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COMPETATIVE EXAMINATION FOR THE POST(s) OF BCS(EB) OFFICER B-17

GENERAL KNOWLEDGE INCLUDING EVERYDAY SCIENCE
Marks: 100 Saturday, February 26,2007(0230 PM) Time: 3 Hours

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Q-1. Write Essays on any Two of the following: (20)

(i) Has the Fledgling Democracy in Iraq any future?
(ii) Recommendations of the National Judicial Conference.
(iii) Will independent Kashmir be financially insolvent?
(iv) Composite Examinations: a Needless Controversy:
(v) Science and Religion: Can the be Reconciled:
(vi) The bane of V.I.P.Movements.

Q-2. (a) What do you understand by the following terms? Attempt any Ten: (10)

(1) Hippocratic Oath (2) Bears and Bulls (3) Olive Branch (4) Sheet anchor
(5) Jargon (6) Euphemism (7) Hostile Witness (8) Sabbath (9) Humanism
(10) Emeritus Professor (11) In Camera (12) Slapstick (13) Uncle Sam
(14) Polytheism (15) Platonic love

(b) Explain any Ten of the following foreign expressions: (10)

(1) Persona grata (2) Bears and Bulls (3) Olive Branch (4) fait accompli
(5) Détente (6) Carte blanche (7)Alter ego (8) Alibi (9) Ad hoc (10) A la mode (11) Ex parte (12) Rendezvous (13) Laissez faire (14) A priori (15) Corrigendum

Q-3. Answer any Ten of the following questions: (20)

(i) Where do icebergs come from?
(ii) Why is smoking bad for health?
(iii) How can gliders fly without engines?
(iv) What is four-wheel drive car?
(v) How does a Fax Machine works?
(vi) What stainless steel?
(vii) What is meant by a balanced diet?
(viii) What is frost? Why is there frost more often on a clear night than on a cloudy one?
(ix) What is a Piston?
(x) What is G.M.T?
(xi) What is a Morse Code?
(xii) How does a suspension bridge work?
(xiii) What is Endoscopy?
(xiv) How do vaccination work?
(xv) What is Anesthesia?

Q-4. Why are the following in news? Attempt any Ten: (20)

(1) Mauritania (2) T.G.V (3) Beijing (4) Catania (5) A-380 (6) Mecca (7) Jerusalem (8) W.E.F (9) New Delhi (10) Chad (11) I.A.E.A (12) Mogadishu (13) Amilia (14) T.D.A.P (15) Nigeria

Q-5. Identify any Ten of the following: (20)

(1) Rafiq Hariri (2) Zinedine Zidane (3) Sherlock Holmes (4) Aung San Suu Kyi (5) Homer (6) Archbishop Desmond Tutu (7) Roosevelt F.D. (8) Archimedes (9) Habib Bourquiba (10) Pathet Lao (11) Dolly (12) Dr. Muhammad Yunus (13) Walt Disney (14) Christian Barnard (15) Pythagoras

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COMPETATIVE EXAMINATION FOR THE POST(s) OF SECTION OFFICERS B-17

GENERAL KNOWLEDGE INCLUDING EVERYDAY SCIENCE

Marks: 100 January 09, 2007 Time: 3 Hours
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Q-1. Write an essay on any TWO of the following:

i. 2006 – the year of U-Turns.
ii. Pak-Afghan Relations.
iii. Woes of Privatization.
iv. A solution to energy crisis – Renewable energy.
v. Your plan for fair Elections in 2007.
vi. Findings of the Iraq Study Group.

Q-2. Identify any Ten of the following:

i. Faud Siniona
ii. Andrew Flintoff
iii. Amr Moussa
iv. Augusto Pinochet
v. nancy Pelosi
vi. Raul Castro
vii. Joseph Barbera
viii. Munir Niazi
ix.Alexandar Litvinenko
x. Thaksin Shinawatra
xi. Orhan Pamuk
xii. Ho Chi Minh
xiii. Shane Warne
xiv. Sir Henry Mortimer Durand

Q-3. Why are the following in the news these days? Attempt any Ten:

i. Ashes Whitewash
ii. Sharm el-Sheikh
iii. Somalia
iv. Manama
v. Sir Creek
vi. Katmandu
vii. L.T.T.E
viii. Bangla Desh
ix. Pyong yong
x. S.E.C.P
xi. Qatar
xii. Guawahati
xiii. Ram Allah
xiv. O.P.E.C
xv. Bundal and Buddo Island

