Saturday, 25 February 2017

Science MCQs

Find answers to the Science Multiple alternative queries (MCQs) at the bottom of the page.

1. When does the Summer Solstice occur?

  • (A) July 21
  • (B) June 21
  • (C) April 14
  • (D) May 20

2. When does the Winter Solstice occur?

  • (A) December 22
  • (B) January 21
  • (C) November 23
  • (D) October 20

3. The intermediate positions of the Earth in March and September, which are the transitional seasons of spring and autumn respectively, are called equinoxes. When does the autumn equinox occur?

  • (A) September 20
  • (B) September 21
  • (C) September 22
  • (D) September 23

4. When does the spring equinox occur?

  • (A) March 19
  • (B) March 20
  • (C) March 21
  • (D) March 22

5. What happens during the Equinoxes?

  • (A) The Sun shines vertically over the equator.
  • (B) Length of days and nights are equal all over the world.
  • (C) Both hemisphere experience the similar seasons.
  • (D) All the above are correct.

6. What is the name of the mountain in Sri Lanka which is considered sacred to people of all faiths?

  • (A) Matton Hill
  • (B) Adam's Peak
  • (C) Pidrut Alagla
  • (D) Nuwara Eliya

7. Name the legendary pass that links Pakistan with Afghanistan

  • (A) Bolan Pass
  • (B) Chitral Pass
  • (C) Khyber Pass
  • (D) Babusar Pass

8. Karakoram Highway is the miracle of mechanical engineering work. Name the two countries which are joined by the highway.

  • (A) Pakistan and Nepal
  • (B) Pakistan and China
  • (C) India and China
  • (D) Pakistan and Afghanistan

9. Name the river on which the Tarbela Dam is built.

  • (A) Satluj
  • (B) Ravi
  • (C) Jhelum
  • (D) Indus

10. Chuquicamata, the largest known deposit of copper ore in the world, is on the northern edge of the Atacama desert in:

  • (A) Mexico
  • (B) Peru
  • (C) Chile
  • (D) Argentina

11. What was once Yugoslavia __________ is now divided into Serbia, Slovenia, Bosnia, Macedonia, Croatia, Montenegro, Kosovo and Vono Dina. These republics are collectively called:

  • (A) The Irish
  • (B) The Balkans
  • (C) The Republicans
  • (D) The Kurds

12. These seasonal rams are a life bread of half of the world __________ they bring each year both havoc and renewal blessed and cursed, destructive and sustaining. These rains are called:

  • (A) Torrential
  • (B) Tropical
  • (C) Monsoons
  • (D) Blizzard

13. Name the world's biggest hydropower station which generates about 12,000 MW of electricity.

  • (A) Yangtze Dam
  • (B) Brazil's Itaipu Dam
  • (C) Tarbela Dam
  • (D) Narmada Dam

14. The power of sunlight captured million of years ago by plants and animals and burned in large deposits under the bed of the Earth, in now being used as a fuel for the production of energy. Name the fuel:

  • (A) Coal
  • (B) Petroleum
  • (C) Natural gas
  • (D) All the above

15. The Hub Power Project in Pakistan is sponsored by Xenel of Saudi Arabia and a host of other multinationals. It is one of the biggest private power project in Asia and is considered to be trail blazer for other private projects in the region. About how much energy would be produced by this project?

  • (A) 300 Megawatt
  • (B) 600 Megawatt
  • (C) 900 Megawatt
  • (D) 1200 Megawatt

16. Summer Olympics of 1984, 1988 and 1992 were respectively held at Los Angeles, Seoul and Barcelona. Name the place where Summer Olympics of 1996 were held:

  • (A) Moscow
  • (B) Montreal
  • (C) Atlanta
  • (D) Beijing

17. Ruby is a precious gemstone. Name a country in South Asia which is famous for the ruby mines:

  • (A) Pakistan
  • (B) Myanmar
  • (C) India
  • (D) Bhutan

18. What is the name of Bangladesh's major seaport?

  • (A) Barguna
  • (B) Dacca
  • (C) Chittagong
  • (D) Cox's Bazar

19. Maldives is a beautiful tropical country located in Indian ocean. This country is composed of many islands. About how many islands are present in Maldives?

