Diversity and Discrimination
Q1. Fill in the blanks.
There are eight major religions in
The upper castes acted in ways, which did
not give the so-called "untouchables" the same rights as they
People form certain attitudes and opinions about
others who are not like them.
We have more than 1600 languages
that are people's mother tongues.
Dr Ambedkar had also fought for the rights
of the Dalits. True
There are more than a thousand dance forms.
We feel safe and secure with people who
look, talk, dress and think like us. True
Government jobs are open to all people. True
Q3. Write an example of gender stereotypes.
“Don't cry. You are a boy. Boys are brave, they don't cry."
Q4. How many major religions are there in the world?
There are eight major religions in the world.
Q5. What is the quality that is generally associated with boys
They are brave and they don't cry.
Q6. What prejudice mean?
Prejudice means to judge other people negatively or see them as inferior.
Q7. What is seen as a key value that unites us all as Indians?
of all persons is seen as a key value that unites us all as Indians.
Q8. Write the name used by government for Dalits.
government refers to this group of people as Scheduled Castes (SC).
Q9. How do you think a person who is discriminated against might
A person who is discriminated against might feel insulted, humiliated and
Q10. What is Mahar?
Mahar is one of the communities which were treated as untouchables in the
Q11. Who are untouchables?
The groups who were placed at the bottom of the ladder were seen as unworthy
and called "untouchables".
Q12. What do you mean by stereotype?
Stereotype means fixing something into an image that society creates around us.
Q13. Who was the first person from Dalit community to go to
England for higher education?
Dr. B.R. Ambedkar was the first person from Dalit community to go to England
for higher education.
Q14. What is discrimination?
Discrimination is making a distinction in favor of or against, a person based
on the group, class, or category.
Q15. Why diversity is not always celebrated?
Diversity is not always celebrated because we feel safe and secure with people
who look, talk, dress and think like us.
Q16. What does the first page of our constitution states?
The first page of the Constitution clearly states that all Indians are entitled
to equality of status and opportunity.
Q17. Who was the chairman of Drafting Committee of the
B.R. Ambedkar was the chairman of Drafting Committee of the
Q18. Why Muslim girls do not attend school or drop out from
school after a few years?
Poverty amongst Muslims is an important reason why Muslim girls do not attend
school or drop out from school after a few years.