Q-4. (a). What do you understand by the following terms? Attempt any Ten:

i. Decathlon
ii. Paralympics
iii. Satire
iv. Catharsis
v. Banana Republic
vi. Multilateral
vii. Fascist
viii. Hegemony
ix. Non-entity
x. Apex
xi. Dilemma
xii. Horrendous
xiii. Collateral
xiv. Equity
xv. Demography

(b). Use Ten of the following words in your sentences:

i. Protocol
ii. Autonomy
iii. Chauvinism
iv. Stigma
v. Anarchistic
vi. Signatory
vii. Secede
viii. Junta
ix. Autocracy
x. Impasse
xi. Suo moto
xii. Kowtow
xiii. Deadlock
xiv. Mandatory
xv. Scenario

Q-5. Answer any Ten of the following questions:

i. What is Tsunami?
ii. When was Braille developed?
iii. Why do we have leap years?
iv. How does a camera work?
v. What are fossil fuels?
vi. What causes the seasons?
vii. How does photosynthesis work?
viii. What do the letters P.V.C stand for?
ix. What is Tundra?
x. What is D.N.A.?
xi. What is an optical fiber?
xii. What is glass made of?
xiii. What is the Big Bang theory?
xiv. How does a fuse work?
xv. Who was the first man on the moon and when?



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GENERAL KNOWLEDGE INCLUDING EVERYDAY SCIENCE

Marks: 100 May 19, 2003 Time: 3 Hours
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Q-1. Write notes on any TWO of the following topics:
  • i. Geneva Convention.
  • ii. Gawadar Sea Port.
  • iii. Mechanization of Agriculture.
  • iv. T.V. advertisements – their uses and abuses.
  • v. “Foreign Aid” – A blessing or Curse.
  • vi. How to solve the problem of unemployment.
  • vii. Role of Press in Development.
Q-2. Write brief notes on Geographical, Historical, Economic and Strategic Importance of any FIVE of the following:
  • i. Suez Canal
  • ii. Guantanamo Bay
  • iii. Hormuz
  • iv. Panama Canal
  • v. English Channel Tunnel
  • vi. Dardanelle’s Strait
  • vii. Gibraltar
  • viii. Gulf of Aden

Q-3. What do the following terms mean? Attempt any TEN:
  • i. Alma mater
  • ii. Hat Trick
  • iii. Inflation
  • iv. Veto
  • v. Knock Out
  • vi. Catharsis
  • vii. Sine die
  • viii. Plaintiff
  • ix. Extradition
  • x. Quorum
  • xi. Embargo
  • xii. Preamble
  • xiii. Renaissance
  • xiv. Barter
  • xv. Premium
Q-4. What do these abbreviations stand for and why are they in the News these days? Attempt any TEN.
  • i. N.E.P.R.A.
  • ii. S.A.R.S.
  • iii. N.R.B.
  • iv. K.C.C.I.
  • v. P.E.M.R.A.
  • vi. L.T.T.E.
  • vii. U.N.D.P.
  • viii. I.C.R.C.
  • ix. P.C.S.I.R.
  • x. S.A.A.R.C.
  • xi. I.A.E.A.
  • xii. E.E.C.
  • xiii. L.F.O.
  • xiv. A.I.D.A.
  • xv. U.N.I.C.E.F.
Q-5. Answer any FIFTEEN of the following questions:
  • i. How are Pulleys useful?
  • ii. What is Conductor? Give some examples.
  • iii. What is a Glacier?
  • iv. How are Clouds formed?
  • v. What is meant by precipitation?
  • vi. Which was the first manned Space Flight?
  • vii. What are Satellites used for today?
  • viii. How are Tides caused? How often do they occur?
  • ix. What is the surface temperature of the Sun?
  • x. What do some objects float while other do not?
  • xi. Does an Earthworm breathe? If yes, in what way?
  • xii. What does Sterilization mean?
  • xiii. Why does the body need carbohydrates?
  • xiv. Where is Saliva produced?
  • xv. What part of the heart sends blood to the lungs?
  • xvi. What is the difference between Astronomy and Astrology?
  • xvii. Horticulture is a branch of. ………Which studies……….
  • xviii. What is fog?
  • xix. What is Hibernation?
  • xx. A man was born on December 20, yet his birthday is always in the summer. How is this possible?