  • (A) About 500
  • (B) About 1000
  • (C) About 1500
  • (D) About 2000

20. Siam is an old name of which of following countries?

  • (A) Sri Lanka
  • (B) Thailand
  • (C) Laos
  • (D) Cambodia
Answers: Science MCQs
  • 1. B
  • 2. A
  • 3. C
  • 4. C
  • 5. D
  • 6. B
  • 7. C
  • 8. B
  • 9. D
  • 10. C
  • 11. B
  • 12. C
  • 13. B
  • 14. D
  • 15. D
  • 16. C
  • 17. B
  • 18. C
  • 19. D
  • 20. B

Friday, 24 February 2017

General Science Quiz

Find answers to the General Science Quiz Multiple alternative queries (MCQs) at the bottom of the page.

1. Which is the oldest University in the world?

  • (A) Oxford University (England)
  • (B) Cambridge University (England)
  • (C) Heidelberg University (Germany)
  • (D) Al-Azhar University (Egypt)

2. Name the only English speaking country in Latin America.

  • (A) Honduras
  • (B) Guatemala
  • (C) Mexico
  • (D) Costa Rica

3. Japan is known as the "Land of the rising Sun", which country is called "Land of the midnight Sun."

  • (A) Sweden
  • (B) Norway
  • (C) Finland
  • (D) Iceland

4. Which Asian Capital is known as the "Venice of the East"?

  • (A) Bombay (India)
  • (B) Karachi (Pakistan)
  • (C) Manila (Philippines)
  • (D) Bangkok (Thailand)

5. Name the country which is known as the "Playground of Europe."

  • (A) Switzerland
  • (B) France
  • (C) Austria
  • (D) Italy

6. Name the part of the world which is called the roof of the world.

  • (A) Mongolia
  • (B) Tibet
  • (C) Nepal
  • (D) China

7. Which geographical parallel divides North and South Korea?

  • (A) 38th parallel
  • (B) 37th parallel
  • (C) 36th parallel
  • (D) 35th parallel

8. Name the country which leads the world in steel production.

  • (A) Russia
  • (B) U.S.A.
  • (C) France
  • (D) Canada

9. Which is the southern most state of U.S.A.?

  • (A) Hawaii
  • (B) Alaska
  • (C) Florida
  • (D) Maine

10. Name the country which has the greatest number of volcanoes in the world.

  • (A) Japan
  • (B) Indonesia
  • (C) Mexico
  • (D) Ecuador

11. Which state of U.S.A. is called the "Mother of President".

  • (A) Virginia
  • (B) California
  • (C) Washington
  • (D) Georgia

12. Which one of the following languages is most spoken by the people in the world?

  • (A) English
  • (B) Chinese
  • (C) Hindi
  • (D) Russian

13. Name the World's highest waterfall.

  • (A) Lofoi (Zaire)
  • (B) Tugela (South Africa)
  • (C) Angel (Venezuela)
  • (D) Mongefossen (Norway)

14. Name the deepest cave in the World.

  • (A) Gouffre Jean Bernard (France)
  • (B) Shneeloch Salzburg area (Austria)
  • (C) Sima GES Malaga (Spain)
  • (D) Kelsi (USSR)

15. Name the World's tallest building.

  • (A) Empire State (New York)
  • (B) Sears Tower (Chicago)
  • (C) Standard Oil (Chicago)
  • (D) World Trade Centre (New York)

16. What is the more exact geographical name for a tableland?

  • (A) A Hill
  • (B) A Plateau
  • (C) A Mountain
  • (D) A Headland

17. What do Fiji, New Caledonia, Tonga and Samoa have common?

  • (A) All are volcanoes
  • (B) All are mountains
  • (C) All are islands
  • (D) All are in U.S.A.

18. What is Peninsula?

  • (A) A narrow neck of land that connects two larger landmasses.
  • (B) A narrow waterway separating two bits of land.
  • (C) A tip of land which projects into the sea
  • (D) A piece of land surrounded by water on three sides.

19. What is the geographical name for land's "end"?

  • (A) A Cape
  • (B) A Strait
  • (C) A Spit
  • (D) An Island

20. Gorge is a narrow passage through land. Name the largest gorge in the world:

  • (A) Grand Canyon, U.S.A.
  • (B) Death Valley
  • (C) Kashmir Valley
  • (D) Marble Rocks
Answers: General Science Quiz MCQs
  • 1. D
  • 2. C
  • 3. B
  • 4. D
  • 5. A
  • 6. B
  • 7. A
  • 8. B
  • 9. C
  • 10. B
  • 11. A
  • 12. B
  • 13. C
  • 14. A
  • 15. B
  • 16. B
  • 17. C
  • 18. D
  • 19. A
  • 20. A

Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Everyday Science MCQs

Find answers to the Everyday Science Multiple alternative queries (MCQs) at the bottom of the page.

