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FPSC Assistant Director Ministary of Defence Solved Past Paper 2009

FPSC Ministary of Defence Solved Past Paper 2009 FEDERAL PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION ASSISTANT DIRECTOR MINISTARY OF DEFENCE 2009

PAKISTAN STUDIES, ISLAMIC STUDIES, GENERAL KNOWLEDGE

1. After Lord Minto II, the Governor General of British India in 1910 was:
(A) Lord Minto III
(B) Lord Hardings ✓
(C) Lord Mayo
(D) None of these

2. One of the following was/were the most important event of Governor General Harding's time: the event was:
(A) Visit of his Majesty, George V to Subcontinent
(B) His holding of a Darbar at Dehli
(C) Both of them ✓
(D) None of them.

3. Mention the important announcement(s), which was/were made by Lord Hardinge in his Darbar at Dehli:
(A) transfer of capital from Calcutta to Dehli
(B) cancellation of the partition of Bengal
(C) Both of them ✓
(D) None of them

4. A bomb was thrown at Lord Hardinge in Chandi Chowk on the occasion of his state entry to Dehli in the year:
(A) 1910
(B) 1911
(C) 1912 ✓
(D) 1913

5. The duration of reign of Lord Harding was:
(A) 1910-17
(B) 1910-16 ✓
(C) 1910-15
(D) 1910-14

6. The demand of separate electorate by Muslim League was put forward in:
(A) 1905
(B) 1907
(C) 1903
(D) 1909 ✓

7. The demand of separate electorate was incorporated in:
(A) Chelmsford Reforms
(B) Minto-Moriey Reforms ✓
(C) India Act 1935
(D) India Act 1919

8. The acceptance of demand for appointment of Muslim Judges was also incorporated in:
(A) India Act 1935
(B) Minto-Moriey Reforms ✓
(C) India Act 1990
(D) None of them

9. The purpose of Hindus Mahasbha was:
(A) Elimination of Sikhs
(B) Elimination of Sikhs & Muslims
(C) Elimination of the Muslims ✓
(D) To,gain independence

10. Muslim League demand for principle of self-rule for India in the year:
(A) 1909
(B) 1914
(C) 1915
(D) 1913 ✓

11. “Animal Husbandry University” is located at:
(A) Lahore ✓
(B) Karachi
(C) Hyderabad
(D) Faisalabad

12. “NEC” company belonged to:
(A) Japan ✓
(B) Holland
(C) Britain
(D) USA

13. TV Transmission was started for the first time in Pakistan on:
(A) November 24, 1964
(B) November 26, 1964 ✓
(C) November 28, 1964
(D) November 30,1964

14. PTV has started its color transmission on:
(A) December 20, 1976 ✓
(B) December 20, 1977
(C) December 20, 1978
(D) None of these

15. The number of medals that were won by Pakistan in the 18th common wealth game were:
(A) 3
(B) 5 ✓
(C) 6
(D) 7

16. Roshan Khan a former British Open Squash champion and father of Jahangir Khan died on:
(A) January 6, 2006 ✓
(B) January 24, 2006
(C) March 6, 2006
(D) March 24, 2006

17. Iran, Pakistan and India gas pipeline project was first proposed in:
(A) 1996
(B) 1994 ✓
(C) 1992
(D) 1990

18. The total length of Iran Pakistan and India gas pipeline is.
(A) 2400 km
(B) 2500 km
(C) 2600 km ✓
(D) 2700 km

19. Shahnama-i-lslam was written by
(A) Firdausi
(B) Sir Syed Ahmad Khan
(C) Hafeez Jallundhri ✓
(D) None of these

20. Name the person who took part in all three Round Table Conferences of 1930-32 and was the first foreign minister of Pakistan.
(A) Chaudhary Muhammad Ali
(B) Sakindar Mirza
(C) Ghulam Muhammad
(D) Sir Muhammad Zafarullah ✓

21. “K” in “Pakistan" stands for:
(A) Karachi
(B) Khyber
(C) Kashmir ✓
(D) None of them

