General Knowledge and Everyday Science Balochistan PSC Paper 2009

Balochistan Public Service Commission Samungli Road Quetta Cantt. COMPETITIVE EXAMINATION FOR THE POST(s) OF SECTION OFFICERS (B-17) IN THE S&GAD, GOVT: OF BALOCHISTAN GENERAL KNOWLEDGE INCLUDING EVERYDAY SCIENCE Total Marks: 100………..Tuesday, January 27, 2009………..Time Allowed: 03 Hours

Q-I. Write a note on any Two of the following: (20)

Gaza Truce

Energy Crunch- It solution

Global Financial Crisis

Is American hegemony on the decline?

Politics- “a rough and tumble business”.

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

What causes earthquakes?

What is galaxy?

Where is the deepest ocean and how deep?

What is tornado?

Where are the World’s Rains Forests?

What is an anemometer?

How does photosynthesis work?

What is paleontology?

What are scavengers?

What is a barograph?

Which are the smallest plants?

How far away is the Sun from the Earth?

How many vertebrae does a giraffe have?

How much of the Earth’s surface is covered by Sea?

What was the first living creature to travel in space?

Q-III. Write meaning of any Ten of the following Terms: (10)

Lithography

Macroeconomics

Iron Curtain

Silt

Mafia

Malnutrition

Bigotry

Chauvinism

Mantra

Lay-offs

Lobbying

Nemesis

Somnambulism

Spoonerism

Sky-Scraper

Q-IV. Identify any Ten of the following: (10)

Dr. R.K. Pachauri

Lloyd’s of London

Shpinx

John Atta-Mills

Martin Luther Kings

Sorbonne

Velupillai Prabhakaran

Samuel P. Huntington

Laurel and Hardy

Machiavelli

Socrates

Siamese Twins

Leonardo da Vinci

D.H. Lawrence

Q-V. Why are the following in the news? Attempt any Ten: (10)

Slum dog Millionaire

Kilinochchi

Antarctica

Bangkok

Ukraine

Dhaka

Vienna

Brussels

Asma Jehangir

Darfur

Harare

Beijing

Hudson River

I.P.P

Taipei

Q-VI. The following foreign phrases are used in English. What do they mean? Any Ten: (10)

Coterie

Bonanza

Amicus Curiae

Sub Poena

Soiree

Resume

Protégé

Matador

Portmanteau

Laissez Faire

Quorum

Lingua Franca

Rapprochement

Non de plume

Prima facie

Q-VII. What do these abbreviations stand for? What are their functions, if any? Any Ten: (10)

A.B.A.D

S.I.T.E

I.C.M.A.P

I.P.C.C

N.C.H.R

A.W.A.C.S

A.I.D.S

T.G.V

P.A.S.S.C.O

LL.B

A.D.C

F.I.F.A

C.E.R.N

A.F.P

P.S.D.P

Q-VIII. Write brief notes on geographical, historical, economic and strategic importance of any Five of the following: (10)

Strait of Hormuz

Yellow River

Bosporus

Black Sea

Dead Sea

Gulf of Aqaba

Strait of Malacca

Karakorum Range

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