1. Which one of the following types of clouds stand lowest from the surface of the Earth?

  • (A) Altostratus
  • (B) Cirrostratus
  • (C) Stratus
  • (D) Nimbostratus

2. What is approximately the maximum height a cloud can stand and float in the atmosphere?

  • (A) 20,000 feet
  • (B) 20,0000 feet
  • (C) 200 feet
  • (D) 100 feet

3. Strong winds accompanied with thunder and lightning are known as Thunderstorms. These are generally of local origin, caused by simultaneous heating and cooling. Which one of the following conditions is ideal for the development of a thunderstorm?

  • (A) Strong convection
  • (B) High humidity
  • (C) Increasing temperatures
  • (D) All the above

4. Cyclone is a storm caused by rotating winds. The word cyclone is derived from the Greek word Kyklos which signifies, amongst other things, the coil of a snake. Which one of the following countries is not more commonly hit by cyclones?

  • (A) Bangladesh
  • (B) Libya
  • (C) Philippines
  • (D) Australia

5. What factors contribute towards the severity of the cyclone?

  • (A) Maximum wind speeds.
  • (B) Pressure deficit
  • (C) Radius of the eye
  • (D) All the above

6. Tornadoes are violently rotating, funnel-shaped atmospheric disturbances. The severity of a Tornado can be expressed in terms of the Torro scale used in the U.K., it is based on the extent of the damage caused. Which of the following countries experiences more powerful tornadoes?

  • (A) U.S.A.
  • (B) Pakistan
  • (C) Bangladesh
  • (D) Canada

7. The Suez Canal, the biggest of its kind lies within the territory of Egypt and was dug across the Isthmus which connects Asia with Africa. This canal was designed and constructed by an engineer named Ferdinand de Lassere. What was the nationality of the engineer?

  • (A) German
  • (B) French
  • (C) English
  • (D) American

8. When was the Suez Canal opened for traffic?

  • (A) 1869
  • (B) 1860
  • (C) 1865
  • (D) 1866

9. What is the approximate length of the Suez Canal?

  • (A) 140 km
  • (B) 150 km
  • (C) 160 km
  • (D) 170 km

10. Which two seas are connected by the Suez Canal?

  • (A) Caribbean and Red Sea.
  • (B) Mediterranean and Red Sea.
  • (C) Mediterranean and Baltic Sea.
  • (D) North and Baltic Sea.

11. The Panama Canal is another man-made important canal situated in Panama. When was this constructed?

  • (A) 1914
  • (B) 1913
  • (C) 1912
  • (D) 1911

12. What is the approximate length of the Panama Canal?

  • (A) 30 miles
  • (B) 40 miles
  • (C) 50 miles
  • (D) 60 miles

13. Which two oceans are connected by the Panama Canal?

  • (A) Pacific and Indian Ocean.
  • (B) Pacific and Atlantic Ocean.
  • (C) Pacific and Artic Ocean.
  • (D) Atlantic and Indian Ocean.

14. Which one of the following Passes in the northern mountains of Pakistan connects Abbottabad and Gilgit.

  • (A) The Lawari Pass
  • (B) The Shandur Pass
  • (C) The Muztagh Pass
  • (D) The Babusar Pass

15. Name the largest barrage in Pakistan?

  • (A) Chasma Barrage
  • (B) Rasul Barrage
  • (C) Sukkur Barrage
  • (D) Qadirabad Barrage

16. What is the colour of the lunar soil?

  • (A) Bluish
  • (B) Brownish
  • (C) Greyish
  • (D) Yellowish

17. Which city of the world is called as the city of canals?

  • (A) Lahore (Pakistan)
  • (B) Venice (Italy)
  • (C) New York (U.S.A.)
  • (D) Paris (France)

18. Which city of India is considered the "Mecca of Hindus"?

  • (A) Bombay
  • (B) Benares
  • (C) Delhi
  • (D) Amritsar

19. Name the world's biggest fresh water lake.

  • (A) Lake Baikal (Russia)
  • (B) Great Bear (N. America)
  • (C) Victoria (Africa)
  • (D) Eyre (Australia)

20. How do the following personalities come in chronological order? Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, Caesar.

