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PPSC District Officer Civil Defence 2015 Solved Past Papers

PPSC District Officer Civil Defence (Bs-16) In The Punjab Home Department - (2015) Solved Past Papers
PUNJAB PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION
DISTRICT OFFICER CIVIL DEFENCE (BS-16) IN THE PUNJAB HOME DEPARTMENT - (2015) 

GENERAL KNOWLEDGE

1. Day and night are the results of
(A) Earth's rotation around its axis ✓
(B) Earth's revolution
(C) Earth's rotation accompanied with its revolution
(D) None of these

2. The most abundant element in the Earth's atmosphere is
(A) Argon
(B) Nitrogen ✓
(C) Oxygen
(D) Krypton

3. Which is the brightest planet in our solar system?
(A) Moon
(B) Venus ✓
(C) Mars
(D) Mercury

4. 'Renaissance' is
(A) An event of Russian Revolution
(B) An event of French Revolution
(C) A period of revival or rebirth of learning ✓
(D) A series of wars fought England and France

5. The French Revolution began in the year
(A) 1770
(B) 1788
(C) 1789 ✓
(D) 1750

6. Who wrote the 'Communist Manifesto':-
(A) Lenin
(B) Karl Marx ✓
(C) Stalin
(D) None of these

7. Which of the following is not a UN Agency?
(A) WHO
(B) ILO
(C) FAO
(D) ICRC ✓

8. Who is known as the 'Father of Geometry1?
(A) Kepler
(B) Euclid ✓
(C) Pythagoras
(D) Newton

9. Who discovered the sea route to India?
(A) Vasco de Gama ✓
(B) Columbus
(C) Magellan
(D) Hopkins

10. Maria Montessori's name is associated with
(A) Christian mission
(B) Child Education ✓
(C) Women's rights
(D) Nursing

11. The first navigator to sail round the world was
(A) Marco Polo
(B) Columbus
(C) Amundsen
(D) Magellan ✓

12. The deepest lake in the world is
(A) Red Sea
(B) Dal lake
(C) Caspian Sea
(D) Baikal ✓

13. A red light is used in traffic signal because
(A) It has the longest wavelength and can be easily noticed from a long distance
(B) It is beautiful
(C) It is visible to people even with bad eyesight ✓
(D) None of these

14. Cloudy nights are warmer because
(A) Clouds prevent radiation of heat from ground to air ✓
{B) Of low atmospheric pressure
(C) Of the compact density of air
(D) More dust particles gather in the air

15. Which of the following is not primary colour?
(A) Blue
(B) Green
(C) Red
(D) Black ✓

16. Sound travels fastest through
(A) Vacuum
(B) Steel ✓
(C) Water 
(D) Air

17. The chemical name of vitamin C is
(A) Citric acid
(B) Ascorbic acid ✓
(C) Oxalic acid
(D) Nitric acid

18. Which of the following is not a mammal?
(A) Fish ✓
(B) cow
(C) goat
(D) whale

19. Age of tree can be determined by
(A) counting the number of rings in stem ✓
(B) counting the number of leaves
(C) counting the number of branches
(D) measuring the size of the tree

20. During the day time plants ‘
(A) take in oxygen and give out carbon dioxide
(B) take in carbon dioxide and give out oxygen ✓
(C) take in nitrogen and give out oxygen
(D) take in carbon dioxide and give out nitrogen

21. Total volume of blood in a normal human being is
(A) 5-6 litters ✓
(B) 3-4 Litters
(C) 8-10 Litters
(D) 10-12 Litters

22. The number of bones in the human body of adult is approximately
(A) 210
(B) 250
(C) 206 ✓
(D) not fixed

23. The average heartbeat per minute in a normal man is:
(A) 50
(B) 70
(C) 72 ✓
(D) 100

24. What is the main component of bones and teeth?
(A) Calcium carbonate
(B) calcium phosphate ✓
(C) calcium sulphate
(D) calcium nitrate

25. The human cell contains
(A) 44 chromosomes
(B) 48 chromosomes
(C) 46 chromosomes ✓
(D) 23 chromosomes

26. The strongest muscles in the human body is found in
(A) Hands
(B) buttocks ✓
(C) neck
(D) legs

27. The main function of the kidney is
(A) To control blood pressure
(B) To control body temperature
(C) To remove waste products from the body ✓
(D) To help in digestion of food

28. Which of the following glands secretes tears?
(A) Lachrymal ✓
(B) Pituitary
(C) Thyroid
(D) Pancreas

29. The largest organ of the human body is
(A) Brain
(B) heart
(C) skin ✓
(D) liver .

30. A person of which of the following blood groups is called a universal donor?
(A) O ✓
(B) AB 
(C) A
(D) B

31. Enzymes help in
(A) Respiration
(B) digestion of food ✓
(C) immune system
(D) reproduction

32. Which of the following vitamins promotes healthy functioning of eyes in human beings
(A) Vitamin B
(B) Vitamin C
(C) Vitamin A ✓
(D) Vitamin D

