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FPSC Assistant Director Ministary of Defence Solved Past Paper 2008

FPSC Ministary of Defence Solved Past Paper 2008 FEDERAL PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION ASSISTANT DIRECTOR MINISTARY OF DEFENCE 2008

PAKISTAN STUDIES, ISLAMIC STUDIES, GENERAL KNOWLEDGE

1. In which country is the committee which selects winners for the Nobel Peace Prize located?
(a) Finland
(b) Sweden
(c) Norway ✓
(d) Denmark

2. Which are the materials generally employed as solder in soldering operations in electronics?
(a) Iron and tin
(b) Aluminium and lead
(c) Lead and tin ✓
(d) Aluminium and iron

3. Between which of the following was the ancient town of Taxila located?
(a) Indus and Jhelum ✓
(b) Jhelum and Chenab
(c) Chenab and Ravi
(d) Ravi and Beas

4. In the year 1613, where was the English East India Company given permission to set up a factory (trading post)?
(a) Bangalore
(b) Madras
(c) Masulipattam
(d) Surat ✓

5. In which one among the following is the speed of sound maximum?
(a) Air at 0°C
(b) Air at 100°C
(c) Water
(d) Wood ✓

6. Which is the biggest tank battle in military history, with 1,200 tanks slugging it out?
(a) Kursk ✓
(b) Kasserine
(c) Kiev
(d) Kharkov

7. Where did the Japanese launch a successful attack on the Russian Pacific Fleet, using torpedoes to devastating effect during Russo-Japanese War?
(a) Pearl Harbor
(b) Port Arthur ✓
(c) Port Gibson
(d) Port Hudson

8. Although a Persian victory, which battle is most celebrated for the heroic defence of a crucial pass by 300 Spartans?
(a) Thymbra
(b) Thebes
(c) Thermopylae ✓
(d) Trebbia

9. Napoleon's last battle ended in his disastrous defeat. The Duke of Wellington, the Allied victor, famously said it was, "a damn' close run thing". Named after a small village in Belgium, where was this battle?
(a) Waterloo ✓
(b) Kasserine
(c) Kiev
(d) Kharkov

10. Moorish Kingdom of Granada (Spain) surrendered to Christians in the year:
(a) 1453
(b) 1492 ✓
(c) 1526
(d) 1556

11. Which one of the following elements is found common in glass, cement, china clay and quartz?
(a) Carbon
(b)Silicon ✓
(c) Calcium
(d) None of these

12. What are Vaccines?
(a) Same as monoclonal antibodies
(b) Treated bacteria or viruses or one of their proteins ✓
(c) MHC proteins
(d) Strands of nucleic acids

13. Which of the following is an alloy?
(a) Gold
(b) Zinc
(c) Tin
(d)Bronze ✓

14. The unit for measuring intensity of noise is called:
(a) Knot
(b) Calorie
(c) Ohm
(d) Decibel ✓

15. Which of the following will you use to remove rust stains on cloth?
(a) Kerosene oil
(b) Oxalic Acid Solution ✓
(c) Alcohol
(d) None of these

16. The chemical name of laughing gas is:
(a) Nitric oxide
(b) Nitrogen dioxide
(c) Nitrogen pent oxide
(d) Nitrous oxide ✓

17. Which of the following is the lightest substance known?
(a) Oxygen
(b) Nitrogen
(c) Hydrogen ✓
(d) Carbon

18. Which of the following scales was devised by Celsius?
(a) Absolute
(b) Centigrade ✓
(c) Fahrenheit
(d) None of these

19. When water is heated from 0° C to 10° C, the volume of water
(a) Increase steadily
(b) Decrease steadily
(c) First increases, then decreases
(d) First decreases, then increases ✓

20. What is the freezing point of heavy water?
(a) 3 82 °C ✓
(b) 2 82 °C
(c) 1.82 °C
(d) 0.82 °C

21. A satellite moving round the earth with a uniform speed has
(a) An accelerated motion
(b) No acceleration at all
(c) Uniform acceleration ✓
(d) Uneven acceleration

