FPSC Deputy Director in Intelligence Bureau Solved Past Paper 2008

FPSC Deputy Director in Intelligence Bureau Solved Past Paper 2008

FEDERAL PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION JUNIOR DEPUTY DIRECTOR IN INTELLIGENCE BUREAU(2008)

GENERAL KNOWLEDGE, PAKISTAN STUDIES, ISLAMIC STUDIES,  ISLAMIAT

1. Which one among the following rivers is the longest?
(A) Amazon ✓
(B) Amur
(C) Congo
(D) Lena

2. In human body, which one of the following hormones regulates blood calcium and phosphate?
(A) Glucagon
(B) Growth hormone
(C) Parathyroid hormone ✓
(D) Thyroxin

3. How do most insects respire?
(A) Through skin
(B) Through gills
(C) By lungs
(D) By tracheal system ✓

4. Production of which one of the following is a function of the liver?
(A) Lipase
(B) Urea ✓
(C) Mucus
(D) Hydrochloric acid

5. Which one of the following is not a digestive enzyme in the human system?
(A) Gastrin ✓
(B) Trypsin
(C) Ptyalin
(D) Pepsin

6. A second class magistrate can give the sentence of imprisonment for a term not exceeding:-
(A) One month
(B) Three months
(C) One year ✓
(D) Three years

7. In which of the following constitutional cases, Kelson's theory of 'Doctrine of Necessity' was first applied in Pakistan:-
(A) The State Vs. Dosso
(B) Asma Jilani Vs. Government of Pakistan
(C) Maulvi Tamizuddin Khan Vs. Federation of Pakistan
(D) Begum Nusrat Bhutto Vs Federation of Pakistan ✓

8. Pedagogy is a science of:-
(A) Bodily diseases
(B) Stamp collecting
(C) Languages
(D) Teaching ✓

9. A man is five years older than his wife who is ten times as old as her daughter. If the daughter attains the age of eight in three years’ time, what is the age of the man?
(A) 45 years
(B) 55 years ✓
(C) 60 years
(D) 65 years

10. If 40 per cent of women are voters and 52 per cent of the population are women, what per cent of the population are women voters?
(A) 18.1%
(B) 20.8% ✓
(C) 26.6%
(D) 38.2%

11. The main cause of earthquakes is:-
(A) Sudden cooling and contraction of the earth’s surface.
(B) Coming into activity of some dormant volcanoes.
(C) Due to internal heat, sometimes water changes into steam and expands.
(D) All of these

12. Which of the following statement is NOT true?
(A) Chechens are fighting against Russian subjugation.
(B) Daghistanis are Christians living near Chechnya's neighbourhood.
(C) Grozny is the capital of Chechnya.
(D) Daghistan is a Muslim dominated area in Russian federation. ✓

13. After USA which country is the second biggest arms seller in the world?
(A) Britain
(B) Russia ✓
(C) France
(D) Germany

14. During the period of martial law (1977-85) the Constitution of 1973 was:-
(A) Abrogated
(B) Held in abeyance
(C) Partially abrogated ✓
(D) None of the above

15. Digital Computer was invented by:-
(A) Vannevor Bush
(B) John Harrison
(C) M. R. Bissel
(D) Howard Aiken ✓

16. Which of the following is not an asset?
(A) Buildings
(B) Debtors
(C) Loan from a bank ✓
(D) Cash balance

17. What is the traditional name for a 30th anniversary?
(A) Ruby
(B) Pearl ✓
(C) Sapphire
(D) Diamond

18. Which newspaper used to have the nickname of The Thundered?
(A) The Daily Telegraph
(B) New York Times
(C) The Washington Post
(D) The Times ✓

19. If a pole in the ground is leaning over at an angle, it could be said to be:
(A) Oblique ✓
(B) Horizontal
(C) Vertical
(D) None of these

20. Who said: “The philosophers have only interpreted the world, in various ways; the point, however, is to change it”?
(A) Margaret Thatcher
(B) Karl Marx ✓
(C) Martin Luther King
(D) Abraham Lincoln