33. Malaria is a disease which effects the
(A) Heart
(B) Lungs
(C) Spleen ✓
(D) Kidney

34. Leukemia is a disease of the
(A) Lungs
(B) Blood ✓
(C) Skin 
(D) Sugar

35. Autopsy is connected with
(A) Post-mortem ✓
(B) Study of living cells
(C) Cancer
(D) None of these

36. The Scientist who first discovered that the earth revolves round the sun was
(A) Newton
(B) Dalton
(C) Copernicus ✓
(D) Einstein

37. Alexander Fleming discovered
(A) Penicillin ✓
(B) X-Ray
(C) Streptomycene
(D) Telephone

38. The Magna Carta is
(A) The name of an English King
(B) One of Napoleon's Wars #
(C) A British naval ship
(D) A historical document curbing the king’s power ✓

39. The permanent seat of International Court of Justice is located in
(A) Paris
(B) Geneva
(C) Rome
(D) The Hague ✓

40. Which of the following Un organizations is concerned with the welfare of the children throughout the world?
(A) UNESCO
(B) UNICEF ✓
(C) WHO
(D) FAO

41. The term of office of a judge of the International Court of justice is?
(A) 5 years
(B) 6 years
(C) 9 years ✓
(D) 10 years

42. Red Cross was founded by
(A) J. H. Durant ✓
(B) Baden Powell
(C) Trygve Lie
(D) Federick Passey

43. Who among the following is the inventor of a system of writing and printing for the blind?
(A) Robert Wilhelm Bunsen
(B) Louis Braille ✓
(C) Sir Humphery Davy
(D) Christian Huygens

44. Who was the first human space traveler?
(A) Edwin Aldrin (USA)
(B) Frank Boreman (USA)
(C) Yuri Gagarin (Russia) ✓
(D) Gherman S. Titov (Russia)

45. Who pioneered the modem nursing system?
(A) Florence Nightingale ✓
(B) Mother Teresa
(C) Greta Garbo
(D) None of these

46. Which street is famous for Stock Exchange Market?
(A) Fleet street, London
(B) Downing street, London
(C) Wall Street, New York ✓
(D) Broadway, New York

47. Zionism is the nationalist movement of the
(A) Jews ✓
(B) Muslims
(C) Converted Christians
(D) Hindus

48. Fourth estate means
(A) The Press ✓
(B) The Police
(C) The Judiciary
(D) The Ministry

49. Oxygen is discovered by
(A) Rutherford
(B) William Ramsay
(C) Priestly ✓
(D) Neils Bohr

50. Food is cooked quickly in a pressure cooker because
(A) Boiling point of water is decreased
(B) Boiling point of water is increased ✓
(C) It absorbs heat quickly
(D) It retains heat for a long duration

51. Bronze is an alloy of
(A) Copper and Zinc
(B) Copper and Tin ✓
(C) Iron and Copper
(D) Zinc and Tin

52. The major constituent of air is
(A) Nitrogen ✓
(B) Carbon dioxide
(C) Oxygen
(D) Hydrogen

53. Which of the following is the hardest element?
(A) Cooper
(B) Diamond ✓
(C) Iron
(D) Silicon

54. Which of the following is fire resistant?
(A) Asbestos ✓
(B) Gypsum
(C) Dolomite
(D) None of these

55. The first metal use by man was
(A) Iron
(B) cooper ✓
(C) Gold
(D) Bronze

56. An element common to all acids is
(A) Hydrogen ✓
(B) Oxygen
(C) Sulphur
(D) Chlorine

57. The idea of Civil Defense Organization was first emerged during:-
(A) First world war ✓
(B) Second world war
(C) Cold war
(D) Post Cold war

58. In Pakistan the first civil defense academy was established in 1958 at:-
(A) Islamabad
(B) Lahore ✓
(C) Karachi
(D) Sargodha

59. SAARC Disaster Management Centre was set up in October 2006 at:-
(A) New Delhi ✓
(B) Colombo
(C) Dhaka
(D) Islamabad

60. The largest earthquake by magnitude in 20th century was recorded in 1960 at>
(A) Sumatra (Indonesia)
(B) Assam (India)
(C) Lima (Peru)
(D) Valdivia (Chile) ✓

61. In 1935 Charles Francis Richter of US developed Richter scale to measure:-
(A) Intensity of cyclones
(B) Volume of water in floods
(C) Magnitude of earthquakes ✓
(D) None of these

62. Identify the reason for the outbreak of war of independence in 1857:-
(A) Non representation of Indians in legislative Councils.
(B) Forcible conversion of Indians to Christianity.
(C) Mismanagement of Indian army
(D) All the above reasons ✓

63. After which incident, Sir Syed Ahmed Khan predicated that the gulf of differences between Hindus and Muslims of India shall widen with the passage of time:
(A) Swadeshi movement of Congress
(B) Urdu Hindi controversy in U.P. ✓
(C) Arya Samaj's campaign against Islam
(D) Anti Muslim civil service reforms of 1867

64. Sir Syed Ahmed Khan asked the Muslims not to join the Indian National Congress because
(A) It was dominated by the Hindu leaders
(B) Congress was against the Muslims demand of separate electorate
(C) He urged them to join Indian Patriotic Association rather than Congress
(D) None of the above reasons ✓

