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Democracy and Diversity Class 12 Social Science MCQ
Class 12 Social Science students should refer to the following multiple-choice questions with answers for Democracy and Diversity in standard 12. These MCQ questions with answers for Grade 12 Social Science will come in exams and help you to score good marks
Democracy and Diversity MCQ Questions with Answers
Q1. Which of the following is associated with the Civil Rights movement in the U.S.A. (1954-1968) ?
(a) Abolishing legal racial discrimination against African Americans.
(b) Abolishing unequal income distribution.
(c) Health (d) Education
Q2. Which type of social diversity or division do we find in Belgium ?
(a) Religious (b) Linguistic (c) Regional (d) Gender
Q3. Which one of the following refers to The Black Power Movement (1966-75)’ in USA ?
(a) A non violent reform movement.(b) The American freedom movement.
(c) A more militant anti-racist movement.(d) A religious movement.
Q4. What is not the basis of social divisions in India ?
(a) Language (b) Health (c) Region (d) Caste
Q5. Which one of the following is the most important origin of social differences ?
(a) Accident of birth (b) Physical abilities (c) Kinds of Complexion (d) Tall or Short
Q6. Which one of the following is the representative political parties of the Catholics in Northern Ireland ?
(a) Nationalist Parties (b) Unionist (c) Democratic Party (d) Labour Party
Q7. Which University recently installed the statues of Smith, Carlos and Norman in its campus?
(a) The Howard University
(b) The Chicago State University
(c) The Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University
(d) The San Jose State University
Q8. Which one of the following is the actual political expression of social divisions in a democracy ?
(a) It results in social inequality and injustice.
(b) It is a normal practice and can prove healthy.
(c) It leads to definite violence.
(d) It is a rare practice and always proves unhealthy.
Question. Who are represented by the term' African American?
Ans. The descendants of Africa, who were mostly brought into America as slaves between 17th and early 19th century.
Question. Which group of countries did face the problem of social division?
Ans. Sri Lanka, Belgium, United Kingdom
Question. "Social division takes place when some social differences overlap with other differences." Justify the statement.
Ans. (i) The difference between the Blacks and Whites becomes a social division in the US because the Blacks tend to be poor, homeless and discriminated against.
(ii) In our country Dalits tend to be poor and landless. They often face discrimination and injustice.
(iii) One kind of social difference becomes more important when other people start feeling that they belong to different communities.
Question. "Attempts at forced integration often sow the seeds of disintegration." Support the statement with suitable arguments.
Ans. (i) The above statement is true from the example of Sri Lanka. If the rulers are willing to share power and accommodate the reasonable demands of the minority community, social divisions become less threatening for the country.
(ii) But if they suppress such a demand in the name of national unity, the end result is often quite the opposite.
Thus with such attempts at forced integration often sow the seeds of disintegration as seen in Sri Lanka.
Question. Distinguish between Civil Rights Movements (1954-1968) and the Black Power Movement (1966-1975) in the USA.
Ans. Civil Rights Movement (1954-1968) :
Refers to a set of events and reform movements aimed at legally abolishing racial discrimination against African-Americans. Led by Martin Luther King Junior, this movement practised non-violent methods.
The Black Power Movement (1966 - 1975) :
This movement was a more militant anti-racist movement, advocating even violence, if necessary, to end racism in the U.S.
Question. What are the features of a homogeneous society? Mention the name of any one country having such society.
Ans. Features of a homogeneous society :
(i) A society has similar kinds of people.
(ii) There are no significant ethnic differences. Germany and Sweden have homogenous societies.
Question. What lessons have been learnt from the Civil Rights Movement of Martin Luther King Jr in the USA?
Ans. (i) People learnt that issues, such as discrimination on the basis of colour existed in many regions of the world and especially in the USA.
(ii) The issue of equality was much discussed and it was realized that equality is a dream for many sections of the society in different countries with parallel problems.
(iii) People learnt that thought a non-violent protest it was possible to highlight a social problem and find solutions for the same.
(iv) It is only by the democratic process that disadvantaged sections of society are able to highlight their problems and find solutions.
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