CBSE NCERT Class IX (9th) | Social Studies | Civics

CHAPTER 4 : ELECTORAL POLITICS


MULTIPLE CHOICE QUESTIONS [1 MARK]

Q.1. Who led the ‘Nyaya Yudh’?
(a) Chaudhary Charan Singh (b) Chaudhary Devi Lal   
(c) Ajit Singh (d) None of these

Q.2.What was the promise Devi Lal made to the farmers and small businessmen?
(a) He would waive the loans of farmers and small businessmen
(b) He would lessen the rate of interest on their loans
(c)  He would modernise agriculture
(d) He would provide free seeds and pesticides to them

Q.3.Which of these is not a feature of Indian democracy?
(a) India has the largest number of voters in the world
(b) India’s Election Commission is very powerful
(c)  In India, everyone above the age of 18 has a right to vote
(d) ) In India, the losing parties refuse to accept the electoral verdict

Q.4Which of these is not a condition of a democratic election?
(a) Everyone is allowed to vote          (b) There are political parties to contest elections
(c) The candidate not preferred by people gets elected   (d) Elections are held at regular intervals

Q.5.What is meant by the term ‘constituency’?
(a) Place where the copy of constitution is kept
(b) A particular area from where voters elect a representative to the Lok Sabha / Vidhan Sabha
(c)  A body of voters
(d) None of the above

Q.6.Which of the options below is the demerits of the electoral competition?
(a) Creates a sense of factionalism                     (b) Parties use dirty tricks to win elections
(c) Parties respect each other                              (d) both (a) and (b)

Q.7In India, elections for which of these bodies are held after every five years?
(a) Rajya Sabha (b) Lok Sabha and Vidhan Sabha (c) Vidhan Parishad
(d) Only Lok Sabha

Q.8. Elections held after the term of 5 years of Lok Sabha are called-
(a) Mid-term elections (b) General elections   (c) By-elections  (d) Special elections

Q.9.What  is  an  election  held  for  only  one constituency  to  fill  the  vacancy  caused  due  to  the  death  or resignation of a member called?
(a) By-election       (b) Mid-term election    (c) General election   (d) None of these

Q.10.  Into how many constituencies is the country divided for Lok Sabha elections?
(a) 544                          (b) 543                          (c) 560                (d) 535

Q.11.  Constituencies called ‘wards’ are made for the election to
(a) Parliament                                                         (b) State Legislative Assembly
(c) State Legislative Council                                 (d) Panchayats and municipal bodies

Q.12.  How many seats are reserved in Lok Sabha for the Scheduled Tribes?
(a) 40                             (b) 41                            (c) 51                   (d) 71

Q.13.  Which of these is not a part of the district and local level bodies?
(a) Panchayats             (b) Municipalities        (c) Corporations         (d) Lok Sabha

Q.14.Which of the options given below is applicable to the principle of Universal Adult Franchise?
(a) Only rich and educated can vote                   (b) Only men can vote
(c) All citizens aged 18 and above can vote       (d) only employed people can vote

Q.15. for voting, the voter has to show which of these as identity proof?
(a) Ration card             (b) Driving license       (c) Election Photo Identity Card
(d) None of these

Q.16.What is the minimum age required to contest an election to Lok Sabha?
(a) 20 years                  (b) 18 years                  (c) 25 years          (d) 30 years

Q.17.What is the details the candidates have to give in the legal declaration before contesting the elections?
(a) Serious criminal cases pending against them
(b) Details of assets and liabilities of the candidate and his or her family
(c)  Educational qualification of the candidate (d) All the above

Q.18.What is a set of norms and guidelines, which is to be followed by political  parties and contesting candidates during the election time, called?
(a) Discipline Roll        (b) Code of Conduct   (c) Conduct rules  (d) Both (a) and (b)

Q.19 Name the body which conducts the elections in India
(a) Supreme Court      (b) Parliament             (c) Cabinet (d) Election Commission

Q.20. How is the Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) chosen?
(a) Appointed by the President                           (b) Elected by the people
(c) Elected by the MPs                                          (d) Elected by MPs and MLAs

Q.21. When on election duty, under whose control does the government officers work?
(a) Central Government           (b) Election Commission    (c) District Magistrate (d) District Court