22. Jasmine is popularly known as:
(A) Motia
(B) White Rose
(C) Chambeli ✓
(D) Pink Rose

23. Chambeli is also known as:
(A) Summer Queen ✓
(B) Summer Princess
(C) Winter Queen
(D) Queen of all seasons

24. Chambeli was selected as a National floral symbol in:
(A) 1961 ✓
(B) 1953
(C) 1949
(D) 1960

25. The historic garden Shalimar was built by Shah Jahan in
(A) 1634
(B) 1639
(C) 1642 ✓
(D) 1652

26. Under Indus Water Treaty the rivers given to Pakistan are
(A) Indus Jhelum & Chenab ✓
(B) Indus and Jhelum
(C) Ravi and Beas
(D) None of these

27. The total length of irrigation canals in the Pslfictan ic*
(A) 62,000 km
(B) 61,000 km
(C) 54,000 km
(D) 64,000 km ✓

28. The number of units does Mangla dam consist of, each having capacity of 100 MW are:
(A) 10 ✓
(B) 18
(C) 12
(D) 15

29. Mirani Dam is located in Balochistan in the district of:
(A) Kohlu
(B) Pasni
(C) Khuzdar
(D) Gwadar ✓

30. The height of Mirani dam is:
(A) 4,350 feet
(B) 2,350 feet
(C) 3,350 feet ✓
(D) 1,150 feet

31. Which incident took place on 24th September 622 AD in the life of Prophet Muhammad (SAW)?
(A) He migrated to Madina ✓
(B) He fell ill
(C) He was attacked
(D) He was stopped to travel

32. 'Miraj Shareef, event occurred on:
(A) 18 Rajab
(B) 20 Ramadan
(C) 27 Rajab ✓
(D) 20 Shawl

33. How many verses of Surah Al-Alaq were first revealed on the Holy Prophet (PBUH)?
(A) 3
(B) 5 ✓
(C) 8
(D) 12

34. When did the Holy Prophet (PBUH) perform “Hajjat-ul-Wada"?
(A) 630 AD
(B) 632 AD ✓
(C) 633 AD
(D) 636 AD

35. Name the first non Arab who embraced Islam?
(A) Hazrat Awais Qarni (RA)
(B) Hazrat Bilal Habshi (RA)
(C) Hazrat Farwah bin Umro Al Jazami (RA) ✓
(D) Hazrat Usamah bin Zaid (RA)

36. How many Ahadis does the Sahih Bukhari contain?
(A) 6654
(B) 7654
(C) 7855
(D) 7397 ✓

37. Who was the first poet rewarded by the Holy Prophet (SAW)?
(A) Abu Jandal
(B) Kaab bin Zuhair ✓
(C) Usamah bin Zaid
(D) Maalik bin Dinar

38. Name the first Muslim who was fully satisfied in the matter of Sulahe-e-Hudaibiya?
(A) Hazrat Abu Bakar (RA) ✓
(B) Hazrat Usman (RA)
(C) Hazrat Ali (RA)
(D) Hazrat Umar (RA)

39. Name the first authority for the compilation of Ahadis?
(A) Imam Maalik ✓
(B) Imam Bukhari
(C) Imam Ahmad
(D) Imam Abu Hanifa

40. Whose nation was exterminated through the scourge of floods?
(A) Hazrat Loot (AS)
(B) Hazrat Nuh (AS) ✓
(C) Hazrat Yaqoob (AS)
(D) Salih (AS)

41. Central Asia became the part of Muslim Empire during the reign of:
(A) Yazid
(B) Waleed I ✓
(C) Khalid bin Waleed
(D) None of them

42. The conqueror of Central Asia was:
(A) Khalid bin Walled
(B) Qutayba bin Muslim ✓
(C) Muhammad bin Qasim
(D) None of them

