MOD AD (BS-17) Solved Past Papers 2008 MCQs in PDF

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MOD AD (BS-17) Past Papers pdf MCQs

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1. In which country is the committee which selects winners for the Nobel Peace Prize located?
(a) Finland
(b) Sweden
(c) Norway ✓
(d) Denmark
2. Which are the materials generally employed as solder in soldering operations in electronics?
(a) Iron and tin
(b) Aluminium and lead
(c) Lead and tin ✓
(d) Aluminium and iron
3. Between which of the following was the ancient town of Taxila located?
(a) Indus and Jhelum ✓
(b) Jhelum and Chenab
(c) Chenab and Ravi
(d) Ravi and Beas
4. In the year 1613, where was the English East India Company given permission to set up a
factory (trading post)?
(a) Bangalore
(b) Madras
(c) Masulipattam
(d) Surat ✓
5. In which one among the following is the speed of sound maximum?
(a) Air at 0°C
(b) Air at 100°C
(c) Water
(d) Wood ✓
6. Which is the biggest tank battle in military history, with 1,200 tanks slugging it out?
(a) Kursk ✓
(b) Kasserine
(c) Kiev
(d) Kharkov
7. Where did the Japanese launch a successful attack on the Russian Pacific Fleet, using
(a) Pearl Harbor
(b) Port Arthur ✓
(c) Port Gibson
(d) Port Hudson
8. Although a Persian victory, which battle is most celebrated for the heroic defence of a crucial
pass by 300 Spartans?
(a) Thymbra
(b) Thebes
(c) Thermopylae ✓
(d) Trebbia
9. Napoleon’s last battle ended in his disastrous defeat. The Duke of Wellington, the Allied
victor, famously said it was, “a damn’ close run thing”. Named after a small village in Belgium,
where was this battle?
(a) Waterloo ✓
(b) Kasserine
(c) Kiev
(d) Kharkov
10. Moorish Kingdom of Granada (Spain) surrendered to Christians in the year:
(a) 1453
(b) 1492 ✓
(c) 1526
(d) 1556
11. Which one of the following elements is found common in glass, cement, china clay and
(a) Carbon
(b)Silicon ✓
(c) Calcium
(d) None of these
12. What are Vaccines?
(a) Same as monoclonal antibodies
(b) Treated bacteria or viruses or one of their proteins ✓
(c) MHC proteins
(d) Strands of nucleic acids
13. Which of the following is an alloy?
(a) Gold
(b) Zinc
(c) Tin
(d)Bronze ✓

14. The unit for measuring intensity of noise is called:
(a) Knot
(b) Calorie
(c) Ohm
(d) Decibel ✓
15. Which of the following will you use to remove rust stains on cloth?
(a) Kerosene oil
(b) Oxalic Acid Solution ✓
(c) Alcohol
(d) None of these
16. The chemical name of laughing gas is:
(a) Nitric oxide
(b) Nitrogen dioxide
(c) Nitrogen pent oxide
(d) Nitrous oxide ✓
17. Which of the following is the lightest substance known?
(a) Oxygen
(b) Nitrogen
(c) Hydrogen ✓
(d) Carbon
18. Which of the following scales was devised by Celsius?
(a) Absolute
(b) Centigrade ✓
(c) Fahrenheit
(d) None of these
19. When water is heated from 0° C to 10° C, the volume of water
(a) Increase steadily
(b) Decrease steadily
(c) First increases, then decreases
(d) First decreases, then increases ✓
20. What is the freezing point of heavy water?
(a) 3 82 °C ✓
(b) 2 82 °C
(c) 1.82 °C
(d) 0.82 °C
21. A satellite moving round the earth with a uniform speed has
(a) An accelerated motion
(b) No acceleration at all
(c) Uniform acceleration ✓

(d) Uneven acceleration
22. Which of the following is called the study of study of human cultures?
(a) anthropology ✓
(b) archaeology
(c) Both a & b
(d) apiology
23. For being able to see three-dimensional pictures we have to use
(a) A stereoscope
(b) A camera
(c) An epidiascope ✓
(d) None of these
24. In a photographic camera fitted with a convex lens, which of the following types of images
will be formed on the film?
(a) Erect and real
(b) lnverted and real ✓
(c) Imaginary and erect
(d) The type of image formed will depend on the distance between the lens and the object
25. In the modern-day computers, when operational, the electrical impulses travel
(a) At the speed of sound
(b) At seven times the speed of sound
(c) At half the speed of light
(d) Nearly at the speed of light ✓
26. We measure national income by this method
(a) Expenditure method
(b) Income method
(c) Product method
(d) All of the above ✓
27. GNPIs
(a) Total sales in the economy ✓
(b) Total monetary transactions in an economy
(c) The market value of all goods and services produced in an economy
(d) Total spending in an economy
28. Which is the world’s second most populous city of the world?
(a) Shanghai ✓
(b) Tokyo
(c) London
(d) Mexico city
29. With which activity is the Wall Street in New York, USA associated?

