Political Science
Chapter 3 Class 6 Political Science - Forms of Government

The most direct form of popular participation in forming a government is called

A. Voting

B. Adult Franchise

C. Adult Literacy

D. Democracy



Answer by Student

The correct answer is (B) Adult Franchise

Detailed Explanation by Teachoo

Let’s check all the options

  • Option (A) Voting - Voting is the process of expressing one’s choice or preference for a candidate or a party in an election. It is a means of popular participation in forming a government, but not the most direct one. So, this is incorrect .

  • Option (B) Adult Franchise - Adult Franchise is the right of every adult citizen of a country to vote and elect their representatives. It is also known as universal adult suffrage. It is the most direct form of popular participation in forming a government, as it gives equal power and voice to every citizen. This is the correct definition of adult franchise according to the pdf link¹. So, this is correct .

  • Option (C) Adult Literacy - Adult Literacy is the ability of adults to read and write. It is an important factor for the development of a country and its democracy, but it is not directly related to forming a government. So, this is incorrect .

  • Option (D) Democracy - Democracy is a form of government in which people have the power to choose their leaders and hold them accountable. Democracy can be direct or indirect, depending on the level of participation of the people. Democracy is not a specific form of popular participation, but a broader concept that includes it. So, this is incorrect❌ .

Thus, option (B) is correct

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