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Laxmikanth Test: Preamble - 1 - Question 1

How many times have been the Preamble amended till date?

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The Preamble has only been amended once through the 42nd Constitutional Amendment Act, 1976.

Laxmikanth Test: Preamble - 1 - Question 2

When was the Constitution of India adopted and enacted?

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The Preamble clearly mentions the date of adoption and enactment of the Constitution of India as 26 November 1949.

Laxmikanth Test: Preamble - 1 - Question 3

Which of the following words have not been used in the Preamble?

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The word federal is not used in the text of the Preamble.

Laxmikanth Test: Preamble - 1 - Question 4

Which are the three forms of justice mentioned in the Preamble?

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The Preamble assures the citizens Justice-social, economic and political.

Laxmikanth Test: Preamble - 1 - Question 5

Consider the following statements:
I. The Preamble provides the citizens the liberty of thought, expression, belief, faith and worship.
II. The citizens are entitled to unhindered liberty.
Choose the right answer:

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Statement 1 is correct: The Preamble of the Constitution of India provides for the liberty of thought, expression, belief, faith and worship.

Statement 2 is incorrect: Citizens are not entitled to unhindered or absolute liberty, but they do have the right to enjoy their liberties within the framework of the Constitution. 

Laxmikanth Test: Preamble - 1 - Question 6

The content of the preamble is heavily inspired from the Objective Resolution introduced in the Constituent Assembly by:

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The Objective Resolution was introduced before the Constituent Assembly by Jawaharlal Nehru on 13 December 1946.

Laxmikanth Test: Preamble - 1 - Question 7

Which of the following Constitution Amendment  Act was passed to amend the Preamble?

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The Preamble was only amended once and it was using the 42nd Constitution Amendment Act of 1976.

Laxmikanth Test: Preamble - 1 - Question 8

Which of the pairs in correctly matched _________.

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Secularism means a state free of any religion or there is no state religion. India practices the feature of secularism as mentioned in our preamble. 

Constitutional provision to freely practice and profess our religion is given under article 25, right to freedom of religion. 

Laxmikanth Test: Preamble - 1 - Question 9

Which among the following is not a word inserted into the Preamble under the 42nd Constitutional Amendment Act?

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The 42nd Constitutional Amendment Act of 1976 added: "Socialist", "Integrity" and "Secular" to the Preamble. 

Laxmikanth Test: Preamble - 1 - Question 10

Which of the following principles found in the Preamble discourages communalism?

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Fraternity, as per the Preamble, seeks to promote dignity of individual and national integration. Communalism seeks to divide the nation on religious lines and hence is discouraged for unity and integrity of the nation. Fraternity clearly captures this idea.

Laxmikanth Test: Preamble - 1 - Question 11

Who among the following designed the Preamble:

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Beohar Rammanohar Sinha of Jabalpur was tasked with designing the artwork on the Preamble.

Laxmikanth Test: Preamble - 1 - Question 12

Which of the following is not an objective preached of the Preamble?

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The word federalism is not mentioned anywhere in the Preamble. It is also not conveyed in any other way in the text of the Preamble.

Laxmikanth Test: Preamble - 1 - Question 13

Consider the following statements : 
1. The Preamble can not  be amended under Article. 368.
2. The original Constitution had words Sovereign Socialist Secular Demaocratic Republic in its Preamble.
Q. Which of the above is/are correct ?

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The Supreme Court, however, held that the Preamble is a part of the Constitution. The Court stated that the opinion tendered by it in the Berubari Union (1960) in this regard was wrong, and held that the Preamble can be amended, subject to the condition that no amendment is done to the ‘basic features’. In other words, the Court held that the basic elements or the fundamental features of the Constitution as contained in the Preamble cannot be altered by an amendment under Article 368.
Correct option is A.

Laxmikanth Test: Preamble - 1 - Question 14

Which of the following terms in the Preamble are not defined:

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The word socialist was introduced in the Preamble in 1976 but the term has not been properly defined and is vague.

Fraternity: All of us should behave as if we are members of the same family. No one should treat a fellow citizen as inferior.

