Social Science Class-10 Political Science: Power Sharing Question Bank Part – 1

1. Which two languages among the following are prominently spoken by Belgium Nationals [CBSE 2020, 32/2/1]

(a) French and English
(b) Dutch and French
(c) Russian and Dutch
(d) Russian and French

2. Power struggle demanding separate Eelam was launched by

(a) Sinhalese
(b) Buddhists
(c) Tamilians
(d) none of the above

3. Belgium shares its border with

(a) France
(b) Germany
(c) Luxembourg
(d) all the above

4. Under which of the following is power shared in the ‘Community Government’ of Belgium? [CBSE 2020, 32/4/1]

(a) Different social groups
(b) Different organs of government
(c) Central and State government
(d) State government and Community government

5. Power sharing is a good way to ensure the stability of

(a) population
(b) political order
(c) both (a) and (b)
(d) none of the above

6. Power shared among governments at different levels is also called

(a) horizontal distribution
(b) vertical distribution
(c) slant distribution
(d) none of the above

7. Belgium has worked on the principles of

(a) majoritarianism
(b) accommodation
(c) both (a) and (b)
(d) none of the above

8. Which of the following is the majority group in Sri Lanka? [CBSE 2020, 32/4/1]

(a) Tamils
(b) Christians
(c) Sinhalese
(d) Muslims

9. Which one of the following is a major caste group of Sri Lanka? [CBSE 2020, 32/1/1]

(a) Christian and Tamil
(b) Buddhist and Hindu
(c) Sinhala and Tamil
(d) Sinhala and Christian

10. Which of the following is not the form of power sharing?

(a) Vertical division of power
(b) Horizontal division of power
(c) Division of power between people
(d) Division of power among social groups

11. The belief that the majority community should be able to rule a country in whichever way it

wants, by disregarding the wishes and needs of the minority is

(a) Power sharing
(b) Absolutism
(c) Majoritarianism
(d) Community government

12. Which one of the following statements about power sharing arrangement is correct?

(a) Power sharing is necessary only in societies which have religious, linguistic or ethnic divisions.
(b) Power sharing is suitable only for big countries that have regional divisions.
(c) Every society needs some form of power sharing even if it is small or does not have social divisions.
(d) Power sharing is not necessary at all.

13. The people whose forefathers came from India to Sri Lanka as plantation workers during the colonial period are called

(a) Sri Lankan Tamils
(b) Indian Tamils
(c) Tamil Indians
(d) Indian Sri Lankans

14. Most of the Sinhalese speaking people in Sri Lanka are

(a) Hindus
(b) Christians
(c) Muslims
(d) Buddhists

15. When did Sri Lanka emerged as an independent country?

(a) 1949
(b) 1950
(c) 1948
(d) 1951



1. (b)

2. (c)

3. (d)

4. (a)

5. (b)

6. (a)

7. (b)

8. (c)

9. (c)

10. (c)

11. (c)

12. (c)

13. (b)

14. (d)

15. (c)


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