21. “Ramallah” is the headquarters of Palestinian Authority located in:
(A) West Bank ✓
(B) Gaza strip
(C) Egypt
(D) Jordan

22. The French Revolution began in the year:
(A) 1770
(B) 1788
(C) 1789 ✓
(D) None of these

23. The Declaration of Independence of USA which renounced on
(A) July 25, 1796
(B) August 14,1766
(C) July 4,1776 ✓
(D) August 4, 1786

24. What description is NOT correct about the European Council?
(A) Its primary role is to propose and implement legislation
(B) It is a meeting of the heads of state ✓
(C) It is also known as the European summit
(D) There approx. 4 meeting every year

25. What was martial artist Bruce Lee's birth name?
(A) Lee Chin Go
(B) Lee Yao Sun
(C) Lee Yuen Kam ✓
(D) Lee Ming Na

26. Who was the first scientist to observe bacteria through a lens?
(A) Carolus Linnaeus
(B) Anton van Leeuwenhoek ✓
(C) Gregor Mendel
(D) Galileo Galilei

27. What is a shawm?
(A) a bird
(B) a type of horse
(C) a flower
(D) a musical instrument ✓

28. Who wrote “the proletarians have nothing to lose but their chains?”
(A) Vladimir lllyich Lenin
(B) Leon Trotsky
(C) Karl Marx ✓
(D) Josef Stalin

29. Which Hindu Leader supported ‘Pakistan Resolution’?
(A) Raj Gopalacharia ✓
(B) Abul Kalam Azad
(C) M.K. Gandhi
(D) Lala Lajpat Rai

30. SIM stands for:
(A) Single in-line module
(B) Single in-line memory
(C) Subscriber identity module ✓
(D) None of these

31. Who participated in all the three sessions of the Round Table Conference (1930 -1932)?
(A) Fatima Jinnah
(B) Annie Besant
(C) Jahan Ara Gul
(D) Begum Jahan Ara Shah Nawaz ✓

32. George Washington was succeeded by:
(A) Thomas Jefferson
(B) John Hamilton
(C) John Adams ✓
(D) None of the above

33. In an Island near Alexandria an ancient wonder “The pharaohs of Alexandria” is situated. What is it?
(A) A light House ✓
(B) Hanging Garden
(C) Great Wall
(D) A Wall

34. In Italy, which famous wonder is located?
(A) Hanging Garden
(B) Leaning Tower ✓
(C) Great Wall
(D) Budha Statue

35. Algeria got Independence in 1962 from
(A) France ✓
(B) Portugal
(C) Britain
(D) America

36. Where Ikhwan As-safa (Brethern of purity) was founded?
(A) Baghdad Iraq
(B) Basra, Iraq ✓
(C) Tehran, Iran
(D) Ankara, Turkey

37. What do King Tonkin, Duchess of Oldenburg and Rambo have in common?
(A) They all died at sea
(B) Films nominated for an Oscar
(C) They all are revolutionaries
(D) They are varieties of apples ✓

38. Name the most widely spoken family of languages in the world. About 1.7 billion people speak these languages?
(A) Indo-European Languages ✓
(B) Indo-Aryan Languages
(C) Indo-Asian Languages
(D) None of these

39. Transformation of Britain from a mainly agricultural society to a mainly industrial society took place in the period from 1760 to 1840. What is called this transformation?
(A) Enlightenment
(B) Industrial Revolution ✓
(C) Renaissance
(D) Imperialism

40. Indus valley civilization was one of the four earliest ancient civilizations of the old world. Where was it developed about 2500 BC?
(A) NW of the Indian subcontinent ✓
(B) West of the Indian subcontinent
(C) South of the Indian subcontinent
(D) Central Asia

41. What is the most popular pedigree cat breed in both the US and Britain?
(A) Siamese
(B) Persian ✓
(C) Burmese
(D) Domestic

