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Class 6 Civics Chapter 2 Question Answers - Diversity and Discrimination

All the questions are from the NCERT lines and each question is answered according to the NCERT only.

Q1. In India, government jobs are available to graduates only. (True/ False)


Q2. _____________ act as an obstacle towards an individual’s development. (Stereotypes/ Discrimination)


Q3. Mahars were the earliest settlers in ______________.


Q4. What is the literal meaning of Adivasis?

Original inhabitants

Q5. Name a source of discrimination.


Q6. Define stereotypes.

A fixed image given to a person, not subject to change.

Q7. When do we celebrate World Disability Day?

December 3.

Q8. Why did B.R. Ambedkar encourage Dalits to send their children to schools and colleges?

So that they could compete equally with others.

Q9. Name a political party of the Dalits in India that has attained the status of a national party.

Bahujan Samaj Party

Q10. Who were Dalits?

Dalits were considered untouchables. They lived in spaces outside the village and were not allowed into the village.

Q11. Who gives the quote "I like the religion that teaches liberty, equality and fraternity"?

B. R. Ambedkar.

Q12. What is the principal occupation of the village people in India?


Q13. The Constitution has made elementary education a fundamental right for all children between the age group of six to fourteen. (True/ False)


Q14. Name the four main caste system according to Indian Varna System.

Brahmin, Kshatriya, Vaishya and Shudra.

Q15. Where do Hinduism, Jainism, Buddhism and Sikhism originate?


Q16. Give one reason for the unchanged nature of the caste system.

Lack of education in the rural sector.

Q17. Name a driving force for racial equality.

Martin Luther King Jr.

Q18. What was the purpose of launching the Laadli Scheme by the Delhi government?

To curb female foeticide and enhance the social status of the girl child by promoting their education and protecting them from discrimination and deprivation

Q19. The word Varna is used in __________ philosophy.


Q20. Between whom, the battle of Koregaon took place?

Between the British and Peshwas.

Q21. Mahars are an important social group in the state of ___________.


Q22. On whose teaching does the religion Buddhism is based?

Siddhartha Gautama.

Q23. What is the meaning of Prejudice?

To judge people negatively or see them as inferior.

Q24. What is the meaning of the word “Dalit”?


Q25. Discrimination takes place when people act on their prejudices. (True/False)


Q26. Name a group that faces cultural discrimination.


Q27. Give an example of gender stereotypes.

Examples of gender stereotypes are: "boys don't cry", " girls are not good at sports" etc.

Q28. Name the Constitutional term for Dalits.

Schedule castes.

Q29. What is the meaning of the term ‘Mahar’?

A community that was treated as untouchables in the Bombay presidency.

Q30. Why did Ambedkar convert to Buddhism?

In his search for a religion that treated all members equally.

Q31. Article 14 of the Indian Constitution guarantees _____________.

Equality before the law

Q32. Dr. Ambedkar went to England to become a ___________.


Q33. Mahatma Gandhi had named Harijans as ____________.

Children of God

Q34. Mahatma Gandhi fought against the categorization of Hindu society into four varnas. (True/ False)


Q35. Stable conflict free nation can be created through a policy of __________ (Exclusion/Inclusion).


Q36. Who said this quote-"I understand democracy as something that gives the weak the same chance as the strong"?

Mahatma Gandhi

Q37. How many major religions are in the world?


Q38. Name the major religions in the world.

Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Chinese, Buddhism, African traditional, Sikhism and Judaism.

Q39. Who was the chairman of the Drafting Committee of the Constituent Assembly?

Dr. B.R. Ambedkar

Q40. Girls education means comprehensive change for a society. (True/ False)


Q41. Give an example of a theocratic state.


Q42. Name the first person from Dalit community to go to England for higher education.

Dr. B.R. Ambedkar

Q43. Name any two famous Dalit politician women in India?

The Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, Mayawati and the Honourable Speaker of Lok Sabha Smt. Meira Kumar.

Q44. What does the first page of the Indian constitution state?

The first page of the constitution states that all Indians are entitled to equality of status and opportunity.

Q45. Give any two positive stereotypes of boys.

The two positive stereotypes of boys are:

  • Boys don‘t cry.
  • Boys are good at Mathematics and Science.

Let's look at some important points about Diversity & Discrimination.

Points to Remember

  • Diversity is the product of different geography, culture and history. Diversity means variety and being different, it is respecting and understanding the varying differences among individuals in society.
  • Diversity in India is the main source of prejudice and discrimination.
  • Lack of tolerance for differences leads to conflict in society and thus diversity is not always celebrated.
  • When our opinions about certain people are always negative, these become prejudices.
  • Discrimination is when someone is treated worse because of gender, race, disability, colour, nationality, religion and age.
  • Economic disparities between rich and poor result in exploitation and discrimination against the poor.
  • Gender discrimination refers to discrimination between girls and boys.
  • Violence against minority communities is a common feature and from time to time communal hatred is spread amongst the people.
  • Indian constitution does not force people to give up their personal beliefs, languages or cultural practices.
  • People are free to choose their jobs and occupation, government jobs are open to all people.
  • Respect for diversity is a significant element in ensuring equality.
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1. What is diversity?
Ans. Diversity refers to the differences that exist between individuals or groups of people. These differences may include race, ethnicity, gender, culture, religion, language, and more.
2. What is discrimination?
Ans. Discrimination refers to the unfair treatment of individuals or groups of people based on their differences, such as race, ethnicity, gender, culture, religion, language, and more. Discrimination can take many forms, including exclusion, prejudice, stereotyping, and bias.
3. How can we promote diversity and reduce discrimination?
Ans. There are many ways to promote diversity and reduce discrimination, including educating people about different cultures, promoting equality and respect, celebrating diversity through events and activities, creating inclusive policies and practices, and addressing discrimination whenever it occurs. It is important to recognize and value the differences that exist between people, and to work towards a more inclusive and equitable society.
4. What are some examples of discrimination in society?
Ans. Discrimination can take many forms and can occur in various settings, such as the workplace, schools, housing, and public spaces. Examples of discrimination may include denying someone a job or promotion based on their race or gender, treating someone unfairly because of their religion or cultural background, or using derogatory language towards someone based on their sexual orientation or disability.
5. Why is diversity important?
Ans. Diversity is important because it helps to create a more vibrant, inclusive, and equitable society. When people from different backgrounds come together, they bring with them unique perspectives, experiences, and ideas that can enrich our communities and broaden our understanding of the world. By promoting diversity and reducing discrimination, we can create a society that is more just, compassionate, and respectful of all people.
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