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COMPETATIVE EXAMINATION FOR THE POST(s) OF ASSISTAN EXECUTIVE OFFICERS B-17

GENERAL KNOWLEDGE INCLUDING EVERYDAY SCIENCE

Marks: 100 January 25, 2002 Time: 3 Hours
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Q-1. Write an Essay on any TWO of the following:
  • i. Sweets are uses of Adversity.
  • ii. Optimism in Life and Literature.
  • iii. Dignity of Labour.
  • iv. The Fairy Tales of Science.
  • v. They never fail who fail in a great cause.
  • vi. Knowledge is Power.
  • vii. World Peace and how to achieve it?
  • viii. A Career of my Choice.
Q-2. (a) Suggest One-Word substitution for the following:
  • i. One who is easily made angry.
  • ii. More like a woman than man.
  • iii. A remedy of all diseases.
  • iv. My brother is a person who knows many languages.
  • v. Medicine given to counter poison.
(b). Write Verbs ending in –ISE – IZE:
  • i. to banish from society……….
  • ii. To make up on the spur of the moment………
  • iii. To make two or more things occur at the same time………
  • iv. To have sole control of………..
  • v. To drive out an evil spirit………..

Q-3. What do you understand by the following terms? Do any TEN:
  • i. Abdication
  • ii. Coalition
  • iii. Asylum
  • iv. Free Port
  • v. Casting Vote
  • vi. Pan-Islamism
  • vii. Veto
  • viii. Blank Verse
  • ix. Protocol
  • x. Agenda
  • xi. White Man’s burden
  • xii. Balance of Trade
  • xiii. Demurrage
  • xiv. Indemnity

Q-4. (a) Mention the Capital and Currency of the following:
  • i. Saudi Arabia
  • ii. Jordan
  • iii. Canada
  • iv. China
  • v. Syria
  • vi. Egypt
  • vii. Belgium
  • viii. Britain
  • ix. Argentina
  • x. Germany

(b) Distinguish the following words by using them in sentences:
  • i. Statute – Statue
  • ii. Righteous – Rightful
  • iii. Verbose – Verbal
  • iv. Virtual – Virtuous
  • v. Proscribe – Prescribe

Q-5. Answer any TEN of the following:
  • i. Why do you run when you take a long jump?
  • ii. What colours go to form a rainbow?
  • iii. How does a ship float?
  • iv. Why is it that cloudy nights are usually warmer than clear ones?
  • v. Why should ice be kept in a blanket?
  • vi. Why do we feel warm in woolen cloths?
  • vii. Why is one’s breath “visible” in cold but not in hot weather?
  • viii. Why does a fountain throw its water up?
  • ix. Why does a bad egg float in water? Where as a good one sinks?
  • x. Why does smoke rise in the air?
  • xi. How can you test the freshness of an egg?
  • xii. Why ice floats on water?
  • xiii. What are the components of our atmosphere?
  • xiv. What do you understand by short-circuiting?


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PCS compititive Examination For The Post(s) of Section Officer B-17
General Knowledge including Everyday Science
Time Allowed: 3 Hours............July 9, 2001...........Marks:100

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Q-1. Write an essay on any Two of the following: 30

(i) The causes of the failure of Democracy in pakistan.
(ii) one thorn of experience is worth a whole wilderness of learning.
(iii) you can not eat your cake and have your cake.
(iv) To thine own self be true.
(v) one man's meat is another man's poison.
(vi) To hope till hope creats from its own wreck the thing it contemplates.
(vii) if you have to choose between exercise and sense of humour as a panacea for long life, which would you choose.
(viii) Truth is stronger than fiction,

Q-2. a) complete each of the following sentences with a word begining with theprefix"in" 10

(i) The flood that is tasteless and wanting in flavour is________.
(ii) A person who can not be wounded or hurt is________
(iii) Aplant that is harmless and not polsonous is_______
(iv) A man unable to pay his debts is___________
(v) An event that is sure to happen is____________

b) Find verb ending in ate 10

(i) To tear up by the roots.
(ii) to spring from seeds.
(iii) to sleep through the winter.
(iv) to surrender espacially on terms.

Q-3. What do you understand by the following terms? Attempt any ten. 10

(i) blue book (ii) white paper (iii) free verse
(iv) philology (v) buffer state (vi) Asylum
(vii) Isobel (viii) Geysers (ix) Perjury
(x) learning tower (xi) Eurodollar (xii) sedation
(xiii) Hot line (xiv) contempt of court (xv) Inquest

Q-4. (a) Mention the capitals and currency of the following. 10

(i) Afghanistan (ii) Bangladesh (iii) india
(iv) Japan (v) Saudi Arabia (vi) malaysia
(vii) Nepal (viii) Philpines (ix) Turkey
(x) Burma

(b) Distinguish the following words by using them in sentences. 10

(i) clear, manifest, plaint (ii) Apology, Excuse, defence
(iii) cautious, prudent, careful
(iv) contented, satisfied, gratified (v) Dangerous, perilous, Risky.

