Social Science Class-10 Political Science: Power Sharing Question Bank Part – 2

16. In ______, an Act was passed to recognize Sinhalese as the only official language, thus disregarding the Tamil.

(a) 1956
(b) 1957
(c) 1958
(d) 1948

17. By the 1980s several political organizations were formed demanding ________.

(a) certain rights
(b) independent Tamil Eelam (State)
(c) sovereign state
(d) priority in jobs for Tamils

18. When did the civil war of Sri Lanka end?

(a) 2010
(b) 2009
(c) 2005
(d) 2011

19. How many times was the constitution of Belgium amended between 1970 and 1993?

(a) Three times
(b) Two times
(c) Four times
(d) Once only

20. Constitution prescribes that the number of Dutch and French-speaking ministers ___________in the central government.

(a) shall be equal
(b) shall be more
(c) shall be less
(d) none of the above

21. Give reason as to why power sharing can be good for a country?

(a) It helps to reduce the possibility of conflict between social groups.
(b) It is a good way to ensure the stability of political order.
(c) It does not lead to confusion.
(d) Both (a) and (b)

22. Which of the following is an example of horizontal distribution of power?

(a) Power sharing between different states
(b) Power sharing between different organs of the government
(c) Power sharing between different levels of the government
(d) Power sharing between different social groups

23. Who elects the community government in Belgium?

(a) People belonging to one language community only.
(b) The leader of Belgium.
(c) The citizens of whole country.
(d) The community leaders of the Belgium.

24. The word Ethnic signifies

(a) different religions.
(b) social division on shared culture.
(c) a violent conflict among opposite groups.
(d) a careful calculation of gains and losses.

25. Power sharing is the

(a) very spirit of democracy.
(b) separation of powers at different levels.
(c) system of checks and balances.
(d) type of balancing powers.

26. Power sharing is desirable as it helps

(a) to increase pressure on government.
(b) to reduce possibilities of conflict.
(c) to generate awareness among people.
(d) all the above

27. In dealing with power sharing, which one of the following statements is NOT correct about democracy?

(a) People are the source of all political power.
(b) In a democracy, people rule themselves through institutions of self-governance.
(c) In a democracy, due respect is given to diverse groups and views that exist in a society.
(d) In a democracy, if the power to decide is dispersed, it is not possible to take quick decision and enforce them.

28. What does the coalition government imply?

(a) Power-sharing between different communities
(b) Power-sharing among the different organs of the government
(c) Power-sharing by two or more political parties
(d) Power-sharing within the government at different levels

29. The idea of power-sharing has emerged in opposition to the notions of ________ .

(a) democracy
(b) dictatorship
(c) monarchy
(d) undivided political power

30. Give one moral reason as why power-sharing is good?

(a) It helps to reduce the possibility of conflict between social groups.
(b) It does not lead to confusion in managing the state.
(c) People have a right to be consulted on how they are governed.
(d) Power sharing is a good way to ensure the stability of political order.



16. (a)
17. (b)
18. (b)
19. (c)
20. (a)
21. (d)
22. (b)
23. (c)
24. (b)
25. (a)
26. (b)
27. (d)
28. (c)
29. (d)
30. (c)


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