Civics

Democracy and Diversity

Question:

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

Answer:

(i) Tommie Smith and Johan Carlos received their medals in Mexico Olympics, wearing black socks and no shoes to represent black
poverty. With this gesture, they tried to draw international attention to racial discrimination ‘ in the United States. This was supported by Peter Norman, the silver medalist, by wearing a human rights badge on his shirt. Smith and Carlos were standing with clenched fists upraised and heads bowed while the national anthem was playing.
(ii) Thus, they protested against racial discrimination of blacks. Their action succeeded in gaining international attention for the Civil Rights Movement in US.
(iii) Peter Norman's support motivated non ¬blacks also. The disciplinary action against them gave momentum to the movement.

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Democracy and Diversity

Q 1.

What was the Black Power Movement ?

Q 2.

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 3.

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

Q 4.

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

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.

Who were African-American ?

Q 7.

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

Q 8.

What are the origins of Social Differences?

Q 9.

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 10.

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

Q 11.

What was Civil Rights Movement ?

Q 12.

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 13.

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 14.

When does a social difference become a social division?

Q 15.

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

Q 16.

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

Q 17.

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 18.

Who led the Civil rights movement in the USA?

Q 19.

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

Q 20.

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 21.

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 22.

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

Q 23.

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

Q 24.

What difference does migration make to social homogeneity?

Q 25.

What is migration ? What is its impact ?

Q 26.

How are the social divisions reflected in politics ? Explain.

Q 27.

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

Q 28.

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

Q 29.

What is homogeneous society ? Give two examples.

Q 30.

Mention any two factors responsible for origin of social differences.

Q 31.

How do social divisions affect politics? Give two examples.

Q 32.

Why Tommie Smith and John Carlos received their medals wearing black socks and no shoes ?

Q 33.

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

Q 34.

How far do you agree with the statement that all social differences are not always an accident ? Why are most countries emerging as multi-cultural countries ?
Or
All kinds of social differences are not based on accident of birth. [CBSE 2014]

Q 35.

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

Q 36.

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

Q 37.

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

Q 38.

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

Q 39.

Why do some people belonging to the same religion often feel that they do not belong to the same community ?
[CBSE 2009 (D)]

Q 40.

What Is ethnic composition of Northern Netherland ?

Q 41.

What are cross-cutting social differences ?

Q 42.

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

Q 43.

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

Q 44.

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 45.

What are overlapping social differences ?

Q 46.

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

Q 47.

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

Q 48.

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

Q 49.

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

Q 50.

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