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Asia POL


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Which of the following geographically represent the four states of South Asia?
India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka
Which year did the India-Pakistan partition take place?
Identify two or three factors that explain the formation of Bangladesh?
Language issue; Bengali and Urdu, Rise of Bengali nationalism, and West Pakistan's Muslim League lost control over East Pakistan
What year was Bangladesh formed?
December 1971
Identify three distinct ethnic divisions in Sri Lankan politics?
Local Sinhalese, Sri Lankan Tamils, and Indian Tamils
The origin of India may be traced back to which of the ancient civilizations?
Indus Valley Civilization (Harappan Culture)
Which of the following sentences is true of Sepoy Mutiny in Indian political history?
Lead by Sepoy (foot soldiers), 1st war of independence, and British arrogance
Identify one important contribution of the Indian Councils Act (1865)?
Created a legislative council that included a number of appointed "non-official" Indians, as its members, who would advise the Executive Council.
Identify two important features of the Government of India Act (1909).
Allowed 1 Indian to be represented in the VEC council and created a representation of Indian religious groups in legislature
Identify two important features about the Directive Principles of State Policy in India? Is it enforceable in courts of law?
Proper distribution of resources, protect weak and minorities, visions, ideologies, and principles. No it is not enforceable.
Identify two important features about the Fundamental Rights of India? Is it enforceable in court of law?
Freedom, movement, speech, religion, etc. Yes enforceable.
Which is the upper and lower house of the Indian Parliament (their names - Lok and Rajya Sabha)?
Rajya Sabha is Upper. Lok Sabha is Lower.
Which of the following sentences are true of the election of the members of the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha?
Rajya Sabha is elected by members of the state legislative and the Lok Sabha is elected by citizens.
In the Indian Parliament, a money bill can be introduced in the Lok Sabha or the Rajya Sabha?
Lok Sabha
In Indian politics, who is the real and/or the ceremonial head of the state?
Real is the PM and ceremonial is the president.
What is the name of the body that elects the President?
Electoral College
Identify two sentences that are correct about the Indian President (what is the length of his/her term; and, is the position impeachable?
5 year term and they can be impeached but it hasn't happened yet.
Who is the current Prime Minister of India?
Manmohan Singh
What is the name of the PM that led the Hindu-Right Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in India?
PM Vajpeyee
Identify two sentences that are true of the Supreme Court of India?
That it is the highest judicial tribune in India and has the right of judicial review.
How is the governor of an Indian state appointed?
President of India
What is the lower house of an Indian state called?
Vidhan Sabha
What is the upper house of an Indian State called?
Vidhan Parishad
Identify two Hindu nationalists who have significantly influenced the rise of Hindu nationalism in India's political-history context?
V.D. Savarkar and Hedgewar
According to Herring and Mohan's article, PM Nehru's economic policy incorporates which of the following features?
Rationalist planning mode and a defensive reaction mode.

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