• 1. 
    Among the following, which countries have high participation of women in public life?

  • Sweden and India
  • Norway and Sri Lanka
  • Nepal and Finland
  • Sweden and Africa
  • 2. 
    The distinguishing feature of communalism is:

  • Followers of a particular religion must belong to one community.
  • Communalism leads to the belief that people belonging to different religions can live as equal citizens within one nation.
  • A communal mind does not lead to quest for political dominance of one's own religious community.
  • A secular constitution is sufficient combat communalism.
  • 3. 
    Identify the statements which suggest that it is not politics that gets caste-ridden, it is the caste that gets politicised. A. When governments are formed, political parties take care that representatives of different castes find a place in it. B. Each caste group incorporates neighbouring castes which were earlier excluded. C. Various caste groups enter into a coalition with other castes. D. Political parties and candidates in elections make appeals to caste sentiments.

  • A, B and D
  • B, C and D
  • B and C
  • A and D
  • 4. 
    Identify two reasons that state that caste alone cannot determine elections in India. A. No party wins the votes of all the voters of a caste or community. i B. Some political parties are known to favour some castes and are seen as their representatives. C. No parliamentary constituency in the country has a clear majority of one single caste. D. Mobilising and securing political support has brought new consciousness among the lower castes.

  • A and C
  • A and D
  • B and C
  • B and D
  • 5. 
    When we speak of gender divisions, we usually refer to:

  • Biological difference between men and women
  • Unequal roles assigned by the society to men and women
  • Unequal child sex ratio
  • Absence of voting rights for women in democracies.
  • 6. 
    In India seats are reserved for women in: A. Lok Sabha B. State legislative assemblies C. Cabinets D. Panchayati Raj bodies

  • A, B and D
  • B, C and D
  • B and C
  • A and D
  • 7. 
    Which among the following statements about India's Constitution is wrong? It

  • prohibits discrimination on grounds of religion.
  • gives official status to one religion.
  • provides to all individuals freedom to profess any religion.
  • ensures equality of citizens within religious communities.
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