8 Most VSAQ’s of Social Movements in our Times Chapter in Class 10th Social (TS/AP)

2 Marks

VSAQ-1 : Which quality of Martin Luther King Jr. do you like most ? Give reasons.

One of the qualities I deeply admire in Martin Luther King Jr. is his unwavering determination. His steadfast commitment to the cause of civil rights and equality, evident in his iconic “I Have a Dream” speech, where he envisioned a future where individuals would be assessed by their character instead of their skin color, is profoundly inspirational. King’s unwavering resolve to pursue justice despite encountering significant challenges and hurdles showcases his remarkable strength of will and unwavering conviction.

VSAQ-2 : What is civil disobedience movement?

Civil disobedience is a peaceful protest strategy where individuals defy unjust laws to challenge authority and advocate for social or political change.


  1. Nonviolent: It’s a nonviolent protest.
  2. Challenging Injustice: Aims to highlight injustices and discriminatory practices.
  3. Advocating Change: Seeks to promote equality and fairness.
  4. Pressuring Authorities: Puts pressure on those in power to address concerns.

VSAQ-3 : What is Glasnost?

Glasnost was a policy introduced by Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev. It aimed to increase openness and transparency in the government and media, promoting public awareness, discussion, and citizen participation in political and social matters. This policy marked a shift from the traditionally secretive Soviet government, allowing greater freedom of expression and information sharing among citizens.

VSAQ-4 : What is KSSP? (OR) What is the aim of KSSP?

KSSP is dedicated to promoting science and knowledge in Kerala, India. It aims to spread scientific awareness and education among the general public, with a focus on making science accessible and understandable to everyone, especially in rural areas. The organization strives to bridge the gap between traditional knowledge and modern science, encouraging critical thinking and informed decision-making.

VSAQ-5 : What is Civil Right.

Civil Rights are fundamental rights that ensure equality under the law, protecting individuals from discrimination based on race, religion, gender, etc. Examples include voting and freedom of speech, promoting social justice and equality in society.

VSAQ-6 : What was Narmada Bachao Andolan?

Narmada Bachao Andolan was a social movement opposing dam projects on the Narmada River. Led by activists and affected communities, it sought to protect rights, raise awareness on environmental impacts, and ensure proper rehabilitation.

  1. Indigenous People’s Movement
  2. Movement Against Neo-liberal Policies

VSAQ-8 : Observe the following map and answer Q(i) and Q(ii).

1.What is the direction of river Narmada’s flow?

2.What are the reasons for movements against constructing dams on Narmada river?

  1. Direction of Narmada River: The river Narmada flows from east to west.
  2. Reasons for Movements Against Dams on Narmada River: The movements against constructing dams on the Narmada river are primarily motivated by concerns such as the destruction of thousands of trees and fertile land during dam construction, as well as the displacement of a large number of people and animals.