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Chapter 2: Constitutional Design

Exercise

Chapter 2: Constitutional Design Exercise Exercise solutions [Pages 53 - 54]

Exercise | Q 1 | Page 53

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.

Exercise | Q 2 | Page 53

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 coloured minority and the black majority

Exercise | Q 3 | Page 53

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 of the legislature
(d) Name of the country

Exercise | Q 4 | Page 53

Match the following leaders with their roles in the making of the Constitution:

(a) Motilal Nehru

(b) Β.R. Ambedkar

(c) Rajendra Prasad

(d) Sarojini Naidu

(i) President of the Constituent Assembly

(ii) Member of the Constituent Assembly

(iii) Chairman of the Drafting Committee

(iv) Prepared a Constitution for India in 1928

Exercise | Q 5 | Page 53

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?

Exercise | Q 6 | Page 53

Here are some of the guiding values of the Constitution and their meaning. Rewrite them by matching them correctly.

(a) Sovereign

(b) Republic

(c) Fraternity

(d) Secular

(i) Government will not favour any religion.

(ii) People have the supreme right to make decisions.

(iii) Head of the state is an elected person.

(iv) People should live like brothers and sisters.

Exercise | Q 7 | Page 54

A friend from Nepal has written you a letter describing the political situation there. Many political parties are opposing the rule of the king. Some of them say that the existing constitution given by the monarch can be amended to allow more powers to elected representatives. Others are demanding a new Constituent Assembly to write a republican constitution. Reply to your friend giving your opinions on the subject.

Exercise | Q 8 | Page 54

Here are different opinions about what made India a democracy. How much importance would you give to each of these factors?
(a) Democracy in India is a gift of the British rulers. We received training to work with representative legislative institutions under the British rule.
(b) Freedom struggle challenged the colonial exploitation and denial of different freedoms to Indians. Free India could not be anything but democratic.
(c) We are lucky to have leaders who had democratic convictions. The denial of democracy in several other newly independent countries shows the important role of these leaders.

Exercise | Q 9 | Page 54

Read the following extract from a conduct book for ‘married women’, published in 1912. ‘God has made the female species delicate and fragile both physically and emotionally, pitiably incapable of self-defence. They are destined thus by God to remain in male protection − of father, husband and son − all their lives. Women should, therefore, not despair, but feel obliged that they can dedicate themselves to the service of men’. Do you think the values expressed in this para reflected the values underlying our constitution? Or does this go against the constitutional values?

Exercise | Q 10.1 | Page 54

Read the following statements about a constitution. Give reasons if it is true or false.
The authority of the rules of the constitution is the same as that of any other law.

Exercise | Q 10.2 | Page 54

Read the following statements about a constitution. Give reasons if it is true or false.
Constitution lays down how different organs of the government will be formed.

Exercise | Q 10.3 | Page 54

Read the following statements about a constitution. Give reasons if it is true or false.
Rights of citizens and limits on the power of the government are laid down in the constitution.

Exercise | Q 10.4 | Page 54

Read the following statements about a constitution. Give reasons if it is true or false.
A constitution is about institutions, not about values.

Chapter 2: Constitutional Design

Exercise

NCERT Class 9 Social Science - Democratic Politics - 1

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Concepts covered in Class 9 Social Science chapter 2 Constitutional Design are Guiding Values of the Indian Constitution, Making of the Indian Constitution, Why Do We Need a Constitution?, Democratic Constitution in South Africa.

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