27 August 2015


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



Q.1 What was the reason given by America for imprisoning people at Guantanamo Bay?
(a) They had been caught spying.
(b) They were planning to kill the US President.
(c)  They were planning to set up a Communist government in USA.
(d) America considered them as enemies and linked them to the attack on New York on 11th September, 2001. 

Q.2.Which body exposed to the world that prisoners at Guantanamo Bay were being tortured in ways that violated the US laws?
(A) United Nations    (b) International Court of Justice  
(c) Amnesty International      (d) Supreme Court of USA

Q.3.Which of these options is not correct regarding Saudi Arabian political system?
(a) The king selects the executive, legislature and judiciary    
(b) Citizens cannot form political parties
(c) There is no freedom of religion                             
 (d) none of the above

Q.4.What is the position of women in Saudi Arabia?
(a) Women are given all the rights                  (b) Women are given equal status with men
(c) Women are subjected to many public restrictions       (d) They are offered high positions

Q.5.What was Milosevic’s attitude towards the Albanians?
(a) His government was hostile to the Kosovo Albanians (b) He wanted to bring equality between Serbs and Albanians
(c) He wanted Serbs to dominate the Albanians                (d) Both (a) and (c)

Q.6. How was the massacre of Albanians finally stopped?
(a) The UN ordered for Milosevic’s arrest   (b) Several countries intervened to stop the massacre
(c) The Serbs turned against Milosevic                                 (d) Milosevic reformed himself

Q.7.What is meant by ‘rights’?
(A) One’s demand to get everything without sharing with others
(b) Claims of a person over other fellow beings, society and the government
(c)  Not possessing any freedoms                            (d) none of the above

Q.8.Which of these statements about the relationship between democracy and rights is more valid?
(a) Every country that is a democracy gives rights to its citizens
(b) Every country that gives rights to its citizens is a democracy
(c)  Giving rights is good, but it is not necessary for a democracy
(d) All the above

Q.9.Under which Fundamental Right has the Parliament enacted a law giving the Right to Information to the citizens?
(a) Right to freedom of religion                (b) Right to freedom of thought and expression
(c) Right to freedom of equality                (d) Right to constitutional remedies

Q.10.Which of these is/are the new rights guaranteed by the constitution of South Africa for its citizens?
(a) Right to privacy      
(b) Right to an environment that is not harmful to the people’s health
(c) Right to have access to adequate housing     
 (d) All the above

Q.11.The right to seek the enforcement of all Fundamental Rights is called:

(a) Right against Exploitation                                   (b) Right to Freedom
(c) Right to Constitutional Remedies                      (d) Cultural and Educational Rights

Q.12. If our Fundamental Rights are violated, where can we seek the remedy?
(a) Supreme Court or High Courts                           (b) Parliament
(c) Election Commission                                           (d) Council of Ministers

Q.13.What did Dr. Ambedkar refer to the ‘Right to Constitutional Remedies’ as?
(a) The brain of our Constitution                            (b) The heart and soul of our Constitution
(c) The heart of our Constitution                            (d) the soul of our Constitution

Q.14.What is meant by the term ‘writ’?
(a) Written law   (b) A formal document containing an order of the court to the government
(c) Basic features of the Constitution      (d) none of the above

Q.15.  When was the NHRC set up?
(a) 1998                            (b) 1996                           
 (c) 1993                            (d) 2001

Q.16.  How many Fundamental Rights does the Indian constitution provide?
(a) 7                                   (b) 6                                  
 (c) 5                                   (d) 8

Q.17Which of the following terms is correct for the feature of the Indian constitution stating that no person is above the law?
(a) State of law                (b) Application of law     
(c) Rule of law                 (d) Governance by law

Q.18.What does ‘Right to Equality’ say about the public jobs?
(a) Jobs will be provided to all by the government            
(b) Jobs will be reserved for the more meritorious students
(c) All citizens will be provided with equal opportunity in matters of employment 
 (d) None of the above

Q.19.What does the Constitution say about the practice of untouchability?
(a) It stands abolished                                                             
(b) Its practice in any form is punishable by law
(c) Since it is an age-old custom, it should be respected  
(d) Both (a) and (b)

