NCERT Class 9 Solutions: Chapter 3 Constitutional Design (Democratic Politics-I) Part 1

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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.

I. Leaders of the freedom movement had an open mind about whether the country should be democratic or not after independence.

Answer: This is a true statement. Freedom fighters were wanted country to be democratic after independence.

II. Members of the Constituent Assembly of India held the same views on all provisions of the Constitution.

Answer: All the members of the Constituent Assembly of India had different views on different provisions of the constitution.

III. A country that has a constitution must be a democracy.

Answer: All the countries have constitution whether they are democratic or not, because constitution means “A set of fundamental principles or established precedents according to which a state or other organization is governed.”

IV. Constitution cannot be amended because it is the supreme law of a country.

Answer: Constitution can be amended to keep changing aspirations, matchup with modern world and changing requirements of the society.

Question 2. Which of these was the most salient underlying conflict in the making of a democratic constitution in South Africa?

  1. Between South Africa and its neighbour

  2. Between men and women

  3. Between the white majority and the black minority

  4. Between the coloured minority and the black majority

Answer: D

During the making of democratic constitution the most salient underlying conflict was between the coloured minority and the black majority in South Africa.

Question 3. Which of these is a provision that a democratic constitution does not have?

  1. Powers of the head of the state

  2. Name of the head of the state

  3. Powers of the legislature

  4. Name of the country

Answer: B

Explanation: A democratic constitution has the names of

  • Powers of the head of the state

  • Powers of the legislature

  • Name of the country

Q- 4. Match the following leaders with their roles in the making of the Constitution:

Match the Following Leaders with Their Roles
Match the following leaders with their roles

Column I

Column II

(a) Motilal Nehru

(1) President of the Constituent Assembly

(b) B R Ambedkar

(2) Member of the Constituent Assembly

(c) Rajendra Prasad

(3) Chairman of the Drafting Committee

(d) Sarojini Naidu

(4) Prepared a Constitution for India in 1928

Answer:

Leaders and Their Roles
Leaders and their roles

Column I

Column II

(a) Motilal Nehru

Prepared a Constitution for India in 1928

(b) B R Ambedkar

Chairman of the Drafting Committee

(c) Rajendra Prasad

President of the Constituent Assembly

(d) Sarojini Naidu

Member of the Constituent Assembly

Leaders and their roles

Leaders and Their Roles

Leaders and their roles