12 Feb 2022

TNPSC Forms of Government and Democracy Notes

Samacheer Kalvi Forms of Government and Democracy Notes:

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TNPSC Indian Polity Study Materials/Notes:

I. Choose the correct answer.

1. A system of government in which one person reigns supreme, usually a king or queen, is called ……..
(a) autocracy  (b) monarchy  (c) democracy   (d) republic

2. A system of government by one person with absolute power.
(a) Aristocracy  (b) Theocracy  (c) Democracy  (d) Autocracy

3. When a country is governed by a few privileged, the form of government is called ……
(a) Aristocracy   (b) Parliamentary  (c) Democracy  (d) Republic

4. The Former Soviet Union is an example for ……
(a) aristocracy  (b) theocracy  (c) oligarchy (d) republic

5. Select the odd one ……
(a) India  (b) USA  (c) France  (d) Vatican

6. Abraham Lincoln was the President of the
(a) USA  (b) UK  (c) USSR  (d) India

7. Kudavolai system was followed by ……….
(a) Gheras  (b) Pandyas  (c) Cholas  (d) Kalabhras

8. Direct Democracy in olden times existed ………
(a) In the republics of ancient India  (b) Among the USA  (c) In the city-state of ancient Athens  (d) Among the UK

9. In which country has democracy originated?
(a) India (b) Switzerland (c) USA  (d) Athens

10. From which language was the term “Democracy” derived?
(a) Greek  (b) Latin  (c) Persian  (d) Arabic

11. In democracy the final authority rests with ………
(a) The Parliament   (b) The People  (c) The council of Ministers  (d) The President

12. Which one of the countries has a Presidential form of government?
(a) India  (b) Britain   (c) Canada  (d) USA

13. The largest democratic country in the world is ……..
(a) Canada  (b) India  (c) USA  (d) China

14. The meaning of Franchise is ………
(a) Right to elect  (b) Right to vote for the poor  (c) Right to vote  (d) Right to vote for the rich

15. The grant of universal franchise creates ………….
(a) Social equality  (b) Economic equality  (c) Political equality  (d) Legal equality

16. Prime Minister of India is appointed by …….
(a) Lok Sabha  (b) Rajya Sabha  (c) Speaker  (d) President

17.  The President of India can nominate ……….
(a) 12 members to Lok Sabha                    (b) 2 members of Rajya Sabha
(c) 12 members to Rajya Sabha        (d) 14 members of Rajya Sabha

18. The First general elections after independence in India were held in …………
(a) 1948  (b) 1952  (c) 1957  (d) 1947

II. Assertion and Reason:

01.) Assertion (A): Direct democracy is practiced in Switzerland.
Reason (R): People directly participates in decision-making.
(a) Both (A) and (R) are true and (R) explains (A)
(b) Both (A) and (R) are true and (R) does not explain (A)
(c) (A) is correct and (R) is false
(d) (A) is false and (R) is true
(a) Both (A) and (R) are true and (R) explains (A)

02.) Assertion (A): India has a parliamentary form of democracy.
Reason (R): Indian Parliament comprises two houses.
(a) Both (A) and (R) are true and (R) explains (A)
(b) Both (A) and (R) are true and (R) does not explain (A)
(c) (A) is correct and (R) is false
(d) (A) is false and (R) is true
(a) Both (A) and (R) are true and (R) explains (A)

III. Fill in the blanks.

1. The Constitution of India was finally adopted on ____

2. The two types of democracy are ___ and ____

3. An example of direct democracy is ____

4. India has a ____ form of democracy.

5. ____ was the first Prime Minister of independent India.

6. The first general elections were held in British India in the year ____

7. The Parliament House in India was designed by___ and _____


  1. 26th November 1949
  2. Direct and Indirect
  3. Switzerland
  4. Parliamentary
  5. Jawaharlal Nehru
  6. 1920
  7. Edwin Lutyens and Herbert Baker

III. Match the following:

  1. Autocracy  – a.) 18
  2. Right to vote – b.) Arthashastra
  3. Chanakya   – c.)Vatican
  4. Theocracy –  d.)North Korea

1. (d)
2. (a)
3. (b)
4. (c)

IV. Give short answers.

1. Give Abraham Lincoln’s definition of democracy.
Abraham Lincoln defines democracy as a government of the people, by the people, and for the people.

2. Mention the forms of democracy.

There are two types of Democracy:

  • Direct Democracy
  • Indirect Democracy

There are two types of Democratic Government:

  • Parliamentary form of Government
  • President form of Government

3. Distinguish between direct and indirect democracy.


Direct democracy Indirect democracy
When the people themselves directly express their will on public affairs, the type of government is called pure or direct democracy.
e.g., Ancient Greek city-states, Switzerland
When the people express their will on public affairs, through their elected representatives, the type of government is called indirect or representative democracy.
e.g., The prevailing system of democracy in India, USA and UK

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