HISTORY AND POLITICAL SCIENCE BOARD PAPERS

BISMILLAH OMTEX CLASSES              HISTORY & POLITICAL SCIENCE                TEST SERIES        40 MARKS             2 HOURS

Q.1 (A) FILL IN THE BLANKS:                                                                                                                                                                          3 MARKS
1.           The European traders in china established an organization named __________ (Cohong, Peking, Nanking)
2.           Trygve Lie of _________ was elected as the first Secretary of the UNO. (Norway, Rome, France)
3.           The Constitution set up in Germany after the First World War is known as __________. (Genro, Weimer, Nazism)

(B) MATCH THE PAIRS:                                                                                                                                                                             3 MARKS
1.           Eisenhower                                                                    1. Communist Manifesto
2.           Woodrow Wilson                                     2.India
3.           Karl Marx                                                                     3.Russia
4. Policy of self-decision

Q.2 ANSWER THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS IN 25 TO 30 WORDS:                   (ANY TWO)                            3 MARKS
1.           What were the objectives of the League of nation?
2.           Why did the European countries start to increase weapons and ammunitions?
3.           Write the foreign policy of Bismarck?
Q.3 GIVE REASONS FORTHE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS IN 25 TO 30 WORDS: (ANY TWO)                      4 MARKS
  1. Nuclear weapons competition was encouraged because of cold war.
  2. The underdeveloped and developing nations are in the clutches of globalization.
3.           An international trade movement began in Europe

Q.4 ANSWER THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS IN 40 TO 50 WORDS:                   (ANY TWO)                            6 MARKS
  1. Give brief information about 'The Kanagawa Treaty'?
2.           Write any 5 destructive effects of imperialism?
  1. Why did Russia's economic condition decline?

Q.5 ANSWER THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS IN 60 TO 80 WORDS:                            (ANY TWO)                               8 MARKS
1.            Describe the effects of the Second World War
2.            Explain the merits of decolonization.

Q.6 FILLS IN THE BLANKS:                                                                                                                                                                               3 MARKS
1.           In a democracy, all citizens have ____________right to vote. (equal, unequal, limited, indirect)
2.           The Indian National congress was established in __________ (1885, 1985, 1857, 1957)
3.           _________ is a country homogeneous in the case of language. (sri lanka, India, China, Pakistan)

Q.7 ANSWER THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS IN ONE SENTENCES EACH:   (ANY THREE)                        3MARKS
  1. What is direct democracy?
  2. What is recall?
  3. When is referendum adopted?
  4. Why representative democracy is inevitable?
  5. What is apolitical party?

Q.8 STATE GIVING REASOSNS FOR TRUE OR FALSE:                                             (ANY TWO)                            4 MARKS
1.           To propose a law is the responsibility of legislature in India
2.           There is Presidential democracy in India-
3.           Holding election is a necessary condition for existence of democracy
4.           There are no restrictions on citizens holding arms in U.S

Q.9 ANSWER THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS IN ONE SENTENCES EACH:   (ANY ONE)                              2 MARKS
1.           Write short note on fundamental right and protection of freedom.
2.           What is indirect democracy?
PAPER 1



BISMILLAH OMTEX CLASSES              HISTORY & POLITICAL SCIENCE                PRELIM EXAM 40 MARKS             2 HOURS

Q.1 (A) FILL IN THE BLANKS:                                                                                                                                                                               3 MARKS
1.            Vasco-da-Gama sought business concession from king_______ of Calicut. (Aurangazeb, Afzal Khan, Zamorin)
2.            During the revolutionary period, Russia ruled by the Tsar ________ (Nicholas II, Nicholas I, William)
3.            The Non-Aligned Conference in 1955 was held in  __________ (India, Bandung, England)

(B) MATCH THE PAIRS:                                                                                                                                                                                  3 MARKS
1.            Headquarters of the League of Nation                           1. The northern and eastern parts of the USA
2.            Amerigo Vespucci                                                            2. Nazism
3.            Adolf Hitler                                                                                        3. Genro
4. Geneva

Q.2 ANSWER THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS IN 25 TO 30 WORDS:          (ANY TWO)                                                 3 MARKS
1.            How was the Russian Social Democratic Labour Party established in the year 1898?
2.            What was the effect of St. Petersburg's revolt?
3.            Why did democratic experiment fail in Russia?

