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MCQs on Human Rights & Human Rights Commission - 26

1. The spread of which of the movements is described with the euphemism ‘Tirupati to Pashupati’?

(A) Maoist Movement
(B) Hindu Revivalist Movement
(C) Telangana Movement
(D) Women’s Rights Movement



2. Which of the following statesman gave his famous ‘Fourteen Points’ to argue for the rights of the colonies?

(A) Winston Churchill
(B) Woodrow Wilson
(C) Ramsay MacDonald
(D) Franklin D. Roosevelt



3. A person can be arrested under the Preventive Detention Act for a duration of

(A) one year
(B) 24 hours
(C) three months
(D) six months



4. Violence as a plausible method of bringing out social change in a country is not the idea of

(A) Marx
(B) Gandhi
(C) Mao
(D) Lenin



5. The European Court of Human Rights came into being in

(A) 2007
(B) 2008
(C) 2009
(D) 2010



6. Name the thinker whose ‘Prison Diaries’ became classic in the Marxist discourse

(A) Karl Marx
(B) Mao Tse Tung
(C) Antonio Gramsci
(D) Ho Chi Minh



7. Name the author who wrote the book ‘Human Rights in a Post-Human World’

(A) V.N. Shukla
(B) M.P. Singh
(C) Upendra Baxi
(D) Amartya Sen



8. The idea of three generations of human rights is first of all given by

(A) Hugo Grotius
(B) Thomas Paine
(C) Karel Vasak
(D) Lucian Pye



9. As India’s original contribution to the art of constitution making, Granville Austin points out

(A) The Principle of Pith and Substance
(B) The Principle of Accommodation
(C) The Principle of Balance of Power
(D) The Principle of Checks and Balances



10. Who of the following was the leader of Naxalbari Movement in west Bengal?

(A) Jyoti Basu
(B) Buddhadeb Bhattacharya
(C) Amiya Kumar Bagchi
(D) Charu Mazumdar 




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1. The United Nations Commission on Human Rights (UNCHR) was established on

(A) 10th December 1946
(B) 10th December 1947
(C) 10th December 1948
(D) 10th December 1949



2. In 1948 the OAS charter for the protection and promotion of Human Rights was adopted in

(A) San Jose
(B) Vienna
(C) Strasbourg
(D) Bogota 



3. The Right to be registered as a voter is a

(A) Constitutional Right
(B) Fundamental Right
(C) Legal Right
(D) Human Right



4. The Anti-Slavery Society was founded in 1837 by

(A) P. Archer
(B) J. Peter
(C) P. Benenson
(D) D. Wilson



5. UN Charter had been adopted at San Francisco on

(A) June 23, 1945
(B) June 25, 1945
(C) June 27, 1945
(D) June 29, 1945



6. The World Summit for Social Development (WSSD) was held in March 1995 in

(A) Copenhagen
(B) Helsinki
(C) Hague
(D) Vienna



7. The objectives resolution was moved by Jawaharlal Nehru in the Constituent Assembly on

(A) December 13, 1946
(B) December 18, 1946
(C) November 16, 1946
(D) November 28, 1946



8. Who is the present Chairperson of National Commission for Women?

(A) Girija Vyas
(B) Mohini Giri
(C) Mamta Sharma
(D) Pornima Advani



9. According to the Constitution of India, which one of the following rights cannot be taken away during emergency?

(A) Right to speak
(B) Right to freedom of movement
(C) Right to life
(D) Right to organise



10. The Indian Civil Liberties Union was founded in

(A) 1916
(B) 1926
(C) 1936
(D) 1946




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1.Who was the first president of PUCL

(A) Jayaprakash Narayan 
(B) V.M.Tharkunde
(C) V.P. Singh 
(D) A.K. Gopalan



2.Sardar Sarovar Project is in ------------river

(A) Narmada river 
(B) Yamuna river
(C) Kaveri river 
(D) None of these



3.When was the PUCLDR formed?

(A) 1976 
(B) 2008 
(C) 2004 
(D) 1987



4.Who is the leader of NBA?

(A) Arundathy Roi 
(B) Metha Padker
(C) Kanshi Ram 
(D) None of these



5. Chipko movement was against------------

(A) Scarcity of Water 
(B) Cutting the trees
(C) Pollution Issue 
(D) None of these



6.Which movement focused on the displacement and rehabilitation?

(A) Chipko Movement 
(B) Narmada Bachavo Antholan
(C) Mittani movement 
(D) None of these



7.The terrorist using the method of ---------to gain their interest

(A) Persuation 
(B) Coercion
(C) Compulsion 
(D) Violence



8. What is the term of the chairman of the national Women Commission?

(A) 4 Years 
(B) 6 Years 
(C) 5 years 
(D) 8 Years



9. What is POTA?

(A) Prevention of Terrorist Activities Act
(B) Peoples organization against terrorist activities
(C) Prevention of Total Action
(D) None of these



10.Which institution protect the interest of the minorities

(A) The National Minority commission 
(B) SC/ST Commission
(C) Women Commission 
(D) Human Rights Commission




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MCQs on Human Rights & Human Rights Commission - 24

1. Which of the following is not correct?

(A) Human rights are universal.
(B) Human rights are subjective.
(C) Human rights are Constitutional.
(D) Human rights are incontrovertible.