43. The last caliph of Ummayyads was:
(A) Yazid III
(B) Marwan II ✓
(C) Hisham
(D) None of them

44. The foundation of the city of Baghdad was laid in 762 during the reign of Abbasid caliph
(A) Abu Muslim
(B) Al Mansoor ✓
(C) Al Mahdi
(D) Adul Abbas

45. The nation of Samood was preached by:
(A) Hazrat Yaqoob (AS)
(B) Hazrat Salih (AS) ✓
(C) Hazrat Ibrahim (AS)
(D) Hazrat Uzair (AS)

46. 1 nibble contains:
(A) 8 bits
(B) 6 bits
(C) 4 bits ✓
(D) 16 bits

47. FAST stands for:
(A) Federation against software teaching
(B) Federation against science teaching
(C) Federation against software theft ✓
(D) None of above

48. A combination of 16 bits are called:
(A) Bit
(B) Byte
(C) Nibble
(D) Word ✓

49 The Unit that control all parts of computer is:
(A) CPU ✓
(B) CU
(C) ALU
(D) Register

50. 1024 bytes equal to:
(A) One Kilo bytes ✓
(B) One Mega byte
(C) One Giga byte
(D) One Terabyte
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51. The gland which maintains body temperature is the:
(A) Pituitary gland
(B) Thyroid gland ✓
(C) Adrenals
(D) Hypothalamus

52. Haemoglobin in the blood is a complex protein rich in:
(A) Copper
(B) Gold
(C) Iron ✓
(D) Silver

53. Amino acids are a product of the digestion of:
(A) Carbohydrates
(B) Fats
(C) Proteins ✓
(D) Vitamins

54. Which of the following foods (one ounce of edible raw portion of each) provides the largest number of Kcal of energy?
(A) Cheese
(B) Meat
(C) Margarine ✓
(D) Wheat

55. Which of the following is used as a food preservative?
(A) Sodium benzoate ✓
(B) Sodium perborate
(C) Citric acid
(D) None of the above

56. The protein content of edible portion of egg Is:
(A) 15%
(B) 13.3% ✓
(C) 10.3%
(D) 5%

57. The protein content in wheat is approximately:
(A) 6%
(B) 8%
(C) 12% ✓
(D) 16%

58. Which one of the following descending order of items by their fat content?
(A) Egg yolk, butter, cheese, cream, milk
(B) Butter, ghee, cheese, egg yolk, cream
(C) Cream, cheese, condensed milk, egg (whole), cow milk ✓
(D) Ghee, butter, egg yolk, cheese, condensed milk

59. Among the following food items, which one has the highest amount of carbohydrates?
(A) Apple
(B) Banana ✓
(C) Cabbage
(D) Pea

60. Which among the following is the richest source of ascorbic acid?
(A) Apple
(B) Bean
(C) Carrot
(D) Guava ✓

61. Which 1s the highest park situated more than 4000 metres above sea level?
(A) Green Park
(B) Northern Area Park
(C) Ayub Park
(D) National Park ✓

62. Name the first Pakistani Bank which started its operation on August 17, 1947
(A) Muslim Commercial Bank
(B) Habib Bank Ltd. ✓
(C) United Bank Ltd.
(D) None of the above

63. A sum of money at simple interest amounts to Rs. 815 in 3 years and to Rs. 854 in 4 years. The sum is:
(A) Rs. 850
(B) Rs. 790
(C) Rs. 698 ✓
(D) Rs. 800

64. Sum of money becomes Rs. 13,380 after 3 years and Rs. 20,070 after 6 years on compound interest. The sum is:
(A) Rs. 9200
(B) Rs. 9000
(C) Rs. 8920 ✓
(D) Rs. 9040

65. An automobile financier claims to be lending money at simple interest, but he includes the interest every six months for calculating the principal. If he is charging an interest of 10%, the effective rate of interest becomes:
(A) 10.25% ✓
(B) 13%
(C) 15%
(D) 11%

