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General Knowledge MCQs (b) It is extremely cold region on earth

(c) One of the hottest places in the world

(d) The existence of a large number of
1. In the Composition of the earth, Aluminum
8. Identify the largest ocean:
(a) Pacific Ocean (b) Atlantic Ocean
(a) 27.5% (b) 20.3%
(c) Indian Ocean (d) Artic Ocean
(c) 14.5% (d) 8.1%
9. Mediterranean Sea is connected to the
2. The deepest part of the Ocean is:
Atlantic Ocean by the:
(a) Vostok (b) Puerto Rico Trench
(a) Strait of Gibraltar (b) Bering strait
(c) Mariana Trench (d) Sundas Trench
(c) Davis strait (d) Dover strait
3. After Australia, which of the following is the
10. Caribbean Sea is linked with the Pacific
Ocean by the:
(a) Suez Canal (b) Panama Canal
(a)Antarctica (b) South America
(c) Sunda Strait (d) None of the above one
(c) North America (d) Europe
11. Sea of Japan is famous for :
4. The deepest place in the Indian Ocean is:
(a) Oil Reserves (b) Mineral Water
(a) Mariana Trench (b) Puerto Rico Trench
(c) Fishing Area (d) Icebergs in water
(c) Sunda Trench (d) Isle Trench.
12. Red sea is between :
5. The highest waterfall of the world is:-
(a) Arabia and Africa
(a) Victoria (b) Tugela
(b) Turkey and Russia
(c) Angel (d) Niagara.
(c)China and Japan
6. The areas around the North and South poles
(d) Germany and Scandinavia
within the
13. Alexandria is a seaport of :
Polar circles is called:
(a) Greece (b) Egypt
(a) The Torrid Zone (b) The Frigid Zone
(c) Iran (d) Germany
(c) The Temperature Zone (d) None of the
above 14. Bering Strait separates Asia from:
7. Death Valley in California, U.S.A is so (a) America (b) Africa
called because of:-
(c)Australia (d) None of the above one
(a) It is highly polluted area on earth
15. The longest mountain range in the world is: 22. Which of the following strait separates Italy
from Sicily?
(a) Karakoram (b) Alps
(a)Sunda (b) Messina
(c) Andes (d)Hindukush.
(c) Bonifacio (d) Johore
16. Cyprus is an island in the:
23. Identify the worlds longest river with the
(a) Mediterranean Sea length of
(b) South China Sea 6,521 km.
(c) Red Sea (a) Amazon (b) Mississippi
(d) Caribbean Sea. (c) Nile (d) none of the above
17. Which of the following country shares the 24. Which one is the longest river?
water of Caspian
(a)Jhelum (b) Chenab
(c) Ravi (d)Sutlaj.
(a) Russia (b)Iran
25. Which of the following is the smallest sea?
(c) Azerbaijan (d) All the above
(a) South China Sea. (b) Arabian Sea.
18. Palk Strait separates India from :
(c) Sea of Marmara. (d) Caribbean Sea.
(a) Sri Lanka (b) Maldives
26. Which of the following river is located in
Geography 3 Iraq?
(c) Bangladesh (d) None of the above one (a) Lena (b)Oxus
19. Dickson is a seaport of : (c) Volga (d)Euphrates
(a)Italy (b) Malaysia 27. In which of the following country, Victoria
(c) South Africa (d) Norway Falls is located?

20. Lake Superior is : (a) Canada (b) Zimbabwe

(a) The Worlds deepest freshwater lake (c) U.S.A (d) Venezuela

(b) The Worlds largest freshwater lake 28. Which of the following waterfalls is located
between America
(c) The worlds largest saltwater lake
and Canada?
(d) None of the above
(a) Victoria Falls (b) Ribbon Falls
21. Seattle is a seaport of :
(c) Niagara Falls (d) Angels Falls.
(a)China (b) U.S.A
29. Identify the worlds Largest Dam :-
(c) Germany (d) Canada
(a) Aswan (b) Kiev
(c) Tarbela (d) Mangla (c) HinduKush range (d) Sulaiman range

30. In which of the following region New 38. Kasr-i-Mantra is an official residence of:
Zealand is situated?
(a) King of Saudi Arabia (b) Amir-Kuwait
(a) Europe (b) South America
(c) Iranian President (d) None of the above
(c) Caribbean (d) Oceania
39. Why Black Sea is so called:
31. The worlds largest land frontier is between:
(a) A large number of black rocks in the water
(a)America and Canada
Geography 5
(b) Russia and China
(b) The dense fog that prevails there in winter
(c) Argentina and Brazil
(c) The water of the sea is black
(d) China and Mongolia
(d) None of the above
32. The worlds largest sliver producing country
is.--(a) Canada (b)Australia 40. Which of the following Country is largest by
(c) Russia (d) Mexico.
(a)China (b) Canada
33. Valetta is the capital of:
(c) America (d) Russia
(a)Finland (b) Malta
41. Which of the following Country is a
(c) Senegal (d) Congo Peninsula?

34. The United Arab Emirates (U.A.E) (a) Brazil (b) Japan
Comprises of:
(c)Greenland (d) Saudi Arabia
(a) Abu Dhabi (b) Sharjah
42. Which of the following Country is largest by
(c) Fujairah (d) All the above population?

35. Which of the following Desert is the (a) Russia (b)Indonesia

largest in area?
(c)China (d)India
(a) The Sahara (b) Gobi
43. Which part of the world is called City of
(c) Takla Makan (d) Thar Angles?

36. The famous Dost-i-Lut desert is located (a) Bangkok (b) Stockholm
in :
(c) New York (d) Rome
(a) Iran (b)China
44. Which part of the world is called Cockpit of
(c) South Africa (d) Egypt Europe?

37. Nanga Parbat is the famous mountain (a) Belgium (b)Ireland

Peak of:
(c)Netherlands (d)Greenland
(a) Karakoram range (b) Himalayas range
45. The worlds largest fish catching country is: (c) Vietnam (d) North Korea.

(a) Russia (b)China 53. Identify the biggest Island:

(c) Japan (d)Australia (a)Greenland (b)Iceland

46. The worlds longest railroad tunnel Seikan (c) New Zealand (d) Taiwan
is located in:
54. Identify the Coldest Planet:
(a) England (b) Japan
(a)Pluto (b)Venus
(c) Switzerland (d) Russia.
(c)Jupiter (d) Mars
47. Which Country is called Land of Milk and
Honey? 55. Identify the smallest Planet:

(a) Lebanon (b) Japan (a)Venus (b) Mercury

(c) Canada (d)Turkey (c)Jupiter (d) None of above

48. Which part of the world is called: 56. Which one is the highest Mountain Pass in
Playgroud of Europe? the world?

(a) Norway (b) Germany (a) Khunjerab Pass (b) Kilik Pass

(c) Switzerland (d) Poland (c) Alpine (d) None of the above

49. Which Part of the world is called Land of 57. Identify the Largest Salt-Water Lake in the
Midnight Sun? world:

(a) Thailand (b)Finland (a) Lake Superior (b) Baikal Lake

(c) Norway (d) Japan (c) Caspian Sea (d) Mancher Lake

50. What is Big Ben? 58. Identify the worlds largest City (in area):

(a) A Volcano in Alaska (a)Shanghai (b) Moscow

(b) A Glaxy of Stars (c) New York (d) London

(c) A clock placed on the British Parliament 59. Which is the longest strait of the world?

(d) None of the above (a) Malacca (b) Gibraltar

51. Which of the following is a Baltic State? (c)Bosphorus (d) Dover

(a) Georgia (b) Armenia 60. Fleet Street in London is famous for:

(c) Ukraine (d)Estonia. (a) Tailoring and Jewellery Shops

52. Which of the following Asian countries is Geography 7

landlocked? (b) Banking and Financial Transactions
(a) Myanmar (b) Mongolia (c) Offices of the leading British Newspapers
(d) None of the above One. (c) Maldives (d)Mauritius

61. Wall Street in New York is famous for: 68. Siachen Glacier is situated in :

(a) Stocks Exchange Market (a) Hindu Kush (b) Sulaiman

(b) Modern Shopping Centre (c) Pamir (d) Karakorum

(c) Broadest street in the world 69. Which of the following glacier is in Hunza?

(d) None of the above (a) Hispar (b) Biafo

62. Which of the following lines divide Turkish (c) Atrak (d) None of the above
and Greek
70. Which of the following Mountain Peak is not
Cyprus communities? situated in

(a) Yellow Line (b) Green Line Karakorum range?

(c) Curzon Line (d) Maginot Line (a) Broad Peak (b) Gasherbrum Peak

63. Which of the following countries is called (c) Tirich Mir Peak (d) All of the above
Land of Milk and
71. The worlds smallest state by population is:
(a) San Marino (b) Monaco
(a) Switzerland (b) Norway
(c) Vatican (d) Nauru.
(c) Bahrain (d) Lebanon.
72. The worlds largest fresh water lake is:
64. Which one is boundary line between Poland
and Germany? (a) Caspian sea (b) Great Bear

(a) Maginot Line (b) Seigfrid line (c) Baikal (d) Superior.

(c) Hindenburg line (d) Mannerheim line 73. Nanga Parbat Peak is situated in:

65. Takla Makan Desert is located in : (a) Himalayas (b) Karakoram

(a) Xinjing (China) (b) East Africa (c)Hindukush (d) Suliman

(c)Basutoland (d) Iran 74. The largest river in Baluchistan is :

66. Khyber Pass is located in : (a) Dasht (b)Zhob

(a) Karakorum range (b) Himalyas range (c) Rakshan (d) Hingol

(c) Hindukush range (d) Sulaiman range 75. Which is the highest railway station in Asia?

67. Which part of the world is known as Star (a)Quetta (b) Kalat
and key of Indian (c) Kan Mehtarzai (d) Sibi
Ocean? 76. What is the significane of a small country
(a)India (b) Sri Lanka Ecuador?
(a) It is a biggest island of Latin America (c) Mount Mayon (Philippines)

(b) It is located on the equator of the earth (d) Java (Indonesia)

(c) It is a land where days and nights are of one 81. The Eastern Mediterranean Island Cyprus
month is divided

duration on the earth between:

(d) None of the above (a) Germany and Poland (b) France and
77. Kuril Islands are situated between:
(c) Turkey and Greece (d) Indonesia and Japan
(a) China and Japan
82. Which is the smallest state in area?
(b) Russia and Japan
(a)Bahrain (b) Maldives
(c) Australia and New Zealand
(c) Malta (d) Brunei Darrusalam
(d) U.S and Cuba
83. The distance of a place South or North of
78. What is Green peace? Equator is called :
(a) A mountain range (a) Altitude (b)Longitude
(b) The largest Island in the world (c)Latitude (d)Multitude
(c) Geological Society of London 84. Which part of the world is called The Land
Geography 9 of free people?

(d) An organization that stresses the need to (a) Switzerland (b)Thailand

maintain a (c) West-Indies (d) U.K
balance between human progress and 85. The worlds famous bridge Golden gate is
environmental located in:
conservation. (a) New York (b) Sydney
79. Yellow Sea lies between: (c) Mexico city (d) San Francisco
(a) Singapore and Malaysia. 86. Skhalin Islands enriched with oil reserves
(b) China and Japan. are claimed by:

(c) Vietnam and Philippine. (a) China and Russia (b) US and Japan

(d) Australia and New Zealand. (c) Russia and Japan (d) USA and Russia

80. The worlds largest active volcano Mauna 87. Pristina is the Capital of:
Loa is located in: (a)Chechnya (b) East Timor
(a) Hawaii (USA) (c) Bosnia (d) Kossovo
(b) Central Andes (Chile) 88. Oxus River is flowing between:
(a) Iran and Iraq (c) 805 km (d) 1200 km

(b) Afghanistan and Tajikistan 96. Which of the Sea is located in Central Asia?

(c) Jordan and Israel (a) Red Sea (b) Baltic Sea

(d) Russia and Turkey (c) Aral Sea (d) None of the above

89. SAARC Human Resource Development 97. Which Countrys land is below the sea
Centre is located at: level?

(a) New Delhi (b) Colombo (a) New Zealand (b) Japan

(c) Islamabad (d)Dhaka (c)Ireland (d) Netherlands

90. In July 1986, a model child welfare centre Geography 11

was established
98. On which river Gudu, Sukkur and Kotri
in a village Hummak near the city of: barrages are

(a) Lahore (b)Multan situated?

(c) Faisalabad (d) Islamabad (a) Chanab (b) Ravi

91. The Worlds largest desert in area is: (c)Indus (d)Sutlej

(a) Sahara (b) Arabia 99. Which of the following country consists of
1300 Islands?
(c) Gobi (d) Mogave
(a) Malaysia (b)Greenland
92. Dead Sea is lying between:
(c)Indonesia. (d) Philippines
(a) Iraq and Sudan (b) Israel and Jordan
100. What is Subway?
(c) Russia and Japan (d) Greece and Turkey
(a) Underground passage
93. Identify the Largest Sea?
(b) A road or path raised above ground level
(a) South China Sea (b) Caribbean Sea
(c) Short passage to any place
(c) Arabian Sea (d) Sea of Marmara
(d) None of the above
94. Which country has the greatest number of
volcanoes in the 101. What is Cathy Pacific?

world? (a) Airline (b) Newspaper

(a) Japan (b)Indonesia (c) News Agency (d)Island

(c) Philippines (d) Cameroon 102. The main cause of earthquakes is :

95. The length of Karakoram Highway (KKH) in (a) Sudden Cooling and Contraction of the
Pakistan is: earths Surface

(a) 650 km (d) 785 km

(b) Coming into activity of some dormant (c) Bari Doab (d) Saharwal Doab
109. Which part of Punjab is famous for
(c) Due to internal heat, sometimes water shisham Timber Forests?
changes into
(a) Changa Manga
steam and expands.
(b) Ala Chitta Range
(d) All of the above.
(c) Murree Kohuta Range
103. Which of the following countries are land
locked? (d) Mianwali and Kalabagh range.

(a) Ugauda, Austria, Hungry, Laos 110. Which of the following Central Asian State
is enriched with
(b) Albania, Brazil, Greece, Kenya
the worlds largest mineral resources?
(c) Sudan, Sweden, Cuba, Senegal
(a) Uzbekistan (b) Kazakistan
(d) Tanzania, Mozambique, Somalia, Portugal
(c) Azerbaijan (d)Turkmenistan
104. The Worlds largest Island is :
111. The largest number of fatalities by earth
(a)Greenland (b) Sumatra quakes were

(c) New Guinea (d) Madagascar recorded in :

105. The Soan and the Haro are the two rivers (a) Gilan (Iran) June, 21st 1990
(b) Kobe (Japan) January 17th 1995
(a) Baluchistan Plateau (b) Potohar Plateau
(c) Takhar (Afghanistan February 4th 1998
(c) Northern areas (d) Azad Kashmir
(d) Izmir (Turky)August, 17th 1999
106. Punjabs size in the total land mass of
Pakistan is : 112. Pakistan Forest institution is located in:

(a) 20.7% (b) 25.8% (a) Karachi (b) Rawalpindi

(c) 29.7% (d) 37.7% (c) Lahore (d) Peshawar

107. The Shandur Pass at the Height of 113. The archaeological site Kot Diji is
12,205 feet connects: located near the city of:

(a)Chitral and Gilgit (b) Chitral and Bannu (a)Larkana (b)Thatta

(c) Mardan and Malkand (d) Gilgit and (c) Khairpur (d) Swat
Kashgars 114. Pakistan is surrounded in the North West
108. The area lying between river Beas and the by:
Ravi is called:- (a) Iran (b)China
(a) Chaj Doab (b) Rachna Doab (c) Afghanistan (d) Himalayas Range
115. The most precious gemstone Emerald (b) Volcanic eruptions
are found in:
(c) Subsidence of a geocyncline
(a) Gilgit (b)Hunza
(d) Movement along major faults
(c) Swat (d) Dir
122. Biological weathering occurs in the ways
Geography 13 EXCEPT.

116. On a 1: 50,000 map, village A and B are (a) Joint widening by roots
4.5 cm apart. What
(b) Honeycomb weathering
is the real distance in km?
(c) Reaction with humid acid
(a) 1 km (b) 1 km
(d) Reaction with plant and animal solution
(c) 2 km (b) 2 km
123. Which of the following has the highest
117. To show the distribution of People of annual rainfall?
Pakistan we should use:
(a) Sialkot (b) Rawalpindi
(a) Shade method (b) Do method
(c) Parachinar (d)Chitral
(c) Isopleth (d) Bargraph
124. The largest district of the Punjab by area
118. The strength of wave action depends on is:
all these EXCEPT:
(a) Dera Gazi Khan (b) Rajanpur
(a) Currents in the sea (b) Wind strength
(c) Bahawalpur (d) Rahim Yar Khan
(c) Depth of coastal water (d) Height of waves
125. Pakistan Environmental Protection
119. Bore is caused by: Ordinance was enforced

(a) Rising tide while meeting river currents in:

(b) Friction from prevailing winds (a) 1984 (b) 1986

(c) Spring tide and strong winds (c) 1988 (d) 1990

(d) Unequal heating of oceans 126. Which of these is a process of

transportation in a river?
120. Which of these is not a metamorphic rock?
(a) Solution (b) Corrosion
(a)Quartzite (b) Slate
(c)Attrition (d) Deposition
(c) Shale (d) Schist
127. A canyon is a large form of:
121. Earthquakes are vibrations associated
with all the following (a) Dry valley (b) Gorge

EXCEPT: (c) Pediment (d) Badiand

(a) Subduction of rock during collision of crystal 128. What kind of weathering takes place on
plats the valley side
above the surface of the glacier? (c) 250 m (d) 300 m

(a)Plucking (b) Abrasion Geography 15

(c) Chemical weathering (d) Frost shattering 134. Water vapour turns into clouds in the
atmosphere when:
129. Which of the statements to about the
Troposphere is not (a) It rains (b) The temperature rise

true? (c) Dew point is reached (d) Evaporation takes

(a) It contains 85-90% of the atmospheres
mass 135. When a warm air is lifted off the surface in
(b) It contains nearly all the water and oxygen
of the depression it is called:

atmosphere (a) An occlusion (b) A cold front

(c) It is the zone which exhibits changes in (c) An anticyclone (d) A warm front
condition of
136. Afternoon rains in the equatorial region
weather are the result of

(d) It is about 350 km thick influences:

130. A wind which reverses seasonally is known (a) Convectional (b) Monsoon
as wind.
(c)Frontal (d) Land Breeze
(a) Trade (b) Cyclonic
137. Mediterranean regions are useful for all
(c) Monsoon (d) Polar these EXCEPT?

131. The Stevenson screen contains all of these (a) Tourism (b) Forestry
(c) Fruit growing (d) Wine production
(a) Wet bulb thermometer (b) Maximum
thermometer 138. The best projection to suit the map of
Pakistan is:
(c) Ordinary thermometer (d) Anemometer
(a) Simple cylindrical (b) Conical
132. Weather describe the condition of ______
at any one time: (c)Zenithal (d) Conventional

(a) The earth (b) The land surface 139. The extinct Volcanic Peak of Koh-i-Sultan is
(c) The atmosphere (d) The ionosphere
(a) Saudi Arabia (b)Turkey
133. Temperature increases with increasing
altitude by 10C for (c) Iran (d) Pakistan

every ______ rise: 140. The length of River Ganges is approx:

(a) 100 ft (b) 150 m (a) 2500 km (b) 2960 km

(c) 3840 km (d) 2780 km (d) Womens rights

141. Deccan Plateau is in: 149. Which of the following Sufi saints belong
to Chistia order?
(a) Europe (b) Asia
(a) Hazrat Baha-ud-Din Zakariya
(c)Australia (d) Africa
(b) Hazrat Shah Rukn-i-Alam
142. The only river in Pakistan flows, SW-NE
direction: (c) Hazrat Farid-ud-Din Ganj Shakar

(a) The Gomal (b) The Kurram (d) None of the above

(c) The Zhobe (d) The Swat 150. The longest river in South Asia is:

143. Potwar Plateau bounded on the south by: (a) The Ganges (b) The Indus

(a) Siwalik hills (b) Indus river (c) The Brahm putra (d) The Sutlej

(c) Salt range (d) Jelum river 151. The total length of Railways in Pakistan is:

144. The Mountain Peak of Takht-i-Sulaiman is (a) 5000 km (b) 8875 km

(c) 7500 km (d) 9235 km
(a) Yemen (b)Turkey
152. The length of River Indus is:
(c) Pakistan (d) Iran
(a) 2880 km (b) 2700 km
145. Black Race is not in:
(c) 2650 km (d) 3200 km
(a) Gambia (b)Portugal
153. The oldest Hydro-electric Project in
(c) Guinea Bissau (d) Mali Pakistan is:

146. SURMA is the name of. (a) Dargai (b) Rasul

(a) River (b) Desert (c) Warsak (d) Malakand

(c)Mountain (d)Island 154. The oldest barrage on the river Indus at

Sukkur was built in:
147. Transportation and trade are:
(a) 1932 (b) 1940
(a) Primary activities (b) Secondary activities
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(c) Tertiary activities (d) None of these
(c) 1930 (d) 1928
148. Kyoto Protocol is an international treaty
relating to: 155. Worlds density of population (1990
(a) Child labour abuses
(a) 50 person per sq km (b) 39 person per sq
(b) Environmental problems km
(c) Elimination of chemical and biological (c) 46 person per sq km (d) 31 person per sq
weapons km
156. Which of the following continents has no (c) Sunderlands (India) (d) Bangladesh
164. Which is the largest tea producing country
(a)Australia (b) North America in the world?

