Complete General Knowledge MCQs for PPSC Paper Prepration



1) Which of the following countries is the world's largest emitter of Carbon Dioxide in the atmosphere?
a) China b) America c) Russia d) India

2) Who is Stanley McChrystal?
a) Commander US forces in Afghanistan b) Head of the US Central Command (CENTCOM) c) NATO Commander in Afghanistan d) None of these

3) The headquarters of Green Peace International is located at:
a) Vancouver b) Amsterdam c) London d) Paris

4) The oldeest internet search engine among the following is:
a) Google b) MSN Search c) Yahoo d) Ask.com

5) The power generating capacity of Diamer-Basha Dam would be:
a) 3450 MW b) 3800 MW c) 4500 MW d) None of these

6) ANTARA is the news agency of:
a) Indonesia b) Malaysia c) Turkey d) None of the these

7) The largest opium producer province in Afghanistan is:
a) Helmand b) Nangarhar c) Badakhshan d) None of these

8) Silk Air is an airline of:
a) Sri Lanka b) Switzerland c) Singapore d) China

9) Channel Tunnel is an under sea rail tunnel linking:
a) England and Ireland b) England and France c) France and Germany d) None of these.

10) The Strait of Malacca is the main shipping channel between the India Ocean and:
a) The North Pacific Ocean b) South Pacific Ocean c) South Atlantic Ocean d) None of these

11) The recently published book " Between Dreams and Realities" is written by:
a) Shamshad Ahmad Khan b) Gohar Ayub c) Sahibzada Yakoob Ali Khan d) None of these

12) The largest Agency of FATA by population is:
a) Bajaur Agency b) North Wazirstan c) South Waziristan d) None of these

13) Which of the following categories of Nobel Prise was established in 1968?
a) Medicine b) Literature c) Economics d) None of these

14) Total cultivable Land of Pakistan is approximately:
a) 80 million hectares b) 120 million hectares c) 150 million hectares d) None of these.

15) Who is Francois Fillon?
a) Prime Minister of Italy b) President of Germany c) Foreign Minister of France d) None of these

16) The largest island in Indian Ocean is:
a) Sri Lanka b) Sumatra c) Madagascor d) None

17) 3 May is observed Internationally as:
a) Environment Day b) Population Day c) Press Freedom Day d) None of these

18) 2016 Summer Olympics will be held at:
a) Sydney b) Madrid c) Chicago d) Rio de Janerio

19) Kyat is the currency of:
a) Nepal b) Myanmar c) Bhutan d) None

20 Environment Treaty Kyoto Protocol will be expired in:
a) 2012 b) 2014 c) 2015 d) None of these.

Benazir Bhuttto was awarded UN Human Rights Award 2008.

-10th December was celebrated as Human Rights day.

-1st December was celebrated as world AIDS Day.

-UNEP (United Nations Environment Program has declared 2009 as “Year of Gorilla”.

-Somali Prime Minister Hassan Hussein Nur was sacked from his post on December 14, 2008.
-Harold Pinter , a Nobel Prize-winning eminent British Playwright died on Dec24,2008

-J.K. Rowling is the creator of Harry Potter series and his latest book is “The Tales of Beedle the Bard”.

-In USA presidential elections Barak Obama got 364 electoral college votes.

-Highest number of electoral votes in America belongs to Califonia

-The operation to flush out Mumbai terrorists was Operation Black Tornado.

-Carla Bruni has been made the first ambassador to the Geneva based Globa Funds to Fight AIDS TB and Malaria.

-APEC is Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation . Its HQ are at Singapore

-Recently ASEAN concluded an agreement as first step in establishment of a free trade area FTA in the region by the year 2016.

