Electoral Politics - Questions

Q1. Which of these is not a good reason to say that Indian elections are democratic?

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 accept the electoral verdict.

 

Q2. Which party had been ruling Haryana since 1982? 

 

Q3. What are the members of state assembly called?

 

Q4. Who appoints the Chief Election Commissioner of India?

 

Q5. When does the term of all the elected representatives come to an end? 

 

Q6. Where is polling booth located on Election Day?

 

Q7. Who is the head of election commission?

 

Q8. Into how many constituencies is the country divided for Lok Sabha elections?

 

Q9. Which of the following statements about the reasons for conducting elections are false?

a Elections enable people to judge the performance of the government.

b People select the representative of their choice in an election.

c Elections enable people to evaluate the performance of the judiciary.

d People can indicate which policies they prefer.

 

Q10. The table below gives the proportion of different communities among the candidates who won elections to the US Congress. Compare these to the proportion of these communities in the population of the US. Based on this, would you suggest a system of reservations in the US Congress? If yes, why and for which communities? If no, why not?

Communities

The proportion of the Community (in per cent) 

House of representatives

Population of US

Blacks

8

13

Hispanics

5

13

Whites

86

70

 

Q11. What is the principle of universal adult franchise?

 

Q12. What do you understand by party ticket?

 

Q13. Who can be denied the right to vote?

Or

What kind of people can be denied to vote in India?

 

Q14. What was the slogan given by the Janata Party in the Lok Sabha election 1977?

 

Q15. Which slogan was used by the left front in West Bengal Assembly election held in 1977?

 

Q16. How does a person file nomination paper?

 

Q17. What is constituency? 

 

Q18. What is an electronic voting machine?

 

Q19. How many seats are reserved for SC and ST in Lok Sabha?

 

Q20. How many seats are reserved for women in the local bodies in India?

 

Q21. Who vote in large proportion in India?

Or

Which section of the Indian population turnout in elections?

 

Q22. What is a ballot paper?

 

Q23. What do you understand code of conduct?

 

Q24. What is the main purpose of election?

 

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