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PPSC District Zakat Officer DZO 2009 Solved Past Paper

PPSC District Zakat Officer 2009 Solved Past Paper
PPSC DZO 2009 Solved Past Paper
Punjab Public Service Commission
Written Test for Recruitment to the Posts of
DISTRICT ZAKAT OFFICER (BPS-17) in the
Zakat and Ushr Department – 2009

1. “Nisab" in relation to gold as prescribed in the Zakat and Ushr Ordinance, 1980 is:
(A) 612.32 grams
(B) 305.25 grams
(C) 87.48 grams ✓
(D) 100 grams

2. A government owned corporation earns a net profit of rupees one billion in a particular year. It will be liable to 

pay zakat amounting to:
(A) Rs.25 million
(B) Rs.2.5 millions
(C) zero ✓
(D) None of these

3. By which year had the Islamic Zakat System been enforced and implemented?
(A) Within five years of the beginning of the revelation of the Holy Quran.
(B) Before the Prophet (peace be upon him) migrated to Medina.
(C) By 9th A.H. (Ninth Hljri) ✓
(D) By the time of the martyrdom of Omar the Great.

4. Who had been appointed as Governor of Yemen with the responsibility of collecting Zakat by the Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him)?
(A) Hazrat Abdullah bin Omar
(B) Hazrat Ma'az bin Jabal ✓
(C) Hazrat Osama bin Zaid
(D) Hazrat Khalid bin Walid

5. In which of the Suras (chapters) of Quran the list of the beneficiaries of zakat has been specifically given?
(A) Al-Tauba ✓
(B) Al-Yusuf
(C) Al-Ana’m
(D) Al-Kahf

6. The scope for the disbursement of Zakat and Ushr Is limited to:
(A) Muslim citizens of Pakistan
(B) Muslims of any nation
(C) Converts to Islam
(D) Scope extends much beyond the above three categories ✓

7. Zakat year means:
(A) Calendar year commencing on the first day of January
(B) Hijra year commencing on the first day of Ramadhan ✓
(C) Financial year beginning first of July.
(D) Agricultural year starting first of chart.

8. Which forum can decide under Zakat and Ushr Ordinance 1980 as amended, the question whether a declaration  about exemption from zakat made under Section 3 (Sub-Section 3) is valid according to the fiqah declarant  professes to follow:
(A) Administrative General
(B) Provincial Zakat Council
(C) Relevant High Court
(D) Federal Shariat Court ✓

9. Ushr shall be charged and collected on compulsory basis only from:
(A) Landowner in cultivating possession ✓
(B) Tenant Cultivator
(C) Self cultivating allottee
(D) Every landowner, grantee, allottee, lessee, lease holder or land holder

10. The landowner would be exempt from payment of Ushr if the produce from his land is less than:
(A) 948 kilograms of wheat or its equivalent ✓
(B) 2000 kilograms of wheat or its equivalent
(C) 3000 kilograms of wheat or its equivalent
(D) No exemption limit.

11. Which of The Indian States lost its Chief Minister in a helicopter crash in the first week of September 2009?
(A) Uttar Pradesh
(B) Maharashtra
(C) Bihar
(D) Andhra Pradesh ✓

12. Earth's surface temperature has increase mainly because of:
(A) Radioactivity
(B) Higher level of CO2 concentration ✓
(C) Lower level of Nitrogen in the air
(D) Growth in forests.

13. The printing press was invented by:
(A) Thomas Edison
(B) Johannes Gutenberg ✓
(C) Johann Mendel
(D) Robert Koch

14. When was the world's first steam engine invented?
(A) 1710 ✓
(B) 1830
(C) 1857
(D) 1687

15. Bhartia Janta Party threw out one of its stalwart for projecting a favourable view of Quaid-e-Azam M. A. Jinnah in a book. The author of the book was:
(A) K. L. Advani
(B) Jaswant Singh ✓
(C) NarendraModi
(D) None of these

16. Gordian knot means:
(A) A very difficult task ✓
(B) A sailor's rope
(C) Couplings connecting railway carriages
(D) Climbers hook.

