Social Science Class-10 Political Science: Federalism Question Bank Part – 1

1. Belgium shifted from a unitary form of government to

(a) democratic
(b) federal
(c) authoritarian
(d) none of the above

2. In federalism, power is divided between various constituent units and

(a) central authority
(b) states
(c) both (a) and (b)
(d) none of the above

3. In federal system, central government cannot order the

(a) principal
(b) local government
(c) state government
(d) none of the above

4. State government has powers of its own for which it is not answerable to the

(a) central government
(b) executive
(c) both (a) and (b)
(d) none of the above

5. Power to interpret the constitution is with the

(a) courts
(b) central government
(c) state government
(d) none of the above

6. The coming together federation is

(a) India
(b) Spain
(c) USA
(d) Australia

7. Who can make laws relating to the subjects mentioned in the Union list?

(a) Local government
(b) State government
(c) Union government
(d) State and Union

8. The municipal corporation officers are called

(a) Mayors
(b) MLAs
(c) Sarpanchs
(d) none of these

9. Federations have been formed with the two kinds of

(a) states
(b) routes
(c) people
(d) none of the above

10. When power is taken away from Central and State governments and given to local government, it is called:

(a) Centralisation
(b) Decentralisation
(c) Panchayat samiti
(d) None of these

11. Which among the following are examples of ‘coming together’ federations?

(a) India, Spain, and Belgium
(b) India, USA, and Spain
(c) USA, Switzerland and Australia
(d) Belgium, Sri Lanka and India

12. The Union List includes subjects like-

(a) education, forests, trade unions, marriages, adoption and succession
(b) residuary subjects like computers
(c) police, trade, commerce, agriculture and irrigation
(d) defense, foreign affairs, banking, currency, communications

13. Which one of the following states has become union territory of India?

(a) Uttarakhand
(b) Madhya Pradesh
(c) J & K
(d) Nagaland

14. Which one of the following countries is an example of ‘coming together’ federation?

(a) USA
(b) India
(c) Spain
(d) Belgium

15. Given are three reactions to the language policy followed in India. Which of the following holds true in the case of India?

(a) The policy of accommodation has strengthened national unity.
(b) Language based states have divided us by making everyone conscious of their language.
(c) The language policy has only helped to consolidate the dominance of English over other languages.
(d) All the above



1. (b)
2. (a)
3. (c)
4. (b)
5. (c)
6. (c)
7. (c)
8. (a)
9. (a)
10. (a)
11. (c)
12. (d)
13. (c)
14. (a)
15. (a)


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