question_answer5) In dealing with social divisions which one of the following statements is not correct about democracy? (a) Democracy always leads to disintegration of society on the basis of social divisions (b) Democracy is the best way to accommodate social diversity (c) Due to political competition in a democracy, social divisions get reflected in politics (d) In a democracy, it is possible for communities to voice their grievances in a peaceful mannerView Answer play_arrow
question_answer6) Consider the following three statements. A. Social divisions take place when social differences overlap. B. It is possible that a person can have multiple identities. C. Social divisions exist in only big countries like India. Which of the following statements is/are correct? (a) A, B and C (b) A and B (c) B and C (d) Only C Answer (b)View Answer play_arrow
question_answer7) Arrange the following statements in a logical sequence and select the right answers by using the code given below. A. But all political expression of social divisions need not be always dangerous. B. Social divisions of one kind or the other exist in most countries. C. Parties try to win political support by appealing to social divisions. D. Some social differences may result in social divisions. (a) D, B, C, A (b) D, B, A, C (c) D, A, C, B (d) A, B, C, DView Answer play_arrow
question_answer8) Among the following, which country suffered disintegration due to political fights on the basis of religious and ethnic identities? (a) Belgium (b) India (c) Yugoslavia (d) NetherlandsView Answer play_arrow
question_answer9) Read the following passage from a famous speech by Martin Luther King Jr. in 1963. Which social division is he talking about? What are his aspirations and anxieties? Do you see a relationship between this speech and the incident in Mexico Olympics mentioned in this chapter? “I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the colour of their skin but by the content of their character. Let freedom ring. And when this happens, and when we allow freedom ring—when we let it ring from every village and every hamlet, from every state and every city, we will be able to speed up that day when all of God’s children—black men and white men, Jews and Gentiles, Protestants and Catholics—will be able to join hands and sing in the words of the old Negro spiritual: ‘Free at last! Free at last! Thank God Almighty, we are free at last!’ I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: ‘We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal’.”View Answer play_arrow
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