17. Operation Midnight Jackal was launched to :-
(A) Capture Kargil heights
(B) Topple Benazir Govt, in 1996 ✓
(C) Topple Nawaz Sharif Govt, in 1999
(D) Topple Benazir Govt, in 1989

16. Rubicon means:
(A) Package of Ribbons
(B) Compound containing Vitamin B & C
(C) Anything made of rubber
(D) A significant boundary ✓

19. Basmati Paddy (Rice) is harvested in Punjab in the month of:
(A) April ✓
(B) September
(C) November
(D) January

20. Lower Chenab Canal takes off from:
(A) Marola Headworks
(B) Qadirabad Barrage ✓
(C) Trimmu Barrage
(D) Khanki Headworks

21. Caliph Abu Bakar (May Allah be pleased with him) had notified the incidence of Zakat as laid down by Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him). Under this dispensation the Zakat payable by an owner of twenty camels would
(A) Five wasaqs of dates
(B) Two sheep
(C) One cow
(D) Four goats ✓

22. Herd of grazing goats up to which number was exempt from Zakat?
(A) Ten goats
(B) Nineteen goats
(C) Thirty Nine goats ✓
(D) Fifty One goats

23. Zakat Collectors were directed by the Prophet (Peace be upon him) to collect zakat on animals by:
(A) asking the cattle owners to attend his office along with an affidavit about the Zakat due from them.
(B) visiting the place where the cattle are kept by the owner. ✓
(C) asking the owners to produce the cattle at a place notified for the purpose.
(D) collecting verbal evidence about strength of the herd.

24. Were the poor and indigent belonging to Bani-Hashim Tribe (Prophet's Tribe) eligible to receive zakat?
(A) Yes
(B) No ✓
(C) Only disabled could receive it
(D) Only distant relations of Prophet (Peace be upon him) could receive it.

25. Norman Boriaug was:
(A) Russian Nuclear Scientist
(B) Mexican Novelist
(C) Agricultural Scientist who developed high yielding verities of wheat ✓
(D) Christian Missionary

26. The Tomb of Anarkali in Lahore is:
(A) a popular shrine visited by hundreds of pilgrims every day.
(B) housing Punjab Public Library.
(C) under the use of Gymkhana for indoor games
(D) housing the Punjab Archives ✓

27. The monster Frankenstein - a fictional character was created by:
(A) Charles Dickens
(B) Lord Byron
(C) G. B. Shaw
(D) Mary Shelley ✓

28. Murphy's Law, briefly is
(A) Everything that could go would do so ✓
(B) Barking dogs would seldom bite
(C) Work would expand according to available space
(D) None of these

29. First fully sequenced human genome was completed in:
(A) April 2003
(B) May 2006
(C) June 2007
(D) January 2009 ✓

30. "1 have a dream* was a famous speech delivered by:
(A) Winston Church
(B) Martin Luther King ✓
(C) Bill Clinton
(D) Mahatma Gandhi

31. Yale is one of the World’s top most universities. It is based in:
(A) New York
(B) Paris
(C) Berlin
(D) New Haven Connecticut ✓

32. Ushr is assessed and collected by:
(A) District Zakat & Ushr Committee
(B) Tehsil Zakat & Ushr Committee
(C) Village Zakat & Ushr Committee
(D) Provincial Revenue Department ✓

33. The Zakat deducted at source shall be credited to:
(A) Provincial Zakat Fund ✓
(B) District Zakat Fund
(C) Government Exchequer
(D) Central Zakat Fund

34. The expenditure on the Administrative Division and the Central Council shall be met
(A) Central Zakat Fund ✓
(B) Federal Government
(C) Through grants and atiyyat
(D) Provincial Zakat Council.