42. The job of the sophisticated unmanned US spacecraft Voyager was:
(A) To examine Jupiter
(B) To examine Saturn
(C) To examine the Uranus ✓
(D) All of these

43. In 1977, USA launched two Voyagers. When they passed Jupiter and sent back colour pictures and other information about the planet and its moons?
(A) 1978
(B) 1980
(C) 1979 ✓
(D) 1977

44. What is commonly known the series of scandals in America involving President Richard Nixon and his administration?
(A) Watergate scandal ✓
(B) Nixon Scandal
(C) Serial Scandal
(D) None of these

45. Name of boundary line between India and China is:
(A) Radcliffe Line
(B) Green Line
(C) Control Line
(D) McMahan Line ✓

46. Napoleon is known as “Man of Destiny” and “Little Corporal”. Who is called the Man of “Iron and Blood”
(A) Prince Bismarck ✓
(B) US President Ford
(C) Lenin
(D) Karl Mark

47. Dragon is the symbol of china and the “Bear" is the symbol of:
(A) Poland
(B) USA
(C) Russia ✓
(D) Romania

48. Herodotus is called the father of history. To which country did he belong?
(A) Rome
(B) Britain
(C) Spain
(D) Greek ✓

49. Who is called the father of comedy?
(A) Aristotle
(B) Aristophanes ✓
(C) Potomy
(D) None of these

50. To which country Christopher Columbus did belong?
(A) Italy ✓
(B) Spain
(C) Britain
(D) Portugal
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51. Whose creation is the famous painting “Mona Liza”?
(A) Romalo
(B) Picasso
(C) Leonardo da vinic ✓
(D) Richard Leonardo

52. What Louis Phillip of France was called?
(A) Great King
(B) Citizen King ✓
(C) Slave King
(D) Student King

53. Which of the following is known as “The Bible of English Constitution"?
(A) Magna Carta ✓
(B) British Constitution
(C) US Constitution
(D) None of them

54. In which year the Noble Prize was first awarded?
(A) 1905
(B) 1903
(C) 1901 ✓
(D) 1902

55. How many days were there in February 1992?
(A) 30
(B) 28
(C) 27
(D) 29 ✓

56. Everest is the world's highest mountain – what is the name of the second highest?
(A) K2 ✓
(B) Annapurna
(C) Nanga Parbat
(D) Chimborazo

57. Which is Britain’s oldest university?
(A) St Andrews
(B) Oxford ✓
(C) Cambridge
(D) StHelina

58. Which is the largest fresh-water lake in the world?
(A) Lake Tanganyika
(B) Lake Superior ✓
(C) Lake Michigan
(D) Lake Super

59. Where are the engines mounted on Concorde?
(A) On one side of the wing
(B) On either side of the fuselage
(C) Under the wings ✓
(D) On top of the wings

60. About how far is it between London and New York?
(A) 4,500 miles
(B) 2,500 miles
(C) 1000 miles
(D) 3,500 miles ✓

61. Adelaide city of Australia is famous for
(A) Textile Industry ✓
(B) Oil refineries
(C) Cricket grounds
(D) None of them

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. MORBID
(A) Diseased ✓
(B) Dying
(C) Irritated
(D) Angry

63. AUGUR
(A) Heal
(B) Hurt
(C) Signify ✓
(D) Reform

64. MAUNDER
(A) Warn
(B) Capture
(C) Concentrate
(D) Wander ✓

65. JINK
(A) Dodge ✓
(B) Refrain
(C) Inherit
(D) Travel

66. RELUCTANT
(A) Ready
(B) Willing
(C) Hesitating ✓
(D) Inclined

67. INSOLVENT.
(A) Poor
(B) Bankrupt ✓
(C) Broke
(D) Penniless

68. PARADIGM
(A) Theme
(B) Example ✓
(C) Proof
(D) Paragone

69. ADMIT
(A) Adjourn
(B) Confess ✓
(C) Relate
(D) Commit

70. DOWDY
(A) Rakish
(B) Elegant
(C) Unstylish ✓
(D) Corpulent

71. ASSUAGE
(A) Rub
(B) Prohibit
(C) Ease ✓
(D) Enlarge

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

72. He was ingenious enough to know how to get out of the clutches of law.
(A) clever ✓
(B) intelligent
(C) alert
(D) cunning