Q.3 GIVE REASONS FORTHE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS IN 25 TO 30 WORDS: (ANY TWO)                                    4 MARKS
  1. Decolonization started late in the African Continent.
  2. Nationalism started in the colonies.
  3. A war fought for peace means cold war.

Q.4 ANSWER THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS IN 40 TO 50 WORDS:          (ANY TWO)                                                 6 MARKS
1.            What is the meaning of colonization?
2.            Why did England, France and Russia give importance to the Balkan region?
3.            Why did Austria announce the war against Serbia?

Q.5 ANSWER THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS IN 60 TO 80 WORDS:          (ANY TWO)                                                 8 MARKS
1.            Write about Kemal Pasha's development policy in Turkey.
2.            Give any four reasons of the Second World War.

Q.6 FILLS IN THE BLANKS:                                                                                                                                                                                  3 MARKS
1.   In Australia, amendment of constitution is brought by__________ (plebiscite, referendum, recall, initiative)
2.   The Party (or Parties) winning the majority of seats in the election is known as__________ party.(Ruling, Opposition, Independent, Free)
3.   To maintain and capture ____________ is the main aim of the political parties. (Publicity, Minority, Power, Information)
Q.7 ANSWER THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS IN ONE SENTENCES EACH:            (ANY THREE)                           3MARKS
1.  State any one difference between ruling party and the opposition party.
2.  What is a state level or regional political party?
3.  State any two party systems?
4.  Who undertook efforts to abolish the caste system in India?
5.  What measures the government of Maharashtra has taken to ensure increase in the representation of women?
Q.8 STATE GIVING REASOSNS FOR TRUE OR FALSE:                                   (ANY TWO)                                                                   4 MARKS
1.           Tolerance is necessary component of democracy-
2.           Higher the initiative, weaker the democracy will be
3.           Running a government has become quite easy in modern times
4.           No society is uniform in all respects
Q.9 ANSWER THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS IN ONE SENTENCES EACH:            (ANY ONE)                                 2 MARKS
1.            What are the different ways of having people's participation in democracy?
2.            Write the functions of the political party?

PAPER 2



BISMILLAH OMTEX CLASSES              HISTORY & POLITICAL SCIENCE                PRELIM EXAM 40 MARKS             2 HOURS

Q.1 (A) FILL IN THE BLANKS:                                                                                                                                                                               3 MARKS
1.            Stalin broke ______ Treaty and established his power on Poland. (NATO, Warsaw, Yalta)
2.            The President of America ________has declared 14-point programme. (George bush, Woodrow Wilson, Roosevelt)
3.            Kemal Pasha established a new republic in ______, after having revolted against the sultan. (Hague, Ankara, Weimer)

(B) MATCH THE PAIRS:                                                                                                                                                                                  3 MARKS
1.            Kaiser William II                                          1. The northern and eastern parts of the USA
2.            Winston Churchill                      2. South Africa
3.            Nelson Mandela                                            3. American journalist
4. Germany

Q.2 ANSWER THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS IN 25 TO 30 WORDS:          (ANY TWO)                                                 3 MARKS
1.            What are the objectives of the UNO?
2.            Why did League of Nations Fail?
3.            Why their dissatisfaction was created in Europe after the First World War?

Q.3 GIVE REASONS FORTHE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS IN 25 TO 30 WORDS: (ANY TWO)                                    4 MARKS
1.            Mahatma Gandhi had withdrawn the Non Cooperation Movement.
2.            European countries turned their attention towards African continent.
3.            Cold war was increased due to U2.

Q.4 ANSWER THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS IN 40 TO 50 WORDS:          (ANY TWO)                                                 6 MARKS
1.           Write about the Philosophy of Karl Marx.
2.           Why did the Fascist Italy become an aggressive nation?
3.           Write about Lenin's New Economic Policy.
Q.5 ANSWER THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS IN 60 TO 80 WORDS:          (ANY TWO)                                                 8 MARKS
1.            Describe the political works of the League of Nations.
2.            Write about Hitler's internal policy.