35. What was the minimum quantity of the dates and grain on which zakat was collected during early Muslim period?
(A) Three Wasaq
(B) Five Wasaq ✓
(C) Eight Wasaq
(D) Eleven Wasaq

36. DOHA Round of W.T.O negotiations on free trade had:
(A) succeeded in 2008
(B) collapsed in 2008 ✓
(C) borne fruit in 2009
(D) None of these

37. Imam Khomeini spent longest period of exile in:
(A) Iraq ✓
(B) France
(C) Lebanon
(D) England

38. K-2 the second highest peak of the World is ' situated In:
(A) Hindu Kush range
(B) NangaParbat
(C) Sulaiman Range
(D) Karakoram Range ✓

39. The latest elections of 736 members of
(A) January 2007
(B) April 2008
(C) June 2009 ✓
(D) September 2009

40. Ibn-e-Khaldun was a famous:
(AI Muslim General
(B) Sultan of Morocco
(C) Historian and Sociologist ✓
(D) Religious reformer

41. During early Muslim period a landowner produced 120 wasaqs of wheat from his land which was irrigated from the water of a natural spring. How much was the liable to pay Zakat?
(A) SIxwasaqs
(B) Twelve wasaqs
(C) Twenty wasaqs ✓
(D) Forty wasaqs

42. The account of a Provincial Zakat Fund is maintained and operated by:
(A) Chairman of Provincial Zakat Council ✓
(B) Jointly by Secretary Zakat and Chairman of Zakat Council
(C) Finance Department’s nominee
(D) The Chief Administrator

43. The audit report on a Provincial Zakat Fund is laid before:
(A) Governor
(B) Chief Minister
(C) Provincial Assembly ✓
(D) Central Zakat Council

44. Who among the great prophets prayed to ALLAH as under, “O our Lord Cover (us) with Your Forgiveness — me,  my parents and (all) believers on the Day that the Reckoning will be established*.
(A) Adam
(B) Abraham ✓
(C) Moses
(D) Yousaf

45. Wikipedia is:
(A) a hilly range in Canada
(B) an online encyclopedia ✓
(C) a children complex in Los Angles
(D) a children's amusement park in Disney Land

46. Mother Teresa was bom in:
(A) Germany
(B) England
(C) Switzerland
(D) Albania ✓

47. First revelation came to the Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him) in:
(A) Arafat
(B) Cave in Hira ✓
(C) CaveofThaur
(D) Ka'aba

48. The number of Sections/Raku in the last chapter of Quran are:
(A) Twenty one
(B) Twenty seven
(C) Thirty Nine
(D) Forty one

49. Zakat prescribed in respect of a buried treasure discovered from an uninhabited place during early Muslim  period was:
(A) Half of the total proceeds
(B) One third of the total proceeds
(C) One fourth of the total proceeds ✓
(D) One fifth of the total proceeds


(A) exempt from Zakat
(B) liable to pay Zakat
(C) liability of Zakat was on the buyer
(D) exempt but subject to a separate Sales Tax ✓

51. Under Zakat and Ushr Ordinance 1980, Istehqaq for treatment through public hospital is determining by:
(A) Local Zakat and Ushr Committee
(B) District Zakat and Ushr Committee ✓
(C) District Zakat Officer
(D) Administrator of the Hospital

52. Members of Local Zakat and Ushr Committee are:
(A) nominated by District Committee
(B) elected through secret ballot by local residents 
(Cl elected by the pious adult Muslims
(D) selected in a public gathering of adult Muslims ✓

53. Tehsil Committee consists of:
(A) the ilaqa magistrate, three women member and eight elected male members.
(B) the Assistant Commissioner, two women and six elected male members. ✓
(C) two women members and eight nominated male members.
(D) twelve members of whom four would be women.

54. Jerusalem was recaptured from crusaders by:
(A) Sultan Noor uddln Zangi
(B) Salahuddin Ayubi ✓
(C) Sultan Mahmood
(D) None of these

55. Kim Clysters — mother of a baby girl, earned well-deserved fame by:
(A) climbing Mount Everest
(B) winning Nobel prize for literature
(C) championing the cause of refugees
(D) winning Grand Slam title (U.S open Tennis champion) ✓

56. “Das Kaptial” is:
(A) Headquarters of the Government of U.S.A.
(B) Novel by Dostoevsky
(C) Manifesto of Britain's Labor Party
(D) Book written by Karl Marx ✓

57. Vatican Is situated in the suburbs of:
(A) Home ✓
(B) Paris.
(C) Geneva
(D) London

58. “Twelfth Night* is a :
(A) Novel by Thomas Hardy .
(B) Comedy by William Shakespeare ✓
(C) an epic by Milton
(D) an ode by Coleridge

