CBSE Class 8 Civics Chapter 5 Judiciary Important Questions

Five separate though inter-related concepts on the judiciary have been discussed in this Chapter 5 of CBSE Class 8 Civics. The reason why the independence of the judiciary is key to its functioning is a complex idea, but something that students need to understand. This is conveyed at a more basic level in this Chapter, using examples of different decision-making processes that the student is familiar with. We have also compiled the CBSE Class 8 Civics Chapter 5 Judiciary Important Questions from the Chapter for the students to solve and practice.

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1. What does an ‘independent judiciary’ mean?

2. What is the role of the judiciary? Classify the same.

3. Do you think that any ordinary citizen stands a chance against a politician in this kind of judicial system? Why not?

4. List two reasons why you believe an independent judiciary is essential to democracy.

5. What is the structure of courts in India?

6. Write a very short note about High Courts.

7. What is the appellate system?

8. What are the different names given for the subordinate court?

9. What are the different branches of the legal system?

10. Differentiate between Criminal and Civil Law. Give points.

11. You read that one of the main functions of the judiciary is ‘upholding the law and Enforcing Fundamental Rights’. Why do you think an independent judiciary is necessary to carry out this important function?

12. How do you think the Right to Constitutional Remedies connects to the idea of judicial review?

13. Why do you think the introduction of Public Interest Litigation (PIL) in the 1980s is a significant step in ensuring access to justice for all?

14. Write a story around the theme, ‘Justice delayed is justice denied’.

15. Explain the terms ‘Acquit’ and ‘To Appeal.’

16. Why is a court of record called so? Who functions as it?

17. What is the purpose of Public Litigation Interest? Explain with example.

18. Name the judgement that established the Right to Livelihood as part of the Right to Life.

19. Define the term ‘Separation of powers.’

20. Define the term judicial review.

21. _____ type of cases are decided by under Civil Law.
(a) Divorce
(b) Rent matters
(c) Sale of land
(d) All of these

22. The final interpreter of our Constitution is ________
(a) Judiciary
(b) Government
(c) Legislative
(b) Executive



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