Practice Questions on Hindu Law

Practice Questions on Hindu Law

  • Salus populi suprema lex​​ means:

  • The welfare of the people is supreme law

  • Public opinion is supreme over law

  • People are supreme over the law

  • None of the above

Ans. a

Rationale:​​ Salus populi suprema lex​​ means the welfare of the people is supreme law

  • Doctrine of ‘factum valet’ in the context of ceremonies of marriage cures ________.

  • Non observance of necessary ceremonies

  • Non observance of essential ceremonies

  • Both a and b

  • None of the above

Ans. a

Rationale: Doctrine of ‘factum valet’ in the context of ceremonies of marriage cures non observance of necessary ceremonies

  • In family disputes, the word ‘conciliation’ means _____

  • Bringing the opponents to harmony

  • Win over by hospitality over hostility​​ 

  • Making efforts to unite human beings affections in place of enmity

  • All the above

Ans. d

Rationale:​​ conciliation means to settle down the dispute amicably

  • Absence of free consent makes a marriage _______

  • Voidable

  • Valid

  • Void

  • Not a marriage

Ans. a

Rationale: if the consent of any of the parties to marriage is not free then it can be rescinded at the option of aggrieved party

  • The Hindu marriage and family institutions are based on the ______

  • Matriarchal system

  • Patriarchal system

  • Homiarchal​​ system

  • None of the above

Ans. b

Rationale: Hindu marriage and family institutions are based on the patriarchal system

  • Does terminating pregnancy without the husbands consent amounts to cruelty?

  • Yes

  • No

  • Either a or b

  • None of the above

Ans. a

Rationale: terminating pregnancy without the husbands consent amounts to cruelty against the husband as child belongs to both the spouses

  • Cruelty can be divided into _______

  • Physical only

  • Mental only

  • Both a and b

  • None of the above

Ans. c

Rationale: cruelty can be both mental and physical in hindu law

  • ​​ Intentional permanent forsaking and abandonment of one spouse by another without the other’s consent and without reasonable cause is

  • Desertion

  • Cruelty

  • Adultery

  • None of the above

Ans. a

Rationale:​​ when one spouse abandons the company of the other spouse without any cause for a minimum period of 2 years it is known as desertion

  • The Sati custom was abolished by

  • Warren Hastings

  • William Bentic

  • Lord Macaulay

  • None of the above

Ans. a

Rationale:​​ The Bengal Sati Regulation (Regulation XVII) was passed by the then Governor-General of India, Lord William Bentinck making the practice of Sati illegal in all of British India.

  • ​​ Sex with an animal is known as

  • Sodomy

  • Bestiality

  • Rape

  • All the above

Ans. b

Rationale:​​ Bestiality is cross-species sexual activity between humans and non-human animals, it is the crime of engaging in sexual relations with an animal

  • ​​ Hindu law includes

  • Codified law

  • Uncodified law

  • Both a and b

  • None of the above

Ans.​​ c

Rationale: hindu law is both codified an un-codified as there are certain customs prevailing in the hindu law which has not been codified

  • Which of the following is a school of hindu law?

  • Mitakshara School

  • Dayabhaga School

  • Both a and b

  • None of the above

Ans. c

Rationale: there are two schools of hindu law viz. Mitakshara and Dayabhaga

  • ​​ A person who migrates from one part of India to another carries with him his personal law. The statement is ______

  • True​​ 

  • False

  • Partly correct

  • None of the above

Ans. a

Rationale: it is true that a person carries his personal law with him where ever he goes

  • ​​ Which of the following is statement is correct?

Hindu law originally ____

  • Was not the result of legislature

  • Is divine origin

  • Was the result of legislation

  • Both a and b

Rationale: d

Rationale: hindu is a divine origin and it came out of customs

  • ​​ Personal laws are derived from ____

  • The Constitution of India

  • Legislations

  • Religious texts​​ 

  • None of the above

Ans. c

Rationale: personal laws are derived from religious texts and customs

 

 

 

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