MCQ Questions for Class 9 Civics: Democracy in the Contemporary World

Here you will find Democracy in the Contemporary World MCQ Questions for Class 9 Civics with answers that will be helpful in improving marks in the examinations. Class 9 MCQ Questions will be useful in knowing the topics in less time and increase concentration among students.

MCQ Questions for Class 9 Civics: Democracy in the Contemporary World

1. Who was the leader of the Solidarity Movement in Poland?
(a) Pinochet
(b) Lech Walesa
(c) Jaruzelski
(d) None of the above
► (b) Lech Walesa

2. Who led the military coup in Chile in 1973?
(a) General Alberto Bachelet
(b) Michelle Bachelet
(c) General Augusto Pinochet
(d) Salvador Allende
► (c) General Augusto Pinochet

3. “Workers of my homeland! I have faith in Chile and its future ...... It will be a moral lesson to castigate felony, cowardice, and treason.” Who said this?
(a) General Augusto Pinochet
(b) General Alberto Bachelet
(c) Salvador Allende
(d) Michelle Bachelet
► (c) Salvador Allende

4. What is a referendum?
(a) A vote of all the people on an important national issue
(b) A vote of educated population
(c) A vote of men only
(d) None of the above
► (a) A vote of all the people on an important national issue

5. When did the military coup take place in Chile?
(a) 12 Sept. 1973
(b) 11 Sept. 1973
(c) 11 Sept. 1974
(d) None of the above
► (b) 11 Sept. 1973

6. Which party ruled in Poland in 1980?
(a) Polish Workers Party
(b) Polish Party
(c) Polish United Workers’ Party
(d) None of the above
► (c) Polish United Workers’ Party

7. When did the British colonies in America declare themselves independent?
(a) 1774 A.D.
(b) 1776 A.D.
(c) 1778 A.D.
(d) 1780 A.D.
► (b) 1776 A.D.

8. The three governments of Allende’s Chile, Walesa’s Poland and Michelle’s Chile had a
(a) Democratic form of government
(b) Martial law
(c) Communist form of government
(d) All the above
► (a) Democratic form of government

9. When did the British colonies in America declare themselves independent?
(a) 1774 A.D.
(b) 1776 A.D.
(c) 1778 A.D.
(d) 1780 A.D.
► (b) 1776 A.D.

10. When did Myanmar attain independence and what type of government did it adopt?
(a) 1946, communist
(b) 1948, democracy
(c) 1947, democracy
(d) 1948, dictatorship
► (b) 1948, democracy

11. What is meant by Universal Adult Franchise?
(a) Right to vote to property owners
(b) Right to vote to women
(c) Right to vote to all adults
(d) Right to vote to blacks
► (c) Right to vote to all adults

12. After Independence, who became the first Prime Minister and then the President of
Ghana?
(a) Patrice Lumamba
(b) Jomo Kenyatta
(c) Sam Nujoma
(d) Kwame Nkrumah
► (b) Jomo Kenyatta

13. When did Ghana become independent and from whom?
(a) 1956, Dutch
(b) 1957, France
(c) 1957, Britain
(d) 1958, Germany
► (c) 1957, Britain

14. Which award has been won by Suu Kyi?
(a) Literary Award
(b) Oscar Award
(c) Nobel Peace Prize
(d) None of the above
► (c) Nobel Peace Prize

15. When did Myanmar attain independence and what type of government did it adopt?
(a) 1946, communist
(b) 1948, democracy
(c) 1947, democracy
(d) 1948, dictatorship
► (b) 1948, democracy

16. Which country contributes most of the money to U.N.?
(a) U.K.
(b) France
(c) U.S.A.
(d) China
► (c) U.S.A.

17. Name the body of the U.N. which acts like a Parliament.
(a) General Assembly
(b) Security Council
(c) International Court of Justice
(d) Social and Economic Council
► (a) General Assembly

