PMS-2015 | General Knowledge Paper

PMS 2015 GK Paper

1. Father of former US Secretary of State, Madeleine Albright, was also a member of the UN Commission on India-Pakistan and author of the book “Danger of Kashmir”. What was his name?
(a) Josef Albright            (b) Josef Korbel
(c) Owen Dixon        (d) None of these

2. Who was the leader of the 1958 coup in Iraq, which led to proclamation of Iraq as a Republic?
(a) Saddam Hussein    (b) Nuri Al Said
(c) Abd al-Karim Qasim
(d) None of these

3. Former Prime Minister of Malaysia, Mahathir Mohamad, was by education a(n):
(a) Engineer    (b) Medical doctor
(c) Lawyer    (d) None of these

4. Major Shabbir Sharif was awarded Nishan-e-Haider posthumously. Which other medal for bravery was he awarded during his career in the Army?
(a) Sitara-e-Basalat       (b) Sitara-e-Jurat
(c) Hilal-e-Jurat        (d) None of these

5. In which organ of the UN all member states are represented?
(a) General Assembly
(b) Economic and Social Council
(c) Security Council    (d) None of these

6. Which Indian personality served as the President of the UN General Assembly in 1953-54?
(a) S. Radha Krishnan
(b) Gopalswamy Ayyengar
(c) Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit
(d) None of these

7. Ustad Allah Baksh was a famous ______ of Pakistan.
(a) Painter    (b) Sitar player
(c) Tabla player    (d) None of these

8. Advisor to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs, Sartaj Aziz, holds a Master’s degree in Development Economics from which university?
(a) Cambridge     (b) Harvard
(c) Columbia    (d) None of these

9. During his address to the UN General Assembly, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif proposed a new peace initiative with India starting with implementation of four measures relating to ceasefire along the LoC, non-use of force, demilitarization of Kashmir and ______.
(a) Settlement of Sir Creek dispute
(b) Wuller Barrage
(c) Withdrawal of forces from Siachen
(d) None of these

10. UNFCC (UN Framework Convention on Climate Change) was adopted during the Earth Summit at Rio de Janeiro (1992). When did it come in to force?
(a) March 1994        (b) August 1996
© October 1996        (d) None of these

11. Who was the first UN High Commissioner for Human Rights?
(a) Mary Robinson         (b) Jose A. Lasso
(c) Navin Pillay      (d) None of these

12. De Beers is one of the biggest names in diamond industry. Who was the founder of De Beers Consolidated Mines Company?
(a) John Cecil Rhodes
(b) Joseph D. Rockefeller
(c) John Krugger
(d) None of these

13. The Treaty of European Union (1992) is also known as:
(a) The Hague Treaty
(b) Maastricht Treaty
(c) Paris Accord        (d) None of these

14. King Abdul Aziz Ibn Saud named the Kingdom of Hejaz and Najd as Saudi Arabia in:
(a) 1924    (b) 1930
(c) 1932    (d) None of these

15. Headquarters of the African Union (AU) is located in:
(a) Johannesburg                    (b) Cairo
(c) Addis Ababa            (d) None of these

16. Which of the following Indian Nobel Prize winners is associated with economics?
(a) V.S. Naipaul    (b) Amartya Sen
© C.V. Raman    (d) ) None of these

17. Earth takes about ______ to complete 1 rotation around its axis.
(a) 48 hours    (b) 24 hours
(c) One month    (d) None of these

18. When a gas turns into a liquid, the process is called ______.
(a) Deposition    (b) Evaporation
(c) Condensation     (d) None of these

19. Yeast used in making of bread is a ______.
(a) Fungus    (b) Plant
© Bacteria    (d) None of these

20. The disease diphtheria affects the ______ in the human body.
(a) Kidneys    (b) Throat
(c) Intestines    (d) None of these

21. “World Economic Forum”, which holds its annual sessions in Davos, Switzerland, was founded by:
(a) Henry Kissinger        (b) Klaus Schwab
(c) Konrad Adenaur       (d) None of these

22. The Presidency of the UN Security Council rotates (in alphabetical order) among its members every:
(a) One month    (b) 2 months
(c) 3 months    (d) None of these

23. UNESCO, which deals with Education, Science and Culture, has its headquarters in:
(a) New York    (b) Vienna
(c) Paris    (d) None of these

24. Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action (1992) deals with:
(a) International trade
(b) Rights and status of women
(c) Rights and protection of children
(d) None of these

