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Class –IX Social Science (Constitutional Design)

General Instruction: 

  • All Question are Compulsory.
  • Question No. 1 to 4 Carry one marks each.
  • Question No. 5 to 10 carry three marks each.
  • Question No. 11 to 12 carry five marks each.

  1. When was the Constitution of India passed by the Constituent Assembly?
  2. When was the Constitution of India adopted?
  3. When was the Constitution of India enforced?
  4. In which year reorganization of states on linguistic basis becomes a reality?
  5. ‘The authority of the rules of the Constitution is the same as that of any other law’. Explain.
  6. What do understand by constitutional amendment?
  7. Mention the main point of Nehru’s famous speech that he made to the Constituent Assembly?
  8. What is the importance of Preamble of the Constitution?
  9. Explain the Gandhiji’s dream of India.
  10. Who was Vallabhbhai Jhaverbhai Patel?
  11. State any five ways by which the blacks were discriminated in South Africa.
  12. “The South African Constitution inspires Democrats all over the world”. Comment.

Class –IX Social Science (Constitutional Design)

  1. 26th November 1949
  2. 26th November 1949
  3. 26th January 1950
  4. 1956
    1. It is true that the Constitution is the supreme law of a country.
    2. It is the foundation of a democratic entity.
    3. The rules laid down in the Constitution are the basis on which all the other laws are framed.
    4. It follows that the constitutional rules have the same authority, perhaps even greater, as any other law of a country.
  5. Changes that are incorporated into a constitutional document to ensure that its provisions are updated with the passage of time are known as constitutional amendments.
    1. Amendments are significant in a democratic country like India to make necessary changes to the structure of power sharing, institutional arrangements and welfare goals of the state with time.
    2. They also reflect the changing aspirations of people that are addressed through amendments.
    3. New problems that arise in contemporary society cannot be always solved with in the frame work of ideas that reflect a structure of a previous era.
    4. The provision of the amendment allows the collective experience derived from day to day working of the constitution to be absorbed into the document in order to maintain its vitality.
  6. The famous speech of Jawahar Lal Nehru focused on the following points:
    1. Pledge to serve India and humanity.
    2. The responsibility of freedom rests upon the assembly which is sovereign.
    3. The main agenda of the assembly is to eradicate poverty, ignorance, disease, and inequality of opportunities.
    1. The Preamble of the Constitution is important because it contains the philosophy on which the entire Constitution has been built.
    2. The significance of the Preamble lies in its components. It embodies the source of the Constitution i.e., the people of India.
    3. The terms sovereign, socialist, secular, democratic, republic in the Preamble suggests the nature of the state.
    4. The ideals of justice, liberty, equality, fraternity reflects the objectives of the Constitution.
      The use of these words in the Preamble shows, it embodies the basic philosophy and fundamental values on which the Constitution is based. 
  7. Mahatma Gandhi was not a member of Drafting Committee of Indian Constitution.But he had dreamt as to what a constitution should do to its citizens.
    1. He dreamt of an India which does not have any inequalities that are, there should be no rich and poor.
    2. All communities shall live in peace and harmony in India.
    3. As per his dream women should enjoy equal rights as that of men.
    4. An India in which all communities shall live in perfect harmony.
    1. Vallabhai Jhaverbhai Patel, popularly known as Sardar Patel, was the first Deputy Prime Minister of India.
    2. He was born on 31st October 1875, in a small village in Nadiad (Gujarat)
    3. His strength of character, the sharpness of his mind, his organizing skills, and all his energy were offered up for achieving the freedom of India under Gandhi's leadership, and after independence for India's consolidation.
    4. Vallabhbhai Patel showed the defiance of the oppressed, a trial lawyer's brilliance, the daring to give up a flourishing career, the discipline of a soldier in freedom's battles, the strategies of a General, indifference as a prisoner of the Raj, the generosity of the strong, the firmness of a patriot, and the farsightedness of a statesman. 
    1. The apartheid system was particularly oppressive for the blacks.
    2. They were forbidden from living in white areas.
    3. They could work in white areas only if they had a permit.
    4. Trains, buses, taxis, hotels, hospital, schools and colleges, libraries, cinema halls, theaters, beaches, swimming pool, public toilets were all separate for the whites and blacks. E. This was called segregation.
    5. They could not even visit the churches where whites worshipped.
    6. Blacks could not form an association or protest against the terrible treatment.
    1. The South African Constitution inspires Democrats all over the world.
    2. A state denounced by the entire world till recently as the most undemocratic one is now seen as a model of democracy.
    3. What made this change possible was the determination of the South African people to work together, to transform bitter experience into the binding glue of a rainbow nation.
    4. Today, people of South Africa work together, without bearing any grudges against the white regime in looked upon with great respect.
    5. The south African Constitution sees people of all skin colours as equal.Men and women work equally.