Q.20.Which of these is false regarding the Freedom of Speech and Expression?
(a) Everyone has a right to think differently                        
(b) One may disagree with a policy of the government
(c) One can use it to incite people against the government           
(d) One is free to criticise the government

Q.21.Which of these rights is/are provided to a person arrested by the government or police?
(a) To be informed of the reasons of his arrest
(b) To be produced before a magistrate within 24 hrs of his arrest
(c)  To engage a lawyer for his defence                                 
(d) All the above

Q.22. One of the forms of exploitation as mentioned in the constitution is ‘traffic’. What does it mean?
(a) Transport system                    (b) Buying and selling of human beings
(c) Buying and selling of goods   (d) none of the above

Q.23.What is meant by ‘begar’?
(a) Practice of begging                                             
 (b) Practice of forcing workers to work without any wages
(c) Practice of encouraging workers to work at normal wages     
 (d) Both (b) and (c)

Q.24. Laws have been made to prohibit children from working in which of these industries?
(a) Beedi making             (b) Fire crackers and matches     
(c) Printing and dyeing   (d) All the above

Q.25.Which of the following freedom is not available to an Indian citizen?
(a) Freedom to start a movement to change the government       
(b) Freedom to oppose the government
(c) Freedom to participate in armed revolution                               
 (d) None of these

Q.26.Which among the following cannot be challenged in a court?
(a) Directive principles of state policy                                
 (b) Fundamental Rights
(c) Freedom to choose any profession or business            
(d) Right to move freely to any part of the country.

Q.27. Cultural and Educational Rights are safeguarded mainly for:
(a) Women                       (b) minorities                   
(c) children                       (d) Men

Q.28.Which of the following is not a Fundamental Right?
(a) Right to Freedom      (b) Right to Vote            
 (c) Right to Equality        (d) None of these

Q.29.Which of the following rights is not available under the fundamental rights?
(a) Right to Equality        (b) Right to Freedom     
 (b) Right to protect one’s culture             (d) Right to property.

Q.30. India is a secular state. What does the word ‘secular’ mean?
(a) The state gives protection to the Hindu religion          
(b) The state allows only the majority to propagate their religion
(c) The state has no religion of its own                               
 (d) none of the above.

Q.31. Civil Rights are given to the individual by:
(a) Nature                         (b) God                             
(c) The State                    (d) The people

Q.32.The Indian Constitution prescribes Fundamental Rights in:
(a) Part III                         (b) part VII                       
 (c) part V                          (d) part IV

Q.33Who called the right to constitutional remedies as the heart and soul of the constitution?
(a) J.L. Nehru                  (b) B. R. Ambedkar         
(c) Mahatma Gandhi      (d) Rajendra Prasad

Q.34. The National Human Right Commission is an independent commission, set up by the law in the year:
(a) 1993                            (b) 1995                           
 (c) 1999                            (d) 2001

Q.35. Which of these is not a freedom available under the ‘Right to Freedom’ in India?
(a) Freedom of speech and expression                
 (b) Freedom to incite people to rebel against the government
(c) Freedom to assemble in a peaceful manner   
(d) Freedom to form associations and unions

Q.36.Which among the following is correct regarding PIL?
(a) Public Interest Legislature                                  (b) Public Interest Litigation
(c) Public Information Litigation                              (d) Public Information Legislature

Q.37.Which of the following freedoms is not available to an Indian citizen?
(a) Freedom to criticise the government                             
(b) Freedom to participate in armed rebellion
(c) Freedom to reside in any part of the country               
(d) All the above

Q.38.Which of these is not allowed under the Culture and Educational Right in India?
(a) Every cultural group has the right to protect its language and culture.
(b) Admissions can be denied on the basis of religion and culture in government aided educational organisations set up by cultural groups.
(c)  All minority groups have the right to establish educational institutions of their choice.    
 (d) None of these

Q.39.Which one of the following is not a Political Right?
(a) Right to contest election                      (b) Right to vote
(c) Right to seek any political office          (d) Right to freedom

Q.40. If anyone violates our Fundamental Rights we can directly approach the:
(a) Prime Minister          (b) Supreme Court                         
(c) President                   (d) Vice President

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

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