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CONSTITUTIONAL DESIGN - NCERT Answers of CBSE Class 9, Political Science - Chapter-3, Democratic Politics I

CBSE Board Class IX, Political Science

Chapter 3 of NCERT Textbook - Democratic Politics I

Constitutional Design

NCERT Answers of Chapter Exercise Questions

QUESTION.1: Here are some false statements. Identify the mistake in each case and rewrite these correctly based on what you have read in this chapter.
a. Leaders of the freedom movement had an open mind about whether the country should be democratic or not after independence.
b. Members of the Constituent Assembly of India held the same views on all provisions of the Constitution.
c. A country that has a constitution must be a democracy.
d. Constitution cannot be amended because it is the supreme law of a country.
a. This is a false statement. The leaders of the freedom movement were clear in their mind that their country should be a democracy.
b. No, this is also a false statement. The different members had different views on different points, but ultimately they resolved their differences.
c. No it is not true. All countries that have a constitution are not necessarily democratic but all countries which are democratic must have their constitutions.
d. It is a false statement. The Constitution is amended by two-third majority of the members of the Parliament if any change was required.     
QUESTION.2: Which of these was the most salient underlying conflict in the making of a democratic Constitution in South Africa?   
a. Between South Africa and its neighbours.
b. Between men and women.
c. Between the white majority and the black minority.
d. Between the black majority and the coloured minority.
Answer: Between the black majority and the coloured minority.
QUESTION.3: Which of these is a provision that a democratic constitution does not have?
a. Powers of the head of the State.
b. Name of the head of the State.
c. Powers and Legislature.
d. Name of the country.
Answer: Name of the head of the State.
QUESTION.5: Read again the extracts from Nehru’s speech ‘Tryst with Destiny’ and answer the following:
a. Why did Nehru use the expression “not wholly or in full measure” in the first sentence?  
b. What pledge did he want the makers of the Indian Constitution to take?
c. “The ambition of the greatest man of our generation has been to wipe every tear from every eye”. Who was he referring to?    
a. He used this expression because all the pledges could not be fulfilled all at once, but they will be fulfilled gradually.
b. The pledge of dedication to the service of India and her people and to the still larger cause of humanity.
c. He was referring to Mahatma Gandhi.
QUESTION.6: Here are some of the guiding values of the Constitution and their meaning. Rewrite them by matching them correctly.
a. Sovereign
I. Government will not favour any religion.
b. Republic
II. People have the supreme right to make decisions.
c. Fraternity
III. Head of the State is an elected person.
d. Secular
IV. People should live like brothers and sisters.

Answer: a-II. b-III. c-IV. d-I.
QUESTION.10: Read the following statements about a constitution. Give reasons why each of these is true or not true.
(a) The authority of the rules of the constitution is the same as that of any other law.
(b) Constitution lays down how different organs of the Government will be formed.
(c) Rights of citizens and limits on the power of the government are laid in the constitution.
(d) A constitution is about institutions, not about values.
(a) This is not a true statement since the authority of the rules of the Constitution is much more than that of any other law.
(b) No, it is not correct because our Constitution lays down how different organs of the Government will be formed.
(c) This is a correct statement since in our Constitution rights of citizens and limits on the power of the government have been clearly laid down.
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