PUNJAB PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION
COMBINED COMPETITIVE EXAMINATION FOR RECRUITMENT TO THE
POSTS OF PROVINCIAL MANAGEMENT SERVICE, ETC. – 2015
SUBJECT: PERSIAN (PAPER-I)
TIME ALLOWED: THREE HOURS MAXIMUM MARKS: 100
Note: Attempt all questions in English, Urdu or Persian language.
Q.1. Write a detailed note on “AVESTA”.
Q.2. Discuss the impact of Persian culture and civilization on subcontinent.
Q.3. Write a detailed note on Persian Literature during Seljuq or Safvids Period in Iran.
Q.4. Discuss the significance of Perian literature during Mughal period in subcontinent.
Q.5. Introduce the Shahnamah, narrated by Ferdowsi Tusi or Gulistan of Sa’adi.
Q.6. Introduce and analyze the Persian poetry of Allama Muhammad Iqbal or Fawaid-ul-Fawad written by Hassan Sajzi.
Q.7. Pick the correct answer of Ten statements only:
(i) In Zoroastrian sources and Shahnameh of Ferdowsi, the first Shah of the world was:
(a) Zoroaster (b) Faridun (c) Keyumars (d) Jamshid
(ii) In Ferdowsi’s Shahnameh, the mother of Sohrab was:
(a) Monizeh (b) Rudabeh (c) Tehmineh (d) Farangis
(iii) Mathnawi “Aafarin Nameh” was composed by:
(a) Rudaki Samarqandi (b) Abu Shakur Balkhi
(c) Daqiqi Tusi (d) Farrokhi Sistani
(iv) Syed Ali Hujveri came to Lahore in:
(a) 3rd Century AH (b) 4th Centujry AH (c) 5th Century AH (d) 6th Centuy AH
(v) The book “Siyasat Nameh” is also known as:
(a) Nawruz Nameh (b) Nizam Nameh (c) Mukhtar Nameh (d) Siyar-ul-Muluk
(vi) The Mathnavi does not belong to Nizami Ganjavi:
(a) Makhzan-ul-Asrar (b) Khosrow-o-Shirin (c) Matla-ul-Anwar (d) Haft Paykar
(vii) The author of “Jawami-ul-Hikayat” is:
(a) Abdul Qadir Bada’uni (b) Muhammad Aufi
(c) Zahuri Tarshizi (d) Abu’l Fazl
(viii) The Mathnavi was not versified by Amir Khosrow:
(a) Nuh Sepehr (b) Aina-e-Sikandari (c) Mosibat Nameh (d) Qiran-us-Sa’dain
(ix) “Baharistan” was written in response to:
(a) Golestan (b) Tazkaratul Aouliya
(c) Fih Ma Fih (d) Fawaid-ul-Fawad
(x) Rumi versified the “Mathnawi-e-Ma’nawi” at the request of:
(a) Shams Tabrizi (b) Sultan Walad
(c) Salahuddin Zarkoob (d) Hassamuddin Chalapi
(xi) Goethe, the German writer and statesman was much inspired by:
(a) Sanai Ghaznawi (b) Maulana Rumi (c) Hafiz Shirazi (d) Allama Iqbal
(xii) “Boof-e-Koor” is a famous novel by:
(a) Sadiq Chubak (b) Hushang Golsheri (c) Sadiq Hedayat (d) Bozorg Alavi