18. Which country contributes most of the money to U.N.?
(a) U.K.
(b) France
(c) U.S.A.
(d) China
► (c) U.S.A.

19. Who was Wolfowitz?
(a) President of U.S.A.
(b) President of IMF
(c) President of World Bank
(d) President of UNESCO
► (c) President of World Bank

20. Name the five permanent members of the Security Council.
(a) US, Germany, France, China, Italy
(b) US, Britain, Germany, Italy, France
(c) US, France, Switzerland, China, Russia
(d) US, France, Britain, Russia, China
► (d) US, France, Britain, Russia, China

21. Which organ of the U.N. is responsible for maintaining peace and security among the
countries?
(a) General Assembly
(b) Security Council
(c) International Court of Justice
(d) All the above
► (b) Security Council

22. In which year did Saddam Hussein become the President of Iraq? Which type of government did he set up?
(a) 1969, dictatorial government
(b) 1970, democratic government
(c) 1979, communist government
(d) 1979, dictatorial government
► (a) 1969, dictatorial government

23. Which party ruled Iraq since 1968?
(a) Baa’th Party
(b) Socialist Baa’th Party
(c) Arab Socialist Baa’th Party
(d) None of the above
► (c) Arab Socialist Baa’th Party

23. Which one of the following does not lead to the spread of democracy?
(a) Struggle by the people
(b) End of colonialism
(c) People’s desire for freedom
(d) Invasion by foreign countries
► (d) Invasion by foreign countries

24. What is the territory under the immediate political control of another state called?
(a) Communist state
(b) Colony
(c) Democratic state
(d) None of the above
► (b) Colony

25. Use one of the following statements to complete the sentence : Democracy in the international organisations requires that _____
(a) the rich countries should have a greater say.
(b) countries should have a say according to their military power.
(c) countries should be treated with respect in proportion to their population.
(d) all countries should be treated equally.
► (d) all countries should be treated equally.

26. Which one of the following does not lead to the spread of democracy?
(a) Struggle by the people
(b) End of colonialism
(c) People’s desire for freedom
(d) Invasion by foreign countries
► (d) Invasion by foreign countries

27. Which one of the following situations is democratic?
(a) General Pinochet, an Army General of Chile, led a coup and became the President of the
country.
(b) In China, always the Communist Party only wins in elections and forms the government.
(c) The government led by Jaruzelski in Poland, imposed martial law and imprisoned
thousands of Solidarity members who took part in strike.
(d) The African National Congress of South Africa drew up a constitution which gave most
extensive rights to its citizns.
► (d) The African National Congress of South Africa drew up a constitution which gave most

28. Which one of the following statements is incorrect?
(a) America became independent from British rule in 1776
(b) They adopted a democratic constitution in 1787
(c) Many countries in Europe gave right to vote to only propertied people
(d) In United States of America all the citizens including Blacks were given right to vote from
the beginning.
► (d) In United States of America all the citizens including Blacks were given right to vote from

29. Which country among the following was the only country by 1900, where every citizen had voting right?
(a) Australia
(b) New Zealand
(c) Poland
(d) USA
► (b) New Zealand

30. Who among the following in UN has always been a citizen of the US ?
(a) Treasury Secretary
(b) President of the World Bank
(c) Finance Secretary
(d) Secretary General
► (b) President of the World Bank

31. Which country supported and controlled the autocratic government in Poland?[2010 (T-1)]
(a) USA
(b) China
(c) Russia
(d) UK
► (c) Russia

32. Soviet Union broke in the year:
(a) 1930
(b) 1900
(c) 1991
(d) 2001
► (c) 1991

33. Why was International Monetary Fund established?
(a) To maintain peace and security among the countries
(b) Lends money to governments of member nations when in need
(c) To implement and formulate trade agreements
(d) To take decision regarding misery and poverty of western countries
► (b) Lends money to governments of member nations when in need

34. In Myanmar, Aung San Suu Kyi led:
(a) National Congress
(b) United Workers Party
(c) Communist Party
(d) The National League for Democracy
► (d) The National League for Democracy
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