Political Science-[FPSC-U.S A. CSS]/(USA) Political Science Public Opinion- Sample Test,Sample questions

Question:
  Amongst the agencies of public opinion the press plays an inportant role. Press can be an effective agency of public opinion only if:

1.It is committed to the policies of the government

2.It is free and impartial

3. It supports the cause of the weaker sections

4.It is highly critical of government policies

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Question:
  Education can help in the formation of public opinion when it:

1.Imparts committed education

2.Helps in developing moral character

3.Helps in developing sound physique

4. Helps in developing freethinking

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Question:
  Gallup Poll is:

1. A method of propagating a set of public opinion

2.A method of gauging public opinion on specific issues through sample questioning of individuals representing cross section of society

3.An American term used for midterm elections

4.A term used for general elections in

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Question:
  In which of the following countries opinion polls are extensively used to know the public opinion on current issues?

1.U.S.A.

2.U.S.S.R.

3.India

4.All the above

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Question:
  Legislature helps in the formation of public opinion because:

1.It is an important organ of government

2. It has the respobsibility of enacting laws

3.It practically controls the executive

4. It consists of elected representatives of the people

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Question:
  One of the strongest hindrances in the way of formation of sound public opinion is:

1.Propaganda of radio relevision and cinema

2.A dishonest and mischievous press

3.Progagands of political parties

4.Religious institutions

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Question:
  Public opinion can effectively be found out when:

1.There is economic inequality

2.There is no sharp social division

3.There is strict party discipline

4.There is spread of education

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Question:
  The importance of pblic opinion for the successful working of democracy lies in the fact that:

1. It shapes the policies of the government and exercises control over it

2.It works for the prosperity of the community

3.It protects the people

4.It ensures independence of judiciary

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Question:
  The political parties influence the public opinion by:

1.Propagating their own programme

2.By criticizing the government

3.By acquainting the people with important public questions

4.By keeping direct contact with the people

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Question:
  Which one of the following factors hampers the growth of a healthy public opinion in a country?

1.Free press

2.Political Parties

3.Poverty of the people

4.Illiteracy

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Question:
  Which one of the following is not a great hindrance in the formation of sound public opinion?

1.Disparity in wealth

2.Right to leisure

3. Lethargy of the people

4.Illiteracy

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Question:
 Certain features of public opinion are given below but one of them has been wrongly listed. Tick the same.

1.Public opinion is definite opinion

2.Public opinion is based on sound arguments and reasons

3.Gererally it is the opinion of the intellectual minority

4.Public opinion is based on common good

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Question:
 For the formation of sound public opinion it is essential that:

1.The government should be coalition one

2.The government should be non-aligned

3.The government should bot control mass media

4.There should be single party system

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Question:
 George Hoarace Gallup who invented the method of Gallup Poll hailed from :

1.Britain

2.Germany

3.Sweden

4.U.S.A.

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Question:
 If sound public opinion is to be formed for that it is essential that:

1.Press should be free

2. Religious bodies should be active

3.People should be given the right to property

4.There should be right to education

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Question:
 Of a government constantly ignores republic opinion:

1.People would become indifferent towards government

2.People would revolt against the government

3.The people shall cease to have any public opinion

4.It would greatly weaken the country and undermine the legitimacy of the government

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Question:
 Press can help in the formation of public opinion if:

1.It is under party control

2. It is under government control

3.It is highly critical of opposition policies

4.It is highly critical of government policies

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Question:
 Public opinion is commonly used to denote the aggregate of the views men held regarding matters that affect or interest the community. Who made the above statement?

1.Bryce

2.Barker

3.Garner

4.Graham Wallas

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Question:
 Public Opinion plays a vital role in:

1.Democratic system

2.Dictatorial system

3.Both democratic as well as dictatorial systems

4.The smooth working of all types of political systems

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Question:
 The hindrances in the way of formulation of sound public opinion are given below. Which one of them is not correct?

1.Unscrupulous press

2. Superstition and conservatism

3.Absence of civil liberties

4.Educational institutions

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Question:
 Which one of the following is a hindrance in the formation of sound public opinion?

1.Circulation of political literature

2.Freedom to political parties to spread ideas

3.Removal of illiteracy

4.Widespread illiteracy

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Question:
 Which one of the following is not true about political parties in the formation of public opinion?

1.These help in maintaining link between the people and the representatives

2. These provide political education to common man

3.These focus attention of the people on international political issues

4. These highlight failings and faltering of each other

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Question:
 Which one of the following is not true about the role of political parties in the formation of public opinion?

1.These hold public meetings

2.These spread political literature

3. These help in the selection of candidates

4.These highlight main political problems

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Question:
 Who compared the voice of the people with the voice of God:

1.Hobbes

2.Laski

3.Machiavelli

4.Green

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Question:
 Who said The success of democratic government depends upon the degree to which the public opinion is sound well developed and effective in controlling the actions and policies of government

1.Barker

2.Garner

3.MacIver

4.Gettell

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Question:
 Who said The success of democratic government depends upon the degree to which the public opinion is sound well developed and effective in controlling the actions and policies of the government?

