Democracy And Diversity - Class 10 Political Science - Extra Questions

________________ social differences create possibilities of deep social divisions and tensions. ___________________ social differences do not usually lead to conflicts.

Read the following passage from a famous speech by Martin Luther King Jr. inWhich 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 Gods 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.

How do social divisions affect politics? Give two examples.

Name a country in which society was fairly homogeneous, i.e., there were no significant ethnic differences.

Discuss three factors that determine the outcomes of politics of social divisions.

Is the combination of social division with politics always explosive? Substantiate with examples from India.

When does a social difference become a social division?

Explain the three factors that are crucial in deciding the outcome of politics of social divisions.

What did the African-American athletes in Mexico Olympics do in order to draw international attention to social discrimination in the United States?

What are the features of a homogeneous society? Mention the name of any one country having such a society?

Discuss the various factors that determine the outcomes of politics of social division.

Discuss the ways in which social divisions are reflected in a democracy.

We all have more than one identity and can belong to more than one social group. Discuss the statement with suitable examples.

How is political expression of social divisions in democracy beneficial?

Why is it said that a positive attitude towards diversity and a willingness to accommodate it do not come about easily?

Refer to I have a Dream speech of Martin Luther King. Describe his dream. Has all of his dreams been fulfilled? 

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

How were Civil Rights Movement and the Black Power movement different from each other? Give three features of each.

Write a brief note on two kinds of social differences.

Some people conclude that politics and social divisions should not be allowed to mix. Support this idea with two arguments. 

What is the difference between overlapping social differences and cross-cutting social differences?

"The combination of politics and social division is very dangerous and explosive". Explain the statement.

Distinguish between overlapping and cross-cutting differences.

"We all have more than one identity and can belong to more than one social group". Discuss the statement by giving suitable examples.

Does every social difference lead to a social division?

Class 10 Political Science Extra Questions