Q.6 FILLS IN THE BLANKS:                                                                                                                                                                                  3 MARKS
1.            In the absence of ____________political equality can become meaningless. (affluence, social equality, country's progress, vigilance)
2.            Extreme __________ endangers democracy. (inequality, vigilance, unity, tolerance)
3.            In India, on an average _________percent people vote in Lok Sabha. (58, 38, 68, 48)

Q.7 ANSWER THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS IN ONE SENTENCES EACH:            (ANY THREE)                           3MARKS
1.           What is the federal system of government?
2.           Name any two religions existing in India.
3.           Give one example of social pressure.
4.           State the meaning of tolerance.
5.           State any one way of the people's participation?
Q.8 STATE GIVING REASOSNS FOR TRUE OR FALSE:                                   (ANY TWO)                                                                   4 MARKS
1.            When two or more than two parties come together and form government it is called two party system.
2.            People who share common political opinion form political party.
3.            The importance of regional parties has decreased in Indian Politics.
4.            In a democracy, government is not accountable to any one.

Q.9 ANSWER THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS IN ONE SENTENCES EACH:            (ANY ONE)                                 2 MARKS
1.           Political parties are link between government and the people. Explain?
2.           Write short note on Communist Party of India?

PAPER 3



BISMILLAH OMTEX CLASSES              HISTORY & POLITICAL SCIENCE                PRELIM EXAM 40 MARKS             2 HOURS

Q.1 (A) FILL IN THE BLANKS:                                                                                                                                                                               3 MARKS
1.            The imperialism in the modern period is a result of ________revolution. (French, Industrial, Russian)
2.            According to Karl Marx, the ________ group should set fundamental social change. (owner; workers; women’s)
3.            ______ is called the ‘Father of Atomic Energy’. (Prof. Rutherford, Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, Dr. Homi Baba)

(B) MATCH THE PAIRS:                                                                                                                                                                                  3 MARKS
1.            Dostoyevsky                                                                     1. Russian President
2.            Father Gapon                                                                  2. March on the Royal Palace of St. Petersburg
3.            Nikita Khrushchev                                       3. Non-Aligned Movement
4. Writer and Thinker

Q.2 ANSWER THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS IN 25 TO 30 WORDS:          (ANY TWO)                                                 3 MARKS
1.            Describe the Weimer Republic?
2.            Why did the military dictatorship (autocracy) rise in Japan?
3.            Describe the functions of General Assembly?

Q.3 GIVE REASONS FORTHE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS IN 25 TO 30 WORDS: (ANY TWO)                                    4 MARKS
  1. The works of the UNO are praiseworthy.
  2. European Nations established their colonies in Asia.
  3. European imperialism was not opposed by Asian countries.

Q.4 ANSWER THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS IN 40 TO 50 WORDS:          (ANY TWO)                                                 6 MARKS
1.           Write the social work of the League of Nations
2.           Explain the term Bloody Sunday'                 
3.           How did Hitler acquire power in Germany?

Q.5 ANSWER THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS IN 60 TO 80 WORDS:          (ANY TWO)                                                 8 MARKS
1.           Write functions and three main factors of League of Nations.
2.           Give information about the International court of the League of Nations.

Q.6 FILLS IN THE BLANKS:                                                                                                                                                                                  3 MARKS
1.           To maintain and capture ________ is the main aim of the political parties. (Publicity, Minority, Power, Information)
2.           At present there are ___________ national parties in India. (Six, Two, Three, Four, Seven)
3.           __________parties act as a watch dog of democracy. (Ruling, Opposition, Recognized, Registered)

Q.7 ANSWER THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS IN ONE SENTENCES EACH:            (ANY THREE)                           3MARKS
1.           What is possible only in democracy?
2.           What is regional inequality?
3.           State any one way of the people's participation?
4.           State the meaning of tolerance.
5.           Give one example of social pressure.
Q.8 STATE GIVING REASOSNS FOR TRUE OR FALSE:                                   (ANY TWO)                                                                   4 MARKS
1.            In many countries even after the introduction of democracy women did not have the right to vote
2.            India had adopted a policy of non-secularism
3.            National Congress Party is a regional Party
4.            Caste system is like a hierarchy

Q.9 ANSWER THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS IN ONE SENTENCES EACH:            (ANY ONE)                                 2 MARKS
1.           Write short note on Communist Party of India?
2.           Write short note Maharashtra Navnirman Sena?