22. Which of the following is called the study of study of human cultures?
(a) anthropology ✓
(b) archaeology
(c) Both a & b
(d) apiology

23. For being able to see three-dimensional pictures we have to use
(a) A stereoscope
(b) A camera
(c) An epidiascope ✓
(d) None of these

24. In a photographic camera fitted with a convex lens, which of the following types of images will be formed on the film?
(a) Erect and real
(b) lnverted and real ✓
(c) Imaginary and erect
(d) The type of image formed will depend on the distance between the lens and the object

25. In the modern-day computers, when operational, the electrical impulses travel
(a) At the speed of sound
(b) At seven times the speed of sound
(c) At half the speed of light
(d) Nearly at the speed of light ✓

26. We measure national income by this method
(a) Expenditure method
(b) Income method
(c) Product method
(d) All of the above ✓

27. GNPIs
(a) Total sales in the economy ✓
(b) Total monetary transactions in an economy
(c) The market value of all goods and services produced in an economy
(d) Total spending in an economy

28. Which is the world's second most populous city of the world?
(a) Shanghai ✓
(b) Tokyo
(c) London
(d) Mexico city

29. With which activity is the Wall Street in New York, USA associated?
(a) Films
(b) Banking & Finance ✓
(c) Defence
(d) Literacy arts

30. Pakistan follows the policy of
(a) Flexible exchange rate ✓
(b) Fixed exchange rate
(c) Controlled exchange rate
(d) Increasing exchange rate

31. In which year Pakistan joined South East Asia Treaty Organization?
(a) 1954 ✓
(b) 1955
(c) 1956
(d) 1957

32. When US President Jimmy Carter administration cut off the military and economic aid to Pakistan?
(a) Sept, 1977
(b) Oct, 1977
(c) Nov, 1977 ✓
(d) Dec, 1977

33. When US informed Pakistan that America recognised the Durand line as the Pak-Afghan international boundary?
(a) April, 1979 ✓
(b) May, 1979
(c) June, 1979
(d) July, 1979

34. When Shimla accord was signed by President of Pakistan and Indian Premier?
(a) 1972 ✓
(b) 1973
(c) 1974
(d) 1975

35. Indian PM Atal Bihari Vajpaee and General Pervaiz Musharraf met at Agra?
(a) July 14, 2001 ✓
(b) July 10, 2001
(c) July 16, 2001
(d) July 15, 2001

36. When Pakistan and India agree to start bus service from Sri Nagar to Muzaffarabad?
(a) Jan 13, 2005
(b) Jan 16, 2005
(c) Jan 15,2005 ✓
(d) Jan 17,2005

37. Pakistan bought Mirage Fighter Aircrafts from:
(a) UK
(b) France ✓
(c) China
(d) America

38. When President Bush senior suspended the economic aid to Pakistan?
(a) 1990 ✓
(b) 1991
(c) 1992
(d) 1994

39. By agreement hostility between India and Pakistan came to an end in 1966?
(a) SAFTA
(b) Kargill
(c) Tashkand ✓
(d) A and B Both

40. Pakistan was declared by the US as great ally of Non NATO?
(a) 2003
(b) 2002
(c) 2001 ✓
(d) 2004

41. When America declared Pakistan as front line state against terrorism war?
(a) 1999 ✓
(b) 2001
(c) 2002
(d) 2003

42. Kargil Issue was the main cause of war between Pakistan and India in 1999 and war was stopped by intervention of?
(a) UK
(b) Russia
(c) USA ✓
(d) China

43. A U-Turn came in foreign policy of Pakistan after the world launched war against terrorism in?
(a) 1999
(b) 2001 ✓
(c) 2002
(d) 2003

44. Pakistan faced sanctions under the pressler amendment's in 1992 by?
(a) Britain
(b) UNO
(c) USA ✓
(d) Russia

45. “Pakistan's Foreign Policy, A Historical Analysis" was written by?
(a) Agha Shahi
(b) Hasan Askari Rizvi
(c) SM Bruke and Lawrence Ziring ✓
(d) Dr. Zafar Mahmood

