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FPSC Assistant Director Ministary of Defence Solved Past Paper 2011



1. A person climbing a hill bends forward in order to:
(A) Avoid slipping
(B) Increase speed
(C) Reduce fatigue
(D) Increase stability ✓

2. On earth a moving body ordinarily comes to rest by itself because of the
(A) Law of inertia
(B) Forces of friction ✓
(C) Conservation of momentum
(D) Gravity

3. When the door of an operating refrigerator is opened the temperature of the room will
(A) Decrease
(B) Remain unchanged
(C) Fall down immediately
(D) Increase ✓

4. An electric motor is used to convert
(A) Electrical energy into mechanical energy ✓
(B) Mechanical energy into kinetic energy
(C) Mechanical energy into electrical energy
(D) All of the above

5. The human blood is divided into
(A) Four groups ✓
(B) Three groups
(C) Two groups
(D) Five groups

6. Which type of blood of individuals are known as universal donor.
(A) Type A
(B) Type B
(C) Type AB
(D) Type O ✓

7. Which type of blood of individuals are universal recipients.
(A) Type A
(B) Type A, B ✓
(C) Type B
(D) Type 0

8. A man can survive without food for at least
(A) One month ✓
(B) Two months
(C) Three months
(D) Four months

9. Air is completely removed from an electric bulb to prevent
(A) Oxidation of tungsten filament ✓
(B) Bursting of the bulb
(C) Loss of light due to absorption
(D) None of the above

10. The muscles, tissues and blood all are made up of:
(A) Proteins ✓
(B) Carbohydrates
(C) Vitamins
(D) Fats

11. One gram of carbohydrates gives energy of the amount:
(A) 2 K Calories
(B) 4.1 K Calories ✓
(C) 6.3 K Calories
(D) 8.0 K Calories

12. What amount of fats give energy of 9.3 K Calories?
(A) 0.5 gram
(B) 1.0 gram ✓
(C) 2.0 gram
(D) None of these

13. What does make the blood look red?
(A) Red corpuscles
(B) Haemoglobin ✓
(C) Plasma
(D) None of these

14. Convex lenses are used for the correction of:
(A) Astigmatism
(B) Short sightedness
(C) Cataract
(D) Long sightedness ✓

15. Penicillin, an antibiotic, is obtained from a
(A) Fungus ✓
(B) Flowering plant
(C) Virus
(D) Bacterium

16. Anemia is because of deficiency of:
(A) Iron
(B) B12
(C) Folic acid
(D) All of these ✓

17. Which one of the following is heredity disease?
(A) Polio
(B) Cholera
(C) Typhoid
(D) Hemophilia ✓

18. Deficiency of iron in the human body causes
(A) Goitre
(B) Trachoma
(C) Anemia ✓
(D) Glaucoma

19. Disease not related to lung malfunctioning is
(A) Tuberculosis
(B) Anemia ✓
(C) Pneumonia
(D) Pleurisy

20. Deficiency of sodium and potassium causes?
(A) Muscular cramps
(B) Headache
(C) Dairrhea
(D) All of these ✓

21. Pakistan became Islamic Jamhooria in:
(A) 23 March 1954
(B) 23 March 1946
(C) 23 March 1956 ✓
(D) 23 March 1953

22. The number of radio stations that were working at the time of partition of subcontinent were:
(a) 3 ✓
(B) 4
(C) 5
(D) 6

23. The Pakistan's first radio station was setup in:
(A) Lahore
(B) Karachi ✓
(C) Multan
(D) Islamabad

24. At the time of the establishment of Pakistan, the number of factories there in the subcontinent were:
(A) 821
(B) 8245
(C) 921 ✓
(D) 924

25. The percentage of forest area a country should have:
(A) 15%
(B) 20%
(C) 25% ✓
(D) 30%

26. Name the mountain of Pakistan that is known as youngest mountain range in the wofld:
(a) Himalaya Range ✓
(B) Hindu Kush Range
(C) Korakoram Range
(D) Kir Kirther Range

27. Black Hole episode in which 146 English prisoners were confined in the very small room and only 23 survived, occurred during the regime of:
(A) Shuja-ud-Daula
(B) Alivardi Khan
(C) Siraj-ud-Daula ✓
(D) MirQasim

28. The Pakistanis player that made second highest score of 194 in one day cricket is
(a) Saeed Anwar ✓
(B) Muhammad Yousaf
(C) Inzamam-ul-Haq
(D) Muhammad Younas

29. 3rd International Marathon Race was held in Lahore on 14th January 2007. It was'
(A) 40 km long race
(B) 42 km long race ✓
(C) 46 km long race
(D) 48 km long race

