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    • How the State Government Works

      Q1. Fill in the blanks.

                              i.        Every state in India has a Legislative Assembly.

                             ii.        The political party that has the majority is called the ruling party.

                            iii.        The Head of the State is the Governor.


      Q2. True/False

                              i.        Some MLAs have dual responsibilities: one as an MLA and the other as a minister. True

                             ii.        In a monarchy, people organise meetings to voice their opinions and protest against the government. False

                            iii.        Members of the Legislative Assembly (MLAs) are elected by the people. True


      Q3. What is the full form of MLA?

      Ans. Members of Legislative Assembly

      Q4. Who is the head of the State?

      Ans. The Head of the State is the Governor.


      Q5. Where are laws for entire country made?

      Ans. Laws for the entire country are made in the Parliament.


      Q6. Who appoints 'Governor of state'?

      Ans. 'Governor of state' is appointed by the Central Government.


      Q7. Who is the executive head of state in India?

      Ans. Chief Minister is the executive head of state in India.


      Q8. How many levels of government are there and what are they?

      Ans. Government works at three levels – local, state and national.


      Q9. Why is the governor of state appointed?

      Ans. Governor of state is appointed to ensure that the State Government works within the rules and regulations of the Constitution.

      Q10. Name some departments of government.

      Ans. Public Works Department, the Agriculture Department, the Health Department, the Education Department and so on.


      Q11. What do you know about wallpaper project?

      Ans. Wallpaper is an interesting activity through which research can be done on particular topics of interest.


      Q12. Why do people in a democratic setup organise meetings?

      Ans. In a democracy, people organise meetings to voice their opinions and protest against the government.


      Q13. What is a Legislative Assembly?

      Ans. A Legislative Assembly is a place where all the MLAs, whether from the ruling party or from the opposition meet to discuss various things.


      Q14. What do you understand by the word ‘government’?

      Ans. In common usage the word ‘government’ refers to government departments and various ministers who head them.

      Q15. What do you mean by the word legislature?

      Ans. All the MLAs who gather together (assemble) in the legislative assembly are called the Legislature.


      Q16. What does coalition government mean?

      Ans. At times, the ruling party may not be a single party but a group of parties working together. This is called a coalition.


      Q17. Name some political parties of India.

      Ans. The Indian National Congress, Bharatiya Janata Party, Nationalist Congress Party, Communist Party of India etc.


      Q18. When did Telangana become an official state?

      Ans. Telangana became the 29th State of India on the 2nd June 2014, after the reorganisation of the State of Andhra Pradesh.


      Q19. What is the role of opposition parties in the government?

      Ans. Opposition parties play the role of questioning government decisions and actions as well as raise new issues for consideration in the Assembly.

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