25. The current Chairman PEMRA is:
(a) Rauf Klasra    (b) Pervez Rathore
(c) Absar Alam    (d) None of these

26. Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy of Pakistan won an Oscar Award for best documentary film. What was the title of the film?
(a) Acid Burns    (b) Saving Face
(c) Dark Shadow    (d) None of these

27. LED technology is energy-efficient. What does LED stand for?
(a) Low Energy Date
(b) Light Emitting Diode
(c) Low Energy Diode
(d) None of these

28. Which of the following is not necessary for standalone computer?
(a) RAM          (b) LAN Card
(c) Operating System (d) None of these

29. “Chauburji” in Lahore was reported a gateway to a beautiful garden built for Princess Zeb-un-Nissa. She was an accomplished daughter of which Emperor?
(a) Shah Jahan        (b) Aurangzeb
(c) Jahangir    (d) None of these

30. Find the odd one out?
(a) RAM    (b) ROM
(c) Cache    (d) None of these

31. What was the codename given to United States Navy SEALS operation leading to elimination of Osama in Abbottabad?
(a) Lion Heart    (b) Neptune Spear
(c) Geronimo    (d) None of these

32. Pedagogy is the science of:
(a) Children diseases  (b) Languages
(c) Teaching          (d) None of these

33. When was the first Nobel Prize awarded?
(a) 1892    (b) 1900
(c) 1901    (d) None of these

34. When was the right to vote given to women in Switzerland?
(a) 1935    (b) 1950
(c) 1971    (d) None of these

35. The Leaning Tower of Pisa is located in which country?
(a) Italy    (b) Switzerland
(c) Malta    (d) None of these

36. Epistemology is the study of:
(a) Knowledge    (b) Insects
(c) Parasites    (d) None of these

37. U Thant was the first UN Secretary General from Asia. To which country did he belong?
(a) Thailand    (b) Burma
(c) India    (d) None of these

38. On which river is the Baglihar Dam being constructed by India?
(a) Chenab    (b) Jhelum
(c) Ravi    (d) None of these

39. How many acres are there in one hectare?
(a) 2.47    (b) 3.47
© 4.47    (d) None of these

40. Liquids that evaporate quickly are known as ______ liquids.
(a) Viscous    (b) Volatile
(c) Transient    (d) None of these

41. If a ship travels from freshwater to a sea or ocean, it will:
(a) Sink completely
(b) Rise a little higher
(c) Sink a little lower
(d) None of these

42. Which one of the following is a good source of potassium?
(a) Beetroot    (b) Bananas
(c) Spinach    (d) None of these

43. What is the chemical name of bleaching powder?
(a) Calcium Hypochlorite
(b) Calcium Chlorate
(c) Calcium Chloride   (d) None of these

44. In March 2015, the UN decided to increase Pakistan’s Continental Shelf from 200 to 350 nautical miles. When did Pakistan submit its request for increasing limits of its Continental Shelf, to the UN?
(a) March 2008    (b) April 2009
(c) January 2012    (d) February 2013

45. Who is the incumbent Foreign Minister of Pakistan?
(a) Tariq Fatemi    (b) Sartaj Aziz
(c) Nawaz Sharif    (d) None of these

46. The Oscar Award winning film “Slumdog Millionaire” is based on the book “Q and A” written by:
(a) Hanif Kureishi           (b) Vikas Swarup
(c) Shashi Tharoor      (d) None of these

47. What was the real name of famous Pakistani actor Santosh Kumar?
(a) Nazir Baig         (b) Mushtaq Rizvi
(c) Syed Musa Raza  (d) None of these

48. Which one of the following greenhouse gases has the greatest warming effect?
(a) Carbon dioxide
(b) Carbon monoxide
(c) Methane    (d) Helium

49. The fifth Heart of Asia: Istanbul Process Ministerial meeting was held in Islamabad on 8-9 December 2015. Where was the fourth meeting held?
(a) Istanbul    (b) Tehran
(c) Kabul    (d) Jeddah
(Note: None of the options was correct. The 4th meeting was held in Beijing.)

