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State True or False:

1) The State government has powers of its own for which it is not answerable to the central government.

2) The Municipal corporation officers are called Mayors.

3) 1980s was the era of coalition governments.

4) In the federal system, the central government cannot order the state government.

5) When the power is taken from the local and state government and give to the central government, it is called decentralization.

6) The State government can make laws relating to the subjects mentioned in the Union List.

7) Besides Hindi, India has 21 official languages.

8) Indian official language is Sanskrit.


1) The sharing of power between the ________ and ________ is basic to the structure of the Constitution.

2) ________ includes subjects of national importance such as the defence of the country, foreign affairs, banking, communications sand currency.

3) Areas like Chandigarh, Lakshadweep or the capital city of Delhi are called _________.

4) ________ is the political head of the Zilla Parishad.

5) Sources of the revenue for each level of government are clearly specified to ensure its ________.

6) In case of any dispute about the division of powers, ________ and ________ make a decision.

7) India, Spain and Belgium are example of _______ federations.

8) Both ________ and _________ are controlled by elected bodies consisting of people's representatives.

9) A few gram panchayats are grouped together to form what is usually called _______.

10) In a municipal corporation, an officer is called the ________.

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