  • (A) Plato, Socrates, Caesar, Aristotle.
  • (B) Socrates, Caesar, Plato Aristotle.
  • (C) Plato, Socrates, Aristotle, Caesar.
  • (D) Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, Caeasr.
Answers: Everyday Science MCQs
  • 1. C
  • 2. A
  • 3. D
  • 4. C
  • 5. D
  • 6. A
  • 7. B
  • 8. A
  • 9. C
  • 10. B
  • 11. A
  • 12. C
  • 13. B
  • 14. D
  • 15. C
  • 16. C
  • 17. B
  • 18. B
  • 19. A
  • 20. D

Tuesday, 21 February 2017

Everyday Science Quiz

Find answers to the Everyday Science Quiz Multiple alternative queries (MCQs) at the bottom of the page.

1. The North of a place can be found by different ways. Which of the following is not the method of determining the North?

  • (A) With the help of the pole star.
  • (B) By means of Mariner's compass
  • (C) With the help of vertical rod.
  • (D) By circumnavigation.

2. The axis of the Earth is inclined at an angle of 66.5o the horizontal. This is called obliquity of the Earth's axis. Which of the following phenomenon is due to this?

  • (A) The seasons in the two hemisphere are opposite.
  • (B) Days and nights are of unequal length.
  • (C) The altitude of the midday Sun varies at different periods of the year.
  • (D) All the above are correct.

3. Vertical rays of the sun are hotter than the slanting rays on the surface of the Earth because:

  • (A) Vertical rays pass through lesser volume of air than the slanting rays.
  • (B) Vertical rays spread over a smaller area than the slanting rays.
  • (C) Due to both
  • (D) Neither due to (a) nor (b)

4. Pressure is represented on maps by joining all places having the same pressure by means of lines. These lines are called:

  • (A) Isotherms
  • (B) Isobars
  • (C) Isotopes
  • (D) Isomorphs

5. Temperature is represented on maps by joining places having the same average temperature by means of lines. These lines are called:

  • (A) Isobars
  • (B) Isohels
  • (C) Isomorphs
  • (D) Isotherms

6. The monsoon, the land and sea breezes are examples of what kind of winds?

  • (A) Constant winds
  • (B) Variable winds
  • (C) Periodical winds
  • (D) Tradewinds

7. The ocean water is never at rest. There are several movements in it. Which one of the following is not a movement of the ocean?

  • (A) Waves
  • (B) Bores
  • (C) Currents
  • (D) Tides

8. Latitude is the distance of a place north or south of the equator along a meridian. This distance is measured in degrees. Some important latitudes are given below. Which of the following values is not correct?

  • (A) The latitude of Tropic of Cancer is 23.5o East.
  • (B) The latitude of Tropic of Capricorn is 23.5o South.
  • (C) The latitude of the Arctic Circle is 66.5o North.
  • (D) The latitude of the Antarctic Circle is 66.5o South.

9. The Earth rotates around its axis once in 24 hours and thus covers 360o in 24 hours. How much time the Earth takes to cover one degree of latitude?

  • (A) 4 hours
  • (B) 4 minutes
  • (C) 4 half hours
  • (D) 4 seconds

10. The International Date Line is situated at a longitude of:

  • (A) 180o East
  • (B) 180o West
  • (C) Both at (a) and (b)
  • (D) Neither at (a) and (b)

11. Himalayan, Rockies, Andes and Alps are examples of which of the following kinds of mountains?

  • (A) Fold mountains
  • (B) Block mountains
  • (C) Mountains of accumulation
  • (D) Mountains of denudation

12. Which of the following is a dormant volcano?

  • (A) Stromboli
  • (B) Vesuvius in Italy
  • (C) Mount Popa in Burma
  • (D) Krakatoa in East Indies

13. Which one of the following is not the area of heavy rainfall in the world?

  • (A) The Amazon Valley
  • (B) Kalahari
  • (C) Cherrapunji in Khasi Hills
  • (D) The Congo Valley

14. Which one of the following counties is not included in the region of Monsoons?

  • (A) Pakistan
  • (B) India
  • (C) Saudi Arabia
  • (D) China

15. There is more than one way in which air of the atmosphere is made to throw off its excess water vapour as rain. Which of the following is not an example of the type of rainfall.

