Question 1: Match List I (organisations and struggles) with List II and select the correct answer using the codes given below the lists:
|List I||List II|
|Congress Party||United Progressive Alliance|
|Bharatiya Janata Party||National Democratic Alliance|
|Communist Party of India (Marxist)||Left Front|
|Telugu Desam Party||State Party|
Question 1: State the various functions political parties perform in a democracy
Answer: Functions of political parties are as follows:
Question 2: What are the various challenges faced by political parties?
Answer: The various challenges faced by political parties are as follows:
Question 3: Suggest some reforms to strengthen parties so that they perform their functions well?
Answer: Some suggestions for future reforms of political parties are as follows:
Question 4: What is a political party?
Answer: A political party is a group of people who come together to contest elections and hold power in the government.
Question 5: What are the characteristics of a political party?
Answer: Parties reflect fundamental political divisions in a society. Parties are about a part of the society and thus involve PARTISANSHIP. Thus a party is known by which part it stands for, which policies it supports and whose interests it upholds. A political party has three components, viz. leaders, active members and followers.
Question 6: A group of people who come together to contest elections and hold power in the government is called a _____________________.
Answer: Political Party
Question 7: Who among the following is the founder of the Bahujan Samaj Party?
Answer: (a) Kanshi Ram
Question 8: What is the guiding philosophy of the Bharatiya Janata Party?
Answer: (d) Modernity
Question 9: Consider the following statements on parties.
Which of the statements given above are correct?
Answer: (ii) a and b
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