1. The Swadeshi movement means
Boycott of goods (British goods)

2. Simla Deputation was led by
Sir Agha Khan

3. Who moved the resolution for establishing Muslim League?
Nawab of Dacca

4. Who delivered the Presidential address in which the Muslim League was established?
Nawab Waqr ul Mulk

5. Separate electorate was awarded to Muslims in
1909

6. Annulment of partition of Bengal was announced in
1911

7. Jinnah was formally enrolled in All India Muslim League in
1913

8. "Comarade" was started by
Moulana Muhammad Ali

9. Al Hilal was started by
Moulana Muhammad Ali

10. Jinnah was the Principle architect of
Lucknow pact

11. The most important change brought about by Minto Morley Reforms was Separate Electorate

12. Turkey in the First World War was chose to fight on the side of
Germany

13. Treaty of Severes was announced in
1920

14. Shuddhi and Sangthan movements were started at the end of
Tehrik e Khilafat

15. "Zamindar" was brought about by
Zafar Ali Khan

16. Report of Rowlatt Committee was published in
1918

17. Jallianwala Bagh tragedy took place in:
1919

18. Jinnah resigned from congress during Nagpur session in
1920

19. Moplah rising in Malabar took place in
1921

20. The Moplah rose against
the British and Hindu Zamindar.

21. Which movement was started by Sir Swami Shradhnand?
Shuddhi

22. Sangthan was started by
Pandit Malavia

23. Swami Shradhnand was murdered in
1926

24. Chauri Chaura incident took place in
1922

25. Khilafat was abolished by Mustafa Kamal Pasha in
1924

26. Simon Commission was sent to India in
1927

27. On the arrival Simon Commission Muslim League was Split into two groups one was led by
Sir Muhammad Shafee and the other was led by Quaid e Azam

28. Which party was divided into pro changers and changers?
Congress

29. Nehru Report was an answer to the challenge given by
Lord Birkenhead

30. Nehru Report accepted the following demand
a separate province for North-West Frontier and Sindh

31. Jinnah Fourteen points were offered in
1929

32. Which member of Simon Commission resigned and replaced by another member
Stephen Walsh

33. Dyarchy was scrapped in
1919 Reforms

34. The first session of Round Table Conference was opened in
London

35. Which party was not present in First Round Table Conference
Congress

36. Federal form of Government for India was approved by British in
First Round Table Conference

37. Who was the Prime Minster of England during First Round Table Conference?
Ramsay Macdonald

38. Second Round Table Conference was held in
1931

39. Communal award was published in
1932

What was the reaction of Congress and Muslim League over Communal Award?
Both Disliked

The recommendation of Round Table Conference was published in
1933

The whole of India Act of 1935 came into operation in provincial part in
1937

Anandhnath is a
novel

Nagri is a
Script

Pirpur Report was about
Congress ministries

Shareef Pur report was about
Bihar

Who wrote" Muslim Suffering under Congress Rule"?
Fazl ul Haq

Wardha scheme was about
Education

The author of Wardha Scheme was
Zakir Hussain

Band e Matarm was an
anthem

Day of Deliverance was celebrated on
22nd December 1939

"Now or Never" pamphlet was written in 1933 by
Ch. Rehmat Ali

"Pakistan National Movement" was founded by
Ch. Rehmat Ali

"Outline of a Scheme of Indian federation" was written by
Sikandar Hayat Khan

Lahore resolution was introduced by
Fazl ul Haq

"Thoughts on Pakistan" was written by
Ambedkar.

The British August offer was made in
1940

What was the response of Muslim League over British offer?
Neither accepted nor rejected

Which Congress leader thought after Lahore Resolution that the partition was unavoidable?
Raja Gopal Acharia

Sapru proposals were offered in
1945

Liaquat – Desai Pact was concluded in
1945

Wavell plan was made in
1945

Parity was the issue in
Wavel Plan

Simla Conference was held in
1945

In1945 elections, out of total 102 seats of Central Assembly, Congress
won 57

And Muslim league won
28 seats

In the provincial elections of 1946 Congress won 930 seats and Muslim League won 428 seats

In Provincial elections of 1946 total seats of Muslim League were
492

In the Cabinet mission who many Cabinet Ministers were present
3

The name of the Cripps Mission was made after Sir Stafford Cripps who was
The President of the Board of Trade

The Cabinet Mission members were parleyed with how many Muslim members
4

Under Satyagarh Tehreek people chose by Gandhi were to Offer
arrest

Cripps Mission Published its report on
30th March 1942

The main emphasis in Cripps Mission was on Creation of
new Dominion

Non accession clause was mentioned in
Cripps mission

"Quit India" movement was started in
1942

In the Cabinet Mission provinces were divided into how many sections?
Three

Quaid e Azam, for the continuation of Cabinet mission, demanded how many portfolios?
Five

In Cabinet Mission plan total portfolios were
Sixteen

Congress was awarded how many portfolios?
Six

How many portfolios were given to Muslim League?
Five

How many portfolios were reserved for minorities?
Three

Lord Wavell was replace by Lord
Mountbatten

The only Indian on the Viceroy lord Mountbatten staff was
V.P. Menon
V.P. Menon prepared the final draft of the transfer of Power