Q.22.In India, who votes in a larger proportion in the elections?
(a) Poor and illiterate (b) Rich and privileged   (c) Educated people      (d) Women

Q.23.What does the term ‘incumbent’ mean?
(a) The current holder of a political office            (b) The candidate contesting the election
(c) The outgoing candidate of the dissolved House       (d) None of the above

Q.24.An electoral malpractice in which a person assumes the identity of another for unlawful Purpose is
(a) Incumbent    (b) Rigging                    (c) Impersonation            (d) Turnact

Q.25.The Election Commission is:
(a) An elected body   (b) An appointed body (c) An independent body (d) both (b) and (c)

Q.26Which of the following is not allowed while carrying out election campaign?
(a) Giving money to voters to cast vote for candidates               (b) Using TV channels
(c) Door to door canvassing                                     (d) Contacting voters on phone

Q.27Which of the following statement is incorrect?
(a) All citizens above the age of 21 can vote in an election
(b) Every citizen has the right to vote regardless of caste religion or gender
(c)  Some criminals and persons with unsound mind can be denied the right to vote in rare situations
d) It is the responsibility of the government to get the names of all eligible voters put in the voters list

Q.28 ‘‘Save Democracy’’ slogan was given by which of the following political party in 1977 Lok Sabha elections?
(a) Congress Party (b) Janata Party    (c) Telugu Desam Party    (d) Left Front

Q.29.What is the age of a person who can contest election for the Lok Sabha in India?
(a) 25 years        (b) 30 years                  (c) 35 years                 (d) 40 years

Q.30. In our country, elections are conducted by an independent and powerful body which is known as
(a) Election Commission   (b) Parliament      (c) Judiciary                  (d) Lok Sabha

Q.31. Voter’s List is also known as:
(a) Election Number   (b) Voter Identity Card   (c) Electoral Roll (d) None of these

Q.32.What is the tenure of the Lok Sabha?
(a) 9 years      (b) 4 years                    (c) 5 years                     (d) 6 years

Q.33.Which of the following statements is against the democratic process of elections?
(a) Parties and candidates should be free to contest elections
(b) Elections must be held regularly immediately after the term is over
(c)  The right to vote should be given to the selected people only
(d) Elections should be conducted in a free and fair manner

Q.34.Which state has the largest vidhan sabha in the country?
(a) Maharashtra (b) U.P. (Uttar Pradesh)   (c) Andhra Pradesh   (d) West Bengal

Q.35. Reserved Constituencies ensures
(a) Right to equality                         (b) Proper representation to all religious groups
(c) Proper representation to the weaker sections of society      (d) None of these

Q.36.Which of the following has the largest Lok Sabha constituency in India?
(a) Maharashtra          (b) U.P.                          (c) Himachal Pradesh      (d) Bihar

Q.37. Who has given the slogan ‘Garibi Hatao’?
(a) Indira Gandhi         (b) Rajiv Gandhi          (c) Sonia Gandhi           (d) Pt. Nehru
Q.38. The number of Lok Sabha constituencies at present is
(a) 541                          (b) 546                          (c) 543                            (d) 540

Q.39. Who appoints the Chief Election Commissioner of India?
(a) The Chief Justice of India                                 (b)The Prime Minister of India
(c) The President of India                                     (d) The people of India

Q.40. Who is responsible for free and fair elections in India?
(a) Prime Minister      (b) President                (c) Election Commissioner      
(d) Council of Ministers

Q.41.The number of seats reserved for Scheduled Castes in the Lok Sabha is:
(a) 59                             (b) 79                            (c) 89                                  (d) 99

KEY M.C.Q.
1 (b)2 (a)3 (d)4 (c)5 (b)6 (d)7 (b)8 (b)9 (a)10 (b)11 (d)12 (b)13(d)14 (c)15 (d)16 (c)17 (d)18 (b)19 (d) 20 (a)21(b)22 (a)23 (a)24 (c)25 (d)26 (a)27 (a)28 (b)29 (a)30 (a)31 (c)32 (c)33(c)34 (b)35 (c)36 (b) 37 (a)38 (c) 39 (c) 40 (c) 41 (b)


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