Q-5. Answer any ten of the following questions. 20

(i) Name the largest island in the world?
(ii) The tail of a commet gets shorter as it recedes from the sun?
(iii) why does a motor car needs a radiater?
(iv) under what conditions do a feather and lump of lead fall at the same rate?
(v) what causes an object to look black?
(vi) why does a ship rise as it enters the sea from a river?
(vii) why a convex mirror is used by the motorists to see the road behind them?
(viii) why are lightning conductors affixed to tall buildings?
(ix) why should a clinical thermometer not be dropped in the boiling water?
(x) how does a rainbow form?
(xi) How does the thermos keep the liquid hot for a long time?
(xii) why does an iron nail gain weight by rusting?
(xiii) what would happen if the force of gravity were to disappear suddenly?
(xiv) why are tallest structures in a locality most likely to be struck by lightning?

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GENERAL KNOWLEDGE INCLUDING EVERY DAY SCIENCE

Total Marks: 100...........Tuesday, January 27, 2009...........Time Allowed: 03 Hours


Q-I. Write note on any Two of the following: (20)
  1. Gaza Truce
  2. Energy Crunch- It solution
  3. Global Financial Crisis
  4. Is American hegemony on the decline?
  5. Politics- “a rough and tumble business”.

Q-II. Answer any Ten of the following questions: (20)
  1. What causes earthquakes?
  2. What is galaxy?
  3. Where is the deepest ocean and how deep?
  4. What is tornado?
  5. Where are the World’s Rains Forests?
  6. What is an anemometer?
  7. How does photosynthesis work?
  8. What is paleontology?
  9. What are scavengers?
  10. What is a barograph?
  11. Which are the smallest plants?
  12. How far away is the Sun from the Earth?
  13. How many vertebrae does a giraffe have?
  14. How much of the Earth’s surface is covered by Sea?
  15. What was the first living creature to travel in space?

Q-III. Write meaning of any Ten of the following Terms: (10)
  1. Lithography
  2. Macroeconomics
  3. Iron Curtain
  4. Silt
  5. Mafia
  6. Malnutrition
  7. Bigotry
  8. Chauvinism
  9. Mantra
  10. Lay-offs
  11. Lobbying
  12. Nemesis
  13. Somnambulism
  14. Spoonerism
  15. Sky-Scraper

Q-IV. Identify any Ten of the following: (10)
  1. Dr. R.K. Pachauri
  2. Lloyd’s of London
  3. Shpinx
  4. John Atta-Mills
  5. Martin Luther Kings
  6. Sorbonne
  7. Velupillai Prabhakaran
  8. Samuel P. Huntington
  9. Laurel and Hardy
  10. Machiavelli
  11. Socrates
  12. Siamese Twins
  13. Leonardo da Vinci
  14. D.H. Lawrence

Q-V. Why are the following in the news? Attempt any Ten: (10)
  1. Slum dog Millionaire
  2. Kilimochchi
  3. Antarctica
  4. Bangkok
  5. Ukraine
  6. Dhaka
  7. Vienna
  8. Brussels
  9. Asma Jehangir
  10. Darfur
  11. Harare
  12. Beijing
  13. Hudson River
  14. I.P.P
  15. Taipei

Q-VI. The following foreign phrases are used in English. What do they mean? Any Ten: (10)
  1. Coterie
  2. Bonanza
  3. Amicus Curiae
  4. Sub Poena
  5. Soiree
  6. Resume
  7. Protégé
  8. Matador
  9. Portmanteau
  10. Laissez Faire
  11. Quorum
  12. Langua Franca
  13. Rapprochement
  14. Non de plume
  15. Prima facie

Q-VII. What do these abbreviations stand for? What are their functions, if any? Any Ten: (10)
  1. A.B.A.D
  2. S.I.T.E
  3. I.C.M.A.P
  4. I.P.C.C
  5. N.C.H.R
  6. A.W.A.C.S
  7. A.I.D.S
  8. T.G.V
  9. P.A.S.S.C.O
  10. LL.B
  11. A.D.C
  12. F.I.F.A
  13. C.E.R.N
  14. A.F.P
  15. P.S.D.P