PAPER 4



BISMILLAH OMTEX CLASSES              HISTORY & POLITICAL SCIENCE                PRELIM EXAM 40 MARKS             2 HOURS

Q.1 (A) FILL IN THE BLANKS:                                                                                                                                                                               3 MARKS
1.            Smt. Vijaya Laxmi Pandit was the _______of the UNO’s General Assembly in 1953. (member, President, Secretary)
2.            Menshevik group leader ________ led the government. (Lenin, Kerensky, Tolstoy)
3.            ‘An axe in the bunch of sticks’ is a symbol of the _________. (Fascist, Nazi, Zaibatsu)

(B) MATCH THE PAIRS:                                                                                                                                                                                  3 MARKS
1.            Apsara                                                            1. Father of Modern Computer
2.            Soviet Russia                                                  2. Indian Atomic Reactor
3.            Charlesh Babbage                      3. Communism
4. Capitalism

Q.2 ANSWER THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS IN 25 TO 30 WORDS:          (ANY TWO)                                                 3 MARKS
1.            What are the tasks of the Security Council?
2.            Give information about the International Court?
3.            Write the revolutionary activity of India during its freedom struggle?

Q.3 GIVE REASONS FORTHE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS IN 25 TO 30 WORDS: (ANY TWO)                                    4 MARKS
  1. The democratic governments in Europe started to collapse after the First World War.
  2. There was rise of militarism in Europe.
  3. The UNO Security Council plays a Prominent (important) role.

Q.4 ANSWER THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS IN 40 TO 50 WORDS:          (ANY TWO)                                                 6 MARKS
1.           How did America destabilize (weaken) Japan?
2.           Give detailed information about social and educational work of the UNO?
3.           How is modern imperialism different from old imperialism? Explain?

Q.5 ANSWER THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS IN 60 TO 80 WORDS:          (ANY TWO)                                                 8 MARKS
1.            Explain the reasons of the First World War.
2.            Explain the contribution of Lenin in Russian Revolution.

Q.6 FILLS IN THE BLANKS:                                                                                                                                                                                  3 MARKS
1.           The distinct nature of language, region, religion and culture is called ______. (unity, diversity, democracy, society)
2.           __________ is a country homogenous in the case of language. (India, Switzerland, China, Sri Lanka)
3.           __________language are listed in our constitution. (22, 42, 52, 55)
Q.7 ANSWER THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS IN ONE SENTENCES EACH:            (ANY THREE)                           3MARKS
1.            What is called as bi-party? (refer from text book)
2.            What is diversity? (refer from text book)
3.           State any one way of the people's participation?
4.           State the meaning of tolerance.
5.           Give one example of social pressure.
Q.8 STATE GIVING REASOSNS FOR TRUE OR FALSE:                                   (ANY TWO)                                                                   4 MARKS
1.            Higher the initiative, weaker the democracy will be
2.            Running a government has become quite easy in modern times
3.            No society is uniform in all respects
4.            Caste system is like a hierarchy

Q.9 ANSWER THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS IN ONE SENTENCES EACH:            (ANY ONE)                                 2 MARKS
1.           What measures are taken to ensure that people of different religious will live peacefully?
2.           Write a note on the federal system?

PAPER 5



BISMILLAH OMTEX CLASSES              HISTORY & POLITICAL SCIENCE                PRELIM EXAM 40 MARKS             2 HOURS

Q.1 (A) FILL IN THE BLANKS:                                                                                                                                                                               3 MARKS
1.            At the end of eighteenth century, China was regarded as a _______ nation. (dormant, awakened, progress)
2.            Karl Marx was a ________ philosopher. (Russian, German, Poland)
3.            Mustafa Kemal Pasha was born in a wood seller’s family in ________. (Germany, Turkey, Japan)

(B) MATCH THE PAIRS:                                                                                                                                                                                  3 MARKS
1.            Benito Mussolini                                                             1. Nazi party
2.            Adolf Hitler                                                                      2. People’s Party
3.            Kemal Pasha                                                                   3. Fascist Party
                                                                                          4. National Party

Q.2 ANSWER THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS IN 25 TO 30 WORDS:          (ANY TWO)                                                 3 MARKS
1.            Write about the movement of release of Negros?
2.            What is meant by cold War?
3.            Give information about Russian Communism?

