FEDERAL PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION
COMPETITIVE EXAMINATION FOR RECRUITMENT TO POSTS IN BPS – 17
UNDER THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT, 2002.
GEOGRAPHY, PAPER – II
TIME ALLOWED: THREE HOURS MAXIMUM MARKS:100
Note: Attempt any FIVE questions in all. including Question No. 8 which is COMPULSORY
- “Geographers have to rethink their approach to regional studies in the light of increasing environmental stress from local to international levels.” Assess this statement.
- Explain process of demographic transition comparing the % areas and populations of either Canada or the United States of America (USA).
Bring out the importance of geographic differences within Western European region and Eastern European, the Balkans and the former Soviet Union region.
Write a comprehensive note on world economic activities, their geographic ,’significance, extent and recent globalizing trends.
Discuss ancient, river based regional structure of South Asia with special access to its resource realm.
In what ways does regional knowledge actually lead to improve self and mutual understanding of people and places in Pakistan?
Describe any TWO of the following:
(i) Economies of the oil producers in Arab Southwest Asia. (ii) Geopolitical role of the Central Asian Countrie. (iii) Urban landscape of Latin America (iv) Future of the ASEAN countries.
- Write only the correct answer in the Answer Book. Do not reproduce the questions.
(1) Technical base for the earliest urban civilization was:
(a) Agriculture (b) Trade (c) Mining (d) None of these
(2) Modern man evolved on the earth at least:
(a) 150,000 to 50,000 years back (b)300,000 to 100,000 years back (c) 600,000 to 200,000 years back (d) 1,000,000 to 555,000 years back (e) None of these
(3) Han, Asoka and Roman dynasties were characterized by:
(a) Urban culture (b) Rural set up (c) Markets (d) None of these
(4) Thinly spread food gatherers still occupy most of:
(a) Latin America (b) Southern Europe (c) Eastern Asia (d) None of these
(5) Nile Valley is located in:
(a) Central Africa (b) South Africa (c) North Africa (d) West Africa (e) None of these
(6) Antananarivo is capital of:
(a) Lithuania (b) Macedonia (c) Nicaragua (d) Madagascar (e) None of these
(7) Shanty towns are feature of:
(a) African large towns (b) Indian Cities (c) Eskimo dwellings (d) None of these
(8) Sadza, a stiff maize porridge is the staple food of:
(a) Syria (b) North Korea (c) New Zealand (d) Zimbabwe (e) None of these
(9) Water resources care the basis for country’s development in:
(a) Iran (b) Sudan (c) Turkey (d) Spain (e) None of these
(10) Human Development Index (HDI) is a composite statistic calculated from:
(a) Life expectancy (b) Educational Expenditure (c) Foreign Exchange (d) None of these
(11) Peru, Bolivia and Mexico had centers of advanced culture called:
(a) Aegean (b) Buddha (c) Mayan and Inca (d) None of these
(12) Current position of Human Geography in the U.S. has edited by:
(a) Taaffe (b) Scholz (c) Brodnock (d) Janzen (e) None of these
(13) Austria and Switzerland are included in:
(a) Northern Europe (b) Alpine Europe (c) Mediterranean Europe (d) None of these
(14) Metal working Industries, collectivized agriculture and export of mineral fuel are features of:
(a) Japan (b) India (c) Russian federation (d) Germany (e) None of these
(15) Christaller (1933) pioneered theory of:
(a) Agricultural Locations (b) Central place (c) Industrial Locations (d) None of these
(16) Prairie Provinces are parts of:
(a) Afghanistan (b) Somalia (c) Thailand (d) None of these
(17) The so called Green Revolution began in India in:
(a) 1980 (b) 1970 (c) 1966 (d) 1990 (e) None of these
(18) Myanmar a mountainous country is located in:
(a) South West Asia (b) South East Asia (c) Southern Asia (d) None of these
(19) Systematic colonization of land in South Asia began in:
(a) Mid 18th Century (b) Mid 19th Century (c) Mid 20th Century (d) None of these
(20) Pakistan’s iron and steel mill at Pipri is built by:
(a) British assistance (b) UAE assistance (c) German assistance (d) Soviet assistance (e) None of these