50. Which of the following species is endemic to Pakistan?
(a) Snow Leopards
(b) Indus River Dolphins
(c) Gypsy Vultures    (d) None of these

51. Which animal is most illegally traded animal in the world?
(a) Pangolin    (b) Rhinoceros
(c) Elephants    (d) None of these

52. Mr. And Mrs. Sajjad have seven daughters. Each daughter has one brother. What is the total number of members of family?
(a) 13    (b) 10
(c) 12    (d) None of these

53. If five cars are parked bumper to bumper, how many bumpers are touching each other?
(a) 4        (b) 5
(c) 8        (d) None of these

54. Asif is standing in a queue in such a way that he is sixth in the queue from either side. How many are there in the queue?
(a) 10    (b) 11
(c) 12    (d) None of these

55. Which of the following countries expelled the PLO in 1970?
(a) Syria    (b) Lebanon
(c) Jordan    (d) None of these

56. The provisions of the 21st Amendment to the Constitution of Pakistan shall remain in force for:
(a) One year    (b) 2 years
(c) 3 years    (d) None of these

57. Which actor played the role of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah in the feature film “Jinnah” directed by Jamil Dehlavi?
(a) Nusli Wadia    (b) Christopher Lee
(c) Ben Kingsley    (d) None of these

58. The current Auditor General of Pakistan is:
(a) Buland Akhtar Rana
(b) Chaudhary Muhammad Ilyas
(c) Rana Asad Amin
(d) None of these

59. Reshma was a legendry folk singer of Pakistan. She died of Cancer in Lahore in:
(a) Nov 2013    (b) Nov 2012
(c) Jan 2002    (d) None of these

60. Famous TV drama “Waris” was written by:
(a) Attaulhaq Qasmi
(b) Amjad Islam Amjad
(c) Dr. Anwar Sajjad
(d) None of these

61. Climate Change Conference COP 21 was held in Paris. Where was COP 20 held?
(a) Geneva    (b) Lima
(c) Montreal    (d) None of these

62. Who was India’s Foreign Minister prior to Ms Sushma Swaraj?
(a) S.M. Krishna    (b) Arun Jaitley
(c) Salman Khurshid
(d) None of these

63. What was the rank of former Foreign Minister, Gohar Ayub Khan, when he left the Army?
(a) Captain    (b) Major
(c) Colonel    (d) None of these

64. Who was the American Ambassador who died along with President Zia-ul-Haq, in a plane crash in 1988?
(a) Tom Simon     (b) Robert Milam
(c) Arnold Raphel     (d) None of these

65. Recently a leading politician, Salahuddin Quader Chaudhry, was hanged in Bangladesh. His father, Fazlul Rehman Chaudhry, had served on an important position in Pakistan prior to separation of Bangladesh. Please name the position:
(a) Vice President
(b) Speaker of National Assembly
(c) Minister for Industries
(d) None of these

66. Kamran’s Baradari in Lahore is one of the oldest Mughal monuments. Who exactly was Kamran?
(a) Brother of Queen Noor Jahan
(b) Son of Babur/stepbrother of Humayun
(c) First husband of Noor Jahan
(d) None of these

67. The youngest son of Maharaja Ranjit Singh was elevated as Mahraja at a tender age of about 5 years. What was his name?
(a) Naunahal Singh      (b) Duleep Singh
(c) Kharrak Singh            (d) None of these

68. Khudadad Khan was the first South Asian soldier in the British Army to receive the highest military award for gallantry, the Victoria Cross, during the First World War. In which country was he fighting where he performed the act of bravery which earned him the Victoria Cross.
(a) France    (b) Austria
(c) Belgium    (d) None of these

69. During the visit to Islamabad of Indian Foreign Minister Sushma Swarjaj, it was agreed to resume Comprehensive Dialogue between India and Pakistan. In which year the two countries first agreed to have regular structured dialogue in the form of composite dialogue?
(a) 1996    (b) 1997
(c) 1998    (d) None of these

70. G.T. Road is one of the main highways of Pakistan. What does G.T. stand for?
(a) General Traffic  (b) Grand Trunk
(c) General Turner      (d) None of these

71. How many administrative Divisions are there in Punjab?
(a) 8        (b) 6
(c) 9        (d) None of these

72. Which one of the following districts of Punjab has the lowest population density?
(a) D.G. Khan    (b) Layyah
(c) Rajanpur    (d) Bahawalpur

73. The “Zero Sum Game” as employed by the supporters of “game theory” assumes that:
(a) The loss of one party is the gain of the other party
(b) The loss of one party is the loss of the other party as well
(c) The gain of one party is the gain of the other party
(d) None of these

74. Hingol National Park, located in Makran District, Balochistan, is famous for its:
(a) Thick forest cover
(b) Archaeological sites
(c) Mud volcanoes        (d) None of these

75. Falkland Islands or the Malvanas Islands are disputed between the United Kingdom and:
(a) Belarus     (b) Russia
(c) Argentina    (d) None of these