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

66. GLIB
(A) Smooth ✓
(B) Indifferent
(C) Gainful
(D) Rough

67. TACITURNITY
(A) Reserve ✓
(B) Hesitation
(C) Changeableness
(D) Dumbness

68. APPAREL
(A) Appearance
(B) Clothing ✓
(C) Confidence
(D) Manner

69. DOLEFUL
(A) Colourful
(B) Jovial
(C) Bright
(D) Mournful ✓

70. EPHEMERAL
(A) Short-living ✓
(B) Mythical
(C) Unreal
(D) Artificial

71. STUBBORN
(A) Easy
(B) Obstinate
(C) Willing
(D) Pliable ✓

72. PROGNOSIS
(A) Identification ✓
(B) Preface
(C) Forecast
(D) Scheme

73. ENGENDER
(A) Confound
(B) Suffer
(C) Sacrifice
(D) Beget ✓

74. EFFACE
(A) Wipeout ✓
(B) Weaken
(C) Insult
(D) Repair

75. BLITHE
(A) Otherworldly ✓
(B) Joyous
(C) Giddy
(D) Graceful

76. ERRAND
(A) Foolishness
(B) Mission
(C) Misadventure
(D) Error ✓

77. RIBALD
(A) Vulgar ✓
(B) Attractive
(C) Refined
(D) Indifferent

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

78. A brine got stuck in his gullet.
(A) stomach
(B) molars
(C) chest
(D) throat ✓

79. Pakistan is still a virgin land exploring its tourism potential.
(A) undone
(B) unexplored ✓
(C) uncouth
(D) unexploited"

80. The need of the hour is to initiate the renaissance of moral conscience and halt the rampant corruption, for it could even hasten the end of our civilisation.
(A) revival ✓
(B) introduction
(C) rise
(D) significance

81. I have told him many times not to do that.
(A) several ✓
(B) unlimited
(C) endless
(D) numberless
(E) infinite

82. He was warned at the outset of his career.
(A) end
(B) beginning ✓
(C) middle
(D) entrance

83. The bounties of nature are being exploited by man.
(A) gifts ✓
(B) products
(C) rules
(D) ecological balances

84. There is no efficacious remedy to unemployment problem in a country which has no ideological convictions.
(A) suitable ✓
(B) possible
(C) effective
(D) proper

85. Methods of spreading the family planning message have been as fecund as they have been abortive.
(A) peculiar
(B) failing
(C) fruitful ✓
(D) false

86. He always advocated the cause of indigenous industries.
(A) foreign
(B) big
(C) cottage
(D) native ✓

87. Shazia could not recollect the incident that had happened in her childhood.
(A) remind
(B) recall ✓
(C) memorise
(D) assemble

88. Reading of poetry is not correlate to his taste,
(A) suited ✓
(B) beneficial
(E) helpful
(D) preferable

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

89. NERVOUS
(A) Bold ✓
(B) Doubtful
(C) Timid
(D) Shrewish

90. ACUTE
(A) Critical
(B) Sharp
(C) Dull ✓
(D) Sensitive

91. BASE
(A) Roof
(B) Height
(C) Top ✓
(D) Climax

92. DISSUADE
(A) Incite
(B) Persuade ✓
(C) Advise
(D) Instigate

83. CELIBACY
(A) Chastity
(B) Misogyny
(C) Matrimony ✓
(D) Divorce

94. BOOST
(A) Hinder ✓
(B) Obstruct
(C) Discourage
(D) Rebuke

95. IMPROPRIETY
(A) Ideal
(B) Purity
(C) Decorum ✓
(D) Conformity

96. UNSULLIED
(A) Visible
(B) Foul ✓
(C) Stainless
(D) Strong

97. SMOOTH
(A) Ugly
(B) Awkward
(C) Hard
(D) Rough ✓

98. NAIVE
(A) Cunning
(B) Wealthy
(C) Sophisticated ✓
(D) Complicated

99. DISSENT
(A) Agreement ✓
(B) Dispute
(C) Disunity
(D) Controversy

100. BASHFUL
(A) Daring
(B) Confident ✓
(C) Upright
(D) Boastful

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