Q.3 GIVE REASONS FORTHE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS IN 25 TO 30 WORDS: (ANY TWO)                                    4 MARKS
1.            European countries turned towards Asia and Africa continents
2.            Woodrow Wilson urged upon Allied nations to set up world organization.
3.            League of Nations was unable to stop warring countries.  

Q.4 ANSWER THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS IN 40 TO 50 WORDS:          (ANY TWO)                                                 6 MARKS
1.           Give the detailed information about the UNO before its foundation?
2.           How did the nationalist feelings originate among the colonies in Asia?
3.           What is the meaning of 'Period of Decolonization'? Explain?

Q.5 ANSWER THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS IN 60 TO 80 WORDS:          (ANY TWO)                                                 8 MARKS
1.           Write the effects of the First World War.
2.           Write the significance of Russian Revolution.

Q.6 FILLS IN THE BLANKS:                                                                                                                                                                                  3 MARKS
1.           To maintain and capture ________ is the main aim of the political parties. (Publicity, Minority, Power, Information)
2.           Indian National Congress  was established in___________ (1885, 1985, 1857, 1991)
3.           At present there are ___________ national parties in India. (Six, Two, Three, Four, Seven)

Q.7 ANSWER THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS IN ONE SENTENCES EACH:            (ANY THREE)                           3MARKS
1.           What is direct democracy?
2.           What is recall?
3.           When is referendum adopted?
4.           Why representative democracy is inevitable?
5.           What is apolitical party?

Q.8 STATE GIVING REASOSNS FOR TRUE OR FALSE:                                   (ANY TWO)                                                                   4 MARKS
1.            When two or more than two parties come together and form government it is called two party system
2.            People who share common political opinion form political party
3.            The importance of regional parties has decreased in Indian Politics
4.            Everyone is benefitted by diversity

Q.9 ANSWER THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS IN ONE SENTENCES EACH:            (ANY ONE)                                 2 MARKS
1.           Write a note on the federal system?
2.           In the light of the discussion in this chapter how will you answer the question 'who are you'?


PAPER 6



BISMILLAH OMTEX CLASSES              HISTORY & POLITICAL SCIENCE                PRELIM EXAM 40 MARKS             2 HOURS

Q.1 (A) FILL IN THE BLANKS:                                                                                                                                                                               3 MARKS
1.            Krantinsinha Nana Patil started parallel government at __________ (Sangli, Satara, Solapur)
2.            Azad Hind Sena foundation was laid by __________. (Subhaschandra bose, Rasbihari bose, Chandrasekar Azad)
3.            __________ Traders were to bring slaves to their nations. (Portugal, America, Spain)

(B) MATCH THE PAIRS:                                                                                                                                                                                  3 MARKS
1.            Stanley                                                                                                                  1. Austria
2.            Pokhran                                                                                                               2. First nuclear power plant
3.            Arch Duke Francis Ferdinand                                                        3. Common sense
4. American journalist

Q.2 ANSWER THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS IN 25 TO 30 WORDS:          (ANY TWO)                                                 3 MARKS
1.            Explain the arm race due to cold war?
2.            Write about the characteristics of Computer
3.            Explain the meaning of globalization?

Q.3 GIVE REASONS FORTHE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS IN 25 TO 30 WORDS: (ANY TWO)                                    4 MARKS
1.            The travelogue written by Stanley created curiosity among the Europeans about Africa
2.            The condition of common people and workers in Russia was a miserable one.
3.            On 6th April 1917, America declared a war against Germany.

Q.4 ANSWER THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS IN 40 TO 50 WORDS:          (ANY TWO)                                                 6 MARKS
1.           Explain the movement of Division of Bengal'.
2.           State the significance of Jallianwala massacre?
3.           Why did the European colonizers start to decolonize?

