NCERT Class 10 Social Science Exemplar Chapter-1 Power Sharing Questions and Answers Part 3

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Question 6: Different arguments are usually put forth in favour of and against power sharing. Identify those which are in favour of power sharing and select the answer using the codes given below? Power sharing:

  • A: reduces conflict among different communities

  • B: decreases the possibility of arbitrariness

  • C: delays decision making process

  • D: accommodates diversities

  • E: increases instability and divisiveness

  • F: promotes people’s participation in government

  • G: undermines the unity of a country

Number
Number

(a)

A

B

D

F

(b)

A

C

E

F

(c)

A

B

D

G

(d)

B

C

D

G

Answer:

Word
Word

(a)

A

B

D

F

Question 7: Consider the following statements about power sharing arrangements in Belgium and Sri Lanka.

A: In Belgium, the Dutch-speaking majority people tried to impose their domination on the minority French-speaking community.

B: In Sri Lanka, the policies of the government sought to ensure the dominance of the Sinhala-speaking majority.

C: The Tamils in Sri Lanka demanded a federal arrangement of power sharing to protect their culture, language and equality of opportunity in education and jobs.

D: The transformation of Belgium from unitary government to a federal one prevented a possible division of the country on linguistic lines.

Which of the statements given above are correct?

(a). A, B, C and D

(b). A, B and D

(c). C and D

(d). B, C and D

Answer: (d) B, C and D

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