What is Democracy? Why Democracy?
Q1. In which country women do not have the right to vote until 2015?
Name a country where women do not have right to vote?
Who does not have the right to vote in Saudi Arabia?
Which section of society does not have the right to vote in Saudi Arabia?
Ans. In Saudi Arabia women do not have the right to vote.
Q2. When was Robert Mugabe forced out of office?
In which year Robert Mugabe forced out of office?
When was Robert Mugabe forced out of power?
Ans. In 2017 Robert Mugabe was forced out of power.
Q3. How did the ruling party in Zimbabwe deal with the opposition party?
Ans. Opposition party workers were harassed and their meeting disrupted.
Q4. Which party of Zimbabwe led the struggle for independence?
Which party of Zimbabwe helped its country to gain independence?
Ans. ZANU-PF, the party of Zimbabwe led the struggle for independence.
Q5. Who protects the basic rights given by the state?
Ans. Judiciary protects the basic rights given by the state.
Q6. Point out one non democratic feature of democracy?
Write any one non democratic feature of democracy?
Ans. Leaders keep changing in a democracy. This leads to instability.
Q7. In which condition does democracy lead to bad decisions?
Ans. When elected leaders do not know the best interest of the people, it leads to bad decisions.
Q8. What is democracy?
Ans. Democracy is a form of government in which the rulers are elected by the people.
Q9. During which period did China faced the worst famine?
In which period did China face one of the worst famines that have occurred in the world?
Ans. China’s famine of 1958-1961 was the worst recorded famine in world history.
Q10. How does a democratic government rule?
Ans. A democratic government rules within limits set by constitutional law and citizens’ rights.
Q11. Which form of government does not require all citizens to take part in politics?
Ans. Other forms of government like monarchy, dictatorship or one-party rule do not require all citizens to take part in politics.
Q12. Which is the most preferred form of government in the world?
Which is the most prevalent form of government in the world today?
Ans. Democracy is the most prevalent form of government in the world today and it is expanding to more countries.
Q13. What did Lincoln say about democracy?
How did Abraham Lincoln define democracy?
What was Abraham Lincoln's definition of democracy?
How does Abraham Lincoln define Democracy?
Ans. According to Abraham Lincoln “Democracy is government of the people, by the people and for the people”.
Q14. Write one simple factor common to all democracies?
Write one common features of democratic governments?
Ans. One simple factor common to all democracies: the government is chosen by the people.
Q15. After how many years does Mexico hold election?
Ans. Since its independence in 1930, Mexico holds elections after every six years to elect its President.
Q16. What major political incident happened in Pakistan in the year 2002?
When was the referendum held in Pakistan?
Ans. A referendum was held in the country in 2002 that granted Pervez Musharraf a five year extension as President.
Q17. Name the countries where the minorities find it difficult to get right to vote.
Which country does not give voting right to minorities?
In which country minorities find it difficult to get the right to vote?
Ans. Estonia has made its citizenship rules in such a way that people belonging to Russian minority find it difficult to get the right to vote.
Q18. There are 40 villages in a district where the government has made no provision for drinking water. These villagers met and considered many methods of forcing the government to respond to their need.
Which of these is not a democratic method?
(a) Filing a case in the courts claiming that water is part of right to life.
(b) Boycotting the next elections to give a message to all parties.
(c) Organising public meetings against government’s policies.
(d) Paying money to government officials to get water.
Ans. (d) Paying money to government officials to get water is not a democratic method.
Q19. Where does the word democracy derived from?
Describe the origin of the word democracy.
The word 'democracy' is derived from which language?
Ans. The word democracy comes from a Greek word ‘Demokratia’. In Greek ‘demos’ means people and ‘kratia’ means rule. So democracy is rule by the people.