Q-VIII. Write brief notes on geographical, historical, economic and strategic importance of any Five of the following: (10)
  1. Strait of Hormuz
  2. Yellow River
  3. Bosporus
  4. Black Sea
  5. Dead Sea
  6. Gulf of Aqaba
  7. Strait of Malacca
  8. Kara Koram Range



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GENERAL KNOWLEDGE


Time Allowed: 03 Hors. . . . July 12, 2010 . . . . Total Marks: 100

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Q-1. Write notes on any two of the following: (16)

i. Reduction of subsidies for stabilization of economy – its affects.
ii. The role of UNO under the shade of the Super Powers
iii. The Spoil System and the Good Governance
iv. Policy option for withdrawal of America from Afghanistan
v. The deteriorating standards of Education in Balochistan.


Q-2. Differentiate between any six of the following. (12)



a. Centriole and Centrosome
b. Smog and Smoke
c. Isotopes and Isobars
d. Autopsy and Biopsy
e. Pisciculture and Sericulture
f. Epidemic and Endemic
g. Cohesion and Adhesion
h. Stress and strain in the context of elasticity
i. Tropic of Cancer and Tropic of Capricorn


Q-3. Explain any ten of the following: (15)


a. Cosmic Rays
b. Thermal Vents
c. Entropy
d. Elastic Limit
e. Solar Constant
f. Ozone Hole
g. Escape Velocity
h. Acid Rain
i. Rocky Planets
j. Solfataras
k. Radioactive dating
l. Genetic Counseling
m. Renewable Sources of Energy
n. Mass – Energy Equivalence Formula


Q-4. Answer any ten of the following: 15


1. How does juice rise in a pipe?
2. Why distance objects look smaller?
3. Why motorists use convex mirror?
4. What is the function of radiator in a car?
5. How can bats fly in dark?
6. Why milk is called a complete diet?
7. What is the role of fat in an animal?
8. How does a Jeweller’s cut diamond sparkle?
9. What are conducting tissues in plants?
10. What sort of mirror is used in search lights?
11. How does water get cooled in an earthen ware?
12. Why is there a constriction in a clinical thermometer?
13. Why places on sea shore are cooler in summer but warm in winter?
14. Why is Nichrome used in heaters, irons and radiators?
15. Name one unicellular animal and plant each.


Q-5. Identify any ten of the following. (15)


a. Sir Robert Francis Moody
b. Sir Ambrose Dandas Flux
c. General Sir Frank Messerry
d. Allan Octavian Hume
e. Pilot Officer Rashid Minhas
f. Ahmed Nadeem Qasmi
g. Recep Tayyip Erdogan
h. Mikhail Gorbachev
i. Ban Ki Moon
j. Rabindranath Tagore
k. Abdul Sattar Edhi
l. Ardeshir Cowas Jee
m. Sir Chandra Sekhara Raman
n. Dr. Ahmad Mohammad Ali Al-Madni
o. Al-Sheikh Abdul Aziz bin Abdullah


Q-6. What do these abbreviations stand for (any ten): (10)


a. WUKO
d. WADA
c. FIFA
d. ABC
e. JCSC
f. IRBM
g. FOFA
h. ZETA
i. XGS
j. WWW
k. WIPO
l. UPI
m. UNITAR
n. TCP
o. SONAR

Q-7. Discuss the general performance of the Football Teams in the 2010 FIFA, specially, in the couple of Semi Finals and Final. Who was the best scorer on the whole and who scored in the Semi Finals and Final?


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COMPETITIVE EXAMINATION FOR THE POST(s) OF SECTION OFFICERS OFFICERS (B-17) IN THE S&GAD, GOVT: OF BALOCHISTAN

GENERAL KNOWLEDGE INCLUDING EVERYDAY SCIENCE

Marks: 100 March 28,2012 Time: 3 Hours



Q.NO.1. Write Note on any TWO of the following: (20 Marks)

(1) Pak-Iran gas pipeline and American response.
(2) American Withdrawal from Afghanistan in 2014 and its repercussions for the region.
(3) Vladimir Putin and the future of Russia in world politics.
(4) Optimism in life and literature.

