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Chapter 1 What is Democracy ? Why Democracy?


Choose the correct option:

1. Democracy improves the quality of decision-making because:

(a) Decisions are taken by educated people

(b) Decisions are taken by consultation and discussion

(c) Decisions are taken over a long period of time

(d) All decisions are approved by judiciary

2. How does democracy allow us to correct its own mistakes?

(a) Mistakes are hidden and cannot be corrected

(b) Re-electing the same government to enable it to correct its mistakes

(c) The rulers can be changed

(d) none of the above

3. The most common form that democracy takes in our time is that of

(a) Limited democracy

(b) representative democracy

(c) Maximum democracy

(d) none of the above

4. Which body in Indian political system is an example of direct democracy?

(a) Zilla Parishad

(b) Panchayat Samiti

(c) Gram Sabha

(d) Vidhan Sabha

5. Which of these is an example of perfect democracy?

(a) USA

(b) UK

(c) India

(d) None of the above

6. Which of these is not a feature of monarchy, dictatorship or one-party rule?

(a) Censorship of press

(b) No opposition party or parties

(c) Citizens taking part in politics

(d) One-man rule

7. What do we mean by a democratic decision ?

(a) Decision taken by a parliament

(b) Decision taken by an executive

(c) Decision taken by head of a state

(d) Decision taken by discussions and consultations

8. In context of an ideal democracy , “True democracy will come to this country only

When no one goes…………………

(a) Unemployed

(b) Landless

(c) hungry to bed

(d) none of the above

9. Which one of the following is considered as an accountable form of government ?

(a) Autocratic government

(b) Dictator government

(c) Democratic government

(d) Military government

10. Since its independence in…………….. Mexico holds elections after every six years to

elects its president.

(a) 1930

(b) 1928

(c) 1935

(d) 1947

11. The most common form of Democracy is

(a) Proportional Democracy

(b) Representative Democracy

(c) Liberal Democracy

(d) Direct Democracy

12. After which regular intervals, elections are held in China for electing the country’s

Parliament ?

(a) 6 years

(b) 4 years

(c) 5 years

(d) 7 years

13. Which form of government requires all citizens to take part in politics ?

(a) Monarchy

(b) Dictatorship

(c) One - party government

(d) Democracy

14. Democracy is a form of government in which the rulers are elected by

(a) Rich people

(b) Royal families

(c) The king

(d) The people

15. The principle of democracy is applicable to

(a) Right of speech only

(b) Political rights only

(c) Any sphere of life

(d) Right to life only

16. In a Democracy , the final decision- making power is in hand of those who are

(a) Nominated by the government

(b) Elected by the people

(c) Authorised by the president to do so

(d) Authorised by the prime minister to do so

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