(a) Films
(b) Banking & Finance ✓
(c) Defence
(d) Literacy arts
30. Pakistan follows the policy of
(a) Flexible exchange rate ✓
(b) Fixed exchange rate
(c) Controlled exchange rate
(d) Increasing exchange rate
31. In which year Pakistan joined South East Asia Treaty Organization?
(a) 1954 ✓
(b) 1955
(c) 1956
(d) 1957
32. When US President Jimmy Carter administration cut off the military and economic aid to
(a) Sept, 1977
(b) Oct, 1977
(c) Nov, 1977 ✓
(d) Dec, 1977
33. When US informed Pakistan that America recognised the Durand line as the Pak-Afghan
international boundary?
(a) April, 1979 ✓
(b) May, 1979
(c) June, 1979
(d) July, 1979
34. When Shimla accord was signed by President of Pakistan and Indian Premier?
(a) 1972 ✓
(b) 1973
(c) 1974
(d) 1975
35. Indian PM Atal Bihari Vajpaee and General Pervaiz Musharraf met at Agra?
(a) July 14, 2001 ✓
(b) July 10, 2001
(c) July 16, 2001
(d) July 15, 2001
36. When Pakistan and India agree to start bus service from Sri Nagar to Muzaffarabad?
(a) Jan 13, 2005
(b) Jan 16, 2005

(c) Jan 15,2005 ✓
(d) Jan 17,2005
37. Pakistan bought Mirage Fighter Aircrafts from:
(a) UK
(b) France ✓
(c) China
(d) America
38. When President Bush senior suspended the economic aid to Pakistan?
(a) 1990 ✓
(b) 1991
(c) 1992
(d) 1994
39. By agreement hostility between India and Pakistan came to an end in 1966?
(b) Kargill
(c) Tashkand ✓
(d) A and B Both
40. Pakistan was declared by the US as great ally of Non NATO?
(a) 2003
(b) 2002
(c) 2001 ✓
(d) 2004
41. When America declared Pakistan as front line state against terrorism war?
(a) 1999 ✓
(b) 2001
(c) 2002
(d) 2003
42. Kargil Issue was the main cause of war between Pakistan and India in 1999 and war was
stopped by intervention of?
(a) UK
(b) Russia
(c) USA ✓
(d) China
43. A U-Turn came in foreign policy of Pakistan after the world launched war against terrorism
(a) 1999
(b) 2001 ✓
(c) 2002
(d) 2003

44. Pakistan faced sanctions under the pressler amendment’s in 1992 by?
(a) Britain
(b) UNO
(c) USA ✓
(d) Russia
45. “Pakistan’s Foreign Policy, A Historical Analysis” was written by?
(a) Agha Shahi
(b) Hasan Askari Rizvi
(c) SM Bruke and Lawrence Ziring ✓
(d) Dr. Zafar Mahmood
46. First president of Pakistan who visited Bosnia-Herzegovina?
(a) Farooq Laghari
(b) Rafique Tarar
(c) Gen Musharraf ✓
(d) None of them
47. Name president who wrote the book “Foreign Policy of Pakistan”?
(a) Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto ✓
(b) Gen. Zia-ul-Haq
(c) Ishaq Khan
(d) none of them
48. Which country recently opened his embassy for first time in Pakistan?
(a) Chile
(b) Paraguay
(c) Monaco
(d) Cuba ✓
49. Which country declared in 2007 that it will establish 8 nuclear power plants in Pakistan?
(a) USA
(b) Russia
(c) China ✓
(d) France
50. When did USA for first time declared Pakistan and India as nuclear states?
(a) May 20, 2004 ✓
(b) Oct 25, 2005
(c) Sept 15, 2006
(d) June 10, 2004
51. Who has hosted the Academy Awards the most times?
(a) Billy Crystal
(b) Bob Hope ✓

(c) Whoopi Goldberg
(d) Steve Martin
52. Slumdog Millionaire won Oscar Awards
(a) 6
(b) 8 ✓
(c) 9
(d) 7
53. Highest number of songs sung by a single person
(a) Whitney Houston
(b) Lata Mangeshkar ✓
(c) Britney Spears
(d) Madonna
54. Name the city which is a seat of UNO International Court of Justice
(a) Hamburg
(b) Greenwich
(c) Geneva
(d) Hague ✓
55. Sharjah is located in:
(a) Qatar
(b) UAE ✓
(c) Kuwait
(d) Saudi Arabia

Sharjah is the third largest and third most populous city in the United Arab Emirates,
forming part of the Dubai-Sharjah-Ajman metropolitan area. The emirate of Sharjah
borders with Dubai to the south, Ajman and Umm Al Quwain to the north and Ras Al
Khaimah to the east.

