Usually a cable with three-pin plug at its one end is provided with any electrical appliances that connects it to the power supply. This plug is inserted into a three-holes socket fixed on a wooden or insulating power supply board. The bigger hole on top of the socket is connected to earth wire, right hole to the live wire and the left hole to the neutr . . .
Eye lens is a convex lens that forms the real and inverted image of any object on the retina. The lenses used in a camera, microscope and telescope are convex lenses. A magnifying glass is a convex lens used to watch minute objects. Spectacles are lenses used to correct the vision of our eyes. A concave lens is used in a Galillean telescope. . . .
Comparision Mass Weight Definition Mass is the quantity of matter in a body regardless of its volume or of any forces acting on it. Weight is a measurement of the gravitational force acting on an object. Effect of gravity Mass i . . .
Q.1. Give three reasons for the civil war in Sri Lanka. Ans. The distrust between the Sinhala and Tamil communities turned into a civil war due to the following reasons : (a) Sinhala was declared as the only official language disregarding Tamil. (b) Sinhala applicants were favoured for government jobs and higher positions in military a . . .
Q1. Describe the different forms of power-sharing in modern democracies. Give an example of each of these. Ans. In modern democracies, power-sharing arrangements can take many forms – (i) Among different organs of government : Power is shared among the legislature, executive and judiciary. This is called horizontal distribution of . . .
Q.1. In which part of Sri Lanka are the Sri Lankan Tamils concentrated? (a) North and South (b) North and East (c) East and West (d) South and East Ans. (b) Q.2. Most of the Sinhala-speaking people are (a) Buddhists (b) Hindus (c) Muslims (d) Christians Ans. (a) Q.3. Which is the capital city of Belgium? (a) Wallonia (b) Brussels . . .
Q.1. Which of the following is not one of the aspects of federal division of powers? (a) Sharing of powers among central provincial and local governments (b) Division of powers involving higher and lower levels of government (c) The Constitution clearly lays down powers of different levels of government (d) There is no vertical division of p . . .
Q.1. Which of the following languages is not spoken in Belgium? [2010, 2011 (T-1)] (a) French (b) Dutch (c) Danish (d) German Ans. (c) Q.2. When different parties share power to form a government, it is called? [2010, 2011 (T-1)] (a) Majoritarian (b) Federal (c) Community (d) Coalition Ans. (d) Q.3. Which of the following was not a . . .
Q.1. Tamil natives of Sri Lanka are called : [2010 (Term-I)] (a) Sri Lankan Tamils (b) Indian Tamils (c) Muslim Tamils (d) None of the above Ans. (a) Q.2. Among the following countries to which one do ‘Indian Tamils’ belong to : [2010 (T-1)] (a) Belgium (b) Germany (c) Sri Lanka (d) France Ans. (c) Q.3. Which one of the fol . . .
1. Describe the ethnic composition of the people in Belgium. The ethnic composition of Belgium is very complex. Of the country’s total population, 59 per cent lives in the Flemish region and speaks Dutch language. Another 40 per cent people live in the Wallonia region and speak French.. Remaining 1 per cent of the Belgians speak Ge . . .
Q.1. What are the different forms of power-sharing in modern democracies? Give one example of each of these. Ans. (i) Power is shared among different organs of the government, such as the legislature, executive and judiciary. For example, Indian political system. (ii) Power is shared among governments at central, provincial and local level (mu . . .