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Social Science XD

Mrs. Lathika Das, TGT (SST)

Date of submission: 3 / 7 / 2011

Federalism

Home work:

1. Point out one feature in the practice of federalism in India that is

similar to and one feature that is different from that of Belgium.

2. State any two differences between the local government before and

after the Constitutional amendment in 1992.

3. Fill in the blanks:

Since the United States is a ___________________ type of

federation, all the constituent States have equal powers and States

are ______________vis-à-vis the federal government. But India is a

_____________________ type of federation and some States have

more power than others. In India, the ____________ government

has more powers.

4. Here are three reactions to the language policy followed in India.

Give an argument and an example to support any of these positions.

Sangeeta: The policy of accommodation has strengthened

national unity.

Arman: Language-based States have divided us by making

everyone conscious of their language.

Harish: This policy has only helped to consolidate the

dominance of English over all other languages.

5. The distinguishing feature of a federal government is:

(a) National government gives some powers to the provincial

governments.

(b) Power is distributed among the legislature, executive and

judiciary.

(c) Elected officials exercise supreme power in the government.

(d) Governmental power is divided between different levels of

government.

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