Q.NO.2. Explain any TEN of the following: (20 Marks)

(a). Avalanche (b). Equinox (c). Ocean of storms (d). Twilight (e). Zenith

(f). Aristocracy (G). Balfour Declaration. (h) Confederation (i). Extradition

(j). Inquest (k). Absolute Zero (L). Pessimism (M). Buffer state

Q.NO.3. Answer ant TEN of the following: (20 Marks)

1. why does it not hurt when we cut our nails ?
2. why does a clock loose time in summer ?
3. why a siphon cannot work in vacuum ?
4. why when a gun is fired within a visible distance, the sound is heard a little after the smoke is seen ?
5. explain why moisture gathers on the outside of a glass tumbler ?
6. what is aerodynamics?
7. why are cloudy nights generally warm ?
8. why is rain water soft but river water hard ?
9. why a small space is left at the joint between two rails ?
10. why does fanning produce a sense of coolness in the body ?
11. at what speed does the earth revolve round the sun ?
12. what is mirage ?
13. how much blood does a normal person have in his body ?

Q.NO.4. Identify any TEN of the following: (10 Marks)

1. Edmund spenser
2. Christopher marlow
3. paradise regained.
4. Dr. Samuel Johnson
5. Child Harold
6. Maxim Gorky
7. Canterbury Tales.
8. Hugo Chavez
9. Colin Powel
10. Tansu Cillar
11. Pete Samprass
12. Malik Feroz khan noon
13. Dr. Shamshad akhter.

Q.NO. 5. Abbreviations: Do any TEN: (10 Marks)

1. A.N.C
2. A.w.a.c.s
3. B.C.C.I
4. C.B.R
5. A.P.E.C
6. C.P.N.E
7. C.T.B.T
8. G.A.T.T
9. G.C.C
10. M.C.O
11. M.O.U
12. N.U.S.T
13. P.N.S.C

Q.NO.6. Name authors of any TEN of the Following Books: (10 Marks)

1. Emma
2. The Prince.
3. Das Capital.
4. Ben hur
5. Brother Karamazov
6. The Confessions
7. David Copperfield
8. Doctor's Dilemma
9. Faerie Queen
10. Anchal
11. Dast-e-Saba
12. Khak-o-Khun
13. Sirat-un-Nabi.

Q.NO.7. Mention the capitals and currencies of the following countries: (10 Marks)

1. Rwanda
2. Somalia
3. South Africa
4. Uganda
5. Qatar
6. Finland
7. Yugoslavia
8. Hungary
9. Haiti
10. Colombia
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COMPETITIVE EXAMINATION FOR THE POST(s) OF SECTION OFFICERS OFFICERS (B-17) IN THE S&GAD, GOVT: OF BALOCHISTAN

GENERAL KNOWLEDGE INCLUDING EVERYDAY SCIENCE

Marks: 100 March 28,2012 Time: 3 Hours



Q.NO.1. Write Note on any TWO of the following: (20 Marks)

(1) Pak-Iran gas pipeline and American response.
(2) American Withdrawal from Afghanistan in 2014 and its repercussions for the region.
(3) Vladimir Putin and the future of Russia in world politics.
(4) Optimism in life and literature.

Q.NO.2. Explain any TEN of the following: (20 Marks)

(a). Avalanche (b). Equinox (c). Ocean of storms (d). Twilight (e). Zenith

(f). Aristocracy (G). Balfour Declaration. (h) Confederation (i). Extradition

(j). Inquest (k). Absolute Zero (L). Pessimism (M). Buffer state
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(a). Avalanche
A sudden, drastic flow of snow down a slope due to the load of new snow or rain, snowmobilers, explosives or backcountry skiers, overload the snow pack. It is also called snow slide or snow slip.

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(b). Equinox
Derived from Latin, meaning "equal night" .On equinox night and day are nearly the same length i.e. 12 hours, all over the world, because Earth's axis neither tilts away from nor towards the Sun .

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(c). Ocean of Storms
Also known as Oceanus Procellarum ,is a vast lunar mare on the western edge of the Moon, formed by ancient basaltic flood ,volcanic eruptions that covered the region in a thick, nearly flat layer of solidified magma. Unlike the other lunar maria, however, Oceanus Procellarum is not contained within a single well-defined impact basin . Around its edges lie many minor bays and seas.

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(d). Twilight
Time between dawn and sunrise or between sunset and dusk, during which sunlight scattering in the upper atmosphere illuminates the lower atmosphere, and the surface of the earth is neither completely lit nor completely dark. The sun itself is not directly visible because it is below the horizon.

