In a democracy, all power does not rest with any one organ of the government. An intelligent sharing of power among a legislature, executive and judiciary are essential to the design of democracy. Chapter 1 of CBSE Class 10 Political Science discusses the tour of democracy and the idea of power-sharing. CBSE Class 10 Political Science Chapter 1 Power-sharing Important Questions cover these topics and are the best resource for the students to revise the chapter.
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1. What’s wrong if the majority community rules? If Sinhalas don’t rule in Sri Lanka, where else will they rule?
2. Why is power-sharing desirable? Give two reasons to support the statement.
3. What are the different forms of power-sharing in modern democracies? Give an example of each of these.
4.State one prudential reason and one moral reason for power-sharing with an example from the Indian context.
5. Power-sharing is the very spirit of democracy. Do you agree?
6. The Mayor of Merchtem, a town near Brussels in Belgium, has defended a ban on speaking French in the town’s schools. He said that the ban would help all non-Dutch speakers integrate into this Flemish town. Do you think that this measure is in keeping with the spirit of Belgium’s power-sharing arrangements? Give your reasons in about 50 words.
7. Power-sharing is good for democracy. True or False.
8. Power-sharing helps to reduce the possibility of conflict between social groups. True or False.
9. Power-sharing is necessary only in societies which have religious, linguistic or ethnic divisions. Do you agree with this? Why?
10. Why has the idea of power-sharing emerged? What is its need in a democracy?
11. Which are the majority and minority groups in Sri-Lanka?
12. What is majoritarianism in Sri Lanka? Discuss.
13. Explain the meaning of ‘federal division of power.’
14. How was the Brussels Government constituted? Explain.
15. Describe the demands made by the Tamilians in Srilanka.
16. Explain the basic principle of democracy.
17. Which are the two major political parties in Germany?
18. Which are the countries that have a federal division of power? Name any two.