Q.5 ANSWER THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS IN 60 TO 80 WORDS:          (ANY TWO)                                                 8 MARKS
1.           Write in detail on the imperialism in Africa?
2.           Write about the constructive effects of imperialism?
Q.6 FILLS IN THE BLANKS:                                                                                                                                                                                  3 MARKS
1.           __________language are listed in our constitution. (22, 42, 52, 55)
2.           India has adopted ___________ system of government. (unitary, federal, presidential, limited monarchy)
3.           The claims that we are superior to others creates ___________ (equality, conflict, irregularity, mutual understanding)

Q.7 ANSWER THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS IN ONE SENTENCES EACH:            (ANY THREE)                           3MARKS
1.           What is apolitical party?
2.           State any two party systems?
3.           State any one difference between ruling party and the opposition party.
4.           Why representative democracy is inevitable?
5.           When is referendum adopted?
Q.8 STATE GIVING REASOSNS FOR TRUE OR FALSE:                                   (ANY TWO)                                                                   4 MARKS
1.            There is Presidential democracy in India
2.            Holding election is a necessary condition for existence of democracy
3.            There are no restrictions on citizens holding arms in U.S
4.            Tolerance is necessary component of democracy

Q.9 ANSWER THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS IN ONE SENTENCES EACH:            (ANY ONE)                                 2 MARKS
1.           Write a note on the federal system?
2.           Political parties are link between government and the people. Explain?

PAPER 7



BISMILLAH OMTEX CLASSES              HISTORY & POLITICAL SCIENCE                PRELIM EXAM 40 MARKS             2 HOURS

Q.1 (A) FILL IN THE BLANKS:                                                                                                                                                                               3 MARKS
1.            The Draft Committee was formed under the leadership of __________. (Dr. Ambedkar, Sardar Vallabhai patel)
2.            Hitler’s autobiography entitled __________ is a manifesto of the Nazism. (Das Capital, Mein Kampf, Young Turks)
3.            In 1905 _____ made the partition of Bengal. (Lord Dalhousie, Lord Cornwallis, Lord Curzon)

(B) MATCH THE PAIRS:                                                                                                                                                                                  3 MARKS
1.            Allen Hume                                                                     1. Non-co-operation Movement
2.            Mahatma Gandhi                                        2. Created Man-Mau Movement and Freed Kenya
3.            Jomo Kenyatta                                                                3. Partition of Bengal
4. Tongoland

Q.2 ANSWER THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS IN 25 TO 30 WORDS:          (ANY TWO)                                                 3 MARKS
1.            Due to globalization which fields are going through change?
2.            Explain the term 'aggressive nationalism?
3.            Why did the conflict among England and Germany increase?

Q.3 GIVE REASONS FORTHE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS IN 25 TO 30 WORDS: (ANY TWO)                                    4 MARKS
  1. The European felt the need for finding out new sea routes.
  2. China remained undivided.
  3. Explosive situation was created in Europe.

Q.4 ANSWER THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS IN 40 TO 50 WORDS:          (ANY TWO)                                                 6 MARKS
1.           Explain the importance of Computer?
2.           What are the disadvantages of globalization?
3.           Explain in your own words the political impact of globalization. Or how does globalization create political corruption?

Q.5 ANSWER THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS IN 60 TO 80 WORDS:          (ANY TWO)                                                 8 MARKS
1.           Write the reasons for imperialism?
2.           How was India brought under the reign of England?

Q.6 FILLS IN THE BLANKS:                                                                                                                                                                                  3 MARKS
1.           __________parties act as a watch dog of democracy. (Ruling, Opposition, Recognized, Registered)
2.           The distinct nature of language, region, religion and culture is called __________. (unity, diversity, democracy, society)
3.           __________ is a country homogenous in the case of language. (India, Switzerland, China, Sri Lanka)

Q.7 ANSWER THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS IN ONE SENTENCES EACH:            (ANY THREE)                           3MARKS
1.           State any two party systems?
2.           What is a state level or regional political party?
3.           Who undertook efforts to abolish the caste system in India?
4.           What measures the government of Maharashtra has taken to ensure increase in the representation of women?
5.           What is the federal system of government?
Q.8 STATE GIVING REASOSNS FOR TRUE OR FALSE:                                   (ANY TWO)                                                                   4 MARKS
1.           To propose a law is the responsibility of legislature in India
2.           There are no restrictions on citizens holding arms in U.S
3.           Higher the initiative, weaker the democracy will be-
4.           No society is uniform in all respects
Q.9 ANSWER THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS IN ONE SENTENCES EACH:            (ANY ONE)                                 2 MARKS
1.           Write short note on Communist Party of India?
2.           What are the different ways of having people's participation in democracy?

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