30. Government gave the right of vote to women in subcontinent in:
(A) 1935 ✓
(B) 1919
(C) 1928
(D) 1937

31. “Ammunition of Muslim League” is the name taken for:
(A) Punjab University
(b) Aligarh University ✓
(C) Islamia College Peshawar
(D) All of the above

32. “Father of Rivers" is:
(A) Jehlum
(B) Indus ✓
(C) Kabul
(D) Chenab

33. Name the person who united all the Sikhs and founded a kingdom in the Punjab:
(A) Guru Nanak
(B) Guru Gobind Singh
(C) Ranjit Singh ✓
(D) Guru Tegh Bahadur

34. Name the Urdu newspaper that is also published from England:
(A) Nawa-i-Waqt
(B) Jang ✓
(C) Khabrain
(D) Amroz

35. Chowk Yadgar is situated in:
(A) Lahore
(B) Islamabad
(C) Peshawar ✓
(D) Karachi

36. Parachinar is the capital of:
(A) Karum Agency ✓
(B) Khyber Agency
(C) South Waziristan
(D) Bajur Agency

37. Swat became part of Pakistan in:
(A) 1967
(B) 1969 ✓
(C) 1972
(D) 1974

38. Name of the mountain peak of the Hindu Kush range which separates Afghanistan and Tajikistan from Pakistan:
(A) Murdar Peak
(B) Nanga Parbat
(C) Tirich Mir Peak ✓
(D) Changhl Hills

39. Name the sector which is the largest consumer of Oil:
(A) Power and energy
(B) Transport ✓
(C) Industry
(D) None of these

40. Chitral became part of Pakistan in:
(A) 1969 ✓
(B) 1971
(C) 1973
(D) 1974

41. Gilgit Agency was set up in:
(A) 1864
(B) 1869
(C) 1871
(D) 1873 ✓

42. Hunza became part of Pakistan in:
(A) 1971
(B) 1972
(C) 1974 ✓
(D) 1977

43. The famous Ashokan inscriptions, carved on rocks were found in:
(A) Mansoora
(B) Mango Pir
(C) Shahbaz Garhi ✓
(D) Hangu

44. The complete Buddhist monastery in Pakistan is found in:
(A) Takht-e-Sulajman
(B) Takht-e-Hazara
(C) TaJtht Bhai ✓
(D) Kohat and Hangu

45. Before becoming Prime Minister of Pakistan Shaukat Aziz was an employee in:
(A) City Bank of Washington
(B) World Bank of UNO
(C) City Bank of New York ✓
(D) City Bank of London

46. Aim of Aligarh Institute Gazette was aimed at?
(A) To raise sentiments of friendship among British for Muslims
(B) Arouse sentiments of friendship among Muslims for British
(C) A & B ✓
(D) None of these

47. Sir Syed Ahmad Khan went to England with his son in?
(A) 1867
(B) 1865
(C) 1869 ✓
(D) 1872

48. Name the king who fell from the horse while playing Polo and died.
(A) Akbar
(B) Muhammad Ghori
(C) Zaheer-ud-Din Babar
(D) Qutbuddin Aibak ✓

49. Name the largest Island found in Pakistan
(A) Omara
(B) Bhura
(C) Astola ✓
(D) Manora

50. Khilji dynasty was established in 1290 who was the founder of Khilji dynasty?
(A) GhiasudDin
(B) Alla ud Din Khilji
(C) Burhan ud Din
(D) Jalal ud Din Firuz ✓
51. 19th Amendment to USA’s constitution essentially granted the right of voting to:
(A) Red Indians
(B) Negroes
(C) Women ✓
(D) None of these

52. Fiddle Castro was the former president of:
(A) Poland
(B) Cuba ✓
(C) Spain
(D) Slovenia

53. Name the South African Activist who was awarded Noble Prize for Peace in 1993
(A) Oliver Tomb
(B) Nelson Mandela ✓
(C) Collin Obuya
(D) None of these

54. Which is the largest Palestinian militant organization?
(A) Hamas ✓
(B) Islamic Jihad
(D) None of these

55. During the period of the Renaissance new styles of architecture first developed in:
(A) Italy ✓
(B) France
(C) England
(D) Germany

56. The USA consists of
(A) 42 states
(B) 50 states ✓
(C) 32 states
(D) 40 states

57. Which country suffered the maximum in World War II?
(A) France
(B) Germany
(C) Japan ✓
(D) Russia

58. Sir Allama Muhammad Iqbal was elected as a member of Punjab Legislative Assembly in
(A) 1920
(B) 1924
(C) 1926 ✓
(D) None of these

59. How many articles are there in constitution of USA?
(A) 7 ✓
(B) 17
(C) 27
(D) 12

60. Noor-ul-Amin was the:
(A) Former President of Pakistan
(B) Former Governor General of Pakistan
(C) Pakistan Former Vice President of Pakistan ✓
(D) None of these