59. The Chairman of the District Zakat and Ushr Committee shall be:
(A) elected by Zila Council
(B) appointed by Chief Minister
(C) nominated by the Provincial Zakat and Ushr Council
(D) elected through secret ballot by Chairman of Local Committee ✓

60. How many members of the Provincial Zakat Council shall be Ulema?
(A) three ✓
(B) four
(C) five
(D) seven

61. Alzheimer is:
(A) a water fall in Canada
(B) a brain wasting disease ✓
(C) a mountain range in Switzerland
(D) an exotic animal of Amazon

62. Lambardar (village headman) is:
(A) an employee of the Revenue Department In BPS-6
(B) Patwari of the village
(C) an elected official of the village
(D) a non-salaried public servant appointed by Collector ✓

63. The capital of the Ottoman Empire was:
(A) Cairo
(B) Delhi
(C) Tehran
(D) Istanbul ✓

64. Magna Carta laid the foundations of:
(A) Popular government in France
(B) democratic political system in Great Britain
(C) separation of powers in United States of America
(D) Roman Empire ✓

65. Zakat literally means:
(A) deduction: slicing away
(B) growth and nourishment ✓
(C) distribution
(D) taxation

66. Quranic concept of Tama visualizes:
(A) Renunciation of the worldly comforts
(B) Fear of Allah leading to submission to His will
(C) Retirement to life of meditation
(D) Living on public charity

67. French Resolution happened in:
(A) 1683
(B) 1774
(C) 1789 ✓
(D) 1798

68. Who was elected as Prime Minister of Japan in September 2009?
(A) Yukio Hatoyama ✓
(B) KatsuyaOkada
(C) Naoto Kan
(D) Hirohisa Fuji!

69. A District Committee can be suspended under Section 21 of the Zakat and Ushr Ordinance 1980 by:
(A) Chief Minister
(B) Provincial Minister of Zakat
(C) Provincial Council ✓
(D) Chief Administrator

70. The minimum age limit for female members of different Zakat Committees is:
(A) 25 years
(B) 30 years
(C) 40 years
(D) 45 years ✓

71. Mithi, Diplo, Islamkot, Chachro & Nagarparker are towns / localities in the province of Sindh. To which district do these belong:
(A) Sanghar
(B) Tharparkar
(C) Badin
(D) MirpurKhas

72. “Our foot is stuck on the accelerator and we are heading towards an abyss’ Who sounded this warning about global warming'?
(A) Barak Obama
(B) Gordon Brown ✓
(C) Al-Gore
(D) Ban Ki Moon

73. World's biggest uranium producer during 2008 was:
(A) U.S.A
(B) Russia
(C) Kazakhstan ✓
(D) Canada

74. Where exactly is Rohtas Fort (UNESCO declared World Heritage) located?
(A) District Attack
(B) District Hazara
(C) District Jehlum — West of G. T. Road
(D) District Jhelum — East of G. T. Road ✓

75. The victim of the Lockerbie bombing in 1988 which killed over 200 passengers was
(A) British Airways Flight
(B) Swiss Air Flight ✓
(C) Pan Am Flight
(D) None of these

76. A landowner got the produce of 1800 kilo grams, of millet from his land. The notified value of millet was half that of the wheat. Under Section 5 of the Zakat and Ushr Ordinance 1980 he would be liable to pay usher?
(A) Ninety K.G of millet
(B) Forty five K.G millet's value in cash
(C) Eighteen K.G millet's worth in cash
(D) Nothing

77. Arrears of Ushr shall be recovered by:
(A) Local Zakat and Ushr Committee
(B) District Zakat and Ushr Committee
(C) District Zakat Officer
(D) Tehsildarof the Revenue Department ✓

78. The proceeds of Ushr are to be deposited in:
(A) Local Zakat Fund of the concerned Local Committee
(B) P.L.A of District Zakat Fund ✓
(C) a special account maintained by District Zakat Officer
(D) a Revenue account

