Power Sharing MCQs for Class 10 Political Science Chapter 1

 

Power Sharing Class 10 MCQs with Answers CBSE Political Science Chapter 1 from Democratic Politics Book

 

Power Sharing MCQs – Here is a compilation of Free MCQs of Class 10 Political Science Democratic Politics Book Chapter 1 – Power Sharing. Students can practice free MCQs as have been added by CBSE in the new exam pattern. At the end of Multiple Choice Questions, the answer keys have also been provided for your reference


NCERT Power Sharing Class 10 MCQ Quiz

Q1. Belgium Shares borders with France, the Netherlands, Germany and ……?

    1. A. England
      B. Norway
      C. Luxembourg
      D. Italy

 

Q2. In the capital city Brussels, 80 percent people speak………?

    1. A. French
      B. Dutch
      C. German
      D. English

 

Q3. 20 % of the people of Brussels Speak………?

    1. A. Dutch
      B. English
      C. German
      D. Italian

 

Q4. Brussels presented a special problem:What was it?

    1. A. Dutch-speaking people constituted a minority in the country, but a majority in the capital
      B. Dutch-speaking people constituted a majority in the country, but a minority in the capital
      C. Other foriehn languages were seeping in
      D. English was becoming dominant

 

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Q5. What percentage of Srilankan Population is Tamil Speaking?

    1. A. 50%
      B. 20%
      C. 18%
      D. 16%

 

Q6. The people whose forefathers came from India to Srilanka as plantation workers during the colonial period are called…….

    1. A. Sri Lankan Tamils
      B. Indian Tamils
      C. Tamil Indians
      D. Indian Sri Lankans

 

Q7. Most of the Sinhalese Speaking people in Srilanka are…………?

    1. A. Hindus
      B. Christians
      C. Muslims
      D. Buddhists

 

Q8. When did Sri Lanka emerge as an independent country?

    1. A. 1949
      B. 1950
      C. 1948
      D. 1951

 

Q9. In ……….an Act was passed to recognise Sinhalese as the only official language, thus disregarding Tamil. The governments followed preferential policies that favoured Sinhalese applicants for university positions and government jobs?

    1. A. 1956
      B. 1957
      C. 1958
      D. 1959

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Q10. All these government measures, coming one after the other, gradually increased the …………among the Sri Lankan Tamils?

    1. A. Protests
      B. Favouritism
      C. Feeling of alienation
      D. Subordination

 

Q11. By the 1980s several political organisations were formed demanding ……..?

    1. A. Certain rights
      B. Independent Tamil Eelam (state)
      C. Sovereign State
      D. Priority in Jobs for Tamils

 

Q12. When did the Civil War of Sri Lanka end?

    1. A. 2010
      B. 2009
      C. 2005
      D. 2011

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Q13. How many times was the constitution of Belgium amended between 1970 and 1993?

    1. A. Three times
      B. Two times
      C. Four times
      D. Once

 

Q14. The Constitution of Belgium prescribes that the number of Dutch and French-speaking ministers ……….. in the central government?

    1. A. Shall be equal
      B. Dutch speaking shall be more
      C. French speaking will be more
      D. None of the above

 

Q15. The ‘community government’ is elected by people belonging to one language community – Dutch, French and German-speaking. What powers does it hold?

    1. A. Cultural, educational and language-related issues.
      B. Political issues
      C. Defence related issues
      D. All of the above

 

Q16. Give reason as to why power sharing can be good for a country?

    1. A. it helps to reduce the possibility of conflict between social groups
      B. is a good way to ensure the stability of political order
      C. It does not lead to confusion in managing the state
      D. A & B

 

Q17. Give one moral reason as why power sharing is good?

    1. A. it helps to reduce the possibility of conflict between social groups
      B. It does not lead to confusion in managing the state
      C. People have a right to be consulted on how they are to be governed.
      D. power sharing is a good way to ensure the stability of political order

 

Q18. The idea of power-sharing has emerged in opposition to …….?

    1. A. Democracy
      B. Dictatorship
      C. Monarchy
      D. Undivided political power under one sect

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Q19. Give an example of horizontal distribution of power?

    1. A. governments at the provincial or regional level.
      B. legislature, executive and judiciary
      C. among different social groups
      D. political parties, pressure groups and movements

 

Q20. Which is a federal division of power?

    1. A. governments at the provincial or regional level.
      B. legislature, executive and judiciary
      C. among different social groups
      D. political parties, pressure groups and movements

 

Q21. Where power is shared among different organs of government, such as the legislature, executive and judiciary, what is the functioning of this system called?

    1. A. Horizontal system
      B. system of checks and balances
      C. System of shared duties
      D. System of limited power

 

Q22. Consider the following statements about power sharing arrangements in Belgium and Sri Lanka.
1. In Belgium, the Dutch-speaking majority people tried to impose their domination on the minority French-speaking community.
2. In Sri Lanka, the policies of the government sought to ensure the dominance of the Sinhala-speaking majority.
3. 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.
4. 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 is correct?

    1. A. All of the above
      B. 1, 2 and 4
      C. 3 and 4
      D. 2, 3 and 4

 

Q23. In Sri lanka, there are about….. percent Christians, who are both Tamil and Sinhala?

    1. A. 10
      B. 15
      C. 7
      D. 12

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Q24. In Srilanka the democratically elected government adopted a series of ……….. measures to establish Sinhala supremacy?

    1. A. Extreme
      B. Democratic
      C. Political
      D. Majoritarian

 

Q25. In Srilanka, a new constitution stipulated that the state shall protect and foster …………Tamil Indians

    1. A. Hindu
      B. Buddhist
      C. Christain
      D. Islam

 

Q26. In Belgium……

    1. A. The state governments are not subordinate to the Central Government
      B. The state governments are subordinate to the Central Government
      C. The state governments have no say before the central govt
      D. The state govt can contradict the Central government

 

Q27. When many countries of Europe came together to form the European Union, ………. was chosen as the headquarter?

    1. A. Paris
      B. Brussels
      C. Rome
      D. London

 

Q28. Name one prudential reason for power sharing?

    1. A. Power sharing is the very spirit of democracy.
      B. People have a right to be consulted on how they are to be governed.
      C. Citizens, through participation, acquire a stake in the system
      D. Power sharing is good because it helps to reduce the possibility of conflict between social groups

 

Q29. 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:
1. reduces conflict among different communities
2. decreases the possibility of arbitrariness
3. delays decision making process
4. accommodates diversities
5. increases instability and divisiveness
6. promotes people’s participation in government
7. undermines the unity of a country

    1. A. 1, 2, 4, 6
      B. 1, 3, 5, 6
      C. 1, 2, 4, 7
      D. 2, 3, 4, 7

 

Q30. Consider the following two statements on power sharing and select the answer using the codes given below:
1. Power sharing is good for democracy.
2. It helps to reduce the possibility of conflict between social groups.
Which of these statements are true and false?

    1. A. 1 is true but 2 is false
      B. Both 1 and 2 are true
      C. Both 1 and 2 are false
      D. 1 is false but 2 is true
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Answer keys for Class 10 Political Science Book Chapter 1 Power Sharing MCQs

 

Q. No.Ans.Q. No.Ans.Q. No.Ans.
1C11B21B
2A12B22B
3A13C23C
4B14A24D
5C15A25C
6B16D26A
7D17C27B
8C18D28D
9B19B29C
10C20A30B

 

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