46. First president of Pakistan who visited Bosnia-Herzegovina?
(a) Farooq Laghari
(b) Rafique Tarar
(c) Gen Musharraf ✓
(d) None of them

47. Name president who wrote the book “Foreign Policy of Pakistan”?
(a) Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto ✓
(b) Gen. Zia-ul-Haq
(c) Ishaq Khan
(d) none of them

48. Which country recently opened his embassy for first time in Pakistan?
(a) Chile
(b) Paraguay
(c) Monaco
(d) Cuba ✓

49. Which country declared in 2007 that it will establish 8 nuclear power plants in Pakistan?
(a) USA
(b) Russia
(c) China ✓
(d) France

50. When did USA for first time declared Pakistan and India as nuclear states?
(a) May 20, 2004 ✓
(b) Oct 25, 2005
(c) Sept 15, 2006
(d) June 10, 2004
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51. Who has hosted the Academy Awards the most times?
(a) Billy Crystal
(b) Bob Hope ✓
(c) Whoopi Goldberg
(d) Steve Martin

52. Slumdog Millionaire won Oscar Awards
(a) 6
(b) 8 ✓
(c) 9
(d) 7

53. Highest number of songs sung by a single person
(a) Whitney Houston
(b) Lata Mangeshkar ✓
(c) Britney Spears
(d) Madonna

54. Name the city which is a seat of UNO International Court of Justice
(a) Hamburg
(b) Greenwich
(c) Geneva
(d) Hague ✓

55. Sharjah is located in:
(a) Qatar
(b) UAE ✓
(c) Kuwait
(d) Saudi Arabia
Sharjah is the third largest and third most populous city in the United Arab Emirates, forming part of the Dubai-Sharjah-Ajman metropolitan area. The emirate of Sharjah borders with Dubai to the south, Ajman and Umm Al Quwain to the north and Ras Al Khaimah to the east.
56. Seraglio is a
(a) Anicient residnece of the sultan of Turkey at Istanbul ✓
(b) A roof with smal regular opening
(c) A kind of piller supporting a building
(d) Passage for he escape of smoke

57. Which of the following cities was known earlier as 'Pearl of the Antilles'?
(a) Mumbai
(b) Cuba ✓
(c) Manila
(d) Shangai

58. The International Rice Research Institute is located in:
(a) Malaysia
(b) Thailand
(c) Philippines ✓
(d) Indonesia

59. Kirkuk famous for its oil fields is the city of
(a) Iran
(b) Syria
(c) Iraq ✓
(d) Saudi Arabia

60. The official residence of the Pope is in:
(a) Vatican City ✓
(b) America
(c) England
(d) Rome

61. On July 23, 2008 Pakistan signed the agreement for extradition of criminals with?
(a) Iran ✓
(b) Saudi Arabia
(c) Afghanistan
(d) US

Directions: In each of the following questions, out of the given alternatives, choose the one which best expresses the meaning of the given word

62. SAVVY
(a) Deform
(b) Understand ✓
(c) Destroy
(d) Taste

63. GOOEY
(a) Evasive
(b) Sentimental ✓
(c) Ideal
(d) Realistic

64. FORAY
(a) Indulgence
(b) Raid ✓
(c) Repentance
(d) Pilgrimage

65. ABSOLUTE
(a) Reasonable
(b) Narrow
(c) Limitless ✓
(d) Reliable

66. GLITZY
(a) Glamorous ✓
(b) Boring
(c) Interesting
(d) Serious

67. VENALITY
(a) Hope
(b) Sacrifice
(c) Respect
(d) Corruption ✓

68. COMMISERATE
(a) Sympathise ✓
(b) Placate
(c) Commemorate
(d) Consecrate

69. REIN
(a) Overcome
(b) Fling
(c) Control ✓
(d) Pour

70. WARY
(a) Vigilant ✓
(b) Distorted
(c) Tired
(d) Sad

71. PIQUE
(a) Subdue
(b) Irritate ✓
(c) Repent
(d) Request

Directions: In each of the following questions, out of the given alternatives, choose the one which best expresses the meaning of the italicized bold part of the sentence

