AP World History : Socioeconomic Classes

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Example Question #580 : Ap World History

Which of the following statements about caste-based discrimination in India is most accurate?

Possible Answers:

Caste-based discrimination is much more common in urban areas than in rural areas.

Caste-based discrimination is common everywhere in India.

Caste-based discrimination is mostly used to prejudice the country’s minority Muslim, Christian, and Buddhist populations.

Caste-based discrimination is much more common in rural areas than in urban areas.

Caste-based discrimination is no longer common anywhere in India.

Correct answer:

Caste-based discrimination is much more common in rural areas than in urban areas.

Explanation:

Caste-based discrimination is illegal according to the Indian Constitution, but still prevails in many aspects of Indian society. In modern India a person is much more likely to experience caste-based discrimination in rural villages, as compared to cities which are extremely diverse.

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