Posted by Anjali Kaur on Jul 25, 2021

Power-sharing – Worksheet

Power-sharing is a part of political science, Class 10, CBSE. In this blog post, you will find the solved worksheet with answers, you can also download the worksheet PDF at the end of this post.

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What is power-sharing?

Power-sharing means sharing power among different organs or levels of the government. For example, horizontal power-sharing, vertical power-sharing.

Belgium shares its border with___

France, Germany, Luxembourg, and the Netherlands.

The ethnic composition of the capital city of Brussels is____

French 80% and Dutch 20%

Who elects the community government in Belgium?

People belonging to 1 language community only.

What does the word ethnic signify?

Social division on shared culture.

Government for the entire country is usually called_____

Federal Government

What is majoritarianism?

A belief that the majority community should be able to rule the country in whichever way they want by disregarding or not considering the wishes and needs of the minority group.

Match the following

Answer:

Column AColumn B
Coalition GovernmentGovernment of more than 2 political parties
Civil WarA violent conflict between opposing groups
Check and balanceEach organ of the government checks the other
Community GovernmentPower may also be shared among different social groups

Which are the two major social groups of Sri Lanka?

The Sinhala speakers and the Tamil speakers.

______ language is spoken by the majority in Sri Lanka

Sinhala

What is the official religion of Sri Lanka?

Buddhism

Correct the incorrect statement: Sri Lanka is a continent situated few kilometers off the southern coast of Tamil Nadu of India

Sri Lanka is an island nation situated few kilometers off the southern coast of Tamil Nadu of India.

What are the similarities between Sri Lanka and Belgium?

Both are democracies.

What is meant by Tamil Eelam?

An independent state for Tamils.

Two sub-groups of Tamils are ___ and __

Sri Lankan Tamils and Indian Tamils.

Why was the constitution of Belgium amended four times?

The constitution of Belgium was amended 4 times so as to work out an arrangement that would enable everyone to live together within the same country.

In which city is the headquarters of the European Union located?

Brussels.

Which are the 2 sets of power-sharing?

Prudential and Moral.

What is a legitimate government?

A legitimate government is one where citizens through participation acquire a stake in the system.

What is the prudential reason behind power-sharing?

The prudential reason stresses that power-sharing will bring out better outcomes.

Name the three organs of the government.

Legislative, Executive, and Judiciary.

What is a good democracy?

Gives due respect to all the diverse groups.

What are the pressure groups?

It is an organization that attempts to influence government policies through protests and demonstrations.

What is a vertical division of power?

Vertical division of power doesn’t allow the different organs of government to be placed at the same level to exercise different powers.

What does the system of checks and balances ensure in power-sharing?

The system of check and balance ensures in power-sharing that none of the organs can exercise unlimited powers. Each organ checks the other.

Sinhala-speaking people follow Christianity. (True/ False)

False.

Assertion (A): The relations between Sinhala and Tamil had become hostile and conflicting.

Reason (R): The Tamils felt that the government of Sri Lanka followed discriminatory policies towards them.

Both Assertion and Reason are true, but the reason is not the correct explanation of A.

Which of the following option best signifies the cartoon?

The concentration of power and threat to democracy.

You can download full questions for practice:

“Questions Credit: Ms. Mandeep Kaur – HOD Social Studies, Shishu Niketan Public School, Mohali.”

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