72. No civilised society can allow the subversion of its institutions by extremists.
(a) domination
(b) subservience
(c) destruction
(d) subordination ✓
(e) absorption

73. It is the Prime Minister's prerogative to appoint or dismiss a Minister.
(a) function
(b) monopoly
(c) authority
(d) privilege ✓

74. He cast a cursory glance over the papers before signing them.
(a) short
(b) eager
(c) inquisitive
(d) hurried ✓

75. He had to curtail his leave as a lot of work was pending in his office.
(a) shorten ✓
(b) extend
(c) cancel
(d) postpone

76. The traditional methods of doing things have now become obsolescent
(a) harmful
(b) out of date ✓
(c) unrewarding
(d) all unpopular

77. This was his maiden performance on the stage and he did very well.
(a) primary
(b) first ✓
(c) opening
(d) girlish

78. In the absence of the Grief Guest, the host himself acted as his surrogate and presided over the function.
(a) counterpart
(b) alliance
(c) assistant
(d) substitute ✓

79. The incident affected him so much that he could not forget it for several days.
(a) influenced ✓
(b) changed
(c) upset
(d) controlled

80. It is the inherent quality of matter to expand on being heated.
(a) eternal
(b) hidden
(c) internal
(d) natural ✓

81. The isolated and dilapidated palace has become a rendezvous for the unsocial elements.
(a) resort
(b) hiding place
(c) public place
(d) meeting place ✓

Directions: In each of the following questions, choose the word opposite in meaning to the given word

82. DEFIANCE
(a) Dismay
(b) Suspicion
(c) Obedience ✓
(d) Anxiety

83. EVOLVING
(a) Retreating
(b) Stifling
(c) Stagnating ✓
(d) Suffering

84. OVERWEENING
(a) Humble ✓
(b) Sedate
(c) Miserly
(d) Clever

85. PRESUMPTION
(a) Resumption ✓
(b) Porosities
(c) Humility
(d) Assumption

86. REDOLENT
(a) Stinking ✓
(b) Sickly
(c) Yellowish
(d) Gloomy

87. KOOK
(a) Illiterate
(b) Sane ✓
(c) Peculiar
(d) Foolish

88. DEBONAIR
(a) Worried
(b) Pensive
(c) Grim
(d) Serious ✓

89. CONCEALMENT
(a) Identification
(b) Broaenens
(c) Evidence
(d) Indication ✓

Directions: Each of the following questions consists of a word or phrase which is italicised bold in the sentence given. It is followed by certain words or phrases. Select the word or phrase which is closest to the opposite in meaning of the italicised bold word or phrase.

90. That was a dauntless action!
(a) devious
(b) cowardly ✓
(c) secret
(d) subtle

91. The duty of a true citizen is to thwart social evils as untouchability, dowry system etc
(a) favour
(b) sustain
(c) promote ✓
(d)frustrate

92. CALLOUS
(a) Confident
(b) Sentimental
(c) Sensitive ✓
(d) Capable

93. SUBJUGATE
(a) Enrich
(b) Liberate ✓
(c) Enslave
(d) Free

94. Sunil spent most of his time in recreation.
(a) work
(b) boredom ✓
(c) leisure
(d) diversion

95. The guard was given explicit orders about whom to admit.
(a) ambiguous ✓
(b) inadequate
(c) no
(d) wrong

96. Adversity teaches man to be humble and self- reliant.
(a) Prosperity ✓
(b) Curiosity
(c) Animosity
(d) Sincerity

97. He appears to be a phony person.
(a) ugly
(b) genuine ✓
(c) unreal
(d) beautiful

98. There is scarcity of milk in Karachi.
(a) shortage
(b) abundance
(c) excess ✓
(d) sufficiency

99. Why do you disparage him all the time?
(a) abuse
(b) criticise
(c) encourage
(d) glorify ✓

100. Political differences introduced a note of discord into their relationship.
(a) tranquility
(b) familiarity
(c) concord ✓
(d) benevolence

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