(c) South America (d) Europe (a) Nigeria (b)Indonesia

157. Which of the following regions is (c)India (d) Kenya

165. Three Persian Gulf Islands, Abu Mussa,
(a) Arabia (b) Scandinavia The Greater and

(c) Alaska (d) All of above. Lesser Tunbs, are disputed between:

158. The richest fishing ground in the world: (a)Iran and Iraq (b) Iran and U.A.E.

(a) North Western Europe (c) Iraq and Kuwait (d) Qatar and Bahrain

(b) North Eastern Asia 166. Darwin is the seaport of:

(c) North Western North America (a)Australia (b) France

(d) North Eastern North America (c) U.K. (d) Germany

159. The oldest Iron and steel industry centre 167. Which country produces maximum gold?
in India is:
(a) Brunei (b) South Africa
(a) Bombay (b)Durgapur
(c)Australia (d) New Zealand
(c) Bhalai (d) Jamshedpur
168. Which city is called City of seven hills?
160. Buddhism accounts for 100% of the total
population in: (a) New York (b) London

(a) Nepal (b)Bhutan (c) Paris (d) Rome

(c) Sri Lanka (d)China 169. Broadway (New York U.S.A.) is the
worlds largest:
161. Maize, Rice and Wheat are generally
referred as: (a)Theatre (b)Thoroughfare

(a) Root crops (b) Cereal Crops (c)Museum (d)Gymnaseum

(c) Legumes Crops granaries (d) None of the 170. What is meant by Equinox?
above (a) The longest day
162. The largest latitude circle on earth is: (b) The shortest day
(a) Arctic circle (b) Tropic of cancer (c) The sun-month long day
(c) The Equator (d) Tropic of Capricorn (d) Equal duration of day and night
163. Worlds largest Delta is: 171. The season changes because of the:
(a)Italy (b) Mexico
(a) Moon is revolving round the earth (c) 4000 million years (d) 5500 million years

(b) Earth is revolving round its axis 177. Antarctica is situated in the:

(c) Earth is revolving round the sun (a) North Pole(b) South Pole

(d) Planet Mars is attracting the sun (c) Eastern Hemisphere (d) Western
172. The distance of longitude represents how
many minutes 178. Which continent is termed as Dark
difference in time:
(a) Asia (b) Africa
(a) 10 minutes (b) 4 minutes
(c)Australia (d) South America
(c) 15 minutes (d) 1 minute
179. The biggest desert Sahara is in:
(a) America (b)Australia
(c) Africa (d) Asia
Parallel is a boundary line between:
180.The country which is first in Petroleum oil
(a) North and South Korea production is?
(b) China and Mongolia (a)Indonesia (b) Netherland
(c)Germany and Poland (c) Iran (d) Saudi Arabia
(d) USA and Canada 181. Maximum quantity of diamonds are found
Geography 19 in:

174. Zardak is the highest peak of: (a) North America (b) South America

(a) Karakoram range (b) Sulaiman range (c)India (d) Africa

(c) Kirthar range (d) Hindukush range 182. In which continent is the Alps mountains
to be found?
175. When one place on the earth is on a
bigger eastern longitude (a) Asia (b) Africa

then its time will be: (c)Australia (d) Europe

(a) Ahead 183. London is situated by the side of which

(a) Seine (b) Don
(c) Equal to the time of other place
(c)Australia (d) Thames
(d) Exactly one day behind than
184. Madagascar is the largest island in the:
176. What is the age of the earth?
(a) Pacific Ocean (b) Atlantic Ocean
(a) 5000 million years (b) 6000 million years
(c)Indian Ocean (d) Arctic Sea
185. Suez Canal is between: (c) Japan (d) Norway

(a) Red sea and Mediterranean 193. Rainfall related to mountains is:

(b) North sea and Caspian sea (a) Orographic rainfall (b) Normal rainfall

(c) Indian Ocean and China sea (c) Monsoon rains (d) Cyclonic rainfall

(d) Atlantic and Pacific Oceans Geography 21

186. Which is the shortest day in the Northern 194. Which waterway gives the source of
Hemisphere? terrestrial moisture?

(a) Ist January (b) 22nd December (a) Ocean (b) Rivers

(c) 30th December (d) 1st December (c) Lakes (d) Canals

187. The animal Kangaroo is to be found in : 195. Bangladesh has a dispute over the
construction of a dam on
(a) Malaysia (b)Australia
Naaf river with:
(c) Sri Lanka (d)Mauritius
(a)India (b) Myanmar
188. The earths rotation on its axis is from:
(c) Nepal (d)China
(a) South to North (b) North to South
196. A large group of islands is known as
(c) East to West (d) West to East
(a) Peninsula (b) Archipelago
189. Which country has the largest production
of aluminium? (c) Strait (d)Channel

(a) Germany (b) Canada 197. A large coral reef containing islands
encompassing a sea
(c) U.S.A. (d)India
water lagoon is named:
190. To control was environmental hazards,
United Nations will (a) Arctic (b) Atoll

hold the Earth Summit 2002 in: (c)Bank (d) Alpine

(a) Brazil (b) Canada 198.These are only two double land-locked
countries in the world.
(c) South Africa (d) Norway
Double land locked means a land-locked
191. By area, the Worlds largest country is: country which is
(a) Canada (b) USA also surrounded by land locked neighbouring
(c) Russia (d)China countries.

192. Which country is known as Land of Name both the countries?

midnight sun? (a) Uzbekistan and Liechtenstein
(a)Italy (b) Canada (b) Uzbekistan and Chad
(c) Uzbekistan and Mali 206. The Nile is the largest river of the world.
Name the second
(d) Liechtenstein and Chad.
largest river of Africa?
199. Basin is a low land area. Which are the
largest basins in the (a) The Congo (b) The Niger

face of the earth? (c) The Senegal. (d) None of the above

(a) Seas (b) Oceans 207. The point that lies directly above the
source of an
(c) Rivers (d) None of the above
earthquake is known as
200. Among these SAARC countries which is
not land locked? (a) Earthquake Center (b) Epicenter

(a)Bhutan (b) Nepal (c) Gravitational Center (d) Geological Center

(c) Sri Lanka (d) None of the above 208. Name the middle part of the earth?

201. What is the name of the central part of (a) Core (b) Crust
the earth?
(c) Mantle (d) None of the above
(a) Mantle (b) Core
209. Which is the worlds largest mangrove
(c) Crust (d) None of the above forest(s)?

202. What is/are the basic purpose(s) of dams? (a) Changa Manga Forest (b) Sundarbans
(a) Storage of water in a large reservoir.
(c) Amazon Forest (d) All of the above
(b) Generation of electricity (Hydel Power)
210. The part of desert where adequate water
(c) Control of floods is available for
(d) All of the above cultivation is called:
203. Which continent has no desert? (a) Oasis (b) Marsh
(a)Australia (b) Europe (c)Island (d)Isthmus
(c)Antarctica (d) South America 211. The famous Khunjrab Pass is between
204. Which is the thinnest earth layer? Pakistan and

(a) Core (b) Mantle (a) Afghanistan (b)China

(c) Crust (d) None of the above (c) Iran (d)India

205. What is the name of the second highest 212. A part of land surrounded by water on the
African peak? three sides is

(a) Mount Kenya (b) Mount Kilmanjaro called:

(c) Mount Congo (d) None of the above (a)Island (b) Creek
Geography 23 220. Who is called Father of Geography?

(c) Peninsula (d) Gulf (a) Euclid (b) Herodotus.

213. What is the largest factor that decreases (c) Marco Polo. (d) None of the above
the life of the
221. What is the name of the hot molten
reservoir of dam? matter underneath solid

(a) Siltation (b) Floods rock?

(c) Drought (d) Waterlogging (a) Lava (b) Magma

214. Water source beneath the earth flowing (c) Crust (d) None of the above
naturally is called:
222. The hard, solid rocks, whose composition
(a) Stream (b) Fall or texture has been

(c) Spring (d) Lake changed by heat or pressure in the Earth are
215.A small water body say a river that flows
into a larger body (a) Sedimentary rocks (b) Metamorphic rocks.

of water is called (c) Igneous rocks (d) None of the above

(a)Tributary (b) Spring 223. The rocks formed out of layers of

sediment bonded together
(c)Confluence (d) None of the above
are known as
216. Name the largest island of Mediterranean
Sea? (a) Metamorphic rocks (b) Sedimentary rocks

(a) Sicily (b) Sardina (c) Igneous rocks (d) None of the above

(c) Cyprus (d) Malta 224. The fine yellowish dust or silt spread and
deposited by the
217. Which is the largest river of Europe?
winds, that is very fertile is called:
(a)Danube (b) Volga
(a) Alluvium (b) Loess
(c) Missouri (d) Thames.
(c) Sediment (d) None of the above
218. Which city/cities are situated along the
river Danube? 225. The mixture of silt, sand, and gravel
deposited by flowing
(a) Budapest (b) Belgrade
water such as rivers and streams is called
(c) Vienna (d) All of the above
(a) Sediment (b) Loess
219. Which fall is associated with the river
Zembazi? (c) Alluvium (d) All of the above

(a) Victoria Fall (b) Niagara Fall 226. The part of a river near the coast into
which the sea flows is
(c) Angel Fall (d) Tugela falls
termed as grow?

(a)Tributary (b)Bank (a) Arctic (b) Tropical

(c)Estuary (d) None of the above (c)Tundra (d) Terrain

227. The areas of grassland totally without 232. The study of earthquakes and the waves
trees in South generated by them

America especially around the estuary of the is termed as

River Plate are
(a) Volcanology (b) Seismology
(c) Geomorphology (d)All of the above
(a) Savanna (b) Pampas
233. What is the name given to the material
(c) Loess (d) All of the above borne along by,

228. The Great Barrier Reef is a huge coral reef beneath or within glaciers?
off the northeast
(a) Moraines (b) Pampes
coast of
(c) Loess (d) None of the above
(a)Australia (b) Maldives
234. The flat-topped hill or mountain left
(c) Sri Lanka (d) Uzbekistan isolated by the erosion

229. What is the name of tropical grassland of softer rocks all around it is generally known
that has tree clumps as

scattered about it? (a) Mesa (b)Munatak

(a) Pampas (b) Moraines (c) Savanna (d) None of the above

(c) Savanna (d) None of the above 235. A hill or peak sticking through an ice cap,
mostly found in
230. The floor of a valley that is regularly
flooded by a river and Green land or Antarctica is called:

which receives a layer of alluvium each time is (a) Mesa (b) Moraines
(c)Munatak (d) Loess
(a) Delta (b) Flood Plain
236. A vent in the Earths surface that emits
(c)Confluence (d) All of the above steam and gases,

Geography 25 essentially associated with volcanic regions is

known as:
231. What is the name given to areas of land
in the higher (a) Fumarole (b) Mesa

latitudes where short, cool summers do not (c)Munatak (d) None of the above
permit trees to
237. What is 38th Parallel line?
(a) Boundary line between South Korea and 243. Seattle is a seaport of
North Korea
(a) Hong Kong (b) United Kingdom
(b) Boundary line between India and Pakistan
(c) United states of America (d) Singapore
(c) Boundary line between Canada and United
States of 244. Which is the largest river of Uzbekistan?

America. (a) River Amu (b) River Syr

(d) Boundary line between India and (c) River Zarafshon (d) River Naryn
Bangladesh 245. Qyzylqum is the largest desert of
238. Which one is a boundary line between (a)Turkmenistan (b) Tajikistan
Finland and Russia?
(c) Kirgyzstan (d) Uzbekistan
(a) Hindenburg Line (b) Curzon Line
246. Jenish Chokosu or Victory Peak is the
(c) Mannerheim Line (d) Maginot Line highest point in
239. Which are the boundary lines between which central Asian State?
India and Pakistan?
(a) Uzbekistan (b) Kazakhstan
(a) Working Boundary (b) Line of Control
(c) Kyrgyzstan (d) Tajikistan
(c) Line of actual contact (d) All of the above
247. Garagum desert is in which central Asian
240. Where lies Macmohan line? State?
(a) Boundary line between India and Pakistan (a)Turkmenistan (b) Uzbekistan
(b) Boundary line between India and China (c) Tajikistan (d) Kyrgyzstan
(c) Boundary line between India and Nepal 248. The highest peak of the central Asia lies in
(d) Boundary line between India and Tajikistan that is
Bangladesh 7500 meters high. Its name is
241. Which of these mountain passes are in (a) Lenin Peak
(b) Victory Peak
(a) Babusar Pass (b) Shandur Pass
(c) Ismail Samani or Stalin Peak
(c) Lowari Pass (d) All of the above
Geography 27
242. Gobi desert is in
(d) None of the above
(a) Mongolia and China
249. Which is the largest landlocked country of
(b) Iran and Iraq the world?
(c) Saudi Arabia and Yemen (a) Mangolia (b) Uzbekistan
(d) Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan (c) Chad (d) Liechtenstein
250. Which is the second largest country in (c) Volga (d)Rhine
258. Which of the following boundaries exists
(a) Sudan (b) Algeria between Germany

(c) Egypt (d) South Africa and Russia?

251. Which is the worlds fourth largest (a) Hindenburg Line (b) Curzon Line
country? (Area wise)
(c) Durand Line (d) Redcliff Line
(a) Canada (b) Russia
259. Which two countries borders along the
(c)India (d)China 24th Parallel line?

252. Which SAARC Country contains eight of (a) South Korea and North Korea
worlds ten highest
(b) United States and Canada
(c) Pakistan and India
(a)India (b)Bhutan
(d) None of the above
(c) Nepal (d) Pakistan
260. 49th Parallel line is a famous boundary
253. Strait of Messina separates Italy from line which exists

(a) Sicily (b) Cyprus between:

(c) Sardina (d) France (a) Pakistan and India

254. What is the name of worlds largest (b) South Korea and North Korea
freshwater lake which is
(c) Canada and United States of America
in North America?
(d) None of the above
(a) Lake Titicaca (b) Lake Baykal
261. Which of the following boundary lines
(c) Lake Superior (d) Lake Erie does exist between

255. Which is the worlds second largest Poland and Russia?

(a) Hindenburg line (b) Curzon line
(a) Asia (b) Africa
(c) Durand line (d) Mannerheim line
(c)Australia (d)Antarctica
262. Siegfred line is a boundary line around:
256. The highest point of North America is
(a) Switzerland (b) United States
(a) Mount McKinley (b) Mount Elbrus
(c)Finland (d) Germany.
(c) Mount Kenya (d) None of the above
263. Green Line is any boundary line. Green
257. London is situated across the river Lines exist between:

(a)Danube (b) Thames (a) Israel and Jordan (West Bank)

(b) Republic of Cyprus and Turkish Republic of length?
(a) The Nile (b) The Volga
(c) The Yangtze (d) The Amazon
(c) East Beirut and West Beirut
270. The largest and most important river in
(d) All of the above North America is:

264. Every body knows Great Wall of China. (a) The Nile (b) The Mississippi
Chinese erected this
(c) The Danube (d) The Indus
wall as a defense against:
271. The longest river of Asia is:
(a) Arabs (b)Indians
(a) The Indus
(c)Iranians (d) Mongols
(b) The Ganges
265. Which boundary line does exist between
Pakistan and (c) The Yangtze or Chang Jiang

Afghanistan? (d) None of the above

(a) Machmohan line (b) Maginot line 272. The second longest river in Africa is:

(c) Durand line (d) Curzon line (a) The Nile (b) The Congo

266. Oderneisse line is a boundary line (c) The Zambezi (d) The Yukon
between ANSWERS
(a) Poland and Germany (b) India and China 1.d 2.c 3.d 4.c 5.c 6.b
(c) Russia and Germany (d) Russia and Finland 7.c 8.a 9.a 10.b 11.c 12.a

Geography 29 13.b 14.a 15.c 16.a 17.d 18.a

267. Which defensive boundary wall Roman 19.b 20.b 21.b 22.b 23.c 24.d
Britians established
25.c 26.d 27.b 28.c 29.c 30.d
against invading tribes?
31.a 32.d 33.b 34.d 35.a 36.a
(a) Great Wall (b) Hadrians Wall
37.b 38.a 39.b 40.b 41.d 42.c
(c) Both of the above (d) None of the above
43.a 44.a 45.b 46.b 47.a 48.c
268. Which of the following is the second
longest river in Europe? 49.c 50.c 51.d 52.c 53.a 54.a

(a) The Volga (b) The Amazon 55.b 56.c 57.c 58.c 59.a 60.c

(c) The Danube (d) The Yangtze 61.a 62.b 63.d 64.c 65.a 66.d

269. Which is the second largest river in the 67.d 68.d 69.a 70.c 71.c 72.d
world in terms of
73.a 74.d 75.c 76.b 77.b 78.d
79.b 80.a 81.c 82.b 83.c 84.b 247.a 248.c 249.a 250.b 251.d 252.c

85.d 86.c 87.d 88.b 89.c 90.d 253.a 254.c 255.b 256.a 257.b 258.a

91.a 92.b 93.a 94.c 95.c 96.c 259.c 260.c 261.b 262.d 263.d 264.d

97.d 98.c 99.c 100a 101a 102.d 265.c 266.a 267.b 268.c 269.d 270.b

103.d 104.a 105.b 106.b 107.a 108.c 271.c 272.b

109.a 110.b 111.d 112.d 113.c 114.d __________

115.c 116.c 117.b 118.a 119.a 120.c Chapter 2

121.c 122.c 123.a 124.c 125.a 126.c ECONOMICS

127.b 128.d 129.d 130.c 131.d 132.c 1. The Balance of payment is understood as:

133.c 134.c 135.a 136. a 137.b 138.d (a) The balance of amount after paying debt

139.d 140.a 141.b 142.c 143.c 144.c (b) The balance of income and expenditure in
the annual
145.b 146.a 147.c 148.b 149.c 150.c
151.b 152.a 153.d 154.a 155.b 156.d
(c) The balance between a nation's expenditure
157.d 158.b 159.d 160.b 161.b 162.c on imports
163.c 164.c 165.b 166.a 167.b 168.d and its receipts from exports.
169.b 170.b 171.c 172.b 173.d 174.c (d) None of the above
175.a 176.d 177.b 178.b 179.c 180.d 2. Pinpoint the main objectives of World Trade
181.d 182.d 183.d 184.c 185.a 186.b Organization

187.b 188.d 189.c 190.c 191.c 192.d (WTO):

193.a 194.c 195.b 196.b 197.b 198.a (a) Fix a quota for each member country
trading in
199.b 200.c 201.b 202.d 203.b 204.c
International Market
205.a 206.a 207.b 208.c 209.b 210.a
(b) To eliminate quota system and promote free
211.b 212.c 213.a 214.c 215.a 216.a competition

217.b 218.d 219.a 220.b 221.b 222.b in trade.

223.b 224.b 225.c 226.c 227.b 228.a (c) To secure Third World markets for American
229.c 230.b 231.c 232.b 233.a 234.a
European goods
235.c 236.a 237.a 238.a 239.d 240.b
(d) To abolish completely custom duties on
241.d 242.a 243.c 244.a 245.d 246.c items of trade
within member countries (c) To make foreign exchange resources
available for those
3. The number of family welfare centres in
Punjab are: countries facing balance of payments difficulties

(a) 560 (b) 940 (d) None of the above

(c) 1230 (d) 1503 6. The United Nations celebrated International

Year of
4. Which of the following statement is not true?
Shelter for the Homeless in:
(a) The World Bank has to affiliates, the
International (a) 1985 (b) 1987

Development Association and the International (c) 1990 (d) 1992

7. The Islamic Development Bank would
Corporation. provide half a billion

(b) The membership of the IMF is the principal US dollars in Capital to create--(a) Private Pan
condition Islamic Bank

for membership of the World Bank. (b) International Islamic Foundation for Science
(c) The World Bank provides loans to such
countries whose Technology

balance of payments condition is not favourable (c) Refugees Rehabilitation Fund

(d) The World Bank finance all kinds of capital (d) None of the above

infrastructure such as roads and railways, 8. The domestic production of crude oil in the
country is
telecommunications, seaports and power
facilities in the approximately (per day)

developing countries. (a) 44,300 Barrels (b) 57,700 Barrels

1 (c) 65,200 Barrels (d) 70,000 Barrels

2 General Knowledge MCQs 9. The regulations of World Trade Organization

(WTO) shall be
5. Identify the main functions of IMF:
enforced from:
(a) To provide loans to the members of UNO for
(a) 1 January 2002 (b) 1 January 2003
development of Industrial infra structure
(c) 1 July 2004 (d) 1 January 2005
(b) To make foreign exchange resources
available for those 10. The biggest market of Pakistani exports is:

countries that want to import essential items of (a) France (b) Saudi Arabia
(c) U.S.A (d) U.K.
11. The biggest market of Pakistani Imports is: 16. Difference between a countrys exports and
imports is:
(a) USA (b) U.K.
(a) Trade Balance (b) Trade Deficit
(c) Russia (d) Japan
(c) Trade Surplus (d) Volume of Trade
12. The Government has reduced the rate of
profit on National 17. Cash crop is the crop:

Saving Schemes primarily for the reason of: (a) Which gives high profit to the farmers

(a) Enhancing the level of saving rate (b) Which is grown only for sale

Economics 3 (c) Which is grown after taking Cash loan from

(b) Discouraging the blockage of money in such
schemes (d) None of the above one

(c) To encourage the investors to invest their 18. The lowering of the value of a currency in
capital in the international

active business ventures market or against specific other currencies,

which makes
(d) To bridge the gap between their profit rate
and Bank's exports cheaper and imports expensive is
mark up rate on loans
(a) Devaluation (b) Revolution
13. Pakistans domestic demand for petroleum
products in (c)Inflation (d) Deflation

growing annually with the percentage of: 19. The value of the output of all goods and
services produced
(a) 3 percent (b) 5 percent
within a nation's borders, normally given as a
(c) 8 percent (d) 15 percent total for the
14. The Womens Division was created in the year. It thus includes the production of foreign
Federal owned firms
Government in January: within the country, but excludes the income
(a) 1974 (b) 1977 from

(c) 1979 (d) 1981 domestically owned firms located abroad, is

15. The first World Population Conference
under the United (a) Gross National Product

Nations was held in 1975 at: 4 General Knowledge MCQs

(a) Kampala (b)Bucharest (b) Gross Home Products

(c) Nairobi (d)Ankara (c) Gross Domestic Product

(d) General Domestic Production (c) There should be fair distribution of wealth in
the society
20. Dow Jones index' is the scale:
(d) None of the above one
(a) For measuring Industrial profit in a year
24. The lowest number of people living below
(b) For measuring the average share price of the poverty line
among the SAARC Countries are in:
Japanese companies
(a) Bangladesh (b)Pakistan
(c) For measuring the average share price of
major US (c) Nepal (d) Sri Lanka

industrial companies 25. Family Planning in rural areas hampered

mainly due to:
(d) None of the above
(a) Deficiency in planning
21. Embargoes are designed to:
(b) Lack of knowledge
(a) Promote trade of prohibited goods
(c) Psychological and Social Orthodoxy
(b) Restrict trade of particular commodities
Economics 5
(c) Restrict trade of drugs
(d) Non-availability of devices
(d) None of the above
26. Both-way trade between two countries is
22. When a group of countries have removed also known
all tariffs quotas
and export subsidies on trade among
themselves that is (a) Government Expenditure

called: (b) Fiscal Revenue

(a) Laissez faire (b) Liberal Trade region (c) Volume of Trade

(c) Free Trade zone (d) All of the above one (d) Terms of Trade

23. Which one among the following statements 27. Trade by exchange of Commodities is
is truly explain called:

the `Laissez Faire' theory? (a) International Trade (b) Foreign Exchange

(a) State should refrain from all intervention in (c) Line of Credit (d) Barter Trade
28. Tax on a Commodity according to its
affairs volume

(b) State should manage every field of is:

economic activities
(a) Real tax (b) Direct Tax
for the benefit of the public
(c) Indirect Tax (d) Ad Valorem Tax
29. Who is the first Tax Mohtasib of Pakistan? (a) 1952 (b) 1955

(a) Justice (R) Saleem Kazmi (c) 1957 (d) 1959

(b) Justice (R) Allah Nawaz 36. What percentage of population in Pakistan
is under the age
(c) Justice (R) Ijaz Nisar
of 15?
(d) Justice (R) Saleem Akhtar
(a) 38% (b) 40%
30. Safety stock of grains held by the
government is: (c) 45% (d) 50%

(a) Surplus stock (b) Overhead stock 37. A free port is the port where:

(c) Buffer stock (d) Overall stock (a) Less duties are paid

31. The lowest price below which a thing will (b) No duties and no restrictions
not be sold is
(c) Selective duties are paid
called its:
(d) Restrictions on imports but not on exports
(a) Floor price (b) Ceiling price
38. Which country has maximum foreign
(c) Real price (d) Average price project investments in

32. When no tariffs are imposed on exports and Pakistan?

imports, it is
(a) USA (b) U.K
(c)China (d) Japan
(a) Two way trade (b) Exchange trade
39. What do you understand by the term "Kerb"
(c) Free trade (d) Selective trade in foreign

33. An economy when private and government currency dealings:

enterprises both
(a) The exchange rate of currencies in the open
operates, is: market

(a) Free economy (b) Closed economy (b) The exchange rate of currencies determined
by the State
(c) Joint economy (d) Mixed economy
Bank of Pakistan
6 General Knowledge MCQs
(c) All sort of Monetary dealings in foreign
34. Agreement between two countries is: currencies
(a)Multi lateral agreement (b) Bilateral within the stock exchange
(d) None of the above one
(c) Single agreement (d) Special agreement
40. Financial year of USA starts from:
35. Family Planning Programme was started in
Pakistan in: (a) 1st January (b) 1st March
(c) 1st July (d) 1st April (a)China (b) Canada

41. In the budget 2001-2002, the government (c) USA (d) Russia
has decided to
46. The world's most Powerful super computer
wind-up one of the following privilege of the is called:
new employees:
(a) ASCI White (b) ASCI Red
(a) House rent (b) Benevolent fund
(c) ASCI Pink (d) None of the above
(c) Pension (d) None of the above
47. The outflow of the best and brightest
Economics 7 students from

42. In the budget 2001-2002, the largest sector developing countries is called:
of current
(a) Migration of intellectual
expenditure is allocated on:
(b) Shift of Brain
(a) Defence
(c) Brain drain
(b) Subsidies
(d) Transfer of mind
(c) Running of civil government
48. Which five year plan of Pakistan is yet to be
(d) Debt servicing implemented?

