Social Science Class-10 Political Science: Federalism Question Bank Part – 4

46. What is the percentage of seats reserved for women in the elections of local government?

(a) One-third
(b) Two-third
(c) 50%
(d) 25%

47. How many levels of government does a federation usually have?

(a) Single
(b) Two
(c) Three
(d) Multiple

48. State government has powers of its own which __________.

(a) is answerable to central government
(b) is not answerable to central government
(c) is answerable to the people
(d) both (b) and (c)

49. Which among the following is the feature of Union Territories?

(a) They have powers of a state.
(b) They enjoy independent powers.
(c) The Central Government has special powers in running these areas.
(d) These are areas which are too small to become an independent state but which can be merged with any of the existing states.

50. Consider the following statements on the practice of federalism in India. Identify those which hold true for decentralization after 1992.

A. Local governments did not have any power to resources of their own.
B. It became constitutionally mandatory to hold regular elections to local government bodies.
C. The state governments are required to share some powers and revenue with local government bodies.
D. No seats are reserved in the elected bodies for scheduled castes, scheduled tribes and other backward classes

(a) B and C
(b) A and C
(c) A and D
(d) B and D

51. The real success of federalism in India can be attributed to the

(a) clearly laid out constitutional provisions
(b) democratic politics in our country
(c) both (a) and (b)
(d) none of the above

52. The creation of linguistic states was the first and major test for

(a) federal government of India.
(b) peace in India.
(c) democratic politics in our country.
(d) none of the above

53. New states were created in India to

(a) ensure that people who spoke the same language lived in the same state.
(b) ensure proper safety of the people.
(c) ensure proper rule.
(d) none of the above

54. Some states were created not on the basis of language but to recognize differences based on

(a) Culture
(b) Ethnicity
(c) Geography
(d) All the above

55. According to the constitution, the use of English for official purposes was to stop in

(a) 1948
(b) 1955
(c) 1965
(d) 1975

56. Restructuring the centre-state relations is one more way in which

(a) democracy is strengthened.
(b) socialism is strengthened.
(c) federalism is strengthened.
(d) none of the above

57. When power is taken away from the central and state governments and given to local governments, it is called-

(a) Centralization
(b) Decentralization
(c) Take over government
(d) None of the above

58. An independent institution to conduct panchayat and municipal elections, in each state is called

(a) State Election Commission
(b) Central Election Commission
(c) Local Election Commission
(d) None of the above

59. Rural local government is popularly known by the name

(a) Rural Raj
(b) Local Raj
(c) Panchayati Raj
(d) None of the above

60. The head of the Gram Panchayat is called

(a) Panch
(b) Sarpanch
(c) Mukhia
(d) President



46. (a)

47. (b)

48. (d)

49. (c)

50. (a)

51. (b)

52. (c)

53. (a)

54. (d)

55. (c)

56. (c)

57. (b)

58. (a)

59. (c)

60. (b)


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