Social Science Class-10 Political Science: Power Sharing Question Bank Part – 3

31. Prudential reasons of power sharing stresses more on

(a) reducing the possibility of conflict between various social groups.
(b) fair chance to minority.
(c) bringing stability in the political order.
(d) all the above

32. What is the percentage of major social group of Sinhala speakers in Sri Lanka?

(a) 78%
(b) 87%
(c) 74%
(d) 72%

33. Which language was spoken by the majority people in Wallonia?

(a) Dutch
(b) French
(c) German
(d) Spanish

34. The majoritarian measures taken by Sri Lankan government increased the feeling of ________among the Sri Lankan Tamils.

(a) anger
(b) anguish
(c) jealousy
(d) alienation

35. Which country has been chosen by European Union as its headquarters?

(a) Belgium
(b) Germany
(c) Switzerland
(d) France

36. “Power sharing is a good way to ensure stability of political order.” Which among the following is the reason for power sharing?

(a) Moral
(b) Prudential
(c) Both of the above
(d) None of the above

37. One basic principle of democracy is that people are the source of-

(a) encouragement
(b) political power
(c) public policies
(d) none of the above

38. When power is shared among different organs of the government, it is called

(a) horizontal distribution of power
(b) vertical division of power
(c) the political division of power
(d) division of power

39. When power is shared among governments at different levels, it is also called

(a) horizontal distribution of power
(b) system of checks and balances
(c) vertical division of power
(d) none of the above

40. In India, the provincial government is also called

(a) Federal government
(b) State government
(c) Central government
(d) Local government

41. What kind of arrangement is made to give space to the different social groups?

(a) Community government
(b) Local government
(c) Linguistic division
(d) Reserved constituencies

42. 20% of the people of Brussels speak __________.

(a) Dutch
(b) English
(c) German
(d) Italian

43. Identify the major social group that constituted the largest share in the population of SriLanka.

(a) Sri Lankan Tamils
(b) Indian Tamils
(c) Muslims
(d) Sinhala

44. Among the given options what power-sharing does not imply?

(a) Speed up the decision-making process
(b) Accommodating diversities
(c) Increases conflicts among different communities
(d) All of the above

45. In India, power-sharing mechanism does not involve directly

(a) Legislature
(b) Judiciary
(c) Industry
(d) Executive



31. (d)
32. (c)
33. (a)
34. (d)
35. (b)
36. (b)
37. (b)
38. (a)
39. (c)
40. (c)
41. (d)
42. (a)
43. (d)
44. (c)
45. (c)


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