43. In the budget 2001, 2002, what amount the (a)7th (b)8th
government has
(c)9th (d) 10th
allocated to undertake new water projects in the
country: 49. The per capita income of Pakistan is
(a) Rs. 2 billion (b) Rs. 4 billion
(a) 350 US Dollars (b) 408 US Dollars
(c) Rs. 5 billion (d) Rs. 3 billion
(c) 483 US Dollars (d) 503 US Dollars
44. General Sales Tax, under the constitution
1973 8 General Knowledge MCQs

is a: 50. Which province has the highest literacy

(a) Federal Subject (b) Provincial Subject
(a) N.W.F.P. (b) Balochistan
(c) Concurrent subject (d) None of the above
one (c) Punjab (d) Sindh

45. Which of the following country will provide 51. According to a recent report of International
financial aid for Labour

the construction of Gwadar Port and Makran Organization (ILO) the number of people in the
Coastal World living

highway in Balochistan? on two dollars or less a day are:

(a) 2 billion (b) 3 billion 57. Which of the following sector is the main
source of foreign
(c) 3.5 billion (d) 4 billion
exchange earnings in Pakistan?
52. Pinpoint the source, through which
budgetary gap is (a)Industry (b)Agriculture

financed in Pakistan? (c) Both the above (d) None of the above one

(a) External borrowing Economics 9

(b) Domestic non-Bank borrowing 58. Identify the duration of the First five year
plan of Pakistan:
(c) Borrowing from to banking system
(a) 1948 - 52 (b) 1955 60
(d) All the above sources
(c) 1960 - 65 (d) 1962 - 67
53. If a country wants to achieve rapid rate of
economic 59. What is the share of wheat crop in total
cropped area of
development, it must save at least:
(a) 25% Gross National Products each year
(a) 18.05% (b) 28.07%
(b) 30% Gross National Products each year
(c) 37.01% (d) 48.01%
(c) 35% Gross National Products each year
60. The total area of Pakistan is 80 million
(d) 40% Gross National Products each year hectares, out of
54. Identify the main reason of 'deficit which area under forests is:
financing' in Pakistan-
(a) 3.5% (b) 4.8%
(a) Low savings
(c) 7.3% (d) 9.3%
(b) Rapid growth of Population
61. OPEC's largest oil producing country is:
(c) Inadequate banking facilities
(a) Kuwait (b) Iran
(d) All the above one
(c) Saudi Arabia (d) U.A.E
55. Pakistan's domestic saving rate of GNP is:
62. The Aid to Pakistan Consortium now
(a) 7% (b) 9% renamed as:
(c) 11% (d) 14% (a)IMF
56. Which is the single largest component of (b) World Bank
GDP of Pakistan?
(c) Assistance to Pakistan Forum
(a)Industry (b)Agriculture
(d) Pakistan Development Forum
(c) Foreign remittances (d) None of the above
63. The ratio of males and females population
of Pakistan is
equal in: (a) Pakistan (b) Bangladesh

(a)Quetta (b) Peshawar (c)India (d) Sri Lanka

(c) Lahore (d) Rawalpindi 70. The World's population has now reached
64. United Nations World Food Programme
commenced its (a) 6 billion (b) 8 billion

operation in Pakistan during: (c) 9 billion (d) 10 billion

(a) 1963 (b) 1965 71. The study of science of population is

called :
(c) 1968 (d) 1972
(a) Geography (b) Demography
65. The country with highest ratio of urban
population in South (c) Plutocracy (d) Sociology

Asia is: 72. The 5th national census recorded the total
population of
(a)India (b) Sri Lanka
Punjab with annual growth rate of :
(c) Pakistan (d) Nepal
(a) 47.292 million -2.51% (b) 72.585 million
66. The Government of Pakistan has given -2.01%
certain incentives to
(c) 73.585 million -2.61% (d) 63.433 million
farmers for growing black tea on experimental -3.01%
basis at:
73. The population growth rate in the country
(a) Peshawar (b) Mardan is:
(c)Mansehra (d) D.G. Khan (a) 2.01% (b) 2.61%
10 General Knowledge MCQs (c) 3.01% (d) 3.61%
67. In which of the following country, 74. Identify the total percentage of population
population growth rate is in the country,
lowest? having access to safe and clean water supply.
(a) Japan (b)India (a) 40% (b) 52%
(c) Sri Lanka (d)Indonesia (c) 59% (d) 68%
68. In which of the following country, the 75. The population density in Punjab per square
population growth kilometer is
rate is lowest? approximately : (persons)
(a)Pakistan (b)China (a) 353 (b) 480
(c)Indonesia (d) Bangladesh (c) 590 (d) 882
69. The largest population density is in:
Economics 11 kilometer of area are in:

76. Identify the member of G-8 organization, (a) Islamabad (b) FATA
which will provide
(c) Balochistan (d) N.W.F.P.
300 million US dollars to Pakistan in 1999 for
certain 81. In the total population of Pakistan, the
share of Punjab
development projects?
province is approximately :
(a) America (b) United Kingdom
(a) 50% (b) 55%
(c) Germany (d) Japan
(c) 60% (d) 62%
77. In the total population of Pakistan, the
percentage of income 82. In the total population of Pakistan, the
share of Balochistan
tax payers is only :
is approximately :
(a) 1.05% (b) 1.75%
(a) 3% (b) 5%
(c) 2.01% (d) 3.4%
(c) 7% (d) 9%
78. What do you understand by the term
"deflation"? 83. Hydel power Stations of `WAPDA' are
generating electricity
(a) Excess circulation of money, causing
dearness of goods approximately:

(b) Increase in interest rates diverts money into (a) 3500 mw (b) 4250 mw
savings (c) 4880 mw (d) 5200 mw
and reduce circulation of money causing prices 12 General Knowledge MCQs
to fall.
84. The total demand of power (electricity) in
(c) Devaluation of local currency to the larger the country at
present is approximately:
(d) Decline in remittances from abroad, causing
economic (a) 7000 mw (b) 9000 mw

hardships for the Government (c) 12000 mw (d) 14000 mw

79. The maximum number of persons 85. In which of the following districts, the
populated in one square government of

kilometer of area are in: Pakistan has given incentives package to

farmers for
(a) Punjab (b) Sindh
growing black tea on experimental basis?
(c) N.W.F.P. (d) Islamabad
(a) Rawalpindi (b) Mardan
80. The minimum number of persons populated
in one square (c)Mansehra (d) Noshki
86. UNESCO required one country must spend (a)Multan (b) Rawalpindi
at least one
(c) Sargodah (d) Lahore
percent of its GDP on Science and Technology
but Pakistan 92. In the ten (10) most populated cities of
Pakistan, Sialkot is
is spending only:
on number :
(a) 0.02% (d) 0.05%
(a) Four (b) Six
(c) 0.07% (d) 0.08%
Economics 13
87. In which division of Punjab, the ratio of
males and females (c) Seven (d) Nine

is equal? 93. In the ten most populated cities of Pakistan,

Rawalpindi is
(a) Bahawalpur (b) Faislabad
on number:
(c) Lahore (d) Rawalpindi
(a) Three (b) Four
88. Which of the continents has the lowest
population growth (c) Five (d) Six

rate? 94. Which region of Punjab is free from water-

logging Problem?
(a) Asia (b)Australia
(a)Gujranwala (b) Lahore
(c) North America (d) Europe
(c) Rawalpindi (d)Multan
89. With the present population growth rate,
Pakistan would 95. What is the main reason of the flour crisis
in the country?
become worlds 3
(a) Wheat sowing area has been replaced with
rd sugar cane

most populated country by the year: crop by the farmers.

(a) 2020 (b) 2025 (b) A large portion of wheat Crop has been
damaged by
(c) 2030 (d) 2050
90. In which Division of Punjab, the ratio of
females in (c) Smuggling of wheat flour to other country

population is 10% more than males? (d) None of the above

(a)Multan (b) D.G. Khan 96. Identify the length of Islamabad-Peshawar

section of
(c) Gujranwala (d) Lahore
91. Which is the most urbanized division of
Punjab? (a) 96 km (b) 133 km
(c) 144 km (d) 154 km 103. The total area Pakistan has under
forestation is estimated
97. Which Division of Punjab produces
maximum wheat crop? at:

(a) Bahawalpur Division (b) Faislabad Division (a) 5,062 million acres (b) 8,095 million acres

(c) Lahore Division (d) Multan Division (c) 9,900 million acres (d) 12,300 million acres

98. "Rawal" and "Hajveri" are the two varities 104. National income is the sum of:
of one of the
(a) Income of all the rich people of the country
following crops.
(b) Income of all industrialists of the country
(a) Rice (b) Cotton
(c) Income of all the agriculturists in the
(c) Soyabean (d) Wheat country

99. The share of Cotton crop in the total (d) Income of all the people in the country
cropped area of Punjab during a year

is approximately. 105. G.D.P. (Gross Domestic Product) is the

value of all goods
(a) 16.0% (b) 18.0%
and services:
(c) 25.0% (d) 39.0%
(a) Produced in the country with foreign
100. Which division of the Punjab Produces resources during a
maximum Sugarcane
(b) Produced within the geographical
(a) Faisalabad (b) Bahawalpur boundaries of a
(c) Gujranwala (d)Multan country during a year
14 General Knowledge MCQs (c) Produced by the factors belonging to the
101. Out of total wheat production in Pakistan, country
Punjab working in or outside the country
contributes around : (d) None of the above
(a) 65% (b) 73% 106. G.N.P. (Gross National Product) is the total
(c) 79% (d) 83% value of goods

102. The largest portion of saline area of land and services:

in Punjab is in:- (a) Produced in a country with domestic or
(a) Faisalabad Divisional (b) D.G. Khan foreign factors
Division (b) Produced by the factors belonging to the
(c) Multan Division (d) Bahawalpur Division country
working in or out of the country (a) Retired person's activities are not included
(c) Produced by the factors belonging to the
country calculating national income

working abroad (b) The goods are not exchanged through the
(d) None of the above
107. National income is essentially composed
of: (c) It would involve double counting

(a) Annual income of Central Government (d) There is no way of imputing the value of
such goods.
(b) Total wealth of a Nation
111. Which of the following activity will be
Economics 15 considered as
(c) Income derived from taxes by the Central investment?
(a) Construction of a new house
(d) Annual income of citizens of a country
(b) Purchasing a newly floated share of a joint
108. Which of the following of Punjab has the stock
lowest population
(c) Building a new factory
(a) Rajanpur (b) Bahawalpur
(d) All the above
(c) Layyah (d) D.G. Khan
112. Real national income increases if:
109. National income is essentially composed
of: (a) Volume of goods and services increases

(a) All wealth of a nation (b) Prices of goods and services increase

(b) Annual income of the central government (c) Consumer's real income decrease

(c) All incomes of the people of the country in a (d) None of the above one
113. Identity the false statement among the
(d) Income derived from taxes by the central followings:
(a) If prices rise, real income also rises
110. The value of the vegetables a retired
school teacher grows in (b) In calculating national income, retirement
pension are
his lawn is excluded from the calculation of
national income excluded

because: 16 General Knowledge MCQs

(c) Stock of goods not sold by the producer, is (b) Economic development is measured by the
excluded from rate of

GNP population increases

(d) None of the above one (c) As a result of economic development of a

country, the
114. Per capita income is:
share of industrial sector in the national income
(a) Average income of the working class
(b) Average income of the people of a country
during a year (d) Per capita income is a better measure of
(c) Average income of labourers only
development than the national income.
(d) None of the above one
118. Which of the changes below is most likely
115. Which of the following is a real cause for to lead directly to
low per capita
an increase in the income growth rate?
income of Pakistan?
(a) An increase in wages
(a) There is lack of Natural resources
(b) An increase in interest rates
(b) These is over-population
(c) An increase in the balance of payments
(c) Unfavourable climatic conditions deficit
(d) All of the above (d) An increase in capital investment
116. Economic development means: Economics 17
(a) Increase in agricultural production of a 119. Economic planning means:
(a) Planning family size by limiting the number
(b) Increase in mineral resources of the country of children

(c) Increase in real national income and (b) Making decisions as to what is to be
standard of the produced, how
living of the people of country when and where it is to be produced and to
(d) Increase in consumption expenditure of the whom it is to
country be allocated on the basis of comprehensive
117. Which of the following statement is false? survey of the

(a) Economic development is a process economic system as a whole

whereby an economy (c) Planning to increase agricultural and
real national income increases over a long industrial
period of time production
(d) None of the above 125. Who issues one-rupee coin in Pakistan?

120. How much of GDP is spent on Agricultural (a) Government of Pakistan (b) State Bank of
Research in Pakistan

Pakistan? (c) Both of the above (d) None of the above

(a) 0.02 percent (b) 0.6 percent 18 General Knowledge MCQs

(c) 1.5 percent (d) 1.9 percent 126. Who issue two-rupee note in Pakistan?

121. 11 July every year is being celebrated (a) Government of Pakistan

under United Nations
(b) State Bank of Pakistan
as World Population Day since:
(c) Both of the above
(a) 1985 (b) 1987
(d)None of the above
(c) 1989 (d) 1991
127. Who issue ten-rupee note in Pakistan?
122. The main reason why cheques can be
regarded as money is (a) Government of Pakistan

that: (b) State Bank of Pakistan

(a) They are accepted by most people (c) Both of the above

(b) They act as receipts (d) None of the above

(c) They can be written for any amount 128. Which of the following statement is true?

(d) They can be sent safely by post (a) In barter system, goods are exchanged with
123. Of all methods of payment, the recognized
legal tender is:- (b) Token money has its face value equal to the
value of the
(a) Cheques
metallic content
(b) Bank notes/metalic coins
(c) One rupee note is convertible paper money
(c) Bills of exchange
(d) Silver and gold full-bodied coins circulated
(d) Promissory notes these days.

124. Token coins are: 129. Which of the following statement is true?

(a) Not legal tender (a) Only the person in whose favour a bearer
cheque is
(b) Valueless
written can cash this cheque
(c) Worthless than the value of the metal they
contain (b) Crossed cheque can be got cashed by any
(d) Worth more than the value of the metal
they contain
(c) Order cheque can be got cashed on (c) Double the quantity of money and other
identification things

(d) If the money unit is not scarce, it ceases to remaining the same the prices will be half of
be used as what they

money. were before and value of money will be double

as before
130. Which of the following statement is false?
(d) None of the above
(a) There is no difference in bearer and order
cheque 133. "Inflation" means that money:

(b) Payment of Bill of Exchange (sight) is made (a) Rises in value

immediately (b) Falls in value

(c) Pakistan has a strong stock exchange (c) Become scarce

(d) becomes larger in denomination
(d) A cheque is a form of currency note
134. "Inflation" may be defined as:
131. By value of money is meant?
(a) Rapidly increasing prices in a certain sector
(a) Power of a good to command other things in or industry
(b) A temporary increases in the prices of
(b) Power of money to command goods and several goods
services in
(c) A general and consistent increase in prices
exchange in an

(c) Power of a currency note to command coins economy

in exchange
(d) Too little money choosing too many goods
(d) Power of money to command foreign
currency. 135. Which of the following statement is true?

Economics 19 (a) Devaluation causes an increase in the value

of money
132. According to "Tausing":
(b) Fixed income groups are benefited by
(a) Double the quantity of money and other increase in prices
things, being
(c) A decrease in production brings a decrease
equal, the prices will be twice as high as before in the value
of money
value of money one half
(d) None of the above
(b) Double the quantity of money and value of
money will 136. Which of the following groups is most
likely to benefit from
inflation? (d) None of the above

(a) Exporters (b) Debtors 141. Will the following benefit in real terms
during a period of
(c) Pensioners (d) Creditors
high and rising inflation:
137. Which of the following must be a result of
inflation? (a) Someone who hoards money

(a) Higher interest rates (b) Someone whose income comes from
securities with a
(b) A rise in the exchange rate
fixed rate of interest
(c)An increase in the value of money
(c) Some one who owes money and is repaying
(d) A reduction in the value of money the debt
20 General Knowledge MCQs (d) None of the above
138. Can money perform the following 142. A stock exchange is:
(a) A central market for buying and selling all
(a) To compare the value of goods kind of goods
(b) To act as medium of exchange (b) A place where any businessman can borrow
(c) Both of the above money from

(d) None of the above the members

139. Which of the following will be described (c) A place where a register is kept of all public
as "cost push" and private

inflation? limited companies

(a) An increase in imported oil prices (d) A central market for buying and selling all
kinds of
(b) An increase in money supply
(c) An increase in unemployment allowances
143. Which one of the following is not a
(d) A reduction in income tax. function of a commercial

140. Which of the following statement is false? bank?

(a) Inflation brings an increase in production (a) Acting as banker to the state

(b) Inflation makes savings increase (b) Managing government borrowings

(c) The main cause of inflation in Pakistan is (c) Controlling the money supply
Economics 21
financing and excessive increase in money
supply (d) All of the above
144. The Worlds most populous city: (c) Interest, profits and dividends

(a) Mexico (b) Beijing (d) All of the above

(c) Kolcatta (d) Tokyo 149. "Free Trade" means:

145. In Asia, the highest density of population (a) No restriction on the movement of goods
(5516 persons per from one part

sq. km.) was recorded in: of the country to the other

(a) Singapore (b) Bangladesh (b) No ban on the import or export of a

commodity between
(c)India (d) North Korea
146. Which of the following is regarded as a
liability by choosing (c) Goods exchange between countries with out
(a) Overdrafts (b) Personal loans
(d) None of the above
(c) Money at call (d) Deposits of customers
22 General Knowledge MCQs
147. Which of the following policies would be
most appropriate 150. "Protection" means:

for the State Bank of Pakistan to follow if it (a) Safeguard of goods and services of a
wished to make country from being

it more difficult for the commercial banks to spoiled at the time of export
grant loans?
(b) Safeguard of assets of a country from being
(a) Buying long-term securities in the open destroyed by
military attack
(b) Raise the percentage of special deposits
required (c) Policy of a country to discourage import of
(c) Reduce the liquidity ratio
commodities so as to save the domestic
(d) Borrow through treasury bills rather than industries from
long term
competition with foreign firms
(d) None of the above
148. Which of the following items in the
balance of payments 151. Which of the following is not true?

accounts are invisible? (a) Tariffs can help new industries to become
(a) Aviation
(b) Tariffs may divert demand to home industry
(b) Tourism and so
encourage employment (c) Surgical goods (d) Tea

(c) Tariffs encourage home industries to Economics 23

become more
156. Which of the following statement is not
efficient false?

(d) All of the above (a) Pakistan's balance of payments is mostly

152. Which of the following is false statement?
(b) Terms of trade of Pakistan are favourable
(a) There is no difference between balance of
payment and (c) Devaluation makes the exports to increase

balance of trade (d) Pakistan imports cotton and exports wheat

(b) Balance of trade is also known as balance of 157.Which of the following statement is false?
(a) Public finance and private finance differ
trade from each other

(c) Balance of repayment consists of three in many respects

accounts namely
(b) In private finance, expenditure is first
current account, capital account and monetary estimated and
then resources are made available to meet this
(d) All of the above
153. A country's visible balance is the
difference between the: (c) Budget period for the public finance is one
(a) Volume of goods imported and exported
(d) Resources in both public and private finance
(b) Value of capital goods exported and are limited
in relation to demand for expenditure
(c) Volume of consumer goods imported and
exported 158. Which of the following is not correct?