Laxmikanth Test: Preamble - 1 - Question 15

Which among the following judgements ruled that the Preamble was not a part of the Constitution?

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One of the controversies about the Preamble is as to whether it is a part of the Constitution or not. In the Berubari Union case (1960), the Supreme Court said that the Preamble shows the general purposes behind the several provisions in the Constitution, and is thus a key to the minds of the makers of the Constitution. Further, where the terms used in any article are ambiguous or capable of more than one meaning, some assistance at interpretation may be taken from the objectives enshrined in the Preamble. Despite this recognition of the significance of the Preamble, the Supreme Court specifically opined that Preamble is not a part of the Constitution.

Laxmikanth Test: Preamble - 1 - Question 16

Prohibition of untouchability would under which of the following concepts:

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Untouchability has been prohibited in India and the term equality in the Preamble covers this aspect as well.

Laxmikanth Test: Preamble - 1 - Question 17

Who was entrusted with writing the original copies of the Constitution?

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The Constitution was handwritten by Prem Bihari Narain Raizada.

Laxmikanth Test: Preamble - 1 - Question 18

The language and ideals of the Preamble of Constitution of India is influenced / borrowed from which of the following constitution(s)?
1.USA
2.France
3.Australia
Select the correct option from the codes given below:

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Key Points

  • The American Constitution was the first to incorporate a Preamble.
    • So, the term and idea of the Preamble were borrowed from the Constitution of the United States of America.
    • The ideals of Liberty, Equality and Fraternity are borrowed from the French Constitution.
    • But, the language of the Preamble is borrowed from the Constitution of Australia.
Laxmikanth Test: Preamble - 1 - Question 19

When was the Objective Resolution accepted by the Constituent Assembly?

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Jawaharlal Nehru’s Objective Resolution was accepted by the Constituent Assembly on 22 January 1947. It heavily influenced the philosophy of the Preamble.

Laxmikanth Test: Preamble - 1 - Question 20

How many values are explicitly mentioned in the Preamble of the Constitution?

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There are 9 values or characteristics mentioned in the constitution- Sovereign, Secular, Socialist, Democratic, Republic, Justice, Liberty, Equality and Fraternity.

Laxmikanth Test: Preamble - 1 - Question 21

Which one of the following statements with regard to the Preamble to the Constitution of India is not correct?

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The statement that is not correct with regard to the Preamble to the Constitution of India is:
(iv) The Supreme Court has held that the Preamble cannot be considered as an aid to the legal interpretation of the Constitution, where the language is ambiguous.

This statement is not correct because the Supreme Court of India has indeed recognized the Preamble as a part of the Constitution and it can be used as an aid to interpret ambiguities in the Constitution. The Preamble sets forth the goals, values, and philosophy upon which the Constitution is based, and it has been referred to in various landmark judgments to elucidate the spirit behind the specific provisions of the Constitution.

Laxmikanth Test: Preamble - 1 - Question 22

 Which Supreme Court judgment affirmed the secular nature of the Preamble and the Constitution of India?

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The Kesavananda Bharati Case established the principle that the secular nature of the Preamble and the Constitution is part of its basic structure and cannot be altered by constitutional amendments.

Laxmikanth Test: Preamble - 1 - Question 23

In which Supreme Court case was the concept of the Preamble as the "identity card of the Constitution" emphasized?

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In the Keshavananda Bharati Case, the Supreme Court emphasized that the Preamble is the "identity card of the Constitution" and is an integral part of the Constitution.

Laxmikanth Test: Preamble - 1 - Question 24

Which Supreme Court judgment clarified that the Preamble is not a source of power to the government but a key to understanding the Constitution's objectives?

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The Supreme Court of India's 1960 Berubari Case clarified that the Preamble is not a source of power to the government. The case also stated that the Preamble is a key to understanding the Constitution's objectives, but it is not part of the Constitution and is not enforceable in a court of law.

Laxmikanth Test: Preamble - 1 - Question 25

Which of the following principles enshrined in the Preamble has been emphasized by the Supreme Court as an essential feature of the Constitution?

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The Supreme Court has emphasized the principle of equality as an essential feature of the Constitution, based on the Preamble's objectives.

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