56. Seraglio is a
(a) Anicient residnece of the sultan of Turkey at Istanbul ✓
(b) A roof with smal regular opening
(c) A kind of piller supporting a building
(d) Passage for he escape of smoke
57. Which of the following cities was known earlier as ‘Pearl of the Antilles’?
(a) Mumbai
(b) Cuba ✓
(c) Manila
(d) Shangai
58. The International Rice Research Institute is located in:
(a) Malaysia

(b) Thailand
(c) Philippines ✓
(d) Indonesia
59. Kirkuk famous for its oil fields is the city of
(a) Iran
(b) Syria
(c) Iraq ✓
(d) Saudi Arabia
60. The official residence of the Pope is in:
(a) Vatican City ✓
(b) America
(c) England
(d) Rome
61. On July 23, 2008 Pakistan signed the agreement for extradition of criminals with?
(a) Iran ✓
(b) Saudi Arabia
(c) Afghanistan
(d) US
Directions: In each of the following questions, out of the given alternatives, choose the one
which best expresses the meaning of the given word
(a) Deform
(b) Understand ✓
(c) Destroy
(d) Taste
(a) Evasive
(b) Sentimental ✓
(c) Ideal
(d) Realistic
(a) Indulgence
(b) Raid ✓
(c) Repentance
(d) Pilgrimage
(a) Reasonable
(b) Narrow

(c) Limitless ✓
(d) Reliable
(a) Glamorous ✓
(b) Boring
(c) Interesting
(d) Serious
(a) Hope
(b) Sacrifice
(c) Respect
(d) Corruption ✓
(a) Sympathise ✓
(b) Placate
(c) Commemorate
(d) Consecrate
69. REIN
(a) Overcome
(b) Fling
(c) Control ✓
(d) Pour
70. WARY
(a) Vigilant ✓
(b) Distorted
(c) Tired
(d) Sad
(a) Subdue
(b) Irritate ✓
(c) Repent
(d) Request

Directions: In each of the following questions, out of the given alternatives, choose the one
which best expresses the meaning of the italicized bold part of the sentence

72. No civilised society can allow the subversion of its institutions by extremists.
(a) domination
(b) subservience
(c) destruction

(d) subordination ✓
(e) absorption
73. It is the Prime Minister’s prerogative to appoint or dismiss a Minister.
(a) function
(b) monopoly
(c) authority
(d) privilege ✓
74. He cast a cursory glance over the papers before signing them.
(a) short
(b) eager
(c) inquisitive
(d) hurried ✓
75. He had to curtail his leave as a lot of work was pending in his office.
(a) shorten ✓
(b) extend
(c) cancel
(d) postpone
76. The traditional methods of doing things have now become obsolescent
(a) harmful
(b) out of date ✓
(c) unrewarding
(d) all unpopular
77. This was his maiden performance on the stage and he did very well.
(a) primary
(b) first ✓
(c) opening
(d) girlish
78. In the absence of the Grief Guest, the host himself acted as his surrogate and presided over
the function.
(a) counterpart
(b) alliance
(c) assistant
(d) substitute ✓
79. The incident affected him so much that he could not forget it for several days.
(a) influenced ✓
(b) changed
(c) upset
(d) controlled

80. It is the inherent quality of matter to expand on being heated.
(a) eternal
(b) hidden
(c) internal
(d) natural ✓
81. The isolated and dilapidated palace has become a rendezvous for the unsocial elements.
(a) resort
(b) hiding place
(c) public place
(d) meeting place ✓
Directions: In each of the following questions, choose the word opposite in meaning to the given
(a) Dismay
(b) Suspicion
(c) Obedience ✓
(d) Anxiety
(a) Retreating
(b) Stifling
(c) Stagnating ✓
(d) Suffering
(a) Humble ✓
(b) Sedate
(c) Miserly
(d) Clever
(a) Resumption ✓
(b) Porosities
(c) Humility
(d) Assumption
(a) Stinking ✓
(b) Sickly
(c) Yellowish
(d) Gloomy
87. KOOK

(a) Illiterate
(b) Sane ✓
(c) Peculiar
(d) Foolish
(a) Worried
(b) Pensive
(c) Grim
(d) Serious ✓
(a) Identification
(b) Broaenens
(c) Evidence
(d) Indication ✓

90. That was a dauntless action!
(a) devious
(b) cowardly ✓
(c) secret
(d) subtle
91. The duty of a true citizen is to thwart social evils as untouchability, dowry system etc
(a) favour
(b) sustain
(c) promote ✓
(a) Confident
(b) Sentimental
(c) Sensitive ✓
(d) Capable
(a) Enrich
(b) Liberate ✓
(c) Enslave
(d) Free
94. Sunil spent most of his time in recreation.

(a) work
(b) boredom ✓
(c) leisure
(d) diversion
95. The guard was given explicit orders about whom to admit.
(a) ambiguous ✓
(b) inadequate
(c) no
(d) wrong
96. Adversity teaches man to be humble and self- reliant.
(a) Prosperity ✓
(b) Curiosity
(c) Animosity
(d) Sincerity
97. He appears to be a phony person.
(a) ugly
(b) genuine ✓
(c) unreal
(d) beautiful
98. There is scarcity of milk in Karachi.
(a) shortage
(b) abundance
(c) excess ✓
(d) sufficiency
99. Why do you disparage him all the time?
(a) abuse
(b) criticise
(c) encourage
(d) glorify ✓
100. Political differences introduced a note of discord into their relationship.
(a) tranquility
(b) familiarity
(c) concord ✓
(d) benevolence


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