(d) Value of goods imported and exported (a) Tax is a general purpose compulsory
154. Which of the following items are not
exports of Pakistan? (b) Tax payment is optional

(a) Wheat (b) Sports goods (c) A tax payment cannot claim a direct service
in lien of
(c) Both of the above (d) None of the above
155. Which of the following is not Pakistan's
major imports? (d) None of the above

(a)Petroleum (b) Machinery 159. Taxes which may be shifted from the
person upon whom
they are originally imposed to another person (b) Where public spending is greater than the
are: amount of

(a) Special taxes (b) Double taxes revenue

(c) Proportional taxes (d) Indirect taxes (c) Where public spending is equal to the
amount of
160. "Sales Tax" is ultimately paid by:
(a) The shopkeepers (b) The producers
(d) Where the budget leaves most tax payers
(c) The customers (d) The wholesalers with less
161. An example of indirect tax is: disposable income
(a) Corporation tax (b) Income tax 165. Which of the following measures would
(c) Rates (d) Tobacco tax the government take

162. Which of the following is true statement? to finance its borrowing requirements?

(a) Income tax is a progressive tax (a) Sell government securities

(b) Excise duty is an indirect tax (b) Sell bills of exchange

(c) Wealth tax is a direct tax (c) Sell ordinary shares

(d) All of the above (d) Buy treasury bills

24 General Knowledge MCQs 166. Which of the following is false statement?

163. A budget is best described as: (a) Federal government receives land revenue

(a) A list of expenditure made during the (b) Motor vehicles tax is received by Federal
previous year Government

(b) An estimate of expected income and a plan (c) Court fees are received by Federal
for Government

expenditure (d) All of the above

(c) A means of raising money for necessary 167. In a fully planned economy, who decided
expenditure what would be

(d) A plan for purchasing the best quality goods produced:

at the (a) Private entrepreneurs only
lowest prices (b) Government only
164. A budget of deficit is one: (c) Consumers only
(a) Where public spending is less than the (d) The government in public enterprise and
amount of private
entrepreneurs in private enterprises 172. Which of the following programmes was
168. Which of the following is/are
characteristics of mixed supported by UNICEF in Pakistan during 1982-
(a) To reduce infant mortality
(a) Subsidies for some industries
(b) To reduce maternal mortality
Economics 25
(c) To double the literacy rate among women
(b) The operation of the market economy in
parts of the (d) All of the above

economy 173. Under a capitalist system, the economic

problem of "what
(c) Government control of some industries
goods" shall be produced is solved primarily by:
(d) All the above
(a) People advertising their wants
169. Which of the following is/are true for a
capitalist society? (b) Direction by the government

(a) People have the right to own private (c) The pattern of consumer's spending
(d) People producing directly to satisfy their
(b) There is freedom of enterprise own wants

(c) Freedom of choice for the consumers 174. The Worlds most populous city is:

(d) All of the above (a) Mexico City (b) Beijing

170. Which one of the following arguments can (c) New York (d) Tokyo
be used in favour
175. Pakistans biggest and most powerful
of the market economy? Radio Station is:

(a) It guarantees full employment of labour (a) Islamabad (b) Lahore

(b) It leads to equality of wealth 26 General Knowledge MCQs

(c) It allows the government to plan investment (c) Karachi (d) Peshawar
in each
176. One advantage for the capitalist system
industry for allocating

(d) All of the above resources in economy is that it:

171. Pakistans largest export market is: (a) Avoids unemployment

(a) USA (b) Germany (b) Reduces inequality of incomes

(c) Japan (d) Saudi Arabia (c) Affords the fullest opportunity for
individuals to indicate
their preferences for goods within the limits of 181. Which of the characteristics of Islamic
their Economic System

spending power is/are true?

(d) Always results in goods being produced at (a) An Islamic state is essentially a welfare
the lowest state

possible cost. (b) Ensures social justice

177. Which of the following countries could (c) All economic problems are solved in the
most aptly be light of moral

described as having a fully centrally planned values

(d) All of the above
(a) U.K. (b) U.S.A.
Economics 27
(c) Former U.S.S.R. (d) Germany
182. "Zakat" is a charity on:
178. Which of the following statement is true?
(a) Wealth/income which stays with a Muslim
(a) Most of the developing countries like for at least
Pakistan have
one year
planned economies
(b) Levied on a Muslim who is Sahib-e-Nisab
(b) In a market economy, there is most equal
distribution of (c) Deducted at the rate of 2 % of the
(d) All of the above
(c)In a mixed economy, the government
interferes with the 183. Which of the following is correct? A Sahib-
e-Nisab is a
price system to overcome its disadvantages
person who owns:
(d) In a centrally planned economy, society will
always get (a) 7 tolas of gold or 52 tolas of silver

the goods it wants. (b) Trading goods or cash equal to 7 tolas of

gold or 52
179. In Punjab, the lowest density of population
is in: tolas of silver.

(a) Multan Division (b) Rawalpindi Division (c) 5 camels or 30 cows (buffaloes) or 40 sheep
(c) Bahawalpur Division (d) D.G. Khan Division
(d) All of the above
180. Which of the following is a cash crop?
184. In Islam, absolute ownership of property
(a) Wheat (b) Rice lies only with:

(c) Cotton (d) None of the above (a) Allah

(b)Government (a) 30 acres (b) 10 acres

(c) Owner of the property (c) 6 acres (d) 12 acres

(d) Both government and owner 189. Which of the following European country
has not adopted
185. Which of the following statement is
wrong? Europe currency?

(a) Islamic economic system allows the use of (a) Great Britain (b) Sweden
only "halal"
(c) Denmark (d) All of the above
190. Under the Constitution of Pakistan,
(b) Islamic laws cannot be changed by majority National Finance
Commission distribute the amount from federal
(c) Islamic economic system brings an end to taxes to
exploitation of
provinces on the basis of:
(a) Area (b) Population
(d) None of the above
(c) Natural Resources (d) Equality
186. From which of the following countries,
Pakistan received the 191. According to a UN report, the number of
hungry people
biggest share of workers remittances during the
year 2000? (starving to death) in the world stands at:

(a) UAE (b) Kuwait (a) 600 million (b) 800 million

(c) Saudi Arabia (d) USA (c) 700 million (d) 500 million

187. World Trade Organization (WTO) was 192. Kohat Tunnel Project is being completed
established in 1995 with the financial

with the objective: aid of:

(a) To promote free trade in the World. (a) Japan (b)China

(b) To protect intellectual property rights. (c)Turkey (d) USA

(c) To remove quota restrictions in foreign 193. Mukran Coastal Highway project is being
trade. completed with

(d) All of the above. the assistance of:

28 General Knowledge MCQs (a) Japan (b) Canada

188. Agricultural income tax in Pakistan will be (c)China (d) U.K.

levied on the 194. Which is the highest economic decision
farmers with land holdings of or more than: making organ in
Pakistan? deserving people is:

(a) National Finance Commission (a) Rs. 300 (b) Rs. 500

(b) Ministry of Economic Affairs (c) Rs. 600 (d) Rs. 700

(c) National Economic Council 200. The government has prepared a

programme to increase the
(d) None of the above
textile exports of the country by the name of:
195. What is Jingoism?
(a) Textile vision 2003 (b) Textile promotion
(a) Political Philosophy of State Control over all 2004
means of
(c) Textile vision 2005 (d) None of the above
201. Which of the following countries could
(b) Injustice done to the poor segment of most aptly be
described as having a fully centrally planned
(c) Extreme nationalism and patriotism economy?
Economics 29 (a) U.K. (b) USA
(d) Promotion of peace in the World (c) Cuba (d) 144
196. Which of the following Gemstones is 202. How many countries have joined WTO till
found in Pakistan? September 2002:
(a) Lapis Lazuli (b) Topaz (a) 111 (b) 122
(c) Ruby (d) All of the above. (c) 134 (d) 144
197. Which of the following mobile phone 203. In which of the South Asian Countries, the
company is in private infant mortality
sector? rate is highest?
(a) Mobilinks (b)Paktel (a) Pakistan (b) India
(c) Insta Phone (d) All of the above (c) Bangladesh (d) Sri Lanka
198. President General Pervaiz Musharraf 204. Naryab Dam in NWFP is being
inaugurated the first constructed in the district
branch of Micro Finance Bank on August 11, of:
2000 at:-
(a) Hazro (b) Ghazo
(a) D.G. Khan (b) Lahore
(c) Hangu (d) Kohat
(c)Multan (d)Jhelum
30 General Knowledge MCQs
199. Under the Zakat fund, the amount being
given to the
205. According to a UN report, the number of 211. Which of the following countries first
people in the world introduced paper

having no access to clean drinking water are: currency in the world?

(a) 70.4 million (b) 90.2 million (a) USA (b) Greece

(c) 1.1 billion (d) 1.8 billion (c)China (d) France

206. In this passage gestures mean: 212. The 6

(a) Verbal expression th

(b) Looks National Finance Commission Award the share

(c) Expressive movements of the body
provinces from the federal revenue has been
(d) Jesting. increased from
207. Who was appointed Caretaker Prime 37.5 percent to:
Minister when
(a) 2002-2003 (b) 2003-2004
National Assembly was dissolved on April 18,
1993? (c) 2004-2005 (d) 2005-2006

(a) Malik Meraj Khalid (b) Moen Qureshi 213. The Worlds largest copper producer is:

(c) Ghulam Mustafa Jatoi (d) Balkh Sher (a)China (b) Chile
(c) Brazil (d) Russia
208. The government in Pakistan has recently
withdrew sales tax Economics 31

on one of the following items: 214. The Worlds largest producer of silk is:

(a) Mobile phone cards (b) Medicine (a) Malaysia (b) Bangladesh

(c)Edible oil (d) Tea (c)China (d)India

209. The demand of electricity is rising in 215. Under the 6

Pakistan at the rate of: th
(a) 14 percent annually (b) 17 percent National Finance Commission Award the
share of provinces from the federal revenue has
(c) 19 percent annually (d) 21 percent been
increased from 37.5 percent to:
210. Which part of Pakistan has lowest urban
population? (a) 38% (b) 39%

(a) Islamabad (b) Balochistan (c) 40% (d) 42%

(c) N.W.F.P (d) FATA

216. The share from federal revenue is given to period of credit is allowed before payment is
the provinces called:

according to their:- (a) Account (b) Advertising

(a) Backwardness (b) Population (c) Asset (d)Annuity

(c) Area (d) None of the above 32 General Knowledge MCQs

217. Identify the worlds richest man and his 222. The prices that are set by government
organization: rather than by

(a) John Walton - Wal Mart stores USA negotiation between a seller and a buyer are
known as
(b) Bill Gates Microsoft - USA
(a) Market Prices (b) Management Prices
(c) Lawrence Ellison Oracle USA
(c) Administered Prices (d) None of the above
(d) None of the above
223. What is the term for paid announcements
218. The people live below the poverty line to persuade and
earn less then:
inform public?
(a) 1 US dollar daily (b) 2 US dollar daily
(a) Campaign (b) Advertising
(c) 3 US dollar daily (d) 5 US dollar daily
(c)Announcement (d) Publicity
219. Identify Pakistans largest gas fired power
plant: 224. The inefficiencies associated with
employing a
(a) Faisalabad Gas Turbine Power Plant
representative to carry out a task for you rather
(b) Uch Power Plant than
(c) Gomal Power Plant carrying it out yourself are known as in
(d) Malakand the Dargai Power Plant economical terms as

220. After independence, the first industrial (a) Agency Cost (b) Total Cost
unit inaugurated by (c) Running Cost (d) None of the above
Quaid-i-Azam was: 225. In terms of economics a constant annual
(a) Adamjee Paper Mills payment is called:

(b) Valika Textile Mills (a) Asset (b)Annuity

(c) Karachi Shipyard and Engineering Works (c) Capital (d) None of the above

(d) Pakistan Jute Mills 226. The transaction in which the buyer of an
item is selected
221. An arrangement between a seller and
buyer under which a after a number of buyers have made some
willingness to pay
for that item; is marked as money called?

(a) Sale (b) Bargaining (a) Stock market (b) Trading

(c) Disposal (d) Auction (c) Black market (d) Banking

227. The national economic self-sufficiency i.e., 232. The declaration by a court of law that a
exclusion from company or

international trade pursued as a national policy individual is insolvent, i.e., it cannot pay its
is called: debts on the

(a)Autarky (b) Self-sufficiency due dates is known as

(c) Self-reliance (d) All of the above (a)Bankruptcy (b)Penury

228. A check of accounting records conducted (c) Both of the above (d) None of the above
by a professional
233. The fixed interest security issued by
accountant to find out any fraud or governments, banks or
discrepancies is termed
other financial institutions is also termed
(a) Bargain (b) Bond
(a) Audit (b) Scrutiny
(c) Compact (d) Contract
(c) Review (d) Checking
234. The first class equity share, the purpose of
229. What is the term for total sales value which entails
divided by the number
little risk in earnings in recession is called:
of units sold and thus equals to average price
is? (a) Blue disc (b) Blue chip

(a) Average Cost (b) Average Sale (c) Both of the above (d) None of the above

(c) Average Revenue (d) None of the above 235. Underground economic activity that is not
declared for
Economics 33
taxation purposes is called
230. The statement of the wealth of a business
organization or (a) Black Trade (b) Black Country

individual on a given date usually the last day (c) Black Economy (d) Black List
of the fiscal 236. A trade of goods and services in the
year is termed as: exchange for other goods

(a) Balance Sheet (b) Balance list or services rather than for money is known as:

(c) Both of the above (d) None of the above (a) Foreign Trade (b) Free Trade

231. What is the business of accepting deposits (c) Barter Trade (d) Limited Trade
and lending
237. In an organized market, an intermediary the market that deals in short term loans is
between a buyer called:

and a seller is called: (a) Capital Market (b) Capital Stock

(a) Broker (b) Stockbroker (c) Both of the above (d) None of the above

(c) Commission agent (d) Negotiator 243. The total amount of physical capital in the
economy or in a
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firm or industry is termed as
238. What is called if estimate of income and
expenditure are for (a) Capital Market (b) Capital Gains

future as opposed to an account that records (c) Capital Stock (d) None of the above
244.An association of producers to regulate
transaction? prices by restricting

(a) Quota (b) Allocation output and competition is called

(c) Budget (d)Estimate (a) Cartel (b) Monopoly

239. The output from a process designed for (c) Merger (d) None of the above
the production of
245. The most common example of an
some other product. is called international cartel is the

(a) By product (b) Main product (a) South Asian Association for Regional
(c) Consumer Product (d) None of the above
240. The asset that is capable of generating
income and that have (b) Organization of Petroleum Exporting
Countries (OPEC)
itself been produced is termed
(c) Economic Commission for Europe (ECE)
(a) Credit (b) Capital
(d) International Monetary Fund (IMF)
(c)Annuity (d) Premium
Economics 35
241. The production of a commodity in which a
higher proportion 246. The flow of money payments to or from a
firm is called
of capital is used is known as
Cash Flow. Expenditure is sometimes referred
(a) Labour Intensive (b) Capital Intensive to as:
(c) Both of the above (d) None of the above (a) Gross Cash Flow (b) Negative Cash Flow
242. The market for long term loanable funds (c) Positive Cash Flow (d) All of the above
as different from
247. The bankers bank and lender of last
resort is the
(a) Commercial Bank (b) Investment Bank 252. The economic system with little or no
external trade is called:
(c) Central Bank (d) All of the above
(a) Open economy (b)Autarky
248. A certificate that specifies the country of
origin of an export (c) Close economy (d) All of the above

or import is called 253. Privately owned banks operating cheque

current accounts,
(a) Certificate of Deposit
receiving deposits, taking in and paying out
(b) Certificate of Origin notes and coins
(c) Certificate of Incorporation and making loans are generally called
(d) None of the above (a) Central Banks (b) Commercial Banks
249. The order written by the drawer to a (c) State Banks (d) All of the above
commercial bank or
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central bank to pay on demand a particular sum
to a bearer 254. A percentage of the value of a transaction
taken by an
is referred to as
intermediary as payment for his services is
(a) Pay check (b) Cheque called:
(c) Draft (d) Money order (a) Profit (b) Commission
250. A measurement of unemployment based (c) Percentage (d) Fee
on the number of
265. In economic theory, a tangible good or
people out of work and claiming unemployment service resulting from
benefits is
the process of production is known as
called in terms of economic theory
(a) Product (b) Article
(a) Employment Count (b) Claimant Count
(c) Commodity (d)Item
(c) Both of the above (d) None of the above
256. Which of the following is an example of
251. The dominant body of economic thinking, common market?
economic method
(a) European Union (b) Mercosur
and economic style in the period from 18th to
19th century is (c) Andean Pact (d) All of the above

termed as 257. The law governing the establishment and

conduct of
(a) Modern Economics (b) Mathematical
Economics incorporated business enterprise is called

(c) Classical Economics (d) None of the above (a) Civil Law (b) Natural Law
(c) Company Law(d) Cyber Law 263. An index (index number) of the prices of
goods and services
258. The profits retained in the business and
set aside for purchased by consumers to measure the
inflation rate or the
specified purposes are known as
cost of living is called
(a) Company Shares (b) Company Assets
(a) Consumer Price Index (b) Retail Price Index
(c) Company Reserves (d) Company Gains
(c) Both of the above (d) None of the above
259. Pairs of goods for which consumption is
interdependent e.g., 264. The use of resources to satisfy current
needs and wants is
cars and petrol or cups and saucers are known
as: called:

(a) Complementary Goods (b) Finished Goods (a) Depletion (b) Dissipation

(c) Both of the above (d) None of the above (c) Consumption (d) Destruction

260. The interest due by applying the rate to 265. A statement of the rights and obligations
the sum of the of each party to a

capital invested plus the interest previously transaction or transactions is called:

earned and
(a) Treaty (b) Compact
reinvested is referred to as
(c) Contract (d)Covenant
(a) Simple Interest (b) Compound Interest
266. A business function concerned with the
(c) Both of the above (d) None of the above formulation of long

261. Short-term loans to the public for the term objectives and the development of plans
purchase of specific to achieve

goods is called: them is called:

(a) Commercial Credit (b) Public Credit (a) Business Planning (b) Corporate Planning

(c) Consumer Credit (d) None of the above (c) Both of the above (d) None of the above

262. An economic good or commodity 267. A piece of paper entitling the owner to
purchased by households for money payments, cut-price or free goods or
rations is called
final consumption is called:
(a) Cheque (b) Note
(a) Consumer good (b) Consumption good
(c) Coupon (d) Bond
(c) Final good (d) All of the above
268. A measure of the expectation of the
Economics 37 population that the
government, or monetary authorities will but can be with drawn by cheque at any time is
adhere to policies called:

delivering low inflation is called (a) Demand Account (b) Current Account

(a) Credibility (b) Faith (c) Fixed Account (d) Profit and Loss Account

(c)Integrity (d) None of the above 274. Prices unadjusted for changes in the
purchasing power of
269. Credit is the use or possession of goods
without immediate money are called:

payment. Which of the following is a type of (a) Historic Prices (b) Current Prices
(c) Market Prices (d) None of the above
(a) Consumer credit (b) Bank credit
275. The practice of searching for correlation in
(c) Trade credit (d) All of the above data with the

270. A plastic, personal magnetized card with purpose of generating theoretical hypotheses is
the name and called

account number of the holder and the expiry (a) Data Collection (b) Data Communication
date embossed
(c) Data Mining (d) Data Compression.
is referred to as:
276. A cartel is an organization formed by
(a) Master Card (b) Visa Card producers. Its

(c) Credit Card (d) Green Card objectives are:

38 General Knowledge MCQs (a) To allocate market shares (b) To control

271. One to whom an amount of money is due
is called: (c) To regulate prices (d) All of the above

(a) Creditor (b) Debtor 277. A loss in social welfare deriving from a
policy or action that
(c) Both of the above (d) None of the above
has no corresponding gain is called:
272. Which of the following is referred to as
international (a) Deadweight Waste (b) Deadweight Loss

currency because it is regarded as acceptable (c) Both of the above (d) None of the above
for the
278. The number of deaths occurring in any
settlement of international debts? year for every 1000

(a) Yen (b) Dollar of the population is referred to as

(c) Rupee (d) Dinar (a) Death Ratio (b) Death Rate

273. The bank account on which deposits do (c) Both of the above (d) None of the above
not earn interest,
279. A sum of money or other property owed (c) Disinflation (d) Both B and C
by one person or
285. A decline in the share of manufacturing
organization to another is called sector in national

(a) Credit (b) Debt income is termed as:

(c) Obligation (d) All of the above (a)Industralization (b) Privatization

Economics 39 (c)Nationalization (d)Deindustralization

280. One who owes money to another is known 286. The desire for a particular good or service
as supported by the

(a) Creditor (b) Debtor possession of the necessary means of exchange

to effect
(c) Both of the above (d) None of the above
ownership is called:
281. The rebate or discount where ordinary
share on a purchase (a) Supply (b) Demand

that is accumulated for a particular period to (c) Loss (d)Incentive

287. The scenario that western countries face a
customers to remain with a specific supplier is crisis in the next
few decades caused by the aging of their
(a) Deferred Rebate (b) Aggregated Rebate populations is

(c) Both of the above (d) None of the above termed as:

282. The excess of an expenditure flow over an (a) Demographic Time Bomb (b) Green House
income flow is Effect

termed as: (c) Population Explosion (d) All of the above

(a) Loss (b) Deficit 288. The branch of economics concerned with
the rate at which
(c) Surplus (d) Shortage
natural resources are consumed over time is
283. The use of borrowing to finance an excess called
of expenditure
(a) Marxism (b) Capitalism
over income is known as:
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(a) Deficit Financing (b) Debt Retirement
(c) Depletion theory (d) Game Theory
(c) Both of the above (d) None of the above
289. Money placed in an account at a financial
284. A sustained reduction in the general level institution and
of prices is called:
constituting a claim on it is known as
(a)Inflation (b) Deflation
(a) Deposit (b) Credit
(c) Debt (d) Hoarding (c) Devaluation (d) None of the above

290. The account with a bank or other financial 295. Investment in the foreign operations of a
institution in company through

which deposits earn interest and withdraws acquisition of a foreign operation, or

from which establishment of a new

require notice is referred to as: site is called:

(a) Deposit Account (b) Current Account (a) Direct Investment (b)Installation

(c) Profit-Loss Account (d) None of the above (c) Indirect Investment (d) None of the above

291. The reduction in value of an asset as 296. Taxation on the income and resources of
reduction in the value individuals or

of currency is known as: organization is known as:

(a) Appreciation (b) Devaluation (a) Double Taxation (b) Indirect Taxation

(c) Depreciation (d) All of the above Economics 41

292. A downturn in the business cycle in which (c) Direct Taxation (d) All of the above
there is a
297. A deduction from face value is referred to
sustained high level of unemployment is called as:

(a)Inactivity (b) Depression (a) Premium (b)Discount

(c) Paralysis (d) Decline (c) Reward (d) None of the above

293. The process of invigorating activity in a 298. The extension in the range of goods and
sector of the services in a firmor

economy by reducing the government controls geographic region is called:

that have the
(a) Reduction (b) Expansion
effect of creating barriers to entry is called
(c) Diversification (d) Modification.
(a) Privatization (b) Regulation
299. The amount of a companys profit that the
(c) Deregulation (d) All of the above board of directors

294. The reduction of the fixed official rate at decides to distribute to ordinary shareholders is
which one currency known as:

is exchanged for another in a fixed exchange (a) Deficit (b) Dividend

rate regime is
(c) Loss (d) Capital
300. The allocation of labour such that each
(a) Appreciation (b) Depreciation worker specializes in
one or a few functions in the production process 305. Consumer goods that yield services or
is known as: utility over time

(a) Division of Labour (b) Distribution of rather than being used up instantly are termed
Wealth as

(c) Efficient Worker (d) None of the above (a) Durable Goods (b) Undurable Goods

301. The situation in which the same tax base (c) Both of the above (d) None of the above
is taxed more than
306. The setting up of mathematical models
once is called: describing economic

(a) Direct Taxation (b) Double Taxation relationship testing the validity of such
hypotheses is
(c) Indirect Taxation(d) None of the above
termed as:
302. A daily index of prices on the principal
stock exchange in (a) Econometrics (b) Commerce

New York is called: (c) Trade (d)Finance

(a) Dow Jones industrial average 307. Any physical object, natural or man made,
or service
(b) Equity market indexl
renderal: that could command a price in market
(c) Both of the above is called:
(d) None of the above (a) Consumer Goods (b) Final Goods
303. Large-scale shedding of employees by (c) Economic Goods (d) All of the above
major corporations
308. The exploitation of developing countries
sometimes referred to the disposal of by advanced
subsidiaries and other
countries is called:
unwanted activities is called:
(a) Embargoes (b)Sanctions
(a) Downsizing (b) Rightsizing
(c) Economic Imperialism (d) None of the
(c) Both of the above (d) None of the above above
304. Two sellers only of a good or service in a 309. A measure taken in respect of economic
market. This activity that has the
situation is: intention of damage to another countrys
(a) Monopoly (b) Duopoly economy is called:

(c) Oligopoly (d) None of the above (a) Economic Exploitation (b) Economic
42 General Knowledge MCQs
(c) Both of the above (d) None of the above
310. Which sector is the largest and fastest (d) All of the above
growing sector of the
314. The General Agreement on Tariffs and
world economy, providing more than 60% of Trade (GATT) is the
global output?
predecessor of World Trade Organization. It
(a) Agricultural Sector (b) Service Sector entered into

(c) Industrial Sector (d) Forestry force in.