65. Identify the personality who founded the famous "Sindh Madrassah-tul-lslam" in Karachi
(A) Allama Inayat Ullah Khan Mashriqi
(B) Syed Hasan Ali Afandi ✓
(C) Sahibzada Sir Abdul Qayyum
(D) Mualana Shibli Naumani

66. In 1927, All Indian Muslim League was divided into two sections. One was headed by Sir Muhammad Shafi and the other by Quaid-i-Azam. Identify the main reason of this division:-
(A) Shafi group supported joint electorate system instead of separate electorate
(B) Quaid-i-Azam's pro Congress approach was not acceptable to other group
(C) Sir Muhammad Shafi and his supporters Wanted to cooperate with Simon Commission but Quaid was against any cooperation with it. ✓
(D) None of the above reason

67. What was "Satayagrah Movement” under Mahatma Ghandi's directiori:-
(A) Manocuvering for getting the support of low caste Hindus for Congress
(B) Extending support for the Muslims during Khilafat movement and boycott of English made goods. ✓
(C) Civil disobedience movement against the British Indian Government for acceptance of certain demands.
(D) Movement for the protection of cow at all cost.

68. Under which scheme did Muslim League surrender the demand of separate electorate for the Muslims:-
(A) Delhi Proposals 1927 ✓
(B) Patna Scheme 1938
(C) Poona Pact
(D) Never surrendered this demand

69. Who first supported the Pakistan Resolution 1940?
(A) Maulvi Fazal Ul Haq
(B) Ch. Khaleequzzaman ✓
(C) Maulana Zafar Ali Khan
(D) Amjadi Begum

70. The Congress formed ministries after 1937 provincial elections in:-
(A) Five Provinces
(B) Six Province
(C) Seven Provinces ✓
(D) Eight Provinces

71. One which occasion Quaid-i-Azam said “Hindu India & Muslim India Parted and parted forever.
(A) On failure of Ghandr Jinnah talks in 1944
(B) On the rejection of his proposed modifications in Nehru Report, 1928 ✓
(C) On the beginning of Urdu Hindi controversy, 1867
(D) On the rejection of fourteen points of Quaid, by the Congress in 1929

72. Who took the oath of Governor General of ' Pakistan from Quaid-i-Azam:-
(A) Justice A. R. Kiani
(B) Justice Gulzar Ahmad
(C) Justice Abdur Rashid ✓
(D) Justice Wali Mahmood

73. Which Princely state India unlawfully occupied in November, 1948?
(A) Manawar
(B) Junagarh
(C) Mangrol
(D) Hyderabad (Daccan) ✓

74. When Pakistan gave an application to the United Nations to become its member, only one country opposed it. Identify:-
(A) Iran
(B) Afghanistan ✓
(C) Egypt
(D) India

75. After the demise of Ouaid-i-Azam, who became the President of Muslim League in 1948:-
(A) Liaqat Ali Khan
(B) Ch. Khaleequzaman ✓
(C) Sardar Abdur Rab Nishtar
(D) Khawaja Nizamudin

76. In the North East, Pakistan has a common border with:-
(A) Iran
(B) Afghanistan
(C) China ✓
(D) None of these

77. Islamabad became the Capital of Pakistan in:-
(A) 1948
(B) 1952
(C) 1957
(D) 1960 ✓

78. Identify the longest glacier of Pakistan:-
(A) Hispar
(B) Baltoro
(C) Batura
(D) Siachen ✓

79. Pakistan is located in the north of the:-
(A) Tropic of Cancer ✓
(B) Tropic of Capricorn
(C) Artie Circle
(D) Torrid Zone

80. Which part of Pakistan receive maximum rainfall annually:-
(A) Chitral
(B) Murree ✓
(C) Gilgit
(D) Sialkot

Identify the word which covey the meaning of the following two consecutive idioms

81. “Diamond cut Diamond”
(A) Exactly
(B) Retaliation ✓
(C) Prominent
(D) Costly

82. “To make amend for"
(A) To make every possible effort 
(B) To compensate for damage ✓
(C) To bring chance in something
(D) None of the above

Identify the word that is nearly similar in meaning:-

83. “Acrimonious
(A) Bitter ✓
(B) Provocative
(C) Cheap
(D) Changeable

84. “Turpitude”
(A) Lethargy
(B) Honor
(C) Calm
(D) None of these ✓

85. “Nebulous
(A) Tiny
(B) Vague ✓
(C) Insignificant
(D) None of these

Identify the meaning of following Foreign Words and Phrases commonly used in English language

86. “En-route”
(A) One way direction
(B) On the way ✓
(C) Long distance
(D) None of these

87. “Inter alia”
(A) In between ✓
(B) By the fact ,
(C) Under concentration
(D) At the end

88. “De novo’
(A) One side on only
(B)  starting from the beginning; anew.✓
(C) Indefinitely
(D) To any extend

Identify the word most nearly opposite in meaning of the following words:-

89. “PAUCITY"
(A) Surplus ✓
(B) scarcity
(C) Presence
(D) None of these .

90. “OVERT
(A) Deep
(B) Shallow
(C) Unwritten
(D) None of these ✓

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