Gender, Religion and Caste Class 10 Extra Questions Civics Social Studies (S.St) Important Questions Answer Included

Very Short Answer Questions (VSAQs): 

1. Define a feminist?


A person who believes in equal rights and opportunities for all human beings.

2. Explain the term 'Feminist Movement.


A Feminist Movement is a movement aimed at equality in personal and family life for men and women.

3. What do you mean by Patriarchal society?


Male dominated society

4. What do you mean by Gender division?


Unequal roles assigned by the society to men and women

5. In which country is the participation of women in public life very high?



6. At which level of government in India 1/3rd of seats are reserved for women?


Local Self Government bodies.

Short Answer Questions (SAQs):

1. Define feminist. Which movements are called feminist movements?


A woman or a man who believes in equal rights and opportunities for women and men is called feminist.

Movements demand to enhance the political and legal status of women and improving their educational and career opportunities. These movements are called Feminist movements.

2. Explain the concept of sexual division of labour with example. What are the results of this concept?


Sexual division of labour is a system in which all work inside the home is either done by the women of the family, or organised by them through domestic help. Example: cooking, washing clothes etc. done by women.
• Women’s face disadvantage and discrimination.
• Many girls are not sent to school.
• Women earn less than men.

3. How does communalism create problems in politics?


When one uses religion in politics, it is communal politics. 
• It creates problems when one sees religion as the basis of the nation.
• When one religion considers itself superior to other religions.
• When there is discrimination against the followers of the other religion.

4. What is secularism? Mention any three provisions of the Indian Constitution which makes it a secular state.


Secularism means all religions are given the same respect and there is no state religion.
• No religion has a special status.
• Freedom to practice, profess and propagate one’s religion is allowed by the Constitution.
• No discrimination of any kind is allowed on religious grounds.

5. Suppose a politician seeks your vote on the religious ground. Why is his act considered against the norms of democracy? Explain.


His act is against the spirit of democracy as the said politician is not working as per the Constitution. 
• It also exploits the social difference. 
• It may create social discard and may lead to social division. 
• It is also biased attitude and neglects the principle of equality.

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