1.Ernest Barker

2. H.J. Laski

3. Lord Bryce

4.Gettell

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Question:
Educational institutions help in the formulation of public opinion by:

1. Imparting education

2.By paying attention to the physical and mental development of students

3.By inculcating moral qualities

4.By cultivating habit of independent thinking and formulating correct opinion

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Question:
In a democratic government the importance of public opinion is wry great. Democracy becomes real only when there is strong and effective public opinion. Which one of the following statements is relevant regarding the meaning of public opinion?

1.Public opinion is necessarily majority opinion

2.Public opinion is the opinion of all the people of the society

3.Public opinion is opposed to common good

4.Public opinion is the reasoned and conscious opinion of the dominant action of community based on the ideal of general welfare and common-good

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Question:
Law and public opinion:

1.Are generally opposed to each other

2.Generally conform to each other

3.There is no relationship between the two

4.Law creates the public opinion

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Question:
One of the important agencies which help in the formation of public opinion is:

1.Cooperative societies

2.Controlled

3.Committed judiciary

4.Open platform

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Question:
One of the important agencies which help in the formation of public opinion is:

1.Free mass media

2.Unicameral legislature

3.Single party dominant government

4. Communist system of government

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Question:
Public opinion means:

1. Opinion of educated persons

2.Opinion of elites of the society

3.Majority opinion

4.Opinion of the majority which takes into consideration the interests of all

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Question:
Public opinion means:

1.Sum-total of confused and incoherent opinions held by different groups of citizens

2. Unanimous opinion of all the citizens

3.A definite opinion which is the result of a process of clarification and co-ordination of views held by different persons

4. Majority opinion

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Question:
Public platform is a better agency of public opinion than the press because:

1.It has direct appeal

2.It is the best way to win the support of the educated people

3.It can influence comparatively larger number of people

4.It has wider appeal

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Question:
The legislature in a democratic country can influence public opinion by:

1.Enacting laws

2.By prescribing the duties of citizens

3.By granting rights

4. By focusing public attention on various problems facing the country during the course of parliamentary debates

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Question:
There are numerous agencies for the formulation of public opinion. One of them has been wrongly listed below. Tick the same:

1.Political Parties

2.Radio and Cinema

3.Legislature

4.Judiciary

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Question:
Which of the following is an essential element of public opinion?

1.Public issues

2.Views of the majority but not of all

3. National thinking

4.Sense of common good

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Question:
Which of the following is not expected to be discharged by the public opinion?

1.To control the arbitrariness of the government

2.To awaken public consciousness on ;oblic issues

3. To help contact between de-facto and de-jure sovereign

4. To enable people to participate directly in the process of legislation

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Question:
Which one of the following agencies exercises maximum influence on the formulation of public opinion:

1.Educational institutions

2.Religious institution

3.Trade associations

4.Press and radio

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Question:
Which one of the following does not help in the formation of public opinion?

1.Newspapers

2.Educational system

3.Radio

4.Playground

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Question:
Which one of the following has been wrongly listed as an agency of public opinion?

1.The Press

2.Eeducational Institutions

3.Political Parties

4.None of the above

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Question:
Which one of the following is a great hindrance on the way of sound public opinion?

1.Controlled press

2.Free mass media

3.Cinema

4.Political literature

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Question:
Which one of the following is not a good method for removal of hindrance on the formation of good public opinion?

1.Press should be made free

2.Illiteracy may be removed

3.Economic inequality may be wiped out

4. Committed education should be encouraged

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Question:
Which one of the following is not a hindrance in the formation of public opinion?

1.Committed press

2. Controlled mass media

3. Single party political system

4.Widespread education

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Question:
Which one of the following is not very necessary for the formation of public opinion?

1.Cinema

2.Press

3.Neighbourhood

4.T.V.

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Question:
Which one of the following statements is the best definition of the public opinion?

1. The aggregate of all identical personal opinions on a specific issue

2.The sum-total of the opinions of a majority

3. The aggregate of personal opinions held by certain influential individuals

4.Politically significant views shared and voiced by relatively large segments in a political community

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Question:
Which one of the followings is suicidal to the growth of healthy public opinion?

1.Television

2.Radio

3.Cinema

4.Tellow journalism

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Question:
Who defined public opinion as the aggregate of the view men hold regarding matters that affect or interest the community?

1. J.S. Mill

2.Roucek

3.Lord Bryce

4.Laski

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Question:
Who defined public opinion as the opinion held by the majority and passively acquiesced in by the minority.

1.Lord Bryce

2.Laski

3.J.S. Mill

4.Lowell

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