  • (A) Relief rain
  • (B) Frontal rain
  • (C) Convection rain
  • (D) Wet rain

16. Rainfall is measured in inches by means of a rain-gauge. Rainfall may be recorded on maps by:

  • (A) Isomorphs
  • (B) Isohels
  • (C) Isohyets
  • (D) None of the above

17. There are bout 3100 cubic miles of water present in the atmosphere in the form of clouds. Clouds are of various kinds and are classified by their height and appearance. Which of the following is not a class of clouds?

  • (A) Cirrus
  • (B) Stratus
  • (C) Cumulus
  • (D) Frontal

18. Which one of the following class of cloud means "a rain-cloud"?

  • (A) Nimbus
  • (B) Cumulus
  • (C) Stratus
  • (D) Cirrus

19. Which one of the following types of clouds give the sky a watery appearance.

  • (A) Altocumulus
  • (B) Cirrocumulus
  • (C) Altostratus
  • (D) Cirrostratus

20. Which one of the following types of clouds stand highest from the surface of the Earth?

  • (A) Cirrus
  • (B) Startocumulus
  • (C) Stratus
  • (D) Nimbostratus
Answers: Everyday Science Quiz MCQs
  • 1. D
  • 2. D
  • 3. C
  • 4. B
  • 5. D
  • 6. C
  • 7. B
  • 8. A
  • 9. B
  • 10. C
  • 11. A
  • 12. D
  • 13. B
  • 14. C
  • 15. D
  • 16. C
  • 17. D
  • 18. A
  • 19. B
  • 20. A

Monday, 20 February 2017

FPSC’s Official Response on News That CSS Exam Papers Were Leaked

FPSC’s Official Response on News That CSS Exam Papers Were Leaked
FPSC’s Official Response on News That CSS Exam Papers Were Leaked

At the end of the weekend, the Federal Service Commission (FPSC) was heavily criticized over the issue of leaked documents of CSS examination questions. A person named Sadia Kousar leaked the documents about 20 days before the date of the examination.

The Incident

The lady posted English paper on January 26 whereas the particular paper was held on Feb 16. She additionally mentioned queries from the Current Affairs test on January 31. People claimed that these were identical queries that appeared within the paper. Rumors of secret social media groups also circulated to buy papers for Rs. 30,000 to Rs. 80,000. In return, students were given PIN codes to access the documents.

People took to the social media over the poor management of the FPSC and blamed the retired bureaucrats who were still employed by the department instead of academics. It had been instructed that if the leak was real, FPSC should be ashamed and leading management should be changed otherwise, action ought to be taken against Sadia Kousar under the cyber crime bill for spreading the incorrect info.

It was also stated that this was an attempt to undermine the prestige of CSS exams. The FIA has begun an investigation into the subject on Saturday. The FPSC Chairman, Naveed Akram Cheema, denied the allegations but said he couldn't comment on the matter.

FPSC's Official Response

Now, the FPSC has shared a press release as an official response to the leakage allegations,

“A news story has appeared in the press about the availability of guess/questions on social media related to two compulsory papers of CSS-2017 Exam, long before the actual conduct of the papers. It's been alleged that the particular queries within the papers were quite similar. It's emphasized that strong and foolproof mechanisms are in place to take care of secrecy and confidentiality of question papers as well as other related information at the Federal Public Service Commission. It is felt that certain quarters may be making an attempt to cast aspersions on the working of FPSC. The matter has been taken terribly seriously by the Commission and consequently noted to Federal Investigation Agency to probe and investigate the matter.”

FIA Investigation

The FIA is already at work on the matter and can take information records from PTV and NADRA over the CSS test leak matter. The lady’s Facebook record has been received for 10 of her 4856 friends. It's been found that four students named Shumaila, Farhan, Ahmed and Huma Anjum were in contact with Sadia Kousar and took papers from her.

Sadia Kousar additionally met with a crucial PTV official on Oct 16 and visited the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. She has also visited Baharat and Saudi Arabia in the past. Other information has unconcealed that she is known as ‘Jungle kay pir baba’ among her friends.

The FIA is hard at work on sorting out the reality behind the FPSC scandal.