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(e). Zenith
An imaginary point directly above or in the vertical direction opposite to the gravitational force at a particular location, on the imaginary celestial sphere.
The zenith is used in the following scientific contexts:

1.It is the direction of reference for measuring the zenith angle, the angle between a direction of interest (e.g., a star) and the local zenith.
2.It defines one of the axes of the horizontal coordinate system in astronomy.

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(f). Aristocracy
A ruling body composed of the best citizens .It is a form of government in which supreme power is in the hands of an "upper class" known as aristocrats or a government when only a certain part of the general public can represent the public.

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(g).Balfour Declaration
Issued on November 2, 1917, in a letter from Arthur James Balfour, British Foreign Secretary, to Lord Rothschild, president of the British Zionist Federation .In it the British made public their support of a Jewish homeland in Palestine. It was 67-word statement contained within a brief letter. The declaration recognized the establishment of a Jewish homeland in Palestine. Great Britain, particularly, favored the declaration as an act of policy. She wanted the United States to join World War I and the she hoped that by supporting a Jewish homeland in Palestine, world Jewry would be able to sway the U.S. to join the war. It statement read as follows:-

"His Majesty's Government view with favour the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people, and will use their best endeavours to facilitate the achievement of this object, it being clearly understood that nothing shall be done which may prejudice the civil and religious rights of existing non-Jewish communities in Palestine, or the rights and political status enjoyed by Jews in any other country."

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(h) Confederation
An alliance or a group of people or nations with shared goals or permanent union of political units, for common action in relation to other units. Then it tend to be established for dealing with critical issues such as defense, foreign affairs or a common currency, with the central government being required to provide support for all members.

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(i). Extradition
Transfer of an accused from one nation or state to another nation or state. Between states, extradition is regulated by treaties and compelled by laws. Extradition Act, 1972, deals to the extradition of fugitive offenders in Pakistan.

(j). Inquest

A judicial inquiry in common law jurisdictions, particularly held to determine the cause of a person's death, conducted by a judge, jury, or government official. An inquest may or may not require an autopsy carried out by a coroner or medical examiner. Generally, inquests are only conducted upon deaths which are suspicious, due to violence, involving law enforcement officials, or of persons held in state custody.

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(k). Absolute Zero
The point where no more heat can be removed from a system, or entropy reaches its minimum value .absolute zero is defined as 0K on the Kelvin scale and as −273.15° on the Celsius scale equals to −459.67° on the Fahrenheit scale.

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(l). Pessimism
Is the tendency to expect the worst and see the worst in all things.it is a state of mind in which one perceives life negatively.

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(m). Buffer state
A nation situated in between two separate powers. In general, the buffer state acts as an independent country unassociated with the rival nations or empires. This nation provides a cushion that prevents belligerent actions from occurring. This differs from a satellite state in that the nation generally holds a neutralist foreign policy, creating a buffer zone rather than a position for the hostile powers to hedge military and economic objectives.

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Q.NO.3. Answer ant TEN of the following: (20 Marks)

1. why does it not hurt when we cut our nails ?
2. why does a clock loose time in summer ?
3. why a siphon cannot work in vacuum ?
4. why when a gun is fired within a visible distance, the sound is heard a little after the smoke is seen ?
5. explain why moisture gathers on the outside of a glass tumbler ?
6. what is aerodynamics?
7. why are cloudy nights generally warm ?
8. why is rain water soft but river water hard ?
9. why a small space is left at the joint between two rails ?
10. why does fanning produce a sense of coolness in the body ?
11. at what speed does the earth revolve round the sun ?
12. what is mirage ?
13. how much blood does a normal person have in his body ?
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1. why does it not hurt when we cut our nails ?
Answer:-Nails are made of a tough protein called keratin and are produced from living skin cells in the fingers and toes. But they do not have nerve endings and pain receptors like the rest of our body. So the pain sensation does not reach our brain and we do not feel pain when they are cut.

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2. why does a clock loose time in summer ?
Answer:-In summer due to high temperature the length of pendulum increases so that it's time period also increases, hence clocks loses time in summer.

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3. why a siphon cannot work in vacuum ?
Answer:-A siphon works due to the atmospheric pressure and force of cohesion among the water molecules, so it does not works in vacuum.

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5. explain why moisture gathers on the outside of a glass tumbler ?
Answer:-the water vaporous present in air get cooled and appear as droplets of water on coming in contact with the cold surface of the glass tumbler.

