• 1. 
    A system of 'checks and balances' is another name for which one of the following power-sharing arrangements:

  • Power sharing among different social groups.
  • Vertical division of power or power shared among different levels of government.
  • Horizontal division of power or power shared among different organs of the government.
  • Power sharing in the form of political parties, pressure groups and governments.
  • 2. 
    Which one of the following statements about power-sharing arrangements is correct?

  • Power sharing is necessary only in societies which have religious, linguistic or ethnic divisions.
  • Power sharing is suitable only for big countries that have regional divisions.
  • Every society needs some form of power sharing even if it is small or does not have social divisions.
  • Power-sharing is not necessary at all.
  • 3. 
    Consider the following statements about the ethnic composition of Sri Lanka: A. Major social groups are the Sinhala- speaking (74%) and Tamil-speaking (18%)? B. Among the Tamils, there are two sub-groups, Sri Lankan Tamils and Indian Tamils. C. There are about 7% Christians, who are both Tamil and Sinhala. D. Most of the Sinhala-speaking are Hindus or Muslims and most of the Tamil-speaking are Buddhists. Which of the above statements are correct?

  • A, B, C
  • A, B, D
  • B, C, D
  • A, B, C, D
  • 4. 
    Prudential reasons of power sharing stress on the facts that: A. It ensures the stability of political order. B. It reduces the possibility of conflict between social groups. C. It gives a fair share to minority. D. It is the very spirit of democracy. Which of the above statements are correct?

  • A, B
  • A, C and D
  • All are correct
  • A, B & C
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