CSS Constitutional Law 2009



Q.1. Select the best option/answer and fill in the appropriate box on the Answer Sheet. (20)

(i) What is the constitutional title used for the British head of the state?.

 (a) Prime Minister

 (b) Crown

 (c) Monarch

 (d) None of these

(ii) Parliamentary system of UK is the product of:

 (a) Rule of Law

 (b) Conventions

 (c) Prerogations of crown

 (d) None of these

(iii) Which Act of parliaments protects the Independence of judiciary in UK?

 (a) Bill of Rights

 (b) Magna Carta

 (c) Act of Settlement

 (d) None of these

(iv) The office of the British Prime Minster is the creature of:

 (a) Customs

 (b) Precedent

 (c) Act of Parliament

 (d) None of these

(v) The English Common Law is based on:

 (a) Statute Law

 (b) Precedents

 (c) Conventions

 (d) None of these

(vi) How many US Presidents actually faced impeachment?

 (a) One

 (b) Two

 (c) Three

 (d) None of these

(vii) The Bill of Rights became part of US constitution in the year:

 (a) 1776

 (b) 1789

 (c) 1791

 (d) None of these

(viii) On what date the electors for the election of President are elected under the US Constitution?

 (a) 1st Tuesday of November, leap year

 (b) 4th November, leap year

 (c) Tuesday after 1st Monday of November, leap year

 (d) None of these

(ix) An Amendment in the US constitution becomes effective on its approval by the congress and a minimum special number of states which is:

 (a) Abstract majority

 (b) 2/3 States

  (c) ¾ states

 (d) None of these

(x) What is the maximum continuous period a person can be President of USA.

 (a) 04 years

 (b) 08 years

 (c) more than 08 years

 (d) None of these

(xi) What is term used for upper house under Indian constitution?

 (a) Council of states

 (b) Lok Subha

 (c) Senate

 (d) None of these

(xii) The federating units of India are called:

 (a) Provinces

 (b) Territories

 (c) States

 (d) None of these

(xiii) Who appoints the Governors in India?

 (a) President

 (b) Prime Minister

 (c) Parliament

 (d) None of these

(xiv) The Indian Government at national level is called?

 (a) Federal Government

 (b) Central Government

 (c) Union Government

 (d) None of these

 (xv) The Prime Minister of India is:

 (a) elected by Parliament

 (b) elected by upper house

 (c) appointed by President

 (d) None of these

(xvi) What is the commencing Day of Pakistan Constitution 1973?

 (a) 1st January 1973

 (b) 23rd March 1973

 (c) 14th August 1973

 (d) None of these

(xvii) Which Article of Pakistan Constitution 1973 deals with ‘Islamic Way of Life’?

 (a) Article-2

 (b) Article-4

 (c) Article-37

 (d) None of these

(xviii) The Northern Areas of Pakistan are under the control of:

 (a) NWFP Government

 (b) Azad Jammu & Kashmir Government

 (c) Federal Government

 (d) None of these

(xix) Article 184 of Constitution of Pakistan 1973 provides for:

 (a) original jurisdiction of supreme court

 (b) appellate jurisdiction of supreme court

 (c) advisory jurisdiction of supreme court

 (d) None of these

(xx) What is the ordinary life of a gubernatorial Ordinance under the Constitution of Pakistan 1973?

 (a) Unlimited

 (b) 3 months

 (c) 4 months

 (d) None of these


Q.2. Discuss the supremacy of British Parliament in its historical context by giving examples from British constitutional history. Are there any practical limitation on its supremacy? (20)

Q.3. What are the sources of British constitution? Explain them with reference to their significance. (20)

Q.4. Discuss in detail the role of Senate in USA? (20)

Q.5. Explain the concept of ‘Due Process of Law’ under US Constitution and compare it with ‘Rule of Law’ in United Kingdom. (20)

Q.6. Discuss the provision of Pakistan Constitution relating to Human Rights. (20)

Q.7. Explain Federation under the Constitution of India. (20)

Q.8. Explain the system of Droit Administrating in France. (20)