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6. what is aerodynamics?
Answer:-It is defined as "the branch of mechanics that deals with the motion of gases especially air and their effects on bodies in the flow." It includes the effects of pressure and air resistance. It is used often for airplanes and rockets, but also for automobiles, where reducing the air friction can improve performance and fuel efficiency.

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7. why are cloudy nights generally warm ?
Answer:-Because at night Earth radiate infra-red radiation (heat) back into space. When there is cloud cover, the clouds act like a blanket. It prevent much of the warm air from leaving the atmosphere and trap the heat close to the ground just like a blanket traps heat close to our body.

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8. why is rain water soft but river water hard ?
Answer:-Rainwater is soft water because content calcium or magnesium or iron ions are not dissolved in it and its purified water while river water contains a large amount of minerals, particularly calcium, magnesium, and irons that makes it hard.

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9. why a small space is left at the joint between two rails ?
Answer: - All materials expand when heated and contract when cooled, small space is left to allow room for the rails to expand due to the rise in atmospheric temperature as well as the friction caused by running of train. The expansion due to heating is significant, and unless space is provided for expansion of rails, the rails will bend to accommodate the increased length. This will make the railway unfit for running of trains.

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11. at what speed does the earth revolve round the sun ?
Answer:-The Earth orbits, on average, 93 million miles (149,600,000 km) from the Sun (this distance is defined as one Astronomical Unit (AU)), taking one year to complete an orbit. The Earth revolves around the Sun at a speed of about 18.5 miles/sec (30 km/sec).

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12. what is mirage ?
Answer:-Mirage is an illusion observed in deserts or on roads in summer season where inverted images of distant objects are formed as there would have been water in the desert or on the road. This phenomenon is due to total internal reflection of light and refraction of light.

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13. how much blood does a normal person have in his body ?
Answer:-Human body contains approximately 6 quarts (or 5.6 liters) of blood.

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Q.NO.4. Identify any TEN of the following: (10 Marks)

1. Edmund spenser
2. Christopher marlow
3. paradise regained.
4. Dr. Samuel Johnson
5. Child Harold
6. Maxim Gorky
7. Canterbury Tales.
8. Hugo Chavez
9. Colin Powel
10. Tansu Cillar
11. Pete Samprass
12. Malik Feroz khan noon
13. Dr. Shamshad akhter.
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1. Edmund spenser
English poet best known for The Faerie Queene

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2. Christopher marlow
English dramatist, poet and translator of the Elizabethan

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3. paradise regained.
Poem by the English poet John Milton, published in 1671.

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4. Dr. Samuel Johnson
English author poet, essayist, moralist, literary critic, biographer, editor and lexicographer.

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5. Child Harold
Narrative poem in four parts written by Lord Byron

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6. Maxim Gorky
Russian and Soviet author, a founder of the Socialist Realism literary method and a political activist

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7. Canterbury Tales.
Collection of stories written in Middle English by Geoffrey Chaucer at the end of the 14th century.

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8. Hugo Chavez
President of Venezuela

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9. Colin Powel
American statesman

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10. Tansu Cillar
Turkish economist and politician. She was Turkey's first and only female Prime Minister.

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11. Pete Samprass
American tennis player and former world no.1

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12. Malik Feroz khan noon
Seventh Prime Minister of Pakistan.

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13. Dr. Shamshad akhter.
Former Governor of the State Bank of Pakistan .



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Q.NO. 5. Abbreviations: Do any TEN: (10 Marks)

1. A.N.C
2. A.w.a.c.s
3. B.C.C.I
4. C.B.R
5. A.P.E.C
6. C.P.N.E
7. C.T.B.T
8. G.A.T.T
9. G.C.C
10. M.C.O
11. M.O.U
12. N.U.S.T
13. P.N.S.C

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1. A.N.C
African National Congress, Anti Narcotic Committee

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2. A.w.a.c.s
Airborne Warning And Control System

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3. B.C.C.I
Baluchistan Chamber Of Commerce And Industry

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4. C.B.R
Central Board Of Revenue

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5. A.P.E.C
Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation

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6. C.P.N.E
Council Of Pakistan Newspapers Editors

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7. C.T.B.T
T Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty

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8. G.A.T.T
General Agreement On Tariffs And Trade

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9. G.C.C
Gulf Co-Operation Council, Global Cricket Council

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10. M.C.O
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11. M.O.U
Memorandum of Understanding

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12. N.U.S.T
National University of Science And Technology

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13. P.N.S.C
Pakistan National Shipping Corporation
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