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Power Sharing Class 12 Social Science MCQ
Class 12 Social Science students should refer to the following multiple-choice questions with answers for Power Sharing in standard 12. These MCQ questions with answers for Grade 12 Social Science will come in exams and help you to score good marks
Power Sharing MCQ Questions with Answers
Q.1 How many people speak French and Dutch in the capital city of Brussels?
a) 60 percent French 40 percent Dutch b) 50% Dutch 50% French
c) 80% French 20% Dutch d) 80% Dutch 20% French
Q.2 How many times leaders of Belgium amended their constitution?
A) Two times B) Three times C) Four times d) Since time
Q.3 Which one of the following is correct regarding power sharing?
A) It leads to conflict between different groups.
B) It ensures the stability of the country.
C) It helps to reduce the conflict between different groups.
a) Only A is true b) Only B is true c) Both A and B are true d) Both B and C are true
Q.4 Which was the only official language of Sri Lanka?
a) Tamil (b) Malyalam c) Sinhala (d) none of the mention above
Q.5 Which community was rich and powerful in Belgium?
a) German (b) French c) Dutch (d) none of the mention above
Question.Which factor is responsible for increasing the feeling of alienation among the Sri Lankan, Tamil?
Question.Who formed the majority in terms of population in Sri Lanka?
Ans. Sinhala community
Question. How did Sri Lanka and the Belgium government try to solve the ethnic problem?
Ans. (i) The Belgium leaders tried to solve the ethnic problem by respecting the feelings and interests of different communities and regions, whereas the Sri Lankan government tried to solve the problem through majoritarianism.
(ii) Belgian leaders established a federal structure under which power was shared between the Union Government and its other constituent units whereas Sri Lankan leaders adopted Unitary Government structure.
(iii) The Belgium solution helped in avoiding civic strife whereas the majoritarianism in Sri Lanka led to the civil war.
Question. Explain any one benefit of ‘Power Sharing’.
Ans. Power sharing helps to reduce the possibility of conflict between different social groups. A social conflict often leads to violence and political instability power sharing helps to ensure the stability of political order.
Question. "In a democracy, political expression of social division is very normal and can be healthy." Justify this statement with suitable arguments.
Ans. Every expression of social division in politics does not lead to disasters but it is beneficial too.
In a democracy, political expression of social divisions is very normal and can be healthy. In the cases of India, and Belgium it has been observed that social diversities can be accommodated in a very positive manner.
But a positive attitude towards diversity and a willingness to accommodate it do not come about easily.
(i) People who feel marginalized, deprived and discriminated have to fight against the injustices.
(ii) Such a fight often takes the democratic path voicing their demands in a peaceful and constitutional manner.
(iii) Seeking a fair position through elections.
(iv) Sometimes social differences can take the form of unacceptable level of social inequality and injustice. The struggle against such inequalities sometimes takes the path of violence and defiance of state power. However, history shows that democracy is the best way to fight for recognition and also to accommodate diversity.
(iv) Relations between Tamils and Sinhalese became strained.
Question. "The outcome of politics of social divisions depends on how the political leaders raise the demands of any community". Explain the statement.
Ans. (i) It is easy to accommodate demands that are within the constitutional framework and are not at the cost of another community.
(ii) The demand for only the Sinhala community in Sri Lanka was at the cost of interest and identity of Tamil community.
(iii) In Yugoslavia, the leaders of the different ethnic communities presented their demands in such a way that these could not be accommodated within a single country.
Question. What system of power sharing is called "Checks and Balances"?
Ans. When one arm of the government can question the functioning of other arms in horizontal power distribution.
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