61. In Chaghi Range, Saindak is famous for:
(A) Gold
(B) Silver
(C) Copper
(D) All of above ✓

62. Quaid-e-Azam became the permanent president of Muslim League in:
(A) 1935
(B) 1937
(C) 1934 ✓
(D) 1939

63. The Raags on which a National Anthem's tune is formed, was introduced in South Asian region during the:
(a) Muslim period ✓
(B) Mughal period
(C) Tughlaq period
(D) British period

64. The National Anthem was approved in:
(A) August, 1945
(B) August, 1954 ✓
(C) August, 1952
(D) August, 1950

65. Napoleon Bonaparte was the King of-
(A) England
(B) Italy
(C) France ✓
(D) None of the above

66. When Pakistan won the Cricket World Cup?
(A) 1992 ✓
(B) 1996
(C) 1999
(D) 2003

67. In the Feb 2010 the share of agriculture in employment is
(A) 45%
(B) 40%
(C) 42% ✓
(D) 41%

68. The movement of a person from one social position to another of a different rank is called:
(A) Social change
(B) Vertical mobility ✓
(C) Status group
(D) None of these

69. Inflation means
(A) Rise in budget deficit
(B) Rise in money supply
(C) Rise in general price index ✓
(D) Reflection

70. A sum of money placed at compound interest doubles itself in 5 years. It will amount to eight times itself at the same rate of interest in:
(A) 15 years ✓
(B) 12 years
(C) 7 years
(D) 30 years

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

(A) Defensive
(B) Humble
(C) Determined ✓
(D) Delicate

(A) Induce
(B) Extract ✓
(C) Divulge
(D) Instill

(A) Formidable
(B) Bitter
(C) Pregnant ✓
(D) Solemn

(A) Decide
(B) Realise
(C) Accept ✓
(D) Commit

(A) Sedate ✓
(B) Depressive
(C) Backward
(D) Dull

(A) Uncertain
(B) Agreeable
(C) Talkative
(D) Dangerous ✓

(A) Profuse ✓
(B) Showy
(C) Gay
(D) Carefree

78. DUD
(A) Failure ✓
(B) Foolishness
(C) Sickness
(D) Negligence

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

79. He would have been his close associate had he not been disloyal.
(A) employee
(B) competitor
(C) colleague ✓
(D) executive

80. Every body laughed at the puerility of his statement.
(A) childishness ✓
(B) inaccuracy
(C) insincerity
(D) falsehood

81. Now the fury of the demonstrators turned against the machines.
(A) asperity
(B) passion
(C) rage ✓
(D) acrimony

82. All the streets looked just the same.
(A) decisively
(B) normally
(C) exactly ✓
(D) simply .

83. At the Hardy house there was great consternation when Aunt Gertrude saw Joe helping Frank up the stairs.
(A) surprise
(B) panic ✓
(C) gaity
(D) anxiety

84. After his graduation he had to pass through a period of privation.
(A) hardship ✓
(B) uncertainty
(C) prosperity
(D) privacy

85. His commands were so peremptory that we felt humiliated.
(A) specious
(B) poignant
(C) rough
(D) dictatorial ✓

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

(A) Parched
(B) Dry ✓
(C) Hard
(D) Crisp

(A) Surrender ✓
(B) Debase
(C) Destroy
(D) Ruin

(A) Argue
(B) Justify ✓
(C) Admire
(D) Approve

(A) Impound
(B) Insert ✓
(C) Inspire
(D) Injure

(A) Bless ✓
(B) Regulate
(C) Deceive
(D) Radiate

(A) Unploughed
(B) Solid
(C) Barren ✓
(D) Raid

(A) Angel ✓
(B) Rind-hearted
(C) Charitable
(D) Fair-minded

(A) Humility
(B) Pleasure
(C) Cheerfulness ✓
(D) Excitement

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.

94. Nourishing food is a necessity both for a pregnant mother and a baby
(A) Unhygienic ✓
(B) Poor
(C) Undercooked
(D) Heavy

95. The man at the gate had a forbidding appearance.
(A) lenient
(B) handsome ✓
(C) tranquil
(D) mild

96. There Is a dearth of milk in Lahore nowadays
(A) extravagance
(B) scarcity
(C) abundance ✓
(D) sufficiency

97. A faithful officer is always vigilant towards his duties.
(A) innocent
(B) ignorant
(C) irresponsible
(D) careless ✓

98. The gross domestic product (GDP) is an essential component of economy.
(A) rough
(B) coarse
(C) superfluous ✓
(D) estimated

99. It was really a gracious occasion for me.
(A) benign
(B) in fructuous
(C) churlish ✓
(D) Fateful

100. Terrorism is a serious hazard to the country.
(A) safety ✓
(B) peril
(C) chance
(D) problem

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