76. Grassland Plains of Argentina are:
(a) Prairies     (b) Downs
(c) Pampas    (d) None of these

77. Maslow’s “Needs Hierarchy” theory relates to:
(a) Communication  (b) Leadership
(c) Motivation        (d) None of these

78. Taj Mahal is located on the bank of river:
(a) Jamna     (b) Ganges
(c) Nerbada    (d) None of these

79. The capital of Kosovo is:
(a) Zaghreb    (b) Pristina
(c) Sarajevo    (d) None of these

80. Usain Bolt, the holder of world record for 100m race, belongs to:
(a) Barbados    (b) Jamaica
(c) USA    (d) None of these

81. Faiz Ahmad Faiz was awarded the Lenin Peace Prize in 1962. In which year did Abdul Sattar Edhi receive this Prize?
(a) 1986    (b) 1988
(c) 1992    (d) None of these

82. Detroit, USA is associated with _______ industry.
(a) Automobile    (b) Computer
(c) Toys    (d) None of these

83. The world famous paintings on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel in the Vatican City were painted by:
(a) Sandro Bottiecelli
(b) Leonardo da Vinci
(c) Michelangelo    (d) None of these

84. Deosai National Park is remarkable as it is one of the highest plateaus in the world with an average elevation of 4,114 metres. In which region of Pakistan is it located?
(a) Balochistan       (b) Gilgit-Baltista
(c) Potohar-Punjab      (d) None of these

85. Who said “Right is a reasonable claim recognized by the society and enforced by the state”.
(a) Laski    (b) Bosanquet
(c) Marx    (d) None of these

86. Who among the following argues that the fault lines of civilization are the breeding grounds of conflicts in the 21st century?
(a) Francis Fukuyama
(b) Samuel Huntington
(c) Henry Kissinger        (d) None of these

87. Lal Suhanra National Park is located near:
(a) Khanewal    (b) Bahawalpur
(c) D.G. Khan    (d) None of these

88. Herbert Simon identified 4 basic motivations of subordinates to accept the will of a superior. Which of the following is not among them?
(a) Rewards and Sanctions
(b) Social disapproval
(c) Legitimacy    (d) None of these

89. Strait of Gibraltar connects the Atlantic Ocean with the:
(a) Pacific Ocean    (b) Indian Ocean
(c) Mediterranean Sea
(d) None of these

90. Who said “Man is by nature a political animal”?
(a) Winston Churchill  (b) Karl Marx
(c) Aristotle           (d) None of these

91. During the British rule, the only British King to visit India and hold his Darbar was:
(a) Edward VII    (b) George V
(c) James II    (d) None of these

92. Ramsar Convention provides a framework for national action and international cooperation for the conservation and wise use of wetlands and their resources. The Convention was adopted in 1971 in Ramsar, which is a city located in:
(a) Iran    (b) Egypt
(c) Syria    (d) None of these

93. According to Article 257 of the Constitution, when the people of Jammu and Kashmir accede to Pakistan then:
(a) They shall become citizens of independent Kashmir
(b) Kashmir shall become a province of Pakistan
(c) People of Kashmir shall determine the relationship between the state and Pakistan
(d) None of these

94. Famous Urdu poet Mustafa Zaidi was by profession a:
(a) Professor    (b) Businessman
(c) Civil Servant    (d) None of these

95. “Facebook” is one of the most popular social networking sites. When was it launched?
(a) 1998    (b) 2000
(c) 2004    (d) None of these

96. The first battle of Panipat was fought between:
(a) Babur and Ibrahim Lodhi
(b) Alexander and Porus
(c) Babur and Rana Sanga
(d) None of these

97. India tested its first nuclear device on:
(a) 15 May 1972        (b) 18 May 1974
(c) 28 May 1998    (d) None of these

98. HDI (Human Development Index) as an indicator of the well-being of a country, was the brainchild of:
(a) Amartya Sen
(b) Jevier Pere de Cuellar
© Mahbub-ul-Haq
(d) None of these

99. Zimbabwe was earlier known as:
(a) Southern Rhodesia
(b) Gold Coast
(c) Burkina Faso
(d) None of these

100. What Pacemaker does?
(a) It decreases the heart beat
(b) It increases the heart beat
(c) It regulates the heart beat
(d) None of these

Note: All the questions have been collected from students who appeared in PMS-2015 exam. If there is any discrepancy in questions, it is solely because we didn’t have the actual paper before us. Thanks to all WTI students.
Courtesy: World Times Institute

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