MCQs for Class 10 Political Science Book Chapter 8 “Challenges to Democracy”

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CBSE Class 10 Political Science Democratic Politics Book Chapter 8 “Challenges to Democracy” Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) with Answers



Here is a compilation of Free MCQs of Class 10 Political Science Democratic Politics Book Chapter 8 – Challenges to Democracy. Students can practice free MCQs as have been added by CBSE in the new exam pattern. At the end of Multiple Choice Questions, the answer key has also been provided for your reference


Q1. A …………… is a difficulty that carries within it an opportunity for progress?

    1. A. Problem
      B. Challenge
      C. Dispute
      D. Issue


Q2. Which of the following represents a challenge to democracy?

    1. A. Women not allowed to take part in public activities in Saudi Arabia.
      B. Renewed violence in Sri Lanka following the breakdown of talks between the government and the LTTE.
      C. Money and muscle power during elections
      D. All of the above


Q3. In the context of the “Challenge of Expansion”, which of the following ideas is correct?
i Ensuring greater power to the local government.
ii Establishing a sovereign and functional state.
iii Extension of federal principles to all the units of federation.
iv Inclusion of women and minority groups.

    1. A. (i), (ii), (iii)
      B. (ii), (iii), (iv)
      C. (i), (iii), (iv)
      D. (i), (ii), (iv)


Q4. Which one of the following situations represents the success of democracy?

    1. A. US as the only Super power disregards the UN and takes unilateral action
      B. General Pinochet government defeated, but army is still under control of many institutions
      C. The King of Nepal Birendra accepted constitutional Monarchy.
      D. Integration of French speaking and Dutch speaking people in Belgium.

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Q5. Countries face the …… challenge of making the transition to democracy and then instituting democratic government.

    1. A. Initial
      B. Original
      C. Foundational
      D. Beginning


Q6. ………… involves applying the basic principle of democratic government across all the regions, different social groups and various institutions?

    1. A. Foundational challenges
      B. Challenge of expression
      C. Challenge of impression
      D. Deepening of democracy


Q7. Foundational challenge includes:

    1. A. Bringing down the existing non- democratic regimes.
      B. Strengthening of the institutions and practices of democracy.
      C. Establishing a sovereign and functional state.
      D. All of these


Q8.Democracy does not stand for:

    1. A. Democratic Right
      B. Elections
      C. Violence
      D. Accommodation of diversity


Q9. In Bolivia, Morales, a supporter of the water struggle, becomes Prime Minister, MNCs threaten to leave the country.

    1. A. Foundational challenge
      B. Challenge of democracy
      C. Deepening of democracy
      D. None of these

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Q10. In Belgium, one round of constitutional change takes place, but the Dutch speakers, not satisfied, want more autonomy, choose the correct one?

    1. A. Foundational challenge
      B. Challenge of expansion
      C. Deepening of democracy
      D. Challenge of Democracy


Q11. In Nepal, Constituent Assembly about to be elected, unrest in Terai areas, Maoists have not surrendered arms.

    1. A. Foundational challenge
      B. Challenge of expansion
      C. Deepening of democracy
      D. Challenge of Democracy


Q12. Looking at the expanded definition, which one of the following statements is not correct about democracy?

    1. A. The rulers elected by the people must take all the major decisions.
      B. Elections must offer a fair choice to the people to change the current rulers.
      C. The choice should be available to all people on an equal basis.
      D. To exercise this choice government must not be limited by basic rules of the Constitution and citizens’ rights.

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Q13. Any person, who can read and write in any Indian language, is known as…

    1. A. Illiterate
      B. Literate
      C. Semi-literate
      D. None of these


Q14. The idea of promoting one’s region is known as…?

    1. A. Regional imbalance
      B. Regionalism
      C. Regionality
      D. Regional superiority


Q15. The ideology of believing supremacy of one’s caste is known as…

    1. A. Caste hierarchy
      B. Caste domination
      C. Casteism
      D. None of these


Q16. Which act empowers the people to find out what is happening in the government?

    1. A. The Right to Information Act
      B. The Information to Right Act
      C. Both (a) and (b)
      D. None of these


Q17. Studies on political and social inequalities in democracy show that:

    1. A. inequalities exist in democracies
      B. development under democracy is not much different from that of dictatorships
      C. democracy and development go together
      D. dictatorship is better than democracy


Q18. Which of the following countries disintegrated due to the ethnic tension b/w Serbs and Albanians:

    1. A. Srilanka
      B. Belgium
      C. Yugoslavia
      D. Bolivia

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Q19. The following steps can be taken for the removal of poverty in India:

    1. A. To check the ever-growing population
      B. Development of industries
      C. To increase the agricultural production
      D. All of these


Q20. Following is the challenge to democracy:

    1. A. Corrupt leaders
      B. Illiterate citizens
      C. Communalism
      D. All of these


Q21. Name the country where ‘Right to vote’ is not given to women

    1. A. China
      B. Saudi Arab
      C. Bangladesh
      D. Iraq


Q22. Which act is considered the watchdog of democracy?

    1. A. The information to Right Act
      B. The Right to Live Act
      C. The Right to Information Act
      D. None of these


Q23. According to the text……of the world is working under democratic government.

    1. A. One fourth
      B. Two fourth
      C. Three fourth
      D. None of these

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Q24. Which among the given is the dominant form of government in the contemporary world?

    1. A. Dictatorship
      B. Democracy
      C. Military rule
      D. None of these


Q25. One round of constitutional change took place, but the Dutch speakers were not satisfied; they wanted more autonomy, which country represents this situation?

    1. A. Belgium
      B. France
      C. Germany
      D. Denmark


Q26. The civil war came to an end in 2009; the process of reconciliation between different communities begins, where did this happen?

    1. A. USA
      B. India
      C. Srilanka
      D. South Africa


Q27. Widespread sectarian violence as the new government fails to establish its authority, Which country is this?

    1. A. Saudi Arabia
      B. Iraq
      C. Balochistan
      D. Pakistan


Q28. Which of these comes under the Democracy challenges?

    1. A. Democratic rights
      B. Functioning of institutions
      C. Elections
      D. All


Q29. Generally all the suggestions or proposals about overcoming various challenges to democracy are called…….?

    1. A. Democracy challenge
      B. Deepening of democracy
      C. Democracy reform
      D. Challenge of expansion


Q30. Democratic reforms are to be brought about principally through……?

    1. A. Political practice.
      B. Elections
      C. Constituencies
      D. Leaders


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