Urban Administration - Worksheets

 CBSE Worksheet 01

Ch-26 Urban Administration

  1. What was broken by the ball hit by Rehana?
    1. Glass of a car
    2. Street light
    3. Window glass
    4. Pot
  2. The elected head of the Municipal Corporation is known as Mayor or ________.
    1. Mahajan
    2. Mahapur
    3. Corporator
    4. Commissioner
  3. Which of the following is false regarding Municipality?
    1. The cities with less population have municipalities
    2. The number of elected members is generally between fifteen and sixty
    3. The meeting is presided over by Chairman
    4. Villages have a Municipality
  4. Yasmin Khala was a ________.
    1. Municipal Corporation employee
    2. Major Officer
    3. Chief executive officer
    4. Patwari
  5. Under municipality, a city is divided into ________.
    1. Section
    2. parts
    3. Councils
    4. Wards
  6. Match the following:
    Column AColumn B
    (i) Municipal Corporation(a) By committees
    (ii) Development plans for the city(b) +2,0000 municipalities
    (iii) Smaller urban areas(c) Municipality
    (iv) Municipal Corporation's activities(d) Elected body
  7. Fill in the blanks:
    1. The main reason for the epidemic Plague in ________ was unhealthy sewerage conditions and the inefficient health infrastructure.
    2. Every corporation has a ________. He is not elected by the people but appointed by the state government.
    3. ________ are facilities or benefits continuously offered to the general public for their use or enjoyment, with or without charge.
    4. People have to pay ________ on their homes as well as taxes for water and other services.
  8. State true or false:
    1. The private contractors to collect and process garbage is called Sub-contracting.
    2. The Municipal corporation gets its money by collecting taxes.
    3. Property taxes, however, form only 40% of the money that a municipal corporation earns.
    4. The civic body in a small town is known as Municipal Corporation.
  9. All cities have Municipal Corporation. Comment.
  10. What is a tax?
  11. How are complicated decisions taken? Explain with examples.
  12. What is the difference between Ward Councillor and municipal Councillor?
  13. Why is local self-government in urban areas different from that in rural areas?
  14. State the different kinds of work performed by Ward Councillors.

CBSE Worksheet 01
Ch-26 Urban Administration


  1. (b) Street light
    Explanation: Shankar had bowled a good over and although he nearly managed to get Rehana out, she was still batting. Frustrated, he bowled a short ball and hoped she would hit it for an easy catch. Instead, Rehana hit the ball so hard and so high that the street light broke.
  2. (d) Commissioner
    Explanation: The Mayor is the head of the Municipal Corporation, but the role is largely ceremonial as executive powers are vested in the Municipal Commissioner.
  3. (d) Villages have a Municipality
    Explanation: Smaller district cities and bigger towns have a Municipality.
  4. (a) Municipal Corporation employee
    Explanation: Yasmin Khala was a Municipal Corporation employee. She was working in a Sanitation Department.
  5. (d) Wards
    Explanation: Under a municipality, a city is divided into several wards, each of which is represented by one candidate. The candidate is directly elected by the people of that area through elections.
  6. (i) - (a), (ii) - (c), (iii) - (b), (iv) - (a).
    1. Surat
    2. Chief Executive Officer
    3. Public amenities
    4. Property tax
    1. True
    2. True
    3. False, Property taxes, however, form only 25-30 percent of the money that a Municipal Corporation earns.
    4. False, The civic body in a small town is known as Municipal Council.
  7. No, not all the cities have Municipal Corporations; big cities have Municipal Corporation while smaller towns have Municipal Council.
  8. A tax is a sum of money that people pay to the government for the services the government provides.
  9. Complicated decisions usually affect the entire city and therefore these decisions are taken by groups of Councillors who form committees to decide and debate issue. For example, if bus stands need to be improved or a crowded market place needs to have its garbage cleared more regularly, etc.
  10. The ward councillor is the head of ward and is elected by the residents of that ward on the basis of adult franchise in the local government elections.
    The Municipal councillor, on the other hand, is the head of the council and is elected from among the councillors.
  11. Local self-government in urban areas is different from those rural areas because:
    1. Cities are the lifeline of the nation. It also requires a vast network of public services and amenities like electricity, water, sanitation etc. and a better infrastructure regarding roads, drainage, subways, schools etc.
    2. Civic bodies are very much different in smaller towns.
    3. Though they are elected bodies, they have to perform several functions to fulfil the manifold needs of the people.
  12. Ward councillors are the people who represent the electors (voting residents) of the ward. They can help you resolve local issues and can represent your views on the council. The Ward Councillor is the head of the ward who has been elected to perform some duties. They are:
    1. To make a budget and spend the money accordingly.
    2. To debate over issues and come out with the best possible solutions.
    3. To help people by solving their ward-related problems.
    4. To try and ensure that the particular demands of their wards are placed before the entire council.