Test: Key Elements Of A Democratic Government - 1


10 Questions MCQ Test Indian Polity for UPSC (Civil Services) Prelims | Test: Key Elements Of A Democratic Government - 1


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QUESTION: 1

In India, before Independence, only a small minority was allowed to vote and they therefore came together to determine the fate of the majority. Several people including _______ were shocked at the unfairness of this practice and demanded that all adults have the right to vote

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gandhiji said ‘ Adult suffrage is necessary for more reasons than one, and one of the decisive reasons to me is that it enables me to satisfy all the reasonable aspirations, not only of the Musalmans, but also of the so-called untouchables, of Christians, of labourers and all kinds of classes.’

QUESTION: 2

In India, before Independence, only a ____ was allowed to vote

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QUESTION: 3

The suffragettes in USA demanded the right to vote for all

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QUESTION: 4

The government is a system which governs the organization of the

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QUESTION: 5

The word democracy have been derived from

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The word Autocracy is derived from two Greek words: Autos meaning "Self", and Kratos meaning "Power". Thus we have "Autocracy", or autos-kratos meaning "Power to the Self" or Dictatorship. In contrast, Demos means "The People" in Greek. So we have "Democracy", or demos-kratos meaning "Power to the People".

QUESTION: 6

The most direct form of popular participation in forming a government is called

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Adult Franchise means giving the right to individuals govern themselves. This right is bestowed irrespective of their color, cast, creed, religion, economic status etc., so, this participation is the basic piller of democracy (both direct and indirect).

QUESTION: 7

The right to vote enables people to elect their

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Article 326 of the indian constitution povides right to caste vote to every citizen of india, regardless of sex, religion, race, caste etc. and to thereby select the representative of their choice. Its a democratic form of government i.e. from the people, by the people and for the people.

QUESTION: 8

A government is the organization, or agency through which a _____ unit exercises its authority and controls the actions of its citizens

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QUESTION: 9

Match the following 
a. Monarchy 
b. Democracy 
c. Suffrage 
I. Chosen by the people
II. Ruled by the king 
III. Right to vote

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QUESTION: 10

Mettur and Krishna Sagar dam is situated on which river

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