79. The Chief Executive in respect of matters relating to Zakat and Ushr is:
(A) Chairman of Central Zakat Council x
(B) Administrator General
(C) Minister of Religious Affairs
(D) None of these

80. A public hospital demands big increase in the allocation of Zakat funds on the plea that it has to attend to 20 dialysis patients every day. The dialysis process has to be undergone by patients suffering from:
(A) Thalassemia
(B) Diabetes
(C) malfunctioning of Kidneys ✓
(D) Chest Infection

81. Telephone was invented by:
(A) Alexander Graham Beil ✓
(B) Michael Faraday
(C) I. K. Brunei
(D) Thomas Huxley

82. “Origin of Species” — a controversial book was written by:
(A) Charles Dickens
(B) Thomas Huxley
(C) Charles Darwin ✓
(D) JVS. Mill

83. Dead Sea is surrounded by:-
(A) Egypt & Sudan
(B) Saudi Arabia & Yemen
(C) Nigeria & Uganda
(D) Israel, Jordan & Palestine ✓

84. Chaudhri Rbhmat All first used the word 'Pakistan' In his pamphlet 'Now or Never in :
(A) 1933 ✓
(B) 1935
(C) 1937
(D) 1938

85. Mohtarma Fatima Jinnah joined All India Muslim League in:-
(A) 1937
(B) 1938
(C) 1939 ✓
(D) 1940

86. Ex-president Chen Shui-bian who was sentenced to life imprisonment in September 2009 by the trial court for corruption and embezzlement belonged to:
(A) Vietnam
(B) Laos
(C) Liberia
(D) Taiwan ✓

87. Keenjar Lake is situated in the district of:
(A) Karachi
(B) Dadu
(C) Badln
(D) Thatta ✓

88. Bronte Sisters (Anne, Emily & Charlotte) were famous as:
(A) Singers
(B) Tennis players
(C) Actors
(D) Novelists ✓

89. Zakat and Ushr Ordinance 1980 vests the power to make rules in:
(A) Federal Government ✓
(B) Central Zakat Council
(C) Administrator General
(D) None of these

90. The second book of the Old Testament is:
(A) Genesis ✓
(B) Numbers
(C) Exodus
(D) Judges

91. Abdullah Yusuf Ali is famous for being:
(A) a disciple of Gandhi
(B) a stalwart of All India Muslim League
(C) a Co-founder of Deoband Madrassah
(D) English translator and commentator of the Holy Quran ✓

92. Abraham Lincoln’s Library and Museum is located in the city/town of.
(A) Chicago
(B) New York
(C) Springfield ✓
(D) St.Louis

93. Which of the following terms has been used In the particular Quranic verse to denote the funds meant to assist eight categories of Zakat beneficiaries?
(A) Antal
(B) Amwal
(C) Anfaq ✓
(D) Sadagat

94. Hector Bolltho was:
(A) British World War II General
(B) Biographer of Quald-e-Azam Muhammad All Jinnah ✓
(C) American Archaeologist 
(D) Human Rights Champion

95. Payment of Zakat for a Saheb-e-Nisab Muslim Is:
(A) just a moral obligation
(B) binding religious duty ✓
(C) act of voluntary chanty
(D) community service

96. Who of the following died a natural death?
(A) Mahatma Gandhi
(B) Jawaharial Nehru ✓
(C) India Gandhi
(D) Rajiv Gandhi

97. The last great Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb Alamglr's last resting place (Mazar) Is In:
(A) Red Fort of Delhi 
(B) Fatehpur Slkri
(C) Khuldabad In former State of Deccan ✓
(D) Ajanta In Maharashtar

98. European Union presently comprises of:
(A) Sixteen states / nations
(B) Twenty one states / nations
(C) Twenty seven states / nations (now 28) ✓
(D) Thirty two states / nations

99. The “Da Vine) Code" Is:
(A) Freemasons Manual
(B) Famous novel by Dan Brown  ✓
(C) Book predictions & mysteries 
(D) Collection of Roman Laws and Procedures

100. Suez Canal connects:
(A) Persian Gulf with Arabian Sea
(B) Mediterranean Sea with Red Sea ✓
(C) Red Sea with Dead Sea
(D) None of these

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