Classical Political Philosophy MCQs

Classical political philosophy is characterized by the fact that it. was related to political life directly. It was only after the classical. philosophers had done their work on political philosophy.

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List of Classical Political Philosophy MCQs

1. Which one among the following is not written by M.N. Roy?

  1. The future of Indian politics
  2. Gandhism, nationalism and socialism
  3. New humanism
  4. Nationalism, rationality and revolution

Answer: D) Nationalism, rationality and revolution


Nationalism, rationality and revolution was not written by M.N Roy.

2. Mahatma Gandhi described himself as a?

  1. Liberal
  2. Socialist
  3. Philosophical anarchist
  4. None of these

Answer: C) Philosophical anarchist


Mahatma Gandhi described himself as a 'Philosophical Anarchist' and said, "In such a state (of affairs), everyone is his own ruler. He rules himself in such a manner that he is never a hindrance to his neighbor".

3. Who was the founder of Atmiya Sabha?

  1. Mahatma Gandhi
  2. Raja Ram Mohan Roy
  3. Aurobindo
  4. Buddha

Answer: B) Raja Ram Mohan Roy


In 1814, Raja Ram Mohan Roy formed Atmiya Sabha. Atmiya Sabha tried to initiate social and religious reforms in the society.

4. Who is regarded Buddhism as a moral and tolerant alternative to Marxism?

  1. Ram Mohan Roy
  2. Vivekananda
  3. B.R Ambedkar
  4. M.N Roy

Answer: C) B.R Ambedkar


B. R Ambedkar.

5. Essential principle of Satyagraha according to Gandhiji?

  1. Infinite capacity for suffering
  2. Non violence
  3. Truth
  4. All of the above

Answer: D) All of the above


All of the above


6. Is Swami Vivekananda's nationalism based on?

  1. Religion
  2. Vedanta
  3. Advaitha
  4. Socialism

Answer: A) Religion


Unlike western nationalism which is secular in nature, Swami Vivekananda's nationalism is based on religion which is the lifeblood of the Indian people.

7. Which of the following are the main basis of Tilak's nationalism?

  1. Discrimination
  2. Education
  3. Hindutva
  4. All the above

Answer: D) All the above


Foundations of Tilak's Nationalism: Discrimination, Education and Hindutva shows how, as opposed to being simply a struggle of the colonised against the coloniser's oppression, the anti-colonial struggle in India was much more nuanced and complicated.

8. Who said this "If a Hindu is not spiritual" I do not call him a Hindu?

  1. Mahatma Gandhi
  2. Vivekananda
  3. K Gopalam
  4. None of the above

Answer: B) Vivekananda


If a Hindu is not spiritual", says Vivekananda, "I do not call him a Hindu." In Swami Vivekananda's first major address before the Parliament of Religions, delivered on 19th September, 1893, he consistently uses the word 'Hindu' as indicative of religious belief.

9. Who is the father of classical politics?

  1. Aristotle
  2. Athenians
  3. Plato
  4. All the above

Answer: A) Aristotle


Aristotle is regarded as the father of political science. He was a great Greek philosopher. He was the first one to give a working definition of political science.

10. Who wrote the book "republic"?

  1. Athens
  2. Plato
  3. Both A and B
  4. None of the above

Answer: B) Plato


"The Republic" is a Socratic dialogue, authored by Plato around 375 BC, concerning justice, the order and character of the just city-state, and the just man.

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