest group
(c) Movement group
(d) Pressure group
Q10: Organisations that mobilize people with a view to win political power is called as
(a) Public Interest Groups
(b) Sectional Interest Groups
(c) Political Parties
(d) Movement Groups
Q11: One of the following did not grow out of movements. Identify it.
(a) Asom Gana Parishad in Assam
(b) All India Trinamool Congress in West Bengal
(c) DMK in Tamil Nadu
(d) AIADMK in Tamil Nadu
Q12 Who amongst the following Nepalese Kings was killed in a mysterious massacre?
(a) King Gyanendra
(b) King Birendra
(c) King Mahendra
(d) None of them
Q13 Which of the following statements is not true about Nepal?
(a) King Gyanendra, the new king of Nepal, was not prepared to accept democratic rule.
(b) Girija Prasad Koirala was chosen as the new prime minister of the interim government
(c) On 24th April, king Gyanendra conceded to all the demands of SPA.
(d) Nepal witnessed an extraordinary popular movement in April 2001.
Q14 Which one of the following is true regarding public interest groups?
(a) Promotion of collective good
(b) Suppression of some general interest
(c) Representation of interests of one section in society
(d) Betterment and well being of members of a particular group
Q15 Democracy evolves through
(a) Popular struggles
(b) Elections and political parties
(c) Pressure groups
(d) Social differences
1: (c) FEDECOR in Bolivia
2: (c) Pressure groups do not seek to get into power, while political parties do.
3: (b) A political conflict led to popular struggle.
4: (b) A and B
5: (d) Armed Revolution
6: (a) SPA
7: (c) BAMCEF
8: (a) professionals like engineers and environmentalists
9: (b) Sectional Interest group
10: (c) Political Parties
11: (b) All India Trinamool Congress in West Bengal
12: (b) King Birendra
13: (d) Nepal witnessed an extraordinary popular movement in April 2001.
14: (a) Promotion of collective good
15: (a) Popular struggles