Lady Mountbatten is said to be the close friend of
Nehru

What was the name of the daughter of Nehru?
Indra

Who wanted to become the joint Governor General of India and Pakistan?
Mountbatten

Who decided, at the time of partition, the fate of Baluchistan?
Shahi Jirga

By which method fate of NWFP was decided?
Referendum

Jinnah was by origin a
Khoja

"Dawn", the Muslim League newspaper was started in
1942

Besides Jinnah who was the ex-officio member of Muslim League Working Committee
Liaquat Ali Khan

Direct Action resolution was passed in
July 1946

Jinnah's speeches were translated into Urdu often by
Nawab Bahadur YAr Jung

Who gave Fatwas in 1945 and forbade to joining Muslim League?
Maulana Hussain Ahmad

Which party leader labeled Quaid e Azam as "Kafre azam"?
Jamiyat al Ulema-i- Hind

Which magazine criticized Jinnah's decision to become the Governor General?
Economist

Whom Jinnah appointed the Governor of NWFP?
Sir George Cunningham

Whom Jinnah appointed the Governor of PUNJAB?

Why Jinnah appointed British Governors in four Provinces?
They were more experienced

Soon after the establishment of Pakistan which Prime minister had been the Ambassador to Burma also?
Muhammad Ali Bogra

HISTORY OF PAKISTAN SINCE 1947


INCLUDING FOREIGN POLICY, POLITICS AND DEFENCE


Important events from 1947 to 1958


1. He was the Governor – General of Indo-Pakistan before Mountbatten:
Lord Wavel

2. Mountbatten came to India in
March 1947

3. Mountbatten was an officer in
British Navy

4. Plan for the Separation of Indo Pakistan was announced on
23rd June 1947

5. Election to the First Constituent Assembly of Pakistan took place in:
1946

6. The first Cabinet of Pakistan consisted of
7 members.

7. Finance Portfolio in the first Cabinet was held by
Malik Ghulam Muhammad.

8. The Chief Minister of the following province refused to salute the Pakistani flag in 1947:
NWFP

9. CM of NWFP Doctor Khan Sahib was dismissed by Quaid e Azam who was his successor?

10. Chief Minister of the following Province was dismissed by Quaid e Azam
Bengal

11. Approximate population of Pakistan at the inception in 1947 was
7 crores

12. First census of Pakistan was held in
1951

13. Population of west Pakistan in 1951was
34 million

14. The only country to oppose Pakistan's entrance into the UNO in1947 was Afghanistan

15. Total area of Jammu and Kashmir in 1947 was
84,471 sq. miles

16. India stopped the passage of water from the rivers Ravi and Sutluj in
April 1948

17. Madhupur Head works is located on the
river Ravi
18. Ferozpur Head works is located on river
Sutluj

19. Muslim majority Tehsil Zira was handed over to India in Redcliff award it was a tehsil of
Ferozepur District.

21. He was the first head of state to visit Pakistan in 1947
Amir of Kuwait

22. Quaid e Azam relief fund was set up in
September 1947

23. At the time of division the cash balances of undivided India stood at about
Rs. 4,000 million

24. India and Pakistan mutually came to an agreement that Pakistan would get
Rs. 750 crore as her share.

25. Only Rs. 200 crors had been paid as an interim installment

26. Referendum in 1947 in NWFP province was held in
July.

27. On 15th August 1947 the state of Junaghadh announced that it had acceded to Pakistan.

28. He was the first Governor of Punjab
Francis Moody.

29. Governor Moody imposed the Governor Rule in Punjab in
January 1949.

30. Pakistan Fund was setup by Quaid in
June 1947.

31. State Bank of Pakistan was inaugurated by Quaid in
July 1948.

32. The initial assets of SBP were equal to
three Crore

33. Karachi was declared Federal area by the legislative Assembly in
May 1948.

34. He was the only Muslim to oppose the Objectives Resolution in the Assembly.
Mian Iftikhar –ud- din

35. "The Myth of Independence" was written by
Z.A. Bhutto

36. Muslim yesterday and today was written by
A.B.Rajput

37. Pakistan's flag was designed by two brothers and name of one of them is Altaf Hussain.

38. White strip in the flag was added in August 1947. When was moon and star added in the flag
February 1949.

39. Ayub Khoro ministry in Sindh was dissolved by Quaid in
April1948.

40. The Quaid delivered his last message to the nation on:
27th August, 1948.

41. He was called the iron man of NWFP
Khan Qayyum Khan

42. Peer Sahib Manki Shareef founded the following party in September 1949
Awami Muslim League

43. In the East Bengal elections were held in
1954

44. He is the only man to be prosecuted under PRODA
Khoro

45. It was the first opposition party of the country
Jinnah Awami League

46. Awami League was found by Abdul Hameded Bhashani in
1950

47. Rawalpindi Conspiracy was unearthed in
March 1951

48. The accused of the conspiracy were prosecuted in the following jail
Hyderabad Jail

49. Liaqat Nehru Pact announced at Delhi
in April 1950.

50. Liaquat ali Khan visited America in
May 1950

51. "Wheat Crisis" in Pakistan took place in
1952

52. Martial Law in Lahore was imposed in
MARCH 1953

53. MALIK GHULAM Muhammad dissolved the Govt. of
Nazi mud Din in April 1953

54. Shortage of Salt took place in 1952 in
East Bengal

55. Pakistan became member of Baghdad pact in
September 1955.

56. The Manila Pact is the other name of
SEATO

57. The Manila Pact was signed in
September 1954

58. Muhammad Ali Bigra formula was put forward in
October 1954

59. According to Bogra formula the Lower house consisted of
300 seats

60. Out of the total 309 sears muslim League secured only 9 seats in
1954.

61. PRODA was replaced in
September 1954

62. Ghlam Muhammad dissolve dthe Constituent assembly on:
24th October, 1954.

63. Ghulam Muhammad resigned in
August 1954

64. One unit bill was brought intp effect on
14 October, 1955

65. He became the first Governor of West Pakistan
Gormani

66. The First Five Year Plan was announced by Chaudhary Muhammad Ali on 18th May 1956

67. Principal of joint Electorate was accepted by the Assembly on
10th October 1956 at Dacca

68. Suez Canal Crisis took place in the reign of:
Soharwardy

69. Pakistan bought Gwadar from King ofmaskat at the cost of 40 lakh pounds on 8th September 1958

70. Deputy spleaker of East Pakistan was killed during a rumpus in the Assembly in
1958.

71. After the promulgation of MARTIAL Law in 1958when did the new cabinet take oath?
24th October 1958

72. Z.A.Bhutto had the following portfolio in the Ayub Khan's cabinet
Trade.

HISTORY FROM 1958 TO 1969

73. According to the agriculture Reforms announced in January 1959, maximum limit of non irrigated lands was fixed at:
1000 acres.

74. How many land farm holders were affected by the Ayub Reforms
902

75. Which ordinance contributed a great deal towards generating public
resentment against Ayub regime:
Muslim family Law Ordinance.

75. In the Basic Democratic System introduced by Ayub the number of basic Democrats was
80,000

76. Ayub lifted the Martial Law in
June 1962

77. Presidential Elections between Ayub Khan and miss Fatima Jinnah held in January 1965

78. Pakistan launched an operation in Kashmir in 1965 which was called
operation
Gibralter

79. India mounted upon a three pronged attack against Pakistan along Lahore on
6ht September 1965

80. China issued an ultimatum to India on
17th September 1965

81. Sheikh Mujeeb ur Rehman presented his 6 points for the first time in February 1966 at the house of Former premier Ch. Muhaamad Ali in a meeting of
All Parties Conference.

82. What was the name of opposition alliance against Ayub in 1965 elections? Combined Opposition Parties

83. In 1967 five parties formed an alliance against Ayub Khan which was called
PDM

84. The Ayub regim celebrated tis 10 years of rule in
October 1968

85. As a result of boundary settlement between Pakistan And China Pakistan got 750 sq. miles of land out of a total of:
3400 sq. miles

86. U- 2 incident took place in
1960

87. The old name of Round garden was changed into Nasir garden in 1966 after the visit of
Egyptian President Nasir.

88. Sardar Abdul Rab Nishtar died in
1958

89. EBDO was promulgated in
1959

90. Ayub Khan took oath as President of Pakistan in
February 1960

91. I.I. Chandaraker died in
1960

92. Muhammad Ali Bogra died in
1963

93. Soharwardy died in 1963 in
Bairut

94. Islamabad was completed in
1966

95. Bhutto was arrested in
November 1968.

96. States of Dir, Chitral and Swat were incorporated in NWFP in
August 1969.

DEVELOPMENTS FROM 1969 TO 1977:

