Civics

Democracy and Diversity

Question:

Taking the examples at Carlos, Smith and Norman, explain how social differences divide similar people from one another but also unite very different people ?  [CBSE Sept. 2012]

Answer:

(i) Similarity between Tommie Smith and John Carlos : Both Tommie Smith and John Carlos were African-Americans. They both were Blacks and were facing racial discrimination in the United States.
(ii) Similarity between Tommie Smith, John Carlos and Peter Norman : Peter Norman, an Australian and both Tommie Smith and John Carlos belonged to different nations but still they all were one, i.e., they all were athletes.
(iit) United on racial discrimination : All the
three athletes were united on the issue of racial discrimination though one of them belonged to white class.

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Democracy and Diversity

Q 1.

What was the Black Power Movement ?

Q 2.

Overlapping social differences create possibilities of deep social divisions and tensions.' Explain. [CBSE Sept. 2012]

Q 3.

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

Q 4.

When does a social difference become a social division?

Q 5.

What did Peter Norman do to show his support to the two American athletes ? What action was taken against him for his action ?

Q 6.

Every social difference does not lead to social division."Explain the statement. Suggest any two ways so that social differences do not lead to social divisions.

Q 7.

Mention any two factors responsible for origin of social differences.

Q 8.

What moral values you have learnt from the action of Tommie Smith, John Carlos and Peter Norman ?

Q 9.

Give one example to show that we all have more than one identity and can belong to more than one social group.

Q 10.

What was Civil Rights Movement ?

Q 11.

Three factors are crucial in deciding the outcome of politics of social divisions.' Explain. [CBSE Sept. 2010]

Q 12.

The outcome of politics of social divisions depends on how people perceive their identities."Explain the statement with example. [CBSE 2013]

Q 13.

Who were African-American ?

Q 14.

The medal ceremony of 1968 Mexico Olympic became a historical landmark. Explain by giving examples.

Q 15.

What difference does migration make to social homogeneity?

Q 16.

What are the origins of Social Differences?

Q 17.

Explain the overlapping and cross-cutting differences. [CBSE Sept. 2012]
Or
Explain the cross-cutting differences with suitable examples. [CBSE 2012]

Q 18.

Give two examples to show that political competition along religious and ethnic lines can lead to disintegration.

Q 19.

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

Q 20.

Explain the reasons of social differences. [CBSE Sept. 2010, 2011, 2012]
Or
Why do social differences emerge in society ? [CBSE 2014]

Q 21.

Taking the examples at Carlos, Smith and Norman, explain how social differences divide similar people from one another but also unite very different people ?  [CBSE Sept. 2012]

Q 22.

In a democracy, political expression of social divisions is very normal, and can be healthy. ' Explain. [CBSE 2014]
Or
How is political expression of social divisions in democracy beneficial ? [CBSE Sept. 2010, 2011]
Or
"Assertion of social diversities in a country need not be seen as a source of danger."Explain. [CBSE 2010]

Q 23.

How are social divisions reflected in a democratic country ? Explain.

Q 24.

Social divisions of one kind or another exist in most countries.' Explain. [CBSE Sept. 2011, 2012]
Or
When does a social difference become a social division ? Explain any three situations. [CBSE 2013]

Q 25.

History shows that democracy is the best way to fight for recognition and also to accommodate diversity.''Justify.

Q 26.

How do marginalised and deprived people react to social injustice ? Explain. [CBSE 2013]

Q 27.

What action was taken by International Olympic Association against each of the three Olympians, Carlos, Smith and Norman Peter ? [CBSE 2013]

Q 28.

What is homogeneous society ? Give two examples.

Q 29.

How are the social divisions reflected in politics ? Explain.

Q 30.

Hie combination of politics and social divisions is very dangerous and explosive as it may lead to conflict, violence or even disintegration of a country."Give one example.

Q 31.

Assertion of social diversities in a country need not be seen as a source of danger". Explain.

Q 32.

Who led the Civil rights movement in the USA?

Q 33.

What Is ethnic composition of Northern Netherland ?

Q 34.

Explain the Civil Rights Movement in the USA.  [CBSE 2014]

Q 35.

How did the three athletes, Tommie Smith, Johan Carlos and Peter Norman contribute to the Civil Rights Movements in US ? [CBSE 2010]

Q 36.

What are the three important factors in the outcome of politics of social divisions?

Q 37.

The silver medallist (Mexico Olympic 1968) Peter Norman wore a human rights badge on his shirt during the medal ceremony". Give reason.

Q 38.

Most of the social differences are based on accident of birth'. Explain.

Q 39.

Mention two similarities between Tommie Smith and John Carlos. [CBSE 2009 (D), 14]

Q 40.

What was Black Power Movement ? How was it different from the Civil Rights Movement ?
Or
Who was the leader of the Civil Rights Movement in USA ? Explain the importance of this movement. [CBSE 2013]

Q 41.

Discuss the role of political parties in the determination of the outcomes of social division. [CBSE 2013]

Q 42.

We all have more than one identity and can belong to more than one social group."Discuss the statement with suitable examples. [CBSE Sept. 2010]
Or
Explain the statement we have different identities in different contexts'. [CBSE 2011]

Q 43.

Which kind of social differences create possibilities of deep social divisions and tensions ?

Q 44.

What type of society exists in Sweden and Germany ? [CBSE Comp. (O) 2008]

Q 45.

The combination of politics and social divisions is very dangerous and explosive. It can make social divisions into political divisions and lead to conflict, violence or even disintegration of a country."Justify. [CBSE 2008, 2013]
Or
Explain with special reference to Northern Ireland the ways in which social divisions have resulted in violent and bitter ethno-political conflict. [CBSE 2013]

Q 46.

Reaction of the government to the demands of different groups is a crucial factor in determining the outcome of social divisions". Explain the statements.

Q 47.

What is migration ? What is its impact ?

Q 48.

When does a social difference become a social division? Suggest any two ways to check it.

Q 49.

What action was taken against the athletes who raised the Civil Rights issue at Mexico Olympics ?

Q 50.

What are cross-cutting social differences ?