Forms of Government and Democracy - Important Question Paper

9th Standard

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Social Science

Time : 01:00:00 Hrs
Total Marks : 50

    Part A

    Multiple Choice Question

    10 x 1 = 10
  1. Select the odd one

    (a)

    India

    (b)

    USA

    (c)

    France

    (d)

    Vatican

  2. Abraham Lincoln was the President of the ________.

    (a)

    USA

    (b)

    UK

    (c)

    USSR

    (d)

    India

  3. Kudavolai system was followed by

    (a)

    Cheras

    (b)

    Pandyas

    (c)

    Cholas

    (d)

    Kalabhras

  4. In which country has democracy originated?

    (a)

    India

    (b)

    Switzerland

    (c)

    USA

    (d)

    Athens

  5. From which language was the term “Democracy” derived?

    (a)

    Greek

    (b)

    Latin

    (c)

    Persian

    (d)

    Arabic

  6. Democracy as a government of the people, by the people and for the people defined by ____________.

    (a)

    Mahatma Gandhi

    (b)

    Jawaharlal Nehru

    (c)

    Abraham Lincoln

    (d)

    Herbert Baker

  7. Democracy began ________ years ago.

    (a)

    2000

    (b)

    2500

    (c)

    3000

    (d)

    3200

  8. Kudavolai system was a very notable and unique feature of the village administration of ___________

    (a)

    Cheras

    (b)

    Cholas

    (c)

    Pandyas

    (d)

    Pallavas

  9. This is the dominant form of government in the contemporary world.

    (a)

    Oligarchy

    (b)

    Monarchy

    (c)

    Theocracy

    (d)

    Democracy

  10. Indian citizen above _________ years of age can exercise the right to vote in India.

    (a)

    16

    (b)

    17

    (c)

    18

    (d)

    19

  11. Part B

    Fill in the blanks

    6 x 1 = 6
  12. The two types of democracy are _______ and ________

    ()

      Direct and Indirect

  13. An example for direct democracy is _________

    ()

      Switzerland

  14. India has a _______form of democracy

    ()

      Parliamentary

  15. _________ was the first Prime Minister of independent India

    ()

      Jawaharlal Nehru

  16. The first general elections were held in British India in the year __________

    ()

      1920

  17. The Parliament House in India was designed by _________ and _________

    ()

      Edwin Lutyens and Herbert Baker

  18. Part C

    Two Mark Questions

    5 x 2 = 10
  19. What do you mean by "Republic"?

  20. What is Democracy?

  21. Mention the salient features of Democracy.

  22. Will you have the right to equality under dictatorship? What would be the attitude regarding public opinion in such a country?

  23. How does democracy lead to a peaceful and a harmonious life among the citizens? Explain.

  24. Part D

    Three Mark Questions

    3 x 3 = 9
  25. Give Abraham Lincoln’s definition for democracy.

  26. Mention the forms of democracy

  27. Distinguish between direct and indirect democracy.

  28. Part E

    Five Mark Questions

    3 x 5 = 15
  29. Explain the conditions necessary for the success of democracy in India

  30. What is your opinion about democracy in India?

  31. Though democracy in India has been appreciated worldwide for its working there is still a lot of scope for improvement - Discuss.

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