311. The non-discrimination principle means (a) January 1946 (b) January 1947
treating ones
(c) January 1948 (d) January 1949
trading partners equally. It guarantees equal
opportunities 315. In 1947 how many states did take part in
the General
for suppliers from all World Trade Organization
members. It Agreement on Tariffs and Trade trade round in
is called:
(a) 13 (b) 23
(a) Most-Favoured Nation (MFN)
(c) 33 (d) 43
(b) South Asian Free Trade Area (SAFTA)
316. The first director general of General
(c) General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade Agreement on Tariffs
and Trade from 1948-68 was
(d) None of the above
(a) Sir Eric Wyndham White (UK)
312. The World Trade Organization (WTO) is the
only (b) Mike Moore (New Zealand)

international body dealing with the rules of (c) Don McKinon (New Zealand)
trade between (d) Kofi Annan (Ghana)
nations. The World Trade Organization began 317. In 1999, who became the third director
life on 1st of general of World
(a) January 1993 (b) January 1994 Trade Organization?
Economics 43 (a) Olivier Long (Switzerland)
(c) January 1995 (d) January 1996 (b) Renato Ruggiero (Italy)
313. The main objectives of the World Trade (c) Peter Sutherland (Ireland)
Organization are
(d) Mike Moore (New Zealand)
(a) To help trade flow as freely as possible.
318. The General Agreement on Tariffs and
(b) To serve as a form for trade negotiations Trade trade rounds
(c) To settle dispute between conflicting trade
concentrated on reducing tariffs. Which round (c) 3 years (d) 4 years
was the first
322. The Ouadrilaterals or the Quad are the
major attempt to tackle trade barriers and to four largest
improve the
members. Besides European Union others are
system? This eighth round is called:
(a) United States (b) Canada
(a) Kennedy Round (b) Tokyo Round
(c) Japan (d) All of the above
(c) Uruguay Round (d) All of the above
323. On 9-13 November, 2001 the World Trade
44 General Knowledge MCQs Organizations

319. Which trade round was the latest and Fourth Ministerial Conference held in:
most extensive of all
(a) Istanbul (Turkey) (b) Dubai (U.A.E)
and it finally led to the World Trade Organization
and a new (c) Doha (Qatar) (d) Tehran (Iran)

set of agreements. It lasted from 1986 to 1994. 324. The World Trade Organization secretariat
is headed by a
(a) Kennedy Round (b) Tokyo Round
director-general, has around 500 staff and is
(c) Doha Round (d) Uruguay Round based in:

320. The 1986-1994 Uruguay Round achieved (a) New York (b) Rome
agrement on
(c) Geneva (d) Brussels
Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property
Rights 325. Which of the following is the website
address of the World
(TRIPS). Which of the following are the types of
intellectual Trade Organization?

property? (a) http://www.wto.com

(a) Copyrights and related rights (b) http://www.wto.org

(b) Trademarks including service marks (c) http://www.wtosecretariat.org

(c) Industrial design, patents, layout designs (d) http://www.wtosecretariat.com

etc Economics 45
(d) All of the above 326. By the end of June 2002, the World Trade
321. Topmost authority of World Trade Organization had
Organization is the 144 members and around 34 observer
ministerial conference which has to meet at governments. With
least once every how many years of becoming observers, these
(a) 1 year (b) 2 years observers
must start accession negotiations? termed as:

(a) 2 years (b) 3 years (a) Excess Profit (b) Excess Supply

(c) 4 years (d) 5 years (c) Excess Capacity (d) Excess Demand

327. Which law of economics states that with 332. The control by the state through the
given preferences banking system of

or tastes, the proportion of income spent on dealings in gold and foreign currencies is called
food diminishes
(a) Exchange Control (b) Exchange Economy
as income increase?
(c)Autarky (d) None of the above
(a) Common Law (b) Engels Law
333. The price at which one currency is
(c) Newtons Law (d) None of the above exchanged for another

328. The economic agent who perceives currency is known as:

market opportunities and
(a) Exchange Control (b) Exchange Rate
assembles the factors of production to exploit
them in a firm (c) Exchange Economy (d) All of the above

is referred to as 46 General Knowledge MCQs

(a) Broker (b) Entrepreneur 334. Indirect taxies levied upon goods
produced for home
(c) Middle Agent (d) Promotor
consumption are called:
329. The residual value of a companys assets
after all outside (a) Custom duties (b) Excise duties

liabilities have been allowed for is called (c) Both of the above (d) None of the above

(a) Capital (b)Annuity 335. Preferential treatment for firms that sell
their products
(c) Equity (d) Business
abroad, compared with firms that sell to the
330. Enterprise is the controlling unit of a home market; is
business. The
operating unit of a business is called:
(a) Export Surplus (b) Export Rebate
(a) Firm (b)Establishment
(c) Export Incentives (d) All of the above
(c) Bureaucracy (d) Organization
336. The goods and services produced by one
331. The difference between the amount country that are
produced by a firm and
sold in exchange for the second countrys own
the higher amount that could most efficiently be goods and
produced is
services or for foreign exchange are called
(a) Import (b) Export 342. The capital that is not invested in fixed
assets but the work
(c) All of the above (d) None of the above
in process is called:
337. The ratio of the total increase in a
countrys national income (a) Floating Change (b) Floating debt

to the increment in export revenue generating (c)Floating Trust. (d) Floating Capital
the increase
343. The administered transfer of resources
is called: from the advanced

(a) Export Surplus (b) Export Incentive countries to the developing countries for the
purpose of
(c) Export Multiplier (d) All of the above
encouraging economic growth is called:
338. Goods which are produced for
consumption rather than as (a) Foreign Exchange (b) Foreign Balance

an intermediate product used in the process of (c) Foreign Aid (d)Foreign Reserves
344. Claims on another country held in the
are referred to as: form of the currency

(a) By Product (b) Final Goods of that country are known as:

(c) Durable Goods (d) Intermediate Goods (a) Foreign Aid (b) Foreign Exchange

339. The provision of money when and where (c) Both of the above (d) None of the above
needed is called:
345. What is meant by foreign investment?
(a) Business (b) Economics
(a) The market in which transactions are
(c)Finance (d) Trade conducted to

340. The period of account used for financial effect the transfer of the currency of one
purposes is known country into

as: that of another

(a) Financial Year (b) Fiscal Year (b) The transfer of resources from developed to
(c) Both of the above (d) None of the above
341. The budgetary stance of central
government is called: (c) The acquistion by governments, institutions
(a) Trade Policy (b) Fiscal Policy
individuals in one country of assets in another.
(c) Economic Policy (d) None of the above
(d) All of the above
Economics 47
346. The contractual arrangement under which
an independent
franchisee produces or sells a product or service (c) Borrowing (d) All of the above
under the
351. The branch of the social science that
brand name of the franchiser is known as covers the study of the

(a)Franchising (b) License production, distribution and consumption of

wealth in
(c) Warrant (d) Charter
human society is known as:
347. A market in which supply and demand are
not subject to (a) Law (b) Political Science

regulation other than normal competition policy (c)Anthropology (d) Economics

is termed:
352. Which British philosopher and economist
(a) Forward Market (b) Free Market is regarded as

(c) Foreign-exchange Market (d) None of the founder of modern Economics?

(a) Thomas Malthus (1766 1834)
348. The condition in which the independent
flow of goods and (b) Adam Smith (1723 1790)

services in international exchange is neither (c) Karl Marx (1818 1883)

restricted nor (d) All of the above
encouraged by direct government intervention 353. Which famous thinker and economic
is known as: philosopher said,
(a) Free Trade (b) Barter Trade Religion is the opium of the people.?
(c) Both of the above (d) None of the above (a) Adam Smith (b) Thomas Malthus
48 General Knowledge MCQs (c) Karl Marx (d) John Maynard Keynes
349. Non-wage or salary rewards provided for 354. Who was awarded Nobel Prize of
employees are Economics in 1998?
called: (a) Ragnar Frisch (b) Jan Tinbergen
(a) Fringe Benefits (b) Basic Pay (c) Amartya Sen (d) Paul Anthony Samuelson
(c) Social Security (d) None of the above 355. Who got the first Nobel Prize in Economics
350. The process of converting short term to in 1969?
long term debt by (a) Jan Tinbergren (b) Ragnar Frisch
the sale of long term securities and using the (c) Sir John Richard Hicks (d) Both a and b
funds raised to
356. What is Game Theory?
pay off short-term debt is called:
(a) The branch of economics concerned with
(a) Funding (b) Debt retirement representing
economic interactions in a highly stylized form (a) Foreign exchange reserves
(b) Gold reserves
players pays-off and strategies.
(c) Gold and foreign exchange reserves
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(d) None of the above
(b) The branch of economics that uses
mathematical 360. The measure of the total flow of goods
and services produced
methods and models e.g., calculus: statistics,
probability by the economy over a specified time period,
normally a year
or a quarter is referred to as
(c) The branch of economies related with the
aggregate or (a) Gross national product (GNP)

overall, economy. (b) Gross domestic product (GDP)

(d) The branch of economics that deals with (c) Both of the above
small units, (d) None of the above
including individual companies and small group 361. The currency traded in a foreign exchange
of market for which
consumers demand is persistently high relative to supply is
357. A commodity for which demand increases called:
at higher prices (a) Soft currency (b) Bad currency
and falls at lower prices is termed as: (c) Hard currency (d) Hot currency
(a) Consumer goods (b) Giffen goods 362. The action taken by a buyer or seller to
(c) Brown goods (d) Durable goods product his business

358. The geographical shifts in domestic or assets against a change in prices is called
economic activity around (a) Hedge (b)Interest
the world and away from nation states is called: 50 General Knowledge MCQs

(a) Foreign Trade (b) Commerce (c) Shore (d) Loan

(c) Globalization (d) Business 363. The theory that all human action is
359. The stocks of gold and foreign currencies motivated by pleasure
held by a country and the avoidance of pain or the ethic that it
to finance any calls that may be made from its should be so
creditors for motivated. Such theory is termed as
the debt settlement are known as (a) Sadism (b) Hedonism
(c) Satanism (d) Spiritualism 369. The persistent increases in the general
level of prices is
364. The accumulation of idle money balances
or inactive money known as:

is called: (a) Hyperinflation (b)Inflation

(a) Wealth (b) Hoarding (c) Devaluation (d) Recession

(c) Capital (d)Investment 370. What is the term used for airports, roads,
railways, sewage,
365. Funds that flow into a country to take
advantage of telephone and other public utilities?

favourable rates of interest in that country are (a) Understructure (b)Substructure

known as
Economics 51
(a) Hard currency (b) Hot money
(c)Infrastructure (d) Superstructure
(c) Soft currency (d) Bad money
371. The contract to pay a premium for which
366. The skills and knowledge embodied in the the insurer will
labour force are
pay compensation in certain happenings e.g.,
termed as: fire theft or

(a)Investment (b) Labour Capital motor accident is termed as:

(c) Human Resources (d) Human Capital (a)Insurance (b) Warranty

367. What is the term used for the flow of (c) Security (d) Safeguard
goods and services that
372. The charge made for the use of borrowed
enter for sale into one country and which is money levied as a
product of
percentage of the amount of debt is refered to
another country? as:

(a) Exports (a) Credit (b)Interest

(b)Imports (c) Share (d)Insurance

(c)Income 373. The amount of gold reserve, currencies

and special drawing
(d) Gross Domestic Product (GDP)
rights available for the finance of international
368. The flow of goods or services to any trade is
economic agent or unit is
(a) Foreign Reserves (b) International Liqiudity
(a)Income (b) Import
(c) Foreign Investment (d) None of the above
(c) Export (d) None of the above
374. What is the term for stocks of raw (c) Labour Market (d) None of the above
materials work in
379. An agreement between the owner of a
progress and finished goods? property to grant use

(a)Inventory (b) Checklist of it to another party for a specified period at

specified rent
(c) Stock (d)Statement
payable annually is called:
375. The real capital formation e.g., the
production or (a) Charter (b) Contract

maintenance of machinary or construction that (c) Lease (d) Compact

will produce
380. In 1971, United Nations Conference on
a stream of goods and services is called Trade and

(a) Capital (b)Investment Development (UNCTAD) drew up a list of 24

(c) Grant (d) Property
having a GDP of 100 or less literacy rate of 20%
376. The demand for two or more commodities or less and
or factor of
a share of manufacturing of 10% or less of GDP.
production that are used together so that a These
change in
countries were referred to as:
demand for one will be reflected in a change in
demand for (a) Developing Countries

other e.g., cloth and thread is called (b) Advanced Cuntries

(a) Joint Demand (b) Complementary Demand (c) Least Developed Countries

(c) Isolated Demand (d) Both a and b (d) None of the above

377. The business arrangement in which two 381. A non-negotiable order of a bank to a
companies invest in foreign bank

a project over which both have partial control is authorizing payment to a person designated of
termed as: a particular

(a) Joint Ventrue (b) Speculation sum of money is known as:

(c) Project (d)Undertaking (a) Letter of Credit (b) Circular Letter of Credit

52 General Knowledge MCQs (c) Letter of Reference (d) None of the above

378. The total number of people in a country 382. Sums of money for which account has to
who are in work or be made are called:

unemployed but looking for work, is called: (a) Obligation (b) Liabilities

(a) Labour Demand (b) Labour force (c) Misfortune (d) Burden
383. The degree to which an asset can be unchecked, increases in a geometrical ratio.
quickly and cheaply Subsistence

turned into money, is termed as: only increases in an arithmetical ratio.?

(a)Insolvency (b) Liquidity (a) Principles of Political Economy

(c)Bankruptcy (d) All of the above (b) An Inquiry into the Nature and Progress of
384. The borrowing of a sum of money by one
person, company, (c) An Essay on the Principle of Population

government or other organization from another (d) Illustrations of Political Economy

is called:
388. Adam Smith (1723 1790) was a British
(a) Usury (b)Finance economist and

(c) Loan (d) Collateral philosopher. Which treatise of Adam Smith is

considered the
385. The study of whole economic systems
aggregating over the first serious attempt in the history of economics
to divorce
functioning of individual units. Specifically, it is
study of the study of political economy from the related
fields of
Economics 53
political science, ethics and jurisprudence?
national economies and the determination of
national (a) Theory of Moral Sentiments

income. It is known as (b) The Wealth of Nations

(a) Microeconomics (b) Keynesian Economics (c) Principles of Political Economy

(c) Macroeconomics (d) Mathematical (d) Illustrations of Political Economy

389. Karl Marx (1818 1883) was a German
386. The degree to which a firm exercise political philosopher
influence over the price
and economist. He is one of the most influential
and output in a particular market is called: thinkers of

(a) Market Force (b) Market Share all times. Which of the following is his work?

(c) Market Power (d) Market Failure (a) The Communist Manifesto

387. Thomas Robert Malthus (1766 1834) (b) Critique of Political Economy
was a British
(c) Das Kapital
economist who is remembered for his essays on
population. (d) All of the above

In his which famous work he said, Population, 390. The Communist Manifesto appeared in
when 1848. It is regarded
as a classic exposition of modern Communist 395. Legislation prohibiting the paying of
views and it wages below some

influenced all subsequent Communist literature. specified level is known as

Karl Marx
(a) Standard Wage (b) Minimum Wage
completed it alongwith
(c) Maximum Wage (d) Optimum Wage
(a) Friedrich Engels (b) Thomas Mathus
396. The market economy in which both
54 General Knowledge MCQs private and public

(c) Adam Smith (d) Vladimir Illich Lenin enterprises participate in economic activity is
391. The first volume of Karl Marxs greatest
work Das kapital (a) Mixed Economy (b) Open Economy

was published in 1887. The next two volumes (c) Closed Economy (d) All of the above
397. The theory of macroeconomics which
published posthumously. Who edited those holds that increases in
the money supply are a necessary and sufficient
(a) Adam Smith (b) Thomas Malthus condition

(c) Friendrich Engles (d) Josphe Stalin for inflation, is called

392. The branch of economics concerned with (a) Capitalism (b) Socialism
how businesses
(c) Monetarism (d) Communism
raise and spend their money is known as
398. The functions of sales, distribution,
(a) Econometrics (b)Finance advertising and sales

(c) Macroeconomics (d) Corporate Finance. promotion, product planning and market
research are
393. The branch of economics concerned with
providing funds to termed as:

individuals, business and governments is called: (a)Finance (b) Marketing

(a) Econometrics (b) Microeconomics (c) Business (d) All of the above

(c) Macroeconomics (d)Finance Economics 55

394. The fusion of two or more separate 399. European Recovery Program (ERP) was a
companies into one is United States

referred to as: program of financial assistance that helped to

(a) Alliance (b) Merger
European nations devastated by World War II.
(c) Separation (d) Disintegration This
program is commonly called two countries without discrimination between
those involved
(a) George Plan (b) Catlett Plan
is called:
(c) Marshall Plan (d) Colombo Plan
(a) Unilateralism (b) Bilateralism
400. An early modern European economic
theory that trade (c) Multilateralism (d) None of the above

generates wealth of bullion which a government 405. An industry in which technical factors
should preclude the efficient

encourage by promoting exports and restricting existence of more than one producer. This
imports is situation is called:

called: (a) Natural Monopoly (b) Monopoly

(a) Imperialism (b) Colonialism (c) Engineered Monopoly (d) Duopoly

(c) Mercantilism (d) Socialism 406. Commodities or assets with some

economic value which
401. The branch of economics at the level of
individual consumers exist without any effort of mankind, are called:

groups of consumers or firms is known as: (a) Minerals (b) Natural resources

(a) Macroeconomics (b) Econometrics (c) By-products (d) Consumer resources

(c) Microeconomics (d) Keynesian Economics 56 General Knowledge MCQs

402. The economic situation in which only a 407. 1994 Nobel Prize for Economics was
single seller or awarded to a American

producer supplies a commodity or a service is mathematician for his most important concept
called: of

(a) Monopoly (b) Possession equilibrium as applied to game theory. His name
(c) Cartel (d) Trust
(a) John Nash (b) Reinhard Selten
403. The legal instrument that pledges a house
or other real (c) John Harsanyi (d) All of the above

estate as security for repayment of a loan is 408. The reduction in the useful life of a capital
called: good or consumer

(a) Mortgage (b) Bond good through economic or technological change

as distinct
(c) Foreclosure (d) Lien
from physical deterioration in use is termed as:
404. The international trade and exchange
between more than (a) Depreciation (b) Devaluation

(c) Obsolesience (d) All of the above

409. A market that is dominated by a few large 414. Sums of money laid aside and normally
suppliers is invested to provide a

known as: regular income on retirement or in

compensation for
(a) Oligopoly (b) Monopoly
disablement for the remainder of a persons life
(c) Duopoly (d) None of the above is called:
410. A loan facility on the customers current (a) Provident Funds (b) Pension Funds
account at a bank
(c) Social Security (d) None of the above
permitting him to withdraw up to a certain
agreed limit for Economics 57

an agreed period, is referred to as: 415. A bank loan made without collateral
security to a private
(a) Personal Loan (b) Mortgage
customer for specific purposes is called:
(c) Overdraft (d) Credit
(a) Personal Loan (b) Credit
411. The situation in which aggregate demand
in the economy is (c)Finance (d) Lien

growing at a rate reliable to lead to inflation is 416. What is the informal name for annual
called: publication United

(a) Overdraft (b)Overheating Kingdom Balance of Payments?

