7th Social science - Civics Lesson 1 - Equality

7th Social science - Civics Lesson 1 - Equality

 7th Social Science 


I. Choose the correct answer:

Question 1.

Which one of the following does not come under Equality?

(a) Non discrimination on the basis of birth, caste, religion, race, colour, gender.

(b) Right to contest in the election.

(c) All are treated equal in the eyes of law.

(d) Showing inequality between rich and poor.


(d) Showing inequality between rich and poor.

Question 2.

Which one of the following is comes under political Equality?

(a) Right to petition the government and criticize public policy.

(b) Removal of inequality based on race, colour, sex and caste.

(c) All are equal before the law.

(d) Prevention of concentration of wealth in the hands of law.


(a) Right to petition the government and criticize public policy.

Question 3.

In India, right to vote is given to all the citizens at the age of ________

(a) 21    (b) 18     (c) 25       (d) 31

Answer:      (b) 18

Question 4.

Inequality created by man on the basis of caste, money, religion etc is called as

(a)  Natural inequality          (b) Manmade inequality

(c) Economic inequality       (d) Gender inequality


(b) Manmade inequality

Question 5.

In Switzerland, the right to vote is given to women in the year

(a) 1981           (b) 1971        (c) 1991         (d) 1961


(b) 1971

II. Fill in the Blanks

1.Civil equality implies equality of all before _______

Answer: Law
2.The Indian constitution deals about the Right to equality from Article _______ to _______

Answer: 14,18
3.Right to contest in the election is a ________ Right.

Answer: Political
4.Equality means, absence of __________ privileges.

Answer: Social

III. Give short answer

Question 1.

What is Equality?


  • Equality is ensuring individuals or groups that are not treated differently or less favourably on the basis of specific protected characteristic, including areas of race, gender, disability, religion or belief, sexual orientation and age.
  • Gender Equality is the equal right of both men and women to have access to opportunities and resources.

Question 2.

Why is gender Equality needed?


  • All human beings, both men and women, are free to develop their personal abilities and make choices without any limitations. Women were not given equal rights

Question 3.

What is civil Equality?


  • Civil equality is enjoyment of civil rights by all citizen. Without any discrimination of superior or inferior, the rich or the poor, caste or creed.

IV. Answer in detail

Question 1.

Write about the importance of Equality.


  • Equality is a powerful moral and political ideal that has inspired and guided human society for many centuries.
  • The concept of equality invokes the idea that all human beings have equal worth regardless of their caste, colour, gender, race or nationality.
  • The democratic ideals such as liberty, equality etc are meaningful and effective only when they are implemented with justice.

Question 2.

What is political Equality?


  • Political Equality includes
  • Right to vote
  • Right to hold public Office
  • Right to criticise the government
  • Citizens should have equal opportunity to actively participate in the political life.
  • In India the voting right is given to all the citizens who has attained 18years of age ’ without any discriminations.
  • Any person who has completed the age of 25 years can contest in the election. Right to criticise the government is also very important right and the people can express their resentment through demonstrations.

  • The value of the vote of the Prime Minister and value of vote of common man in general
  • election is same which denotes political equality.

Question 3.

How does the Constitution of India protect the Right to Equality?


(i) The constitution of India has also guaranteed equality to all citizens by providing Articles form 14-18.

  • Article 14 – guarantees to all the people equality before law.
  • Article 15 – deals with the prohibition of discrimination.
  • Article 16 – provides equality of opportunity in matters relating to employment.
  • Article 17 – abolishes the practice of untouchability .
  • Article 18 – abolishes the titles conferred to citizen.

(ii) Equality before law and equal protection of law have been further strengthened in the Indian constitution under Article 21.


Question 1.

How can we eliminate inequality at school level?


  • Students should be given admission in school without any discrimination of superior or inferior. The rich or the poor, caste or creed.
  • The Government has taken several measures to ensure that students from different state of the society get an opportunity to study in private schools too through RTE (Right to Education) Act.
  • Wearing uniform helps to nip off the social and economical discrimination that may arise among students. Students should be encouraged to develop feeling of oneness among themselves.

I. Life skills :

Write the correct answer.

S. No.     Enumeration of Different types of equality       Type of equality

1. There should not be any discrimination among the citizens on the basis of status, caste, colour, creed and rank, etc. Social Equality

2. Equality of all before the law. Civil Equality

3. Right to vote, right to hold public office and right to criticize the government. Political Equality

4. My ability is not less than men in any aspect. Gender Equality

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