CBSE Class 10 Political Science Democracy And Diversity Worksheet

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Class 10 Civics Worksheet for Democracy And Diversity

CBSE Class 10 Political Science Worksheet - Democracy and Diversity - Practice worksheets for CBSE students. Prepared by teachers of the best CBSE schools in India. 


Political Science


TOPIC: Democracy and Diversity

1) When one social difference overlaps with other differences, it results in:

  a) social division b) social accommodation c)racial discrimination

2) Black Power was an:

  a) anti-social movement b) anti-racist movement c) anti-people movement

3) The outcome of politics depends on:

  a) how the government reacts to the demands of various groups

  b) how political leaders raise the community demands

  c) how people perceive their identities

   d) all the above

4) Which of the following statement is true?

  a) All social divisions lead to disintegration of countries

  b) All social divisions unite countries

  c) Some social integrations may disintegrate countries

5) Which country suffered disintegration due to political fights on the basis of religious and ethnic identities?

  a) Belgium b) India c) Yugoslavia d) Netherlands

6) Who led the Civil Rights Movement in USA? What did it refer to?

7) Who were the African-Americans?

8) What was the Black Power Movement?

9) How did Smith and Carlos show Black poverty and Black power?

10) How did Peter Norman show his support?

11) How did Smith, Carlos and Norman suffer due to their actions?

12) How far did Smith, Carlos and Norman succeed?

13) What did the athletes respond to?

14) With help of Belgium & Sri Lankan example show that social diversity can take different forms in different societies.

15) How do social differences originate?


More Questions and Answers for NCERT Class 10 Social Science Democracy and Diversity.....

1. How is overlapping differences different from cross-cutting differences?

Answer : (i) Social differences which overlap other differences are known as overlapping differences, while when social differences cross-cut one another, it is known as cross-cutting differences. 

(ii) Cross-cutting social differences are easier to accommodate, while overlapping differences are not. 

(iii) Overlapping social differences create possibilities of deep social divisions and tensions, as seen in Ireland while cross-cutting differences do not usually lead to conflicts as seen in Belgium.


2. What were the black gloved and raised clenched fists meant to do? Why did athletes do so?

Answer : To draw international attention to racial discrimination in the United States, the African- American athletes performed following activities : 

(i) They received their models wearing black socks and no shoes to represent Black poverty. 

(ii) When American national anthem was played, these two African-American athletes stood with clenched fists upraised and heads bowed.

(iii) The black gloved and raised clenched fists were meant to symbolise Black power.


3. Describe the problems faced by a democracy to accommodate social diversities.

Answer : Various problems faced by a democracy to accommodate social diversities are as follows : 

(i) A positive attitude towards diversity and a willingness to accommodate it do not come about easily amongst the leaders. 

(ii) People who feel marginalized, deprived and discriminated have to fight against the injustice often with less support. 

(iii) Such a fight often takes the democratic path, voicing their demands in a peaceful and constitutional manner and seeking a solution through elections. 

(iv) Sometimes social differences can take the form of unacceptable level of social inequality and injustice. 

(v) The struggle against such inequalities sometimes takes the path of violence and difference of state power.


4. Who was the leader of the Civil Rights Movement? Describe the importance of this movement.

Answer : Martin Luther King Junior was the leader of the Civil Rights Movement. This movement was started in 1954 and lasted till 1968. Importance of Civil Rights Movement : 

(i) It was a reform movement with the aim to abolish legal racial discrimination against African- Americans. 

(ii) It practised non-violent methods of civil disobedience against racially discriminatory laws and practices.


5. "We have different identities in different contexts." Support the statement with three facts.

Answer : We have different identities in different contexts. It can be proved as follows : 

(i) It is fairly common for people belonging to the same religions to feel that they do not belong to the same community because their caste is different. 

(ii) It is also possible for people from different religions to have the same caste and feel close to each other. 

(iii) Rich and poor persons from the same family often do not keep close relations with each other for they feel they are different.


6. What lessons have been learnt from the Civil Rights Movement of Martin Luther King Jr in the USA?

Answer : (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.


7. Mention any one characteristics of power sharing.

Answer : The people and the leaders respect the sentiments of different communities and religions.


8. What steps should be taken according to you to promote the unity among the people of India?

Answer : Following steps can be taken to promote the unity among Indians : (i) There should be equal opportunities of representation and no discrimination in the society. 

(ii) Participation of more and more people in political affairs should be encouraged. 

(iii) Religious tolerance and the support to minority groups should be given and they should be allowed to voice their opinion.


9. Explain overlapping and cross-cutting social differences with three examples.

Answer : Social divisions of one kind or the other exist in most parts of the world based on race, religion, language or culture. 

(a) Overlapping Social Differences: Overlapping differences happen when some social differences overlap other differences. It becomes a social division when some social differences are joined by another set of social differences. For example, the difference in the Blacks and the Whites in America is due to their different race, which is a social difference. It becomes a social division when, for example, the income factor is also added to it. The Blacks tend to be poor and homeless, while the Whites tend to be rich and educated. This creates a division in the people, making them feel that they belong to different communities. In India, Dalits tend to be poor and landless. They often face discrimination and injustice. Situations of this kind produce social division. 

(b) Cross-cutting Social Differences : Crosscutting differences happen when one type of social difference is weakened by another set of social differences. Then, it becomes difficult to group people into a single category because they are going to have different opinions and views on different matters. On some matters, there might be agreement on a particular issue, but there might be disagreement on another issue. For example, people in the Netherlands are predominantly Christian, but divided between Catholics and Protestants. Here class and religion cross-cut each other. Catholics and Protestants are about equally likely to be poor or rich and they do not have conflict between them.


10. "Attempts at forced integration often sow the seeds of disintegration." Support the statement with suitable arguments.

Answer : (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.



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