(c) Oversubscription (d) None of the above (a) Green Book (b) Red Book

412. An unincorporated business formed by the (c) Pink Book (d) Blue Book
association of two
417. The system of agricultural support by
or more persons who share risks and profits is which market prices
are fixed at above free market levels and
(a) Merger (b) Alliance government buys

(c) Partnership (d) Corporation surpluses, thus supporting prices and raising
413. The period over which the cumulative net
revenue from an income is called:

investment project equals the original (a) Price Regulation (b) Price Support
investment is known
(c) Price System (d) None of the above
418. The part of the economy in which
(a) Payback (b) Paycheck economy activity is carried

(c)Both of the above (d) None of the above on by private enterprise is termed:

(a) Personal Sector (b) Corporate Sector

(c) Private Sector (d) Public Sector (c) Rate of Return (d) None of the above

419. The sale of government owned equity in 424. The term used to describe a sharp
nationalized slowdown in the rate of

industries or other commercial enterprises to economic growth or a modest decline in

private economic activity is

investors is called: called:

(a)Nationalization (b) Privatization (a) Depression (b) Slump

(c)Denationalization (d) Both b and c (c) Recession (d) None of the above

420. The sale of shares on the stock exchange 425. Scarce inputs that can yield utility through
in order to realize production or

capital appreciation is known as: provision of goods and services are referred to
(a) Profit Sharing (b) Profit Taking
(a) Resources (b) Assets
(c) Dividends (d) Equity
(c) Means (d) Capabilities
421. A legal document between a lender and a
borrower whereby 426. A tax levied as a proportion of the retail
price of a
the later agrees to certain conditions for the
repayment of commodity at the point of sale is called:

the sum of money borrowed; is called: (a) Income tax (b) Wealth tax

(a) Promissory Note (b) Bill of exchange (c) Sales tax (d) Property tax

(c) Both of the above (d) None of the above 427. What is the term for generating capital
from income?
422. The proportion of a sum of money that is
paid over a (a) Self-financing (b) Self-sufficiency

specified time period in payment for its loan is (c) Both of the above (d) None of the above
428. The total increase in the welfare of society
(a) Rate of interest (b) Rate of substitution from an economic

(c) Rate of return (d) None of the above action is called:

58 General Knowledge MCQs (a)Fringe Benefits (b) Social Benefits

423. The net profit after depreciation as a (c) Individual Benefits (d) None of the above
percentage of average
429. A loan bearing either no rate of interest or
capital employed in a business is known as: an interest rate

(a) Rate of Substitution (b) Rate of Interest which is below the true cost of capital lent is
known as:
(a) Soft Loan (b) Personal Loan (c) Social development (d) None of the above

(c)Finance (d) Credit 435. Arranging ones financial affairs within the
law so as to
430. Buying and selling with a view to buying
and selling at a minimize taxation liabilities is known as

profit later when the prices have changed is (a) Tax evasion (b) Tax avoidance
(c) Tax burden (d) Tax expenditures
(a) Surmising (b) Speculation
436. The compulsory transfer of money from
(c) Guesswork (d)Estimate private individuals,

431. The quantity of goods and services institutions or groups to the government is
consumed by an called:

individual or a household is called: (a) Tax burden (b) Tax evasion

(a) Standard of living (b) Standard of success (c) Taxation (d) Tax yield

(c) Gross Domestic Product (d) Gross National 437. A trade barrier is any government
Product limitation on the free

Economics 59 international exchange of merchandise. Which

of these is an
432. What is the name given to companies
legally controlled by instance of trade barrier?

other companies? (a) Tariffs (b) Quotas

(a) Franchise (b)Consortium (c) Import deposit (d) All of the above

(c) Subsidiaries (d) Merger 438. The excess of the value of imports of
goods and services over
433. Government grants to suppliers of goods
and services is the value of exports of goods and services is
(a) Trade Cycle (b) Trade Credit
(a) Subsidy (b) Support
(c) Trade Gap (d) Trade investment
(c) Tax (d) Grant
439. In UK, who is the first Lord of the Treasury?
434. The notion that economic development
should proceed at a (a) Queen (b) King

pace and in a manner that will conserve the (c) Prime Minister (d) Finance Minister
440. Instruments for short-term borrowing by
and depletible natural resources is called: the government

(a) Sustainable development (b) Rural are called:

(a) Treasury Bills (b) Treasury Notes known as:

60 General Knowledge MCQs (a) Clearing House (b) Pawnbroking

(c) Credit Line (d) Promissory Notes (c) Credit Union (d) All of the above

441. The total sales revenue of a business is 446. The type of currency issued by
called: government as legal tender

(a) Flow (b)Turnover the value of which is based solely on decree or

law rather
(c) Business (d) None of the above
than actual coin or precious metal reserves is
442. Variable costs are those that vary directly termed as:
with the rate of
(a) Soft money (b) Hard money
output e.g., labour costs, fuel and power etc.,
These are also (c) Fiat money (d) None of the above

known as: 447. Bimetallism is the monetary policy based

on the use of two
(a) Prime costs (b) Direct costs
metals, as legal tender without limit and
(c) Operating costs (d) All of the above equalized by law in
443. The part of current assets financed from a fixed ratio. Which are these two metals?
long term funds is
(a) Platinum and Gold (b) Gold and Silver
(c) Platinum and Silver (d) All of the above
(a) Working Capital (b)Investment
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(c) Current Equity (d) Working Equity
448. An association of individuals or
444. In economics, Gold Standard is the corporations formed to
monetary system where
conduct a specific financial transaction such as
in all form of legal tender may be converted on buying a
demand, into
business is known as:
fixed quantities of gold. In 1816, the first
country to go on (a) Merger (b) Joint Venture

the gold standard was: (c) Syndicate (d) Franchise

(a) United States (b) United Kingdom 449. The sixth Nobel Prize for Economics was
introduced in 1969
(c) Spain (d) France
in memory of Alfred Nobel. It is financed by
445. A type of association usually formed by
banks or railroads as (a) Asian Development Bank

a central agency where members can settle (b) Swedish National Bank
accounts is
(c) World Bank 151a 152a 153d 154c 155c 156c

(d) International Monetary fund 62 General Knowledge MCQs

ANSWERS 157b 158b 159d 160c 161d 162d

1c2b3b4c5c6b 163b 164b 165a 166d 167b 168d

7 b 8 b 9 d 10c 11a 12d 169d 170a 171a 172d 173c 174d

13b 14a 15b 16a 17b 18a 175a 176c 177c 178c 179c 180.c

19c 20c 21b 22c 23a 24d 181d 182d 183d 184a 185d 186c

25b 26c 27d 28d 29d 30b 187d 188d 189d 190b 191b 192a

31a 32c 33d 34b 35a 36c 193c 194c 195c 196d 197d 198a

37b 38c 39a 40c 41d 42c 199b 200c 201c 202d 203a 204c

43d 44a 45a 46a 47c 48c 205c 206c 207d 208c 209b 210d

49c 50d 51b 52d 53a 54d 211c 212b 213.b 214c 215c 216b

55c 56b 57b 58b 59c 60b 217b 218a 219b 220b 221.a 222.c

61c 62d 63d 64c 65c 66c 223.b 224.a 225.b 226.d 227.a 228.a

67a 68b 69b 70a 71 b 72b 229.c 230.a 231.d 232.a 233.b 234.b

73b 74c 75a 76d 77a 78b 235.c 236.c 237.a 238.c 239.a 240.b

79d 80c 81c 82b 83b 84b 241.b 242.a 243.c 244.a 245.b 246.b

85c 86a 87d 88d 89d 90d 247.c 248.b 249.b 250.b 251.c 252.c

91d 92d 93b 94c 95c 96d 253.b 254.b 255.c 256.d 257.c 258.c

97d 98b 99a 100a 101b 102d 259.a 260.b 261.c 262.d 263.c 264.c

103b 104d 105b 106b 107b 108a 265.c 266.b 267.c 268.a 269.d 270.c

109c 110d 111d 112a 113a 114b 271.a 272.b 273.b 274. b 275.c 276.d

115d 116c 117 b 118d 119b 120c 277.b 278.b 279.b 280.b 281.c 282.b

121b 122a 123b 124a 125a 126b 283.a 284.d 285.d 286.b 287.a 288.c

127b 128a 129c 130a 131b 132a 289.a 290.a 291.c 292.b 293.c 294.c

133b 134b 135c 136b 137d 138c 295.a 296.c 297.b 298.c 299.b 300.a

139c 140b 141c 142d 143d 144d 301.b 302.a 303.c 304.b 305.a 306.a

145a 146d 147d 148d 149b 150c 307.c 308.c 309.b 310.b 311.a 312.c
313.d 314.c 315.b 316.a 317.d 318.c over the last census held in 1981 by:

319.d 320.d 321.b 322.d 323.c 324.c (a) 44.98% (b) 54.98%

325.b 326.d 327.b 328.b 329.c 330.b (c) 64.98% (d) 74.98%

331.c 332.a 333.b 334.b 335.c 336.b 2. The 1998 Census showed the average
growth rate of ______
337.c 338.b 339.c 340.c 341.b 342.d
as against 3.06% during 1972-81.
343.c 344.b 345.c 346.a 347.b 348.a
(a) 0.61% (b) 1.61%
349.a 350.a 351.d 352.b 353.c 354.c
(c) 2.61% (d) 3.61%
355.d 356.a 357.b 358.c 359.c 360.b
3. According to 1998 Census there is a decline
361.c 362.a 363.b 364.b 365.b 366.d in the rate of
367.b 368.a 369.b 370.c 371.a 372.b population growth in all areas except:
373.b 374.a 375.b 376.d 377.a 378.b (a) Islamabad (b) FATA
379.c 380.c 381.a 382.b 383.b 384.c (c) Northern Areas (d) None of the above
385.c 386.c 387.c 388.b 389.d 390.a 4. In the 1998 Census, the proportion of
391.c 392.d 393.d 394.b 395.b 396.a population declined

Economics 63 marginally in Punjab from 56.1% to:

397.c 398.b 399.c 400.c 401.c 402.a (a) 77.6% (b) 66.6%

403.a 404.c 405.a 406.b 407.a 408.c (c) 55.6% (d) 44.6%

409.a 410.c 411.b 412.c 413.a 414.b 5. The overall urban population at the national
level has
415.a 416.c 417.b 418.c 419.b 420.b
increased from 28.3% in 1981 to ______ in 1998.
421.a 422.a 423.c 424.c 425.a 426.c
(a) 48.5% (b) 50.2%
427.a 428.b 429.a 430.b 431.a 432.c
(c) 22.5% (d) 32.5%
433.a 434.a 435.b 436.c 437.d 438.c
6. According to 1998 Census every third person
439.c 440.a 441.b 442.d 443.a 444.b now lives in a:

445.a 446.c 447.b 448.c 449.b (a) Village (b) District

__________ (c) City (d) Province

Chapter 3 7. According to 1998 Census which area has

the lowest urban
1. According to 1998 Census the total
population increased (a) Islamabad (b) FATA
(c) Northern Areas (d) None of above (a) 5.269 m (b) 9.269m

1 (c) 10.269 m (d) 6.269 m

2 General Knowledge MCQs 14. According to 1998 Census, the second

biggest city is Lahore
8. The proportion of population declined in FATA
from 2.6% to with a total population of:

______. (a) 5.063 m (b) 4.063 m

(a) 2.3% (b) 2.4% (c) 3.063 m (d) 6.063 m

(c) 2.5% (d) 2.6% 15. Karachi, Lahore and Faisalabad account for
______ of the
9. The 1998 Census showed a greater trend
towards: total urban population of Pakistan.

(a) Ruralization (b) Urbanization (a) 28.4% (b) 38.4%

(c) Remained same (d) None of the above (c) 48.4% (d) 10.84%

10. Sindhs three major cities, Karachi, 16. The overall sex-ratio is ______ which was
Hyderabad and Sukkur 110.6% in 1981.

account for ______ of its total urban population. (a) 108.1% (b) 109.1%

(a) 50.1% (b) 63.1% (c) 110.1% (d) 111.1%

(c) 73.1% (d) 80.1% Demography of Pakistan 3

11. The least urbanized province is the NWFP 17. Sindh is the most urbanized province,
where only where ______ of the

______ of the people dwell in the urban centers. population is living in urban areas.

(a) 13.9% (b) 14.9% (a) 38.9% (b) 48.9%

(c) 15.9% (d) 16.9% (c) 58.9% (d) 28.9%

12. According to the 1998 Census, the urban 18. The Balochistan population has also a
population in nominal fall from

Balochistan has increased from 15.6% in 1981 5.1% to:

to ______.
(a) 2.0 (b) 3.1%
(a) 10.3% (b) 13.3%
(c) 4.1% (d) 5.0%
(c) 23.3% (d) 30.3%
19. The sex ratio is slightly higher in urban
13. According to 1998 Census, the biggest city areas because of:
is Karachi with a
(a) economic reasons (b) social reasons
total population of ______.
(c) political reasons (d) cultural reasons
20. The rural share of population has fallen 4 General Knowledge MCQs
from 71.7% to:
(c) 72.5 m (d) 80.5 m
(a) 69.5% (b) 67.5%
27. The population of NWFP has gone up from
(c) 65.5% (d) 62.5% 11 m in 1981 to

21. In 1981, Pakistan was the worlds ninth most ______ in 1998.
(a) 16 m (b) 17.5 m
country and in 1998 ______.
(c) 18 m (d) 18.5 m
(a)Tenth (b)Eighth
28. The NWFP growth rate has declined from
(c) Sixth (d) Seventh 3.32% to:

22. Urban population has gone up from 28.3% (a) 2.95% (b) 2.85%
(c) 2.75% (d) 2.55%
(a) 30.5% (b) 31.5%
29. The Balochistan population has increased
(c) 32.5% (d) 33.5% from 4.3m in 1981

23. The urban population growth rate is 3.45%, to ______ in 1998.

whereas the
(a) 5.5 m (b) 6.5 m
rural population growth rate is:
(c) 7.5 m (d) 8.5 m
(a) 1.24% (b) 2.24%
30. FATA population increased from 2.1 m in
(c) 3.24% (d) 4.24% 1981 to ______ in

24. Urban population has gone up from 28.3% 1998.

(a) 2.5 m (b) 2.7 m
(a) 29.3% (b) 32.5%
(c) 2.9 m (d) 3.1 m
(c) 35.3% (d) 39.3%
31.According to 1998 Census, 67% of people
25. According to the 1998 Census, the total live in rural areas,
population of
down from ______ in 1981.
Pakistan is 130.5 m. It was ______ in 1981.
(a) 69% (b) 71%
(a) 64.2 m (b) 70.2 m
(c) 75% (d) 80%
(c) 74.2 m (d) 80.2 m
32. The proportion of urban population shows
26. The population of Punjab has risen from an increase from
47.2 in 1981 to
28% in 1981 to ______ in 1998.
______ in 1998.
(a) 32% (b) 35%
(a) 52.6 m (b) 66.5 m
(c) 38% (d) 40%
33. According to the 1998 Census, almost 43% 39. According to 1998 Census FATA is the least
of the countrys urbanized area

population is below: with an urban population share of:

(a) 13 years (b) 14 years (a) 0.5% (b) 1.7%

(c) 15 years (d) 16 years (c) 2.0% (d) 2.7%

34. The share of urban population has 40. Sindh is the most urbanized province
increased from 28.3% in 48.9%, followed by

1981 to 32.5% in 1998 or by: Punjab ______.

(a) 3.2% (b) 4.2% (a) 21.3% (b) 31.3%

(c) 5.2% (d) 6.2% (c) 41.3% (d) 45.3%

35. The population of NWFP has increased 41. According to 1998 Census, the three big
from 13.1% in 1981 cities of Sindh;

to ______ in 1998. Karachi, Hyderabad, and Sukkur account for

73.1% of the
(a) 13.4% (b) 14.4%
total urban population and ______ of the total
Demography of Pakistan 5 population of
(c) 15.4% (d) 16.4% the province.
36. The Population of Sindh has increased from (a) 15.6% (b) 25.7%
22.6% in 1981
(c) 35.7% (d) 45.6%
to ______ in 1998.
42. According to 1998 Census, the average
(a) 23% (b) 24% household size has
(c) 25% (d) 26% declined marginally from 6.7 persons in 1981 to
37. The population of Islamabad has increased ______
from 0.4% in persons in 1998.
1981 to ______ in 1998. (a) 6.3% (b) 6.4%
(a) 0.5% (b) 0.6% (c) 6.5% (d) 6.6%
(c) 0.7% (d) 0.8% 43. According to 1998 Census, the Balochistans
38. According to 1998 Census Islamabad is the population
most urbanized growth rate fall down to 2.42%, which was
area with an urban population share of: ______ in 1981.

(a) 55.6% (b) 60.5% (a) 6.09% (b) 7.09%

(c) 65.6% (d) 70.5% (c) 8.09% (d) 9.09%

6 General Knowledge MCQs 51. The interdisciplinary study of human
population is called:
44. Infant mortality rate in Pakistan is:
(a) Geography (b) Biography
(a) 85 per 1000 (b) 95 per 1000
(c) Demography (d) Cartography
(c) 97 per 1000 (d) 100 per 1000
52. Demography includes statistical analysis of
45. For 100,000 live births, women die of
pregnancy are: (a) Births (b)Deaths

(a) 350 to 500 (b) 500 to 750 (c) Migrations (d) All of the above

(c) 750 to 1000 (d) 1000 to 1500 53. In Pakistan, first population census was
conducted in:
46. The reason of high fertility rate in Pakistan
is: (a) 1947 (b) 1949

(a) Early Marriages (c) 1951 (d) 1953

(b) Desire for Larger Families Demography of Pakistan 7

(c) Low use of Contraception 54. In 1998 census: the population density i.e.,
persons per
(d) All the Above
square kilometer is:
47. The legal age for male marriage in Pakistan
is: (a) 156 (b) 160

(a) 14 years (b) 16 years (c) 166 (d) 170

(c) 18 years (d) 22 years 55. The sex ratio i.e. males per 100 females is

48. The legal age for female marriage in (a) 98.5 (b) 108.5
Pakistan is:
(c) 118.5 (d) 128.5
(a) 14 years (b) 16 years
56. The current population of Pakistan is:
(c) 18 years (d) 20 years
(a) 132,352,000 (b) 142,352,000
49. A census of US population has been
conducted every ten (c) 152,352,000 (d) 162,352,000

years since: 57. The percentage of male population is:

(a) 1780 (b) 1790 (a) 52.03% (b) 42.03%

(c) 1800 (d) 1810 (c) 57.97% (d) 47.97%

50. Generally Pakistan conducts a population 58. Islamabads area is 906 sq.km. What is its
census every population

(a)5 years (b) 10 years density (persons per sq.km)?

(c) 15 years (d) 20 years (a) 166 (b) 238

(c) 358 (d) 888 (a) Christians (b) Hindus (Jati)

59. Our national language Urdu is the mother (c) Qadianis (Ahmadis) (d) None of the above
tongue of ___
67. Balochi is the first language of _____
people. population.

(a) 5.57% (b) 6.57% (a) 3.57% (b) 7.57%

(c) 7.57% (d) 8.57% (c) 10.53% (d) 4.66%

60. Punjabi is the mother tongue of _____ 68. Saraiki is the mother tongue of _____
people. people.

(a) 42.15% (b) 43.15% (a) 7.57% (b) 14.1%

(c) 44.15% (d) 45.15% (c) 15.42% (d) 10.53%

61. What percentage of our population is 69. What part of population (15 years and
divorced? above) is currently

(a) 0.31% (b) 0.34% married?

(c) 0.36% (d) 0.39% (a) 65.6% (b) 58.4%

62. What percentage of our population is (c) 63% (d) 65%

70. Which is the fourth largest city of Pakistan
(a) 5.03% (b) 5.40% according to

(c) 5.60% (d) 5.69% population size?

63. 99.4% of people are Muslims in: (a) Karachi (b)Lahore

(a) NWFP (b) Punjab (c)Multan (d) Rawalpindi

(c) Sindh (d) Balochistan 71. Which one is the largest city population
8 General Knowledge MCQs
(a) Hyderabad (b)Multan
64. Sindhi is the mother language of _____
population. (c) Rawalpindi (d) Faisalabad

(a) 14.1% (b) 15.1% 72. Which of the following is the smallest city
population wise?
(c) 10.53% (d) 4.66%
(a) Peshawar (b) Sargodha
65. Pushto is the mother tongue of _____
people. (c) Islamabad (d) Sialkot

(a) 7.57% (b) 14.1% ANSWERS

(c) 10.53% (d) 15.42% 1.b 2.c 3.a 4.c 5.d 6.c

66. Which is the largest minority is Sindh? 7.b 8.b 9.b 10.c 11.d 12.c
13.b 14.a 15.b 16.a 17.b 18.d 5. The length of Chenab river is:

19.a 20.b 21.d 22.c 23.b 24.b (a) 974 km (b)1230 km

25.a 26.c 27.b 28.c 29.b 30.d (c) 1350 km (d) 1403 km

Demography of Pakistan 9 6. The maximum discharge of water in Chenab

river under
31.b 32.a 33.c 34.b 35.a 36.a
normal climatic conditions is around:
37.b 38.c 39.d 40.b 41.c 42.d
(a) 18 MAF (b) 22 MAF
43.b 44.b 45.a 46.d 47.c 48.b
(c) 26 MAF (d) 30 MAF
49.b 50.b 51.c 52.d 53.c 54.c
7. Which of the following rivers rises from a
55.b 56.c 57.a 58.d 59.c 60.c deep spring at
61.c 62.b 63.a 64.a 65.d 66.b Vernag, in the Indian held section of Jammu
67.a 68.d 69.c 70.d 71.d 72.d and Kashmir

__________ state:

Chapter 4 (a) Ravi (b)Jhelum


1. Indus river originate from: 8. Jhelum river join Chenab river near:

(a) Azad Kashmir (b) Western Tibet (a) Trimmu (b) Marala

(c) Kashgar (d) Upper Sindh (c)Punjnad (d) None of the Above

2. The length of Indus river is: 1

(a) 2736 km (b) 2803 km 2 General Knowledge MCQs

(c) 2990 km (d) 3050 km 9. The maximum discharge of water in Jhelum

river under
3. The maximum discharge of water in Indus
River under normal climatic conditions is around:

normal climatic conditions is around: (a) 17 MAF (b) 19 MAF

(a) 63 MAF (b) 73 MAF (c) 22 MAF (d) 23 MAF

(c) 83 MAF (d) 93 MAF 10. Ravi river originate in the Indian state of:

4. Chenab river originate from the mountainous (a) Orissa (b) Hamachel Pardesh
range of: (c) Andra Pardesh (d) Utter Pardesh
(a) Suleman (b) Karakoram 11. River Kabul joins the Indus river at:
(c) Himalayas (d) Hindu Kush (a) Mohmand Agency (b) Attock
(c) Peshawar (d) Gilgit (a) 1960 (b) 1962

12. River Kabul originate from north eastern Water Resources of Pakistan 3
Afghanistan, its
(c) 1966 (d) 1969
length is:
19. The gross water storage capacity of Mangla
(a) 480 km (b) 550 km Dam is:

(c) 580 km (d) 705 km (a) 5.88 MAF (b) 4.77 MAF

13. The total storage capacity of different water (c) 3.55 MAF (d) 2.66 MAF
reservoirs in
20. Hydropower generating capacity of Mangla
Pakistan is around: Dam is:

(a) 17.1 MAF (b) 22.2 MAF (a) 200 MW (b) 500 MW

(c) 34.5 MAF (d) 39.1 MAF (c) 700 MW (d) 1000 MW

14. Tarbela Dam was constructed in 1976 on: 21. Chashma Barrage was built in 1971 on
(a) Indus river (b) Jhelum river
(a)Jhelum (b) Beas
(c) Chenab river (d) Kabul river
(c)Indus (d)Sutlej
15. The total storage capacity of Tarbela Dam
under normal 22. The main purpose of Chashma Barrage is:

climatic conditions is: (a) Hydro power generating

(a) 7.5 MAF (b) 8.3 MAF (b) Irrigation of land

(c) 9.7 MAF (d) 11.6 MAF (c)Controlling water logging and salinity
16. The main purpose for constructing of
Tarbela Dam was: (d) Providing water to the Tarbela Lake

(a) Irrigation (b) Hydropower generating 23. The live water storage capacity of this
Barrage is:
(c) Both the above (d) None of the above
(a) 0.61 MAF (b) 1.7 MAF
17. The world's twelfth largest earthfill dam is:
(c) 2.2 MAF (d) 2.9 MAF
(a) Salal Dam (Jammu & Kashmir)
24. Warsak Dam was built in 1960 on river:
(b) Aswan Dam (Egypt)
(a)Indus (b)Jhelum
(c) Mangla Dam (Pakistan)
(c) Dasht (d) Kabul
(d) None of the above
25. The storage of water capacity of Warsak
18. Mangla Dam was constructed on river Dam is around:
Jhelum in:
(a) 0.04 MAF (b) 0.06 MAF
(c) 1.2 MAF (d) 0.09 MAF (c) 0.7 MAF (d) 0.02 MAF

26. The power generating capacity of Warsak 33. Khanpur Dam was built in 1984 on River:
Dam is:
(a)Hunza (b) Soan
(a) 170 MW (b) 280 MW
(c) Haro (d) Hingol
(c) 240 MW (d) 200 MW
34. The purpose of constructing Khanpur Dam
27. Baran Dam in Pakistan was built in 1962 on on river Haro
(a) Hingol (b) Kurram
(a) To irrigate agricultural land in Attock district.
(c) Kabul (d) Zoab
(b) To irrigate agricultural land in Rawalpindi
28. The hydropower generating capacity of and
Baran Dam (NWFP)
Abbottabad district.
(c) To meet the water requirements of Pakistan
(a) 2 MW (b) 3 MW Ordnance

(c) 4 MW (d) 5 MW Factory, Wah.

