MCQs for Class 10 Political Science Book Chapter 4 “Gender, Religion and Caste”

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CBSE Class 10 Political Science Democratic Politics Book Chapter 4 “Gender, Religion and Caste” Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) with Answers


Here is a compilation of Free MCQs of Class 10 Political Science Democratic Politics Book Chapter 4 – Gender, Religion and Caste. 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 key has also been provided for your reference


Q1. Boys and girls are brought up to believe that the main responsibility of women is housework and bringing up children. This is reflected in a ………………… in most families?

    1. A. Gender system
    1. B. Sexual division of labour
    1. C. Division of labour
    1. D. Gender division


Q2. More radical women’s movements aimed at equality in personal and family life as well. These movements are called…………… movements.

    1. A. Political
    1. B. Gender
    1. C. Feminist
    1. D. Radical


Q3. What has helped to improve women’s role in public life?

    1. A. Gender division
    1. B. Division of labour
    1. C. Political expression of gender division
    1. D. Radical behaviour


Q4. Which country has very high participation of women in public life?

    1. A. India
    1. B. USA
    1. C. England
    1. D. Finland

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Q5. India is still a …………..society.

    1. A. Matriarchal
    1. B. Patriarchal
    1. C. Mixed
    1. D. All



Q6. What is the literacy rate of women in India?

    1. A. 54%
    1. B. 55%
    1. C. 56%
    1. D. 57%


Q7. What is the literacy rate of men in India?

    1. A. 73%
    1. B. 76%
    1. C. 75%
    1. D. 78%


Q8. On an average an Indian woman works ……….. more than an average man every day?

    1. A. One hour
    1. B. Half an hour
    1. C. Two hours
    1. D. One and a half hour


Q9. ……………provides that equal wages should be paid to equal work.?

    1. A. Wages act 1980
    1. B. Equal Remuneration Act, 1976
    1. C. Equal Wages Act, 1977
    1. D. Equal Income Act. 1978

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Q10. What is child sex ratio (number of girl children per thousand boys) in India?

    1. A. 912
    1. B. 914
    1. C. 919
    1. D. 918


Q11. Which state has a child sex ratio below 900?

    1. A. Madhya Pradesh
    1. B. Bihar
    1. C. Kerala
    1. D. Haryana


Q12. Which state has a child sex ratio above 950?

    1. A. Punjab
    1. B. Maharashtra
    1. C. West Bengal
    1. D. Odisha

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Q13. ‘Feminist movements’ are aimed at:

    1. A. Liberty
    1. B. Equality
    1. C. Participation
    1. D. Power


Q14. Which one of the following is not a cause of communalism?

    1. A. Religion is taken as the basis of the nation
    1. B. When one religion is discriminated against other
    1. C. State has no official religion
    1. D. Demands of one religious group are formed in opposition to another


Q15. Which of the following divisions is unique to India?

    1. A. Gender division
    1. B. Caste division
    1. C. Economic division
    1. D. Religious division


Q16. Women in India are discriminated against in ……..?

    1. A. Political life
    1. B. Social life
    1. C. Economic life
    1. D. All of the above



Q17. Sexual Division of labour signifies, that

(i) Gender division emphasises division on the basis of nature of work.
(ii) Division between men and women.
(iii) Caste is the basis of Gender Division.
(iv) Work decides the division between men and women.

    1. A. (i), (iii) and (iv)
    1. B. (i), (ii) and (iv)
    1. C. (i) and (iii)
    1. D. (iv) and (i)


Q18. In local self-government institutions, at least one third of all positions are reserved for………?

    1. A. Men
    1. B. women
    1. C. children
    1. D. scheduled tribes

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Q19. “A woman or a man who believes in equal rights and opportunities for men and women.” Select the correct option for the definition.

    1. A. Feminist
    1. B. Patriarchy
    1. C. Caste hierarchy
    1. D. Social change


Q20. Which leaders worked for the elimination of the caste system in India?

    1. A. Jotiba Phule, Dr. B.R. Ambedkar, Mahatma Gandhi and Periyar Ram as warn i Naicker
    1. B. Raja Ram Mohun Roy, Dr. B.R. Ambedkar and Mahatma Gandhi
    1. C. Jotiba Phule, Periyar Ramaswami Naicker and Mahatma Gandhi
    1. D. Swami Vivekanand, Jotiba Phule and Raja Ram Mohan Roy


Q21. The distinguishing feature of communalism is………?

    1. A. Followers of a particular religion must belong to one community.
    1. B. Communalism leads to the belief that people belonging to different religions can live as equal citizens within one nation.
    1. C. A communal mind does not lead to a quest for political dominance of one’s own religious community.
    1. D. A secular constitution is sufficient to combat communalism.


Q22. Identify the statements which suggest that it is not politics that gets caste-ridden, it is the caste that gets politicised.

1. When governments are formed, political parties take care that representatives of different castes find a place in it.
2. Each caste group incorporates neighbouring castes which were earlier excluded.
3. Various caste groups enter into a coalition with other castes.
4. Political parties and candidates in elections make appeals to caste sentiments.

    1. A. 1, 2 and 4
    1. B. 2, 3 and 4
    1. C. 2 and 3
    1. D. 1 and 4


Q23. Identify two reasons that state that caste alone cannot determine elections in India.

1. No party wins the votes of all the voters of a caste or community.
2. Some political parties are known to favour some castes and are seen as their representatives.
3. No parliamentary constituency in the country has a clear majority of one single caste.
4. Mobilising and securing political support has brought new consciousness among the lower castes.

    1. A. 1 and 3
    1. B. 1 and 4
    1. C. 2 and 3
    1. D. 2 and 4

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Q24. When we speak of gender divisions, we usually refer to……..?

    1. A. Biological difference between men and women
    1. B. Unequal roles assigned by the society to men and women
    1. C. Unequal child sex ratio
    1. D. Absence of voting rights for women in democracies.


Q25. In India, seats are reserved for women in:

1. Lok Sabha
2. State legislative assemblies
3. Cabinets
4. Panchayati Raj bodies

    1. A. 1, 2 and 4
    1. B. 2, 3 and 4
    1. C. 2 and 3
    1. D. 1 and 4


Q26. Which among the following statements about India’s Constitution is wrong?

    1. A. prohibits discrimination on grounds of religion.
    1. B. gives official status to one religion.
    1. C. provides to all individuals freedom to profess any religion.
    1. D. ensures equality of citizens within religious communities.


Q27. What is the share of women’s participation in the State Assemblies?

    1. A. Less than 5 %
    1. B. More than 10%
    1. C. 9 %
    1. D. Less than 4%


Q28. Women’s organisations and activists have been demanding a similar reservation of at least one third of seats in the Lok Sabha and State Assemblies for women. A bill with this proposal has been……?

    1. A. Passed
    1. B. Rejected
    1. C. Pending
    1. D. To be considered


Q29. Human rights groups in our country have argued that most of the victims of communal riots in our country are ……..

    1. A. Women
    1. B. Religious extremes
    1. C. Religious minorities
    1. D. Religious majorities


Q30. Women’s movement has argued that ……….of all religions discriminate against women?

    1. A. Patriarchal laws
    1. B. Family laws
    1. C. Country laws
    1. D. State laws


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