Social Science Class-10 Political Science: Power Sharing Question Bank Part – 4

46. Which of the following features are common to Indian and Belgian form of power sharing?

A. Power is shared among governments at different levels.
B. Power is shared among different organs of government.
C. Power is shared among different social groups.
D. Power is shared among different parties and takes the form of competition.

(a) A, B, C, D
(b) B, C and D
(c) A and C
(d) A, C and D

47. What was the result of majoritarianism in Sri Lanka?

(a) There were clashes between the different community groups.
(b) There was formation of respect in different social groups.
(c) There was formation of different government by different social groups.
(d) None of the above

48. How leaders of Sri Lanka dealt with the question of power sharing?

(a) The government adopted a series of majoritarian measures to establish Sinhala supremacy in Sri Lanka.
(b) The government denied equal political rights.
(c) The government adopted equality in power sharing.
(d) None of the above

49. What is the role of Community government in Belgium?

(a) This government is elected by respective language community.
(b) This government have power regarding cultural, educational and language related issues.
(c) Both (a) and (b)
(d) None of these

50. Which of the following is an element of Belgian model?

(a) an Equal number of Dutch and French-speaking ministers in central government. No single the community can make decisions itself.
(b) Transfer of power from central government to state government.
(c) Brussel government have equal representation for both communities.
(d) All of the above

51. How leaders of Belgium dealt with the question of power sharing?

(a) The majority group tried to suppress minority group that results in clashes in society.
(b) The leaders realized the need of respecting the feelings and interests of different communities and regions and thus promoted equality in power sharing.
(c) The leaders of Belgium established military rule and controlled the entire country.
(d) None of these

52. Why there is a need to share power among different social groups?

(a) To give minority communities a share
(b) To maintain unity in the nation
(c) To avoid conflicts in the nation
(d) All of the above

53. In which part of Sri Lanka are the Sri Lankan Tamils concentrated?

(a) North and South
(b) North and East
(c) East and West
(d) South and East

54. What is the capital city of Belgium?

(a) Wallonia
(b) Brussels
(c) Bonn
(d) Paris

55. Which is the state religion of Sri Lanka?

(a) Buddhism
(b) Christianity
(c) Hinduism
(d) Islam

56. 59 percent of the country’s total population who speaks Dutch, lives in

(a) Wallonia region
(b) Brussels
(c) Flemish region
(d) None of the above

57. Why did the Sri Lankan Tamils launch parties and struggle?

(a) To adopt majoritarianism
(b) To recognize Sinhalese as the only official language
(c) To recognize Tamil as an official language
(d) To dominate other languages

58. Main significance of Belgium Model of power sharing is

(a) Majoritarianism
(b) Power shared in all ethnic groups according to their population
(c) On the basis of adult franchise
(d) None of the above

59. Where is the Parliament of European Union located?

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

60. Which one of the following is the third tier of government in India?

(a) Community Government
(b) State Government
(c) Panchayati Raj Government
(d) Both (b) and (c)



46. (b)
47. (a)
48. (a)
49. (c)
50. (d)
51. (b)
52. (c)
53. (b)
54. (b)
55. (a)
56. (c)
57. (c)
58. (b)
59. (a)
60. (c)

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