Wednesday 15 June 2011

Diversity and Discrimination :Lesson 2 :: NCERT Class VI (6th) Social Sciences (Social and Political Life-1) :: Exercises Solutions


 1.Question. Match the following statements in a way that challenges stereotypes.
(a) Two surgeons were sitting down to lunch when one of them made a call on the mobile phone ---- to speak with her daughter who had just returned from school.
(b) The boy  who won the drawing competition went to the dais------- on a wheelchair to collect his prizes.
(c) One of the fastest athletes in the world------suffers from chronic asthma.
(d) She was not that well_off but had a dream to----- become an astronaut which she did.

2.Question. How can the stereotype people think that girls are a burden on their parents affect  life of  a daughter? Imagine this situation and list at least five different effects that this stereotype can have on the way daughters get treated in the home?
Answer.When the stereotype people think that daughter are a burden on the parents, affect life of the girl child in the following ways:
        1. She feels guilty that she is a burden on the family.
        2. The daughters are not sent to school.
        3. They are not given nutritional food by the parents Milk, butter, fruits, are kept for the boys.
        4. They are deprived of the love, care and attention.
        5. When daughters fall sick they do not get proper medical care and attention.           

3.Question. What does the Constitution say with regard to equality? Why do you think it is important for all people to equal?
Answer.  With regard to equality the Constitution says:
1. Everyone has equal rights and opportunities.
2. Untouchability is seen as a crime and legally abolished by law.
3. People are free to choose the kind of work they wish to do.
4. Government jobs are open to all people .
The equality of all Person is seen as a key that unites us all as Indians. The constitution also placed  responsibility on the government to take specific steps to realise that this right equality to poor and other deprived communities.      

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