4 General Knowledge MCQs (d) All the above

29. The water storage capacity of Baran Dam 35. The water storage capacity of Khanpur
is: Dam is around:

(a) 0.03 MAF (b) 0.09 MAF (a) 0.09 MAF (b) 0.55 MAF

(c) 0.07 MAF (d) 0.05 MAF (c) 0.11 MAF (d) 0.66 KAF

30. Hub Dam on River Hub was constructed in: 36. Tanda Dam built in 1965 on river:

(a) 1968 (b) 1975 (a) Dasht (b) Kohat-Toi

(c) 1983 (d) 1988 (c) Soan (d) Kurram

31. What is the purpose of Hub Dam: 37. Rawal Dam was built in 1962 on river:

(a) To irrigate agricultural land in Lasbella (a) Kurang (b) Gomal

(c) Soan (d)Jhelum
(b) To irrigate agricultural land in Karachi
district Water Resources of Pakistan 5

(c) To provide drinking water supply for Karachi 38. The purpose of Rawal Dam is:

(d) All the above (a) To provide potable water to Rawalpindi

32. The water storage capacity of Hub Dam is: (b) To provide potable water to Islamabad

(a) 0.11 MAF (b) 0.9 MAF (c) To irrigate small area around Islamabad
(d) All the above 46. In which part of the country, the proposed
Bhasha Dam
39. Simly Dam was constructed in 1972 near
the city of: would be built in:

(a) Karachi (b) Islamabad (a) Punjab (b) NWFP

(c)Quetta (d) Kohat (c) Sindh (d) Northern Areas

40. Simly Dam was built on river: 47. The proposed Kalabagh Dam would be
constructed on river:
(a) Kurang (b) Gomal
(a)Jhelum (b) Gomal
(c) Soan (d)Jhelum
6 General Knowledge MCQs
41. The water storage capacity of Simly Dam
is: (c)Indus (d) Kurram

(a) 0.02 MAF (b) 0.05 MAF 48. The water storage capacity of Kalabagh
Dam would be:
(c) 0.07 MAF (d) 0.09 MAF
(a) 6.1 MAF (b) 6.9 MAF
42. Bund Khusdil Dam was built in 1900 on
River: (c) 7.2 MAF (d) 8.5 MAF

(a) Hingol (b) Dasht 49. The Hydropower generating capacity of

Kalabagh Dam
(c) Pishin (d) Zoab
would be:
43. Under Wapda "Vision 2025" programme,
Bhasha Dam (a) 3400 MW (b) 3500 MW

would be constructed on river: (c) 3600 MW (d) 3700 MW

(a)Indus (b) Ravi 50. Thal Canal would be located along the
western bank of river:
(c)Jhelum (d) Chenab
(a)Indus (b)Jhelum
44. The gross storage capacity of Bhasha Dam
reservoir would (c) Chenab (d)Sutlej

be around: 51. Thal reservoir would have a gross storage

capacity of:
(a) 7.3 MAF (b) 8.9 MAF
(a) 2.3 MAF (b) 2.9 MAF
(c) 11.7 MAF (d) 12.2 MAF
(c) 3.2 MAF (d) 3.9 MAF
45. The Hydropower generating capacity of
Bhasha Dam would 52. Mirani Dam is under construction near

be: (a) Turbat (b) Zoab

(a) 3000 MW (b) 3360 MW (c) Lasbella (d)Quetta

(c) 3550 MW (d) 3700 MW 53. Mirani Dam would be constructed on river:
(a) Pishin (b) Hingol 60. Balloki and Sidhni Headworks are built on
(c) Dasht (d) None of the above
(a) Ravi (b)Indus
54. The storage capacity of Mirani Dam would
be around: (c) Chenab (d) None of the above

(a) 0.30 MAF (b) 0.60 MAF 61. Lower Bari Doab Canal irrigate the
agricultural land of:
(c) 0.70 MAF (d) 0.90 MAF
(a) Sahiwal and Multan Distt.
55. Gomal Zam Dam is under construction in
the tribal agency (b) Sialkot and Gujranwala Distt.

of: (c) Sargodha and Khushab

(a) North Waziristan (b) South Waziristan (d) All the above.

(c) Khyber (d) Kurram 62. Marala and Khanki Headworks are
constructed on river:
56. Gomal Zam Dam is being constructed on
river: (a)Indus (b) Chenab

(a)Indus (b)Jhelum (c)Jhelum (d) Beas

(c) Gomal (d) Soan 63. Upper Chenab canal irrigate the agricultural
land of:
57. The Hydropower generating capacity of
Gomal Zam Dam (a) Multan and Vihari Distt.

would be around: (b) Sialkot and Gujranwala Distt.

(a) 15.2 MW (b) 17.4 MW (c) Muzaffargarh and Jhang Distt.

(c) 18.7 MW (d) 19.2 MW (d) None of the above

Water Resources of Pakistan 7 64. Lower Chenab Canal irrigate the

agricultural land of:
58. The water discharged in to the Arabian sea
without being (a)Sheikhupura and Faisalabad Distt.

utilized in Pakistan is around: (b) Jhang and Multan Distt.

(a) 39 MAF (b) 41 MAF (c) Depalpur and Okara Distt.

(c) 48 MAF (d) 50 MAF (d) Bahawalpur and Rahimyar Khan Distt.

59. Sulaimanki, Islam, Punjnad Headworks are 65. Rasool Headworks is constructed on river:
constructed on
(a) Ravi (b) Chenab
(c)Jhelum (d)Indus
(a) Beas (b)Sutlej
66. Upper Jhelum Canal irrigate the agricultural
(c)Jhelum (d) Ravi land of:
(a) Gujrat and Jhelum Distt. between provincial governments or federally
(b) Bhakkar and Leiah Distt.
areas, under 1973 Constitution of Pakistan shall
8 General Knowledge MCQs be raised
(c) Sargodha and Khushab Distt. in:
(d) None of the above (a) National Economic Council
67. The number of Barrage constructed on river (b) Council of the Common Interests
Indus are:
(c) Inter Provincial Coordination Committee
(a) Four (b) Five
(d) National Finance Commission
(c) Six (d) Seven
74. The first water accord between the
68. Upper Thal Canal and South Thal Canal is provincial governments
extracted from:
relating to the water distribution from Indus
(a) Jinnah Barrage (b) Mangla Dam River was
(c) Chashma Barrage (d) Tarbela Dam signed in:
69. Chashma Right Bank Canal on Indus (a) 1980 (b) 1988
provide water for:
(c) 1991 (d) 1993
(a) Chenab river (b) Jhelum river
Water Resources of Pakistan 9
(c) Ravi river (d) Sutlej river
75. The second water accord relating to the
70. Canals from Taunsa Barrage on Indus river distribution of water
mostly irrigate:
(from Rivers) between the provinces was signed
(a) Muzaffargarh Distt. (b) Sanghar Distt. in:
(c) Mirpur Distt. (d) Khushab Distt. (a) 1994 (b) 1995
71. Desert Pat feeder Canals are extracted (c) 1996 (d) 1997
76. According to 1991 water accord, the share
(a) Taunsa Barrage (b) Chashma Barrage of Punjab from
(c) Guddu Barrage (d) Sukkur Barrage Indus River water was only:
72. The oldest Barrage of Pakistan is: (a) 37% (b) 47%
(a) Kotri Barrage (b) Taunsa Barrage (c) 50% (d) 57%
(c) Guddu Barrage (d) Sukkur Barrage 77. Under Indus River Treaty 1960, which of the
73. All disputes relating to the allocation of three rivers
water resources in were given to Pakistan:
(a) Ravi, Jhelum, Chenab 83. Before independence in Pakistan there were
(b) Chenab, Jhelum, Sindh
(a) One dam (b) Two dams
(c) Ravi, Sutlej, Beas
(c) Three dams (d) Four dams
(d) None of the Above
84. In 1913, the Namal dam was constructed in
78. Under Indus Basin Treaty 1960 which of the
three rivers (a) Lahore district (b) Gujrat district

were given to India: (c) Mianwali district (d) Faislabad district

(a) Ravi, Sutlej, Beas 85. Khushdil Khan dam was constructed in
1890 in
(b) Chenab, Jhelum, Kabul
(a) Punjab (b) Sindh
(c) Indus, Chenab, Ravi
(c) NWFP (d) Balochistan
(d) None of the Above
86. Which dam was built in 1945?
79. By giving three eastern river to India,
Pakistan agreed to (a) Warsak dam (b) Spin Karaiz dam

forego its rights of water which is around: (c) Mangla dam (d) Ghazi Barotha dam

(a) 20 MAF (b) 26 MAF 87. A rim station is a control structure on the
river. For the
(c) 28 MAF (d) 30 MAF
Chenab, the rim station is
80. The major sources of rainfall in Pakistan
are: (a) Balloki Barrage (b) Sulemanki Barrage

(a) The Monsoons (c) Marala Barrage (d) Kalabagh Barrage

(b) The Western Disturbances 88. In 1871, the weir across Ravi River was
built at the head of
(c) Both of the above
Bari Doab canal in
(d) None of the above
(a) Punjab (b) Sindh
81. The Jhelum rises in
(c) NWFP (d) Balochistan
(a) Tibet (b) Jammu
89. On Jhelum river, the Rasul headworks was
(c) Kashmir (d) Ladakh built in
82. From which Indian state The Chenab (a) 1881 (b) 1891
(c) 1901 (d) 1911
(a) Madhya Pradesh (b) Uttranchal Pradesh
90. Guddu Barrage was constructed in 1962 on
(c) Andhra Pradesh (d) Himachal Pradesh
(a) River Ravi (b) Ravi Jhelum
10 General Knowledge MCQs
(c) River Chenab (d) River Indus (c)3 (d)4

91. When Jinnah Barrage was constructed on 98. The major water reserviors in our Indus
River Indus? Basin Irrigation

(a) 1945 (b) 1946 system are:

(c) 1947 (d) 1948 (a)1 (b)2

92. Kotri Barrage was built in 1955 on (c)3 (d)4

(a) The Ravi (b) The Sutlej 99. How many canal systems are in Indus Basin
(c) The Indus (d) The Chenab
Water Resources of Pakistan 11
(a) 12 (b) 24
93. Sukkur Barrage, one of the largest barrages
in the world (c) 44 (d) 88

was constructed on the Indus in 100. What is the number of tubewells in

(a) 1922 (b) 1932
(a) more than 2,50,000 (b) more than
(c) 1942 (d) 1952 3,50,000
94. Taunsa Barrage was built in 1959 on (c) more than 4,50,000 (d) more than
(a) River Kabul (b) River Jhelum 5,50,000

(c) River Indus (d) River Chenab 101. The National Drainage Programme (NDP)
was launched in
95. Pakistan takes pride in its achievements in
the construction (a) 1997 (b) 1998

of several barrages and canals. What is the (c) 1999 (d) 2000
length of canals 102. The number of lives lost in 1950 flood
in Pakistan? was:

(a) 36,073 km (b) 46,073 km (a) 2910 (b) 679

(c) 56,073 km (d) 66,073 km (c) 1008 (d) 519

96. How many barrages are in Pakistan? 12 General Knowledge MCQs

(a) 13 (b) 14 103. How many people died in 1992 flood?

(c) 15 (d) 16 (a) 2910 (b) 1901

97. What is the number of headworks in (c) 1008 (d) 679

Pakistan? 104. Water and Power Development Authority
(a)1 (b)2 (WAPDA) was
created in: 112. Which of the following is the smallest of
the five main
(a) 1949 (b) 1959
eastern tributaries of the Indus?
(c) 1969 (d) 1979
(a) The Ravi (b) The Sutlej
105. When was the Federal Flood Commission
set up? (c) The Jhelum (d) The Chenab

(a) January 1957 (b) January 1967 113. Rasul Barrage is on:

(c) January 1977 (d) January 1987 (a) River Chenab (b) River Jhelum

106. Which of the following barrages are on Water Resources of Pakistan 13

River Indus?
(c) River Indus (d) River Ravi
(a) Jinnah Barrage (b) Kotri Barrage
114. After passing through Gurdaspur district,
(c) Guddu Barrage (d) All of the above the Ravi enters

107. Which western tributary joins the Indus Sialkots tehsil:

near Attock?
(a) Shakargarh (b) Daska
(a) The Chenab (b) The Kabul
(c) Pasrur (d) None of the above
(c) The Swat (d) The Kunar
115. Pollution in the Ravi is the highest
108. Which of the following rivers drain into the compared to all the
rivers in Pakistan. What percentage of total
(a) The Soan (b) The Harrow pollution

(c) The Panjkora (d) All of the above (muncipal and industrial) is only discharged into
the Ravi?
109. The Chenab enters Pakistan through
Diawara Village in: (a) 37% (b) 47%

(a) Sialkot (b) Gujranwala (c) 57% (d) 67%

(c) Gujrat (d) Lala Musa 116. Which of the following rivers flows through
Dal Lake and
110. Which of the following are major
tributaries of the Chenab? Wullar Lake?

(a) Jammu Tawi (b) Palkhu Nullah (a) The Chenab (b) The Sutlej

(c) Aik Nullah (d) All of the above (c) The Jhelum (d) The Ravi

111. Islam Barrage is on: 117. Near Muzaffarabad, the Jhelum is joined
by its largest
(a) River Ravi (b) River Jhelum
(c) River Sutlej (d) River Chenab
(a) The Kunhar (b) The Ujh
(c) The Soan (d) The Neelum (c) 11 (d) 12

118. The retention level of Kalabagh dam was 124. Which is the largest earth and rockfill dam
925 feet, which has of the world?

been reduced by: (a) Mangla dam (b) Kalabagh dam

(a) 5 feet (b) 10 feet (c) Tarbela dam (d) Warsak dam

(c) 15 feet (d) 25 feet 125. Tarbela dam was started in 1968 and
completed in
119. The Kalabagh reservoir at a 915 feet
elevation would pose (a) 1976 (b) 1977

no flood risk to Nowshera which is located at an (c) 1978 (d) 1979

elevation of:
126. The hydropower capacity of Tarbela dam
(a) 923 feet (b) 928 feet is

(c) 933 feet (d) 938 feet (a) 3478 MW (b) 3578 MW

120. The Pakistani government first undertook (c) 3678 MW (d) 3778 MW
127. Indus Water Treaty was signed in Karachi
investigations for Kalabagh dam during on

(a) 1953-1954 (b) 1963-1964 (a) 19 September 1960 (b) 19 September

(c) 1973-1974 (d) 1983-1984
(c) 19 September 1962 (d) 19 September
121. The preliminary feasibility study of 1963
Kalabagh dam was
128. Indus water dispute arose on _____ when
completed in: India stopped the
(a) 1954 (b) 1955 irrigation supplies coming to Pakistan.
(c) 1956 (d) 1957 (a) April 1, 1947 (b) April 1, 1948
122. Which is the twelfth largest (earth fill) (c) April 1, 1949 (d) April 1, 1950
dam in the world?
129. Since Mangla dams first impounding in
(a) Tarbela dam (b) Mangla dam 1967, its gross
14 General Knowledge MCQs storage capacity has reduced to 4.75 MAF from
(c) Basha dam (d) Kalabagh dam the actual

123. The installed hydropower capacity of design of 5.88 MAF due to

Basha dam is 3360 (a) Poor irrigation management
Mega Watts from _____ units. (b) Waterlogging
(a)9 (b) 10 (c) Soil salinity
(d) Sedimentation (c) Chief Secretaries of the four provinces

130. The Indus and its five main tributaries all (d) None of the above
combine into one
136. The Water Accord 1991 was signed on
river near: March 16 in

(a) Sialkot (b) Gawadar (a) Lahore (b) Islamabad

(c) Mithan Kot (d)Shikarpur (c) Karachi (d) Peshawar

131. Which is the first multipurpose dam built 137. Under the chairmanship of Akhtar
by Pakistan after Hussain, the Water

independence? Allocation and Rates Committee was constituted

(a) Tarbela dam (b)Mangla dam
(a) 1965 (b) 1967
Water Resources of Pakistan 15
(c) 1968 (d) 1969
(c) Warsak dam (d) Khushdil Khan dam
138. For the water apportionment of the Indus
132. To solve Indus Water dispute, negotiations and its tributaries,
under the offices
a committee was constituted in October 1970
of the world Bank commenced in: under the
(a) May 1949 (b) May 1950 chairmanship:
(c) May 1951 (d) May 1952 (a) Justice Fazle Akbar
133. The Sutlej Valley Tripartite Agreement was (b) Justice Hamud-ur-Rehman
signed by the
(c) Justice Muhammad Munir
Punjab, Bhawalpur and Bikanir states in:
(d) Justice Irshad Hassan Khan
(a) 1910 (b) 1915
139. Which of the following is the smallest
(c) 1920 (d) 1925 barrage?
134. The Sutlej Valley Project committee was (a) Sukkur Barrage (b) Chasma Barrage
setup in
(c) Taunsa Barrage (d) Kotri Barrage
(a) 1922 (b) 1932
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(c) 1942 (d) 1952
140.The current estimated irrigation efficiency
135. The 1991 Water Accord also called Water in Pakistan is
Accord was signed by:
(a) 25.5% (b) 35.5%
(a) Governors of the four provinces
(c) 45.5% (d) 55.5%
(b) Chief Ministers of the four province
141. Pakistan asked the world Bank to appoint 115.b 116.c 117.d 118.b 119.d 120.a
a neutral expert
121.c 122.b 123.d 124.c 125.b 126.a
to resolve the dispute arising out of the
construction of 127.a 128.b 129.d 130.c 131.c 132.d

(a) Baglihar Dam (b) Assan Dam 133.c 134.b 135.b 136.c 137.c 138.a

(c) Wullar dam (d) None of the above 139.c 140.b 141.a 142.d

142. Baglihar dam is being built on Water Resources of Pakistan 17

(a) The Ravi (b) The Sutlej __________

(c) The Beas (d) The Chenab Chapter 5


1.b 2.a 3.d 4.c 5.a 6.c CIVILIZATION

7.b 8.a 9.d 10.b 11.b 12.c 1. Famous Novel The Three Musketeers was
written by
13.a 14.a 15.d 16.c 17.c 18.c
(a) Alexander Dumas (b) George Eliot
19.a 20.d 21.c 22.b 23.a 24.d
(c) Thomas Hardy (d) Victor Hugo.
25.a 26.c 27.b 28.c 29.a 30.c
2. Famous English Poet John Keats died of T.B at
31.d 32.a 33.c 34.d 35.a 36.b the age of:

37.a 38.d 39.b 40.c 41.a 42.c (a) 30 (b) 20

43.a 34.a 45.b 46.d 47.c 48.a (c) 25 (d)35

49.c 50.b 51.a 52.a 53.c 54.a 3. Play Othello was written by:

55.b 56.c 57.b 58.a 59.b 60.a (a) Shakespeare (b) Bernard Shaw

61.a 62.b 63.c 64.a 65.c 66.a (c) Russell (d) Milton

67.c 68.a 69.b 70.a 71.c 72.d 4. Famous Economist Karl Marx belongs to:

73.b 74.c 75.a 76.a 77.b 78.a (a) England (b) U.S.A

79.b 80.c 81.c 82.d 83.c 84.c (c) Former U.S.S.R (d) Germany

85.d 86.b 87.c 88.a 89.c 90.d 5. The theme of the famous play Caeser and
Cleopatra by
91.b 92.c 93.b 94.a 95.c 96.d
G.B. Shaw is a:
97.b 98.c 99.c 100.d 101.b 102.a
(a) Romance (b) History
103.c 104.b 105.c 106.d 107.b 108.d
(c) Tragedy (d) Comedy
109.a 110.d 111.c 112.a 113.b 114.a
6. Master piece Novels War and Peace and (b) International Civil Aviation Day.
Anana Karenina
(c) International Day of Disabled Persons.
was written by
(d) International Day of Human Rights.
(a) Hardly (b) Oscar Wild
13. The Holy Quran was translated first time
(c) Tolstoy (d) None of the above in:

7. Famous English Poet William Wordsworth (a) Persian (b) Sindhi

died in
(c)Pushto (d) Ibrani
(a) 1849 (b) 1850
14. Waris Shah a Punjabi Poet is famous for
(c) 1851 (d) 1852 his:

8. John Milton was a famous English poet. (a) Heer Ranjha (b) Laila Majnu
What tragedy was
(c) Mirza Sahiban (d) Sohni Mahenwal
faced by him at his old age ?
15. Hayat-e-Jawaid written by Altaf Hussain
(a) Lost his son (b) Lost his eye sight Hali is on the

(c) Lost his legs (d) Lost his all property life of:

1 (a) Sir Syed Ahmad Khan (b) Ghalib

2 General Knowledge MCQs (c) Saadi Shirazi (d) None of the above

9. Khushal Khan Khattak was a famous poet 16. Famous Novel Pride and Prejudice is
of: written by:

(a) Balochi Language (b) Urdu Language (a) Jane Eyre (b) Jane Austen

(c) Barohi Language (d) Pushto Language (c) Emily Broute (d) Byron

10. Abdul Latif Bhitai was a famous poet of: 17. Archaeologists have recently revealed
through a research
(a) Barohi Language (b) Sindhi Language
that the Roman Empire was destroyed by the
(c) Urdu Language (d) Balochi Language fatal disease
11. Which of the following countries is under an of:
(a) Malaria (b) Plague
(c)Influenza (d) Cholera.
(a) Norway (b) Kuwait
18. Famous Novel A Tale of Two Cities is
(c)Thailand (d) Oman written by:
12. December 3, (every year) is observed all (a) Thomas Hardy (b) Alexander Dumas
over the world as:
History, Culture and Civilization 3
(a) International Literacy Day.
(c) Charles Dickens (d) None of the above. 25. Queens House is the official residence of:

19. An English writer known for his free (a) President of Sri Lanka
translation of the
(b) Head of the State of Canada
Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam is:
(c) Royal Family of Manacco
(a) Byron (b) Shelly
(d) None of the above
(c) Edward Fitzgerald (d) Coleridge
26. The Height of Empire State Building
20. Taj Mahal a magnificent white marble situated in
mausoleum is
Manhattan, New York, U.S.A is:
situated at
(a) 400 metre (d) 390 metre
(a) Delhi (b) Hyderabad
(c) 381 metre (d) 350 metre
(c) Ahmadabad (d) Agra
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21. The only mosque in the world with six
minaretes is the Blue 27. Hyde Park London is famous for:

Mosque or the Mosque of Sultan Ahmad. It is (a) Beautiful Flowers

situated at (b) Remarkable Fountains
(a) Tehran (b)Istanbul (c) Public meeting and assemblage
(c) Jaddah (d) Cairo (d) Huge Area
22. Elysee Palace is the official residence of: 28. We often came across the news wherein
(a) President of Italy Red Square is

(b) President of France often described. It is situated in:

(c) Prime Minister of England (a) New York (b) Beijing

(d) President of Turkey (c) Lenin grad (d) Moscow

23. Rohtas Fort is situated near Jhelum. It was 29. Among the ancient wonders of the world
built which one is still

by: exists:

(a) Shah Jehan (b) Akbar (a) Statue of Zeus (b) Pyramids of Egypt

(c) Sher Shah Suri (d)Aurengzab (c) Temples of Artemis (d) None of the above.

