Friday, October 03, 2014

The Citizenship Quiz - India

This quiz asks basic questions related to being active citizens of India.

1. The fundamental rights of the Indian Citizen are legally enforceable. True / False?

2. The fundamental duties of the Indian citizen are legally enforceable. True / False?

3. To vote in a constituency, a citizen should have lived in that constituency for at least _____________.

4. To vote, one needs :
     A. A voter ID Card with the address from the current constituency.
     B. One's name in the voter list of the constituency.
     C. Both of the above.
     D. None of the above.

5. All the voter lists of india can be checked online for inclusion of name. True / False?

6. What determines the no. of Lok Sabha constituencies in a state?

7. Match the body with what they are supposed to do:
A. Legislature        1. Execute the decisions / laws
B. Executive          2. Decide on disputes raised on matters of the law.
C. Judiciary           3. Make laws.

8. Indian state is governed by the state list, union list, and the concurrent list. "Police" which is a very important pillar of governance, is in which list?

9. Which of these is NOT a valid government issued ID card in India?
A. Aadhar Card
B. Ration Card
C. PAN Card
D. Voter ID Card
E. Debit Card

10. The basic principle of the Indian legal system is with reference to persons accused is:
A. Deemed Innocent until proved guilty
B. Deemed guilty until proved innocent.



How do we know said...

1. True. The rights are legally guaranteed to the Indian citizen.

2. False. The duties are in the "Guidelines" section of the constitution and are not legally enforceable.

3. 6 months.

4. Only B. Voting can be done with any govt issued I Card.

5. True. The website of ECI provides this national list online.

6. The population of the state. Uttar Pradesh consequently enjoys the highest no. of Lok Sabha seats.

7. Legislature makes laws, Executive implements them and judiciary decides on the disputes pertaining to these laws.

8. Police is in the STATE list. This means that rules that apply to police in one state will not apply in another state. this is an important distinction.

9. Debit Card.

10. Deemed innocent until proved guilty. This is very important because this means that the BURDEN OF PROOF is on the State. The individual does not have to prove that s/he is innocent. The state has to prove that s/he is guilty.

Gentle Breeze said...

That was informative..
Answers ke liye shukriya.. this aint no easy quiz.. for me toh at least

How do we know said...

hey GB: glad u enjoyed the quiz :)

Z said...

Of course, the newspapers take the opposite view on 10, or at least they do in this country!

How do we know said...

Hi Z: yes. they do, and sadly, so do the courts. In a lot of cases, the undertrials are in prison for much longer than the maximum sentence for that offence.