Belgium and Ethnic Divisions Quiz

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In the capital city Brussels, 80 per cent people speak ______ while 20 per cent are Dutch speaking.

French

Brussels - Capital Region has a ______-speaking community.

Walloon

The minority French-speaking community was relatively rich and powerful. This was resented by the ______-speaking community who got the benefit of economic development.

Dutch

Brussels - Capital Region has a ______-speaking community.

Flemish

Sri Lanka has a diverse population. The major social groups are the ______-speakers (74 per cent) and the Tamil-speakers (18 per cent).

Sinhala

Belgium is a small country in ______

Europe

Belgium has borders with France, the Netherlands, Germany, and ______

Luxembourg

The tension between the Dutch-speaking and French-speaking communities in Belgium was more acute in ______

Brussels

59% of the population in Belgium lives in the Flemish region and speaks the ______ language

Dutch

40% of the population in Belgium lives in the Wallonia region and speaks ______

French

What percentage of people in the capital city of Brussels speak Dutch?

20%

What was the attitude of the Dutch-speaking community towards the minority French-speaking community in Brussels?

They were envious and resentful

What percentage of the population in Sri Lanka are Sinhala-speakers?

74%

What majoritarian measures were adopted by the government of Sri Lanka to establish Sinhala supremacy?

Measures favoring the Sinhala-speaking community

Which region in Belgium has a concentration of French-speaking communities?

Walloon region

What was the primary cause of tensions between the Dutch-speaking and French-speaking communities in Belgium during the 1950s and 1960s?

Disagreements over the distribution of power and resources

What percentage of the population in Belgium lives in the Walloon region and speaks French?

40%

Which country does Belgium share its borders with?

Luxembourg

What is the ethnic composition of Belgium's population based on linguistic groups?

59% Dutch-speaking, 40% French-speaking, 1% German-speaking

What was the population of Belgium as mentioned in the text?

Over one crore

This quiz explores the ethnic divisions in Belgium and their impact on the country's power dynamics. It also discusses the concept of sharing power, dividing power, and their relation to weakening the country.

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