24. Alexander the Great (356-323 BC) was the 30. The only human achievement visible from
King of: the moon

(a) Egypt (b)Portugal is:

(c) Macedonia (d) Greece. (a) Hardrians Wall (b) The Great Wall of China
(c) Wailing Wall (d) None of above 353 B.C by Queen Artemisia in memory of her
31. Salang Tunnel in Afghanistan linked Kabul
with: King Mausalus. It was destroyed by:

(a) Jalalabad (b) Mazar-i-Sharif (a) Fire (b) Flood

(c) Kandahar (d) Tora Bora. (c) Earthquake (d) Destroyed in battles

32. One of the ancient wonder The Hanging 37. Colossus of Phodes was the huge statute
Gardens of of Helios, formerly

Babylon were situated in: called Apollo which stood at the entrance to
(a) Iran (b) Spain
(a) Harbour of Athens (b) Harbour of
(c) Iraq (d)Turkey Alexandria
33. One of ancient wonder The statue of Zeus (c) Harbour of Rhodes (d) None of above
(Jupiter) was
38. The pharos of Alexandria an ancient
carved at about 2,400 years ago by: wonder was situated
(a) French Sculpture (b) Roman Sculpture in an Island near Alexandria. What was it.
(c) Greek Sculpture (d) Arabian Sculpture (a) A Tower (b) A Light House
34. Temples of Artemis (Diana) (ancient (c) A Statue (d) None of the above
wonder) is said to
39. Famous wonder of the world Leaning tower
have been amongst the most beautiful temples of Pisa is
in the world.
situated in:
It was built in the honour of the Greek goddess
of moon at: (a) France (b) Belgium

(a)Tureky (b)Athens (c) Rome (d)Italy

(c) Iraq (d) None of the above 40. Length of the great wall of China is:

35. Temples of Artemis (Ancient wonder) was (a) 2500 km (b) 2400 km
built during the
(c) 2300 km (d) 2200 km
reign of:
41. The headquarters of World Trade
(a) Namrood (b) Ceaser Organization is in:

History, Culture and Civilization 5 (a) Geneva (b) New York

(c) Alexander the Great (d) None of the above (c) London (d) Paris

36. An ancient wonder Mausoleum of 42. The Church of Saint Sophia is among the
Halicarnassus created in Seven wonders of
the world (later list). It is situated in: (c) Geneva (d) Vienna

(a)Ankara (b)Istanbul 51. The Headquarter of International Atomic

Energy Agency is
(c) Izmir (d) None of the above
43. Dragon is a symbol of:
(a) Vienna (b) Geneva
(a) Russia (b)China
(c) Berne (d) Rome
(c) U.S.A (d) England
52. Among the following countries which is not
44. Bear is a symbol of: the member of
(a) Russia. (b)China U.N.O.
(c)Turkey (d) Egypt (a) Syria (b) Switzerland
6 General Knowledge MCQs (c) Lebanon (d) None of the above.
45. Who is called Lady of the Lamp? 53. Which of the following historical sites of
(a) Jane Eyre (b) Florence Nightingale Pakistan is on the

(c) Mother Tressa (d) None of the above one World Heritage List?

46. Who is called Desert Fox? (a)Mohenjodaro (b)Takht-i-Bahi

(a) Hitler (b) Napoleon (c) Lahore Fort (d) All of the above

(c) General Rommel (d) Richard Cobden 54. Sir Ronald Ross was awarded Nobel Prize
in Medicine in
47. Who is called Man of Iron and Blood?
1902 for his work on:
(a) Napoleon (b) Prince Bismarck
(a) Cholera (b) Typhoid
(c) Eisenhower (d) None of the above
(c) Tuberculosis (d) Malaria
48. Who is known as Man of destiny and
little corporal? History, Culture and Civilization 7

(a) Alexander the Great (b) Bismarck 55. Who was awarded Nobel Prize in 1945 for
the discovery of
(c) Napoleon (d) Hitler
penicillin and its curative effects in various
49. Who is the 1st Secretary General of U.N.O? infectious

(a) U. Thant (b) Dag Hammarskjold diseases?

(c) Trygve lie (d) Kurt Waldheim (a) Louis Pasteur (b) Sir Alexandar Fleming

50. The headquarter of U.N Security Council is (c) Madam Curie (d) None of the above
56. Nobel Prizes were First awarded in the year.
(a)Washington (b) New York
(a) 1900 (d) 1901
(c) 1902 (d) 1905 (c) U.S.A (d) Great Britain

57. Identify the cause of disturbances in the 62. Who is called Father of History?
Maluku island of
(a) Bancroft (b) Herodotus
(c) Gibbon (d) None of the above
(a) Maximum autonomy from the centre
demanded. 8 General Knowledge MCQs

(b) Complete independence and statehood 63. From which country Herodotus The father
proposed. of History

(c) Muslim and Christian religious conflict belongs:

(d) None of the above. (a) Egypt (b)Portugal

58. The prizes are formally awarded on the (c) Greek (d)Italy
death anniversary of 64. Who is called Father of Comedy?
Alfred Nobel on: (a) Shakespeare (b) Aristophanes
(a) 1st December (b) 25th December (c) Shaw (d) None of the above
(c) 10th December (d) 31st December 65. Christopher Columbus (who discovered
59. All Nobel Prize are given in Stockholm by Central America).
the King of From which country he belonged:
Sweden except the peace prize, which is given (a)Italy (b) Spain
in the city of:
(c)China (d) Greece
(a) Geneva (b) Oslo
66. Maiden Pakistani who was awarded by
(c) London (d) Hague Nobel Prize in
60. Mother Teresa (India) was awarded by 1979, was:
Nobel Prize in the
(a) Dr. Abdul Qadeer Khan
field of:
(b) Dr. Abdul Salam
(a)Agriculture (b) Medicine
(c) Dr. Sammar
(c) Psychology (d) Peace
(d) Dr. Muneer Ahmad Khan
61. W.C. Rontgen was awarded 1st Nobel
Prize in Physics for 67. Dr. Abdul Salam won the Nobel Prize in the
field of:
his remarkable discovery of X-Rays. From which
country he (a) Physics (b) Chemistry

belongs: (c) Medicine (d) Bio-Chemistry

(a) Sweden (b) Germany

68. Famous Painting Mona Lisa was the (c) Jews (d)Buddhists
creation of:
76. Guru Garanth Sahib is the holy book of:
(a) Inigo Jones (b) Leonardo da Vinci
(a)Hindus (b)Buddhists
(c) Yrancois Boucher (d) None of the above.
(c) Jews (d)Sikhs
69. The creator of Mona Lisa belonged to:
77. Which civilization is oldest among the
(a) France (b) Spain following:

(c)Italy (d) England (a) Harappa (b) Gandhara

70. Who is the author of The History of the (c) Persian (d) Muslim
Decline and fall of
78. The first unmanned space ship landed on
the Roman Empire? the moon

(a) Herodotus (b) Holinshed on:

(c) Macaulay (d) Edward Gilbon (a) 30th June, 1966 (b) 30th May, 1966

71. Great Philosopher Confucius belonged to: (c) 31st December, 1966 (d) 30th July, 1966

(a) Japan (b) Nepal 79. Which city is the oldest inhabited capital in
the World:
(c)China (d) Sri Lanka
(a) Cairo (b) Damascus
72. Gautam Buddha was born in:
(c)Athens (d) Tehran
(a) 480 B.C (b) 450 B.C
80. Temple Trees is an official residence of
History, Culture and Civilization 9 the:
(c) 460 B.C (d) 483 B.C (a) King of Nepal
73. Jalal-ud-Din Rumi was a great poet. His (b) King of Bhutan
poetry is
(c) President of Maldev
(d) Prime Minister of Sri Lanka.
(a) Urdu (b) Arabic
81. Who won the battle of Waterloo?
(c) Persian (d) Sindhi
(a) Napoleon (b) Allied forces
74. Gita or Vedas is the holy books of:
(c) Duke of Wellington (d) None of the above
(a)Sikhs (b)Hindus
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(c)Buddhists (d) Jews
82. Muhammad bin Qasim was the 1st Muslim
75. Trpitak in the Holy Book of: who invaded
(a) Siks (b)Hindus India and made Sindh a Province of Arab
dominion. He
came to India: (a) 12th Century (b) 13th Century

(a) 705 A.D (b) 712 A.D (c) 14th Century (d) 15th Century

(c) 760 A.D (d) 902 A.D 90. Alberuni wrote a book An inquiry into
India with great
83. Chenghez Khan was a Mongol conqueror
who came to India historical value. He came India along with:

during the rein of: (a) Sher Shah Suri

(a) Aibak (b)Aurengzab (b) Babur

(c) Sher Shah Suri (d)Iltutmish (c) Sultan Mehmood of Ghazni

84. Qutabuddin Aibak was the first Muslim King (d) None of the above
of Delhi
History, Culture and Civilization 11
Sultanate and founder of:
91. Sher Shah defeated Hammayun in 1540
(a) Mughal Empire (b) Tughluq Dynasty A.D. As a result, he

(c) Slave Dynasty (d) None of the above became the emperor of Hindustan. The battle is
85. Razia Sultana was the only Muslim
Woman Monarch of (a) Third Battle of Panipat (b) Battle of
Hindustan. Her regime lasted:
(c) Battle of Haldighat (d) Battle of Kanauj
(a) 5 years (b) 7 years
92. Babur was the founder of Mughal Dynasty.
(c) 4 years (d) 3 years He defeated:
86. Third Battle of Panipat was fought in: (a) Ibrahim Lodhi (b) Sher Shah Suri
(a) 1560 (b) 1710 (c) Muhammad Tughlaq (d) None of the above
(c) 1761 (d) 1716 93. Babur founded Mughal Dynasty defeating
87. Todar Mal was the revenue minister of King: Ibrahim Lodhi at

(a)Aurengzeb (b) Tipu Sultan Panipat in:

(c) Akbar (d) Aibak (a) 1520 A.D (b) 1524 A.D

88. Who was the author of Ain-i-Akbariand (c) 1526 A.D (d) 1550 A.D
Akbar Nama? 94. Aryans came to India about 2000 B.C from:
(a) Todar Mal (b) Abbul Fazal (a) Greece (b) Arab
(c) Mahmood Gawan (d) Alberuni (c) Iraq (d) Central Asia
89.Ibn-i-Batuta was a Moorish traveler who 95. Who were the original residents of northern
visited India in: India before the
arrival of Aryans? (c) 1258 A.D. (d) 1265 A.D.

(a)Puritans (b) Dravidians 103. Sultan Muhammad Ghori defeated

Pirthvi Raj in 1193 A.D
(c) Baddoos (d) None of the above
and founded the Muslim Rule in India. The battle
96. The famous oil painting Mona Lisa is the was
creation of:
known as:
(a) Leonardo da Vinci (b) Pablo Picasso
(a) Battle of Panipat (b) Battle of Haldighat
(c) Florence Nightingale (d) None of the
above. (c) Battle of Tarain (d)Battle of Kanauj

97. How many Arab-Israel Wars have so far 104. 1965 War between India and Pakistan
been fought? continued incessantly

(a) Two (b) Three for:

(c) Four (d) Five (a) 15 days (b) 20 days

98. Who was known as Citizen King of (c) 17 days (d) 22 days
105. Indra Ghandi Prime Minister of India was
(a) Napoleon (b) Henry VI assassinated by

(c) Louis Phillipe (d) None of the above Sikhs in:

99. Who was called The Islamic Coordinator? (a) 1981 (b) 1982

(a) King Fahad (b) King Faisal (c) 1984 (d) 1985

(c) Z.A. Bhutto (d) Yasser Arafat 106. Faiz Ahmad Faiz famous Urdu Poet died
100. Which of the following in called The Bible
of English (a) 1981 (b) 1982

Constitution. (c) 1983 (d) 1984

(a) Petition ofRights (b)Conventions 107. Second Islamic Summit Conference was
held at Lahore in:
(c) Magna Carta (d) Prerogatives of Crown
(a) 1974 (b) 1973
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(c) 1971 (d) 1975
101. Omar bin Abdul Aziz was a Caliph of:
108. First Islamic Summit Conference was
(a) Abbasid Caliphate (b) Omayyad Caliphate held in 1969 at:
(c) Safavid Dynesty (d) None of the above (a) Tehran (b) Makkah
102. Mongols destroyed Baghdad and (c) Riyadh (d) Rabaat
overthrew Arab Empire in:

(a) 1240 A.D. (b) 1250 A.D.

109. King Faisal shot dead by his Nephew in 116. Hazrat Mian Mir was great religious
1975 in the city of: reformer. He is buried

(a) Makkah (b) Madina in:

(c) Riyadh (d) Jeddah (a) Sahiwal (b) Pakpattan

110. Ustaad Daman was the poet of: (c) Lahore (d)Multan

(a) Urdu Language (b) Punjabi Language 117. Hazrat Baba Farid Ganj Shakr is buried in:

(c) Saraikee Language (d) Sindhi Language (a)Multan (b) Lahore

History, Culture and Civilization 13 (c) Pakpattan (d) Okara

111. Pakistani Culture is a: 118. Hazrat Baha-ud-Din Zakirya is buried in:

(a) Islamic Culture (b) Arabic Culture (a) Shaiwal (b)Multan

(c) Mixed Culture (d) All of the above (c) Lahore (d)Thatta

112. Hazrat Lal Shahbaz Qalandar was a 119. Which City of Pakistan is known as Data
famous sufi poet of: ki Nagri.

(a) Sindh (b) Punjab (a) Karachi (b) Peshawar

(c) N.W.F.P (d) Balochistan (c) Sialkot (d) Lahore

113. The Tashkent Declaration 1966 was signed 120. Which ancient city is considered as Pearl
by the President of Gandhara

of Pakistan Muhammad Ayub Khan and the Civilization:

Indian Prime
(a) Hasan Abdal (b) Taxila
(c) Wah (d) Kamra
(a) Jawaharial Nehru (b) Indira Gandhi
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(c) V.P. Singh (d) Lal Bahadur Shastri
121. Who was the first Punjabi Poet?
114. The Worlds famous Madame Tussauds
museum is situated (a) Bhul-e-Shah (b) Hazrat Sultan Bahu

in:- (c) Amir Khusro (d) Baba Farid Ganj Shakr

(a) Paris (b) London 122. Rehman Baba was a poet of:

(c) Rome (d) New York (a) Sindhi Language (b) Urdu Language

115. Hazrat Lal Shahbaz Qalander was buried (c) Pushto Language (d) Barohi Language
in: 123. Jam Darag is known to be the only
(a) Sahiwal (b) Pakpattan romantic poet of:

(c) Sehwan Sharif (d) Shahbaz Garh (a) Sindhi (b)Baluchi

(c)Pushto (d) None of the above (c) Bhotan (d) Sri Lanka

124. Dulhan is a famous poem of Baluchi History, Culture and Civilization 15

language. The poet is:
132. The famous Punjabi love story Sassi
(a) Jam Darag (b) Ishaq Shamin Punnoo is written by:

(c) Gul Khan Naseer (d) Tofeeq Ahmad (a) Hashim Shah (b) Waris Shah

125. The famous shrine of Hazrat Bari Imam is (c) Fazal Shah (d) None of the above
located at:
132. Yusuf Zulekan a Punjabi love Story is
(a) Lahore (b) Karachi written by:

(c)Multan (d) Islamabad (a) Mian Muhammad (b) Faqir Muhammad

126. The Sea border in the Gulf of Tonkin is
disputed between (c) Maulvi Ghulam Rasool (d) None of the
China and:
134. Punjabi Qisa Saif-ul-Malook is written by:
(a) Japan (b)Thailand
(a) Fazal Shah (b) Mian Muhammad Buksh
(c) Vietnam (d) Philippines
(c) Maulvi Ghulam Rasool (d) Shah Hussain
127. Who is called the Shakespeare of Punjabi
literature? 135. The battle in which English won and later
captured Lahore
(a) Bhul-e-Shah (b) Sultan Bahu
(c) Waris Shah (d) Ustaad Daman
(a) Battle of Kirki (b) Battle of Sabraon
128. The only Pakistani Poet who got the Lenin
Prize was: (c) Battle of Wandiwash (d) None of the above

(a) Iftikhar Arif (b) Faiz Ahmad Faiz 136. Who abolished Slavery in America?

(c) Ahmad Faraz (d) Ahmad Nadeem Qasmi (a) George Washington (b) Ibrahim Lincoln

129. Confucianism is the religious mythology (c)Johnson (d) None of the above one
137. Who is called The Indian Napoleon?
(a) Japan (b)China
(a) Tipu Sultan (b) Sher Shah Suri
(c) Greece (d) Nepal
(c) Samudra Gupta (d) None of the above
130. Shintoism is the religious mythology of:
138. The Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant has
(a) Japan (b)China been closed

(c) Greece (d) Nepal permanently. It was located in:

131. The only Hindu State in the world is: (a) Ukraine (b) Kazakhstan

(a)India (b) Nepal (c) Belarus (d) Latvia

139. The first country which recognized 1.a 2.c 3.a 4.d 5.b 6.c
Pakistan after its
7.b 8.b 9.d 10.b 11.d 12.c
creation was:
13.b 14.a 15.a 16.b 17.a 18.c
(a) Afghanistan (b) Iran
19.c 20.d 21.b 22.b 23.c 24.c
(c) Saudi Arabia (d) Egypt
25.a 26.c 27.c 28.d 29.b 30.b
140. Who is called The master builder?
31.b 32.c 33.c 34.a 35.c 36.c
(a) Shah Jehan (b) Akbar
37.c 38.b 39.d 40.b 41.a 42.b
(c) Aurangzab (d) Jehangir
43.b 44.a 45.b 46.c 47.b 48.c
141. The slave King buried in Lahore is:
49.c 50.b 51.a 52.b 53.d 54.d
(a) Muhammad Ayaz (b) Qutb ud Din Aibak
55.b 56.b 57.c 58.c 59.b 60.d
(c)Iltutmish (d) None of the above
61.b 62.b 63.c 64.b 65.a 66.b
16 General Knowledge MCQs
67.a 68.b 69.c 70.d 71.c 72.d
142. Aibak died during the game of:
73.c 74.b 75.d 76.d 77.a 78.b
(a) Wrestling (b) Polo
79.b 80.d 81.c 82.b 83.d 84.c
(c) Football (d) Rugbi
85.d 86.c 87.c 88.b 89.c 90.c
143. Who was known as The Prophet of Italian
Unification? 91.d 92.a 93.c 94.d 95.b 96.a

(a) Admiral Boscowenb (b)Papandre 97.c 98.c 99.b 100c 101b 102.c

(c) Mizzini (d) None of the above 103.c 104.c 105.c 106.d 107.a 108.d

144. Indus Valley Civilization was destroyed by? 109. (C 110.b 111.c 112.a 113.d 114.b

(a) Mongols (b) Egyptians 115.c 116.c 117.c 118.b 119.d 120.b

(c) Aryans (d)Mughals 121.d 122.c 123.b 124.b 125.d 126.c

145. National Democratic Front of Bodoland is 127.c 128.b 129.b 130.a 131.b 132.a
struggling for a 133.c 134.b 135.b 136.b 137.c 138.a
separate homeland in the Indian State of: History, Culture and Civilization 17
(a) Goa (b) Assam 139.b 140.a 141.b 142.b 143.c 144.c
(c) Nagaland (d) Bihar 145.b