2. Which of the following are considered third generation rights?

(A) Individual Rights
(B) Collective Rights
(C) Political Rights
(D) Economic Rights



3. Name the author of the book “A Theory of Justice”.

(A) John Rauls
(B) Karl Marx
(C) James Mill
(D) Harlod J. Laski



4. Human Rights Watch (HRW) was initially known as

(A) Human Rights Time
(B) Human Rights Initiative
(C) Human Rights Cell
(D) Helsinki Watch 



5. The Government of India has established National Handicapped Finance Development Corporation (NHFDC) under

(A) The Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment
(B) The Ministry of Human Resource Development
(C) The Ministry of Women & Child Development
(D) The Ministry of Rural Development



6. Which of the following is not a correct statement?

(A) Vienna Conference affirmed Indivisibility of Human Rights.
(B) Each State and its people have a separate set of Human Rights to observe.
(C) It is through democracy that rights of individuals and groups are reconciled.
(D) NGOs participated in the formal proceedings of Human Rights Conference for the first time in Vienna World Conference.



7. Who among the following argued that rapid economic growth would lead towards more democratization?

(A) Samuel Huntington
(B) Jagdish Bhagwati
(C) Amartya Sen
(D) Vanhanen



8. Which of the following is not true?

(A) All Human Rights are for all.
(B) Human Rights are interdependent but hierarchical.
(C) The Vienna Congress recommended for UNHCR.
(D) States should see that domestic laws conform to standards of Human Rights.



9. The General Assembly of the United Nations can pass the resolution on human rights issues and

(A) Compel States to change their internal laws to include more human rights.
(B) Recommend and request new human rights standards for inclusion in State’s internal laws.
(C) Leave the matter to States as to how they deal with human rights issues.
(D) Look into enforcement and implementation of human rights with the States.



10. The Persian weekly named Miratul Akbar in 1822 was started by

(A) Ram Mohan Roy
(B) Surendranath Banerjee
(C) Gauri Charan Banerjee
(D) Hara Chandra Ghosh




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1. When was the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights established?

(A) 2000 
(B) 1987 
(C) 1990 
(D) 1993. .



2. How many human rights treaty bodies are there?

(A) 
(B) 
(C) 
(D) 7



3. The Earth Summit was held in -------

(A) Rio-de Jeneiro 
(B) Stockholm 
(C) Johannesburg 
(D) Montreal



4. Sundarlal Bahuguna is connected with -----------movement

(A) Civil Liberty 
(B) Political 
(C) Chipko 
(D) NBA



5. Which country originally suggested the idea of an international treaty on the rights of the child?

(A) USA 
(B) India 
(C) Poland 
(D) Germany



6. Who wrote the book “A Theory of Justice”----

(A) John Rawls 
(B) Andrew Clapham 
(C) J.C.Johari 
(D) UpendraBexi



7. When was the slavery legally abolished in America?

(A) 1791 
(B) 1864 
(C) 1885 
(D) 1868



8. The Declaration on the Right to Development was adopted by the General Assembly in ----------

(A) 1976 
(B) 1975 
(C) 1986 
(D) 1990



9. Right to Development is a ---------- generation right.

(A) First 
(B) Second 
(C) Fourth 
(D) Third



10. Where the seat of the High commission for Human Right is located.

(A) London 
(B) Geneva 
(C) Paris 
(D) Rome




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MCQs on Human Rights & Human Rights Commission - 25

1. Which one of the following statements is not correct about the Refugees?


(A) They are outside their country
(B) Poverty as reason of being outside the country
(C) Absence of National protection
(D) Fear of persecution 




2. Right to Education is guaranteed under Article

(A) 14
(B) 19
(C) 21-A
(D) 21



3. Fundamental Duties are contained in

(A) Part IV Article 51-A
(B) Part IV Article 51-B
(C) Part III Article 35
(D) Part III Article 17



4. Who was the founder of the International Committee of the Red Cross?

(A) Henry Dunant
(B) F. Lieber
(C) Rousseau
(D) None of the above



5. The UN Sub-Commission on ‘The Prevention of Discrimination and Protection of Minorities’ was established in 1947 by

(A) General Assembly
(B) Security Council
(C) Commission on Human Rights
(D) International Court of Justice



6. Who among the following propounded the modern principles of Natural Justice?

(A) Locke
(B) J.S. Mill
(C) A.V. Dicey
(D) John Rawals



7. Guidelines for arrest of persons by the police were given by the Supreme Court in which of the following cases?


(A) Maneka Gandhi vs. Union of India
(B) Auto Sankar vs. State of Tamil Nadu
(C) Hussainara Khatoon vs. State of Bihar
(D) D. K. Basu vs. State of West Bengal



8. Which Amendment introduced the word ‘secular’ in the Preamble of Indian Constitution?

(A) 44th
(B) 42nd
(C) 93rd
(D) 16th




9. The legal positivism, a school of thought which does not accept human rights as merely moral or just was propounded by

(A) Plato
(B) Aristotle
(C) Hegel
(D) Austin



10. ‘Laissez faire’ philosophy is an anti thesis of

(A) Interventionist State
(B) Repressive State
(C) Soft State
(D) Welfare State




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