73. Everyone in the bazaar turned to stare at the visitor and his preposterous dress.
(A) pompous
(B) vague
(C) absurd ✓
(D) strange

74. Sohaib had got an indication from his friend about the changes in the export market.
(A) a feeling
(B) a hint ✓
(C) a guess
(D) a signal
(e) an ultimatum

75. Those who acquire quick money are impatient to flaunt their wealth and material possessions.
(A) waste
(B) show off ✓
(C) hide
(D) squander

76. India's attitude towards China has all along been pusillanimous.
(A) generous
(B) cowardly ✓
(C) subversive
(D) restrained

77. Parents should cultivate in their children the habit of helping others.
(A) propagate
(B) sprout
(C) create
(D) foster ✓

78. The recent acts of vandalism in the country cannot be ignored.
(A) disturbance
(B) ravage
(C) provocation
(D) violence ✓

79. Bearing to the complaints of the villagers, the father would come and box his ears, and cuff him.
(A) lock
(B) abuse
(C) scold
(D) slap ✓

80. A person unrestrained by the rules, of morality or tradition is called a licentious person.
(A) libertine ✓
(B) criminal
(C) loafer-type
(D) freelance

81. The Principal's advice will prove salutary for the students.
(A) encouraging
(B) remarkable
(C) beneficial ✓
(D) harmful

Directions: In each of the following questions, choose the word opposite in meaning to the given word
82. PARALLEL
(A) Divergent ✓
(B) Curved
(C) Random
(D) Wavy

83. STUBBORN
(A) Willing
(B) Consenting
(C) Pliable ✓
(D) Easy

84. NOVEL
(A) Formal
(B) Ancient
(C) Customary
(D) Traditional ✓

85. ILLUSORY
(A) Real ✓
(B) Deceptive
(C) Imaginary
(D) Certain

86. ARID
(A) Plentiful
(B) Productive
(C) Humid ✓
(D) Agreeable

87. DISPERSE
(A) Collect
(B) Assemble ✓
(C) Hoard
(D) Save

88. IMPULSIVE
(A) Cautious ✓
(B) Considerate
(C) Clever
(D) Cunning

89. LIABILITY
(A) Treasure
(B) Debt
(C) Assets ✓
(D) Property

90. MANAGE
(A) Bungle ✓
(B) Avail
(C) Direct
(D) Wild

91. AUSPICIOUS
(A) Spicy
(B) Unfavourable ✓
(C) Conspicuous
(D) Condemnatory

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.
92. This is only the tenuous evidence for it.
(A) abundant ✓
(B) enough
(C) reasonable
(D) less

93. Vigour and excitement are the prime
characteristic of youth.
(A) adolescence
(B) teenage
(C) childhood
(D) senility ✓

94. I worship him as my ideal.
(A) deify
(B) despise ✓
(C) abuse
(D) neglect

95. The influence of political broadcasts on elections is considerable.
(A) inadequate ✓
(B) uninfluential
(C) negligible
(D) insignificant

96. There was not a single bibulous adventurer in our expedition.
(A) fearful
(B) cowardly
(C) sober ✓
(D) unenergetie

97. The dinner set the presented to me was durable enough.
(A) worn out
(B) fragile ✓
(C) light
(D) delicate

98. His meanness is proverbial
(A) generosity ✓
(B) pragmatism
(C) timidity
(D) kindness

99. Rafique drove to the place by a circuitous route.
(A) short
(B) roundabout
(C) direct ✓
(D) obvious

100. The minister gave a public speech on the controversial subject to, precipitate the matter,
(A) defer ✓
(B) push
(C) pull
(D) create

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