97. Yahya khan became C-in-C in March 1966. Who was C-in-C before him.
Musa Khan

98. Ayub Khan handed over the reins of Government to Yahya Khan on
25th March 1969.

99. In April 1969 yahya regime announced
Labour Reforms

100. One Unit Scheme was done away with on
1st January 1971

101. Total number of National Assembly seats in the L.F.O. was
313

102. East Bengal has 169 seats in the L.F.O.

103. Punjab had 85 seats in L.F.O.

104. Elections could not be held on fixed date and had to be postponed till 7th
December due to
Floods in East Pakistan

105. In the 1971 elections out of total 162 common seats in East Bengal Mujeeb ur Rehman won
160 seats

106. In the elections of 1971 PPP got 62 seats out of total 82 common seats in Punjab

107. Agartala conspiracy was about
Kidnap and murder of Ayub Khan

109. Kashmir Mujahideen hijacked an Indian plane "Ganga" in
1971

110. Army action was started in Easr Pakistan from March 1971
Mother of Z.A.Bhutto was
Hindu

111. Z.A. Bhutto studied in the following university
Southern California University

112. Bhutto was appointed Foreign Minister in
1963

113.EAST Pakistan BECAME AN INDEPENDENT ENTITIY in December 1971

114. A commission was appointed by Bhutto to probe into the 1971 crisis. It was called
Hamood ur Rehman commission

115. In March Mr. Bhutto dismissed
1300 service men

116. The banks were nationalized in
May 1972

117. In his agricultural reforms Bhutto put ceiling to land holding at
150 acres of irrigated land.

118. Bhutto announced second package of agricultural reforms in
1977

119. In April 1974 Bangladesh agreed to release 195 held up
POWs

120. Mr. Bhutto announced to dissociate Pakistan from the Commonwealth of Nations in
1972

121. Martial Law was imposed in Balochistan in
May 1973

122. The Qadyanis were declared non Muslims in
Semptember1974

123. He is the only person who resigned from national Assembly on this decision
Ahmaad Raza Qasuri

124. Elections to the National Assembly were held under Z.A. Bhutto in
March 1977

125. Martial Law was imposed in the country on 5th July 1977
in the morning

126. Pakistan announced to delink from SEATO in
November 1972
Chaudhary Khaleeq uz Zaman died in
1973

127. Ayub Khan Passed away in
1974

128. Friday was declared a weekly holiday in
January 1977

CONSTITUTIONAL DEVELOPMENT OF PAKISTAN

129. How many constitutions have been tried in in Pakistan so far?
3

130. 1973 constitution was promulgated in
14th August

131. How many amendments have been made in1973 constitution up to 1999
16

132. The 16th amendment is about the expansion of
Quota

133. Quota has been extended to the year
2013

134. The Quran and Sunnah are declared the Supreme law of Pakistan under this Amendment
9th.

135. The Qaduanis were declared non Muslims in this amendment
2nd

136. The first Constituent Assembly of Pakistan consisted of 79 members
objectives resolution was passed in
12th March 1949

137. The Ulmas offered 22 points for the future constitution of Pakistan.

138. The 2nd Basic principle Committee Report was published on
22nd December 1952.

139. The following constitutional draft was called as the Bengali Punjab Crisis Report
2nd BPC Report

140. Muhammad Ali Bogra formula was put forward in the Assembly on:
7th October, 1953

141. Bogra Formula offered a bicameral legislature wherein every unit had
10 seats in the Upper House

142. The number of East Bengal Seats in the Lower House in the Bogra Formula was:
165

143. The First constituent assembly of Pakistan was dissolved by Ghulam Muhammad on;
24th October 1954

144. The Sindh chief court restored the
1st Constituent Assembly

145. He was the first governor of the West Pakistan
Mushtaq Ahmed Grmani

146. It was necessary for both the President and the Prime Minister to be Muslims in this Constitution.
1973

147. The Objectives Resolution was made the part of the Constitution instead of being merely a document of guiding Principles in
8th Amendment

148. Bicameral legislature was provided for in the
1973 constitution.

149. The minimum age of a Senator is
30 years.

150. The minimum age of Prime Minister under the constitution is
35 years.

151. The age of President is
45

152. The retirement age of justice of High court is
62 years

153. The retirement age of justice of Supreme Court is
65 years

154. How much practice as a lawyer is must for becoming Justice of a High Court
8 years.

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