FPSC General Knowledge MCQS Papers

1.  The International Day of Peace, sometimes unofficially known as World Peace Day, is observed
annually on:
(a)21stSeptember  (b)23rdSeptember  (c) 12thOctober  (d)None of these
2.  International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women is observed annually on:
(a)25thDecember  (b)23rdNovember  (c) 25thNovember  (d)None of these
3.  International Day for the Elimination of RacialDiscrimination is observed annually on:
(a)23rdMay  (b)21stMarch  (c) 01stMarch  (d)None of these
4.  Martin Luther King, Jr. was an clergyman, activist, and leader. He is famous for:
(a)Civil Rights Movement using non-violent civil disobedience in USA.
(b)Civil rights Movement using violence in South Africa.
(c) Civil Rights Movement using non-violent civil disobedience in India.
(d)Civil rights Movement using non-violence in Costa Rica.
5.  Which of the following Country has absolutely no military forces?
(a)Costa Rica  (b)Japan  (c) Iceland  (d)None of these
6.  NATO Headquarters are located in:
(a)Birmingham  (b)Barcelona  (c) Baltimore  (d)None of these
7.  The South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) is an organisation of South
Asian nations. Which of the following countries is not a member of SAARC?
(a)Maldives  (b)Myanmar  (c) Bhutan  (d)None of these
8.  The UN uses the Human Development Index to:
(a)predict, in order to prevent, which countries are most likely to engage in ethnic cleansing.
(b)demonstrate how well a country is providing for its people's welfare and security .
(c) predict the percentage of displaced people that will leave a failed state.
(d)prove that the Global South is not as poor as some have argued.
9.  Which of the following states has not ratified the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty (CTBT)?
(a)Canada  (b)France  (c) United States  (d)None of these
10.  The most significant greenhouse gas is:
(a)Ozone  (b)Chlorofluorocarbons  (c) Carbon Dioxide (d)None of these
11.  An index that estimates the true rate of exchange among currencies is called:
(a)Human Development Index  (b)Exchange Rate
(c) Purchasing Power Parity  (d)None of these
12.  The idea that leaders initiate foreign conflicts in order to distract public opinion from controversial
domestic policies is called:
(a)Diversionary Theory of War  (b)Democratic Peace Theory
(c) Autocratic Rule  (d)None of these
13.  The lowest percentage of Internet users is found in:
(a)North America  (b)Africa  (c) Australia  (d)None of these
14.  The most prosperous members of the Global South, which have become important exporters and
markets for the major industrialized countries, are known as:
(a)Newly industrialized countries. (b)Developed nations. (c) Asian Tigers. (d)None of these
15.  In International Relations, a global system containing two dominant powers is labeled with which of the following terms?
(a)Bipolar  (b)Nationalist  (c) Isolationist  (d)None of these
16.  The Axis powers in World War II did not include:
(a)Germany  (b)the Soviet Union  (c) Italy  (d)Japan
17.  The proposition that a single dominant power can promote world peace comes from ________ theory. >
(a)balance-of-power  (b)Socialist  (c) Hegemonic stability  (d)None of these
18.  The US ambassador, J. Christopher Stevens was killed by militants in
(a)Tripoli, Libya  (b)Misrata, Libya  (c) Benghazi, Libya  (d)None of these
19.  ____________explains how rational self-interested behavior by individuals may have a destructive
collective effect.
(a)Tragedy of the commons (b)Population implosion  (c) Carrying capacity (d)None of these
20.  The process through which a country increases its capacity to meet its citizens' basic human needs and raise their standard of living is known as:
(a)Self-determination  (b)Democratization  (c) Development  (d)None of these
(21) The world’s highest mountain is in:
(a) Nepal (b) Italy (c) Sri Lanka (d) China
(22) On the map of world which country appears as long shoe?
(a) Italy (b) Malta (c) Croatia (d) Moldova
(23) The Headquarters of Red Cross are in:
(a) London (b) New York (c) Berlin (d) Geneva
24) Diamer-Bhasha Dam has been planned on the river:
(a) Jehlum (b) Chenab (c) Indus (d)None of these
(25) Hajj scam 2010 struck a blow to:
(a) Fazal-ur-Rehman (b) Azam Swati, Hamid Saeed Kazmi(c) Ishaq Dar (d) Inamullah
(26) Who was the special representative of USA for Afghanistan and Pakistan affairs?
(a) Richard Halbrooke (b) Joan Alizbeth (c) Gen. Mc Arthur (d)None of these
(27) AFPAK policy was announced in:
(a) 2008 (b) 2009 (c) 2007 (d)None of these
(28) Ship mounted energy project (activated in Pakistan: 2010) is sponsored by:
(a) Saudi Arabia (b) China (c) Turkey (d)None of these
(29) Asian Development Bank was established in:
(a) 1964 (b) 1966 (c) 1968 (d) 1960
(30) Who were the three statesmen who formulated Non-aligned Movement?
(a) Gandhi, Nasser, Tito (b) Nehru, Nasser, Tito(c) Chou-en-Lai, Bhutto, Nehru (d) Soe Karno, Nasser, Tito
(31) The permanent secretariat of SAARC is established at:
(a) Kathmandu (b) Dhaka (c) Delhi (d) Islamabad
(32) Which of the following is the largest emitter of Carbon dioxide in the atmosphere?
(a) China (b) America (c) Russia (d) India
(33) The Rio conference on sustainable development was convened in:
(a) 1972 (b) 1992 (c) 2002 (d)None of these
 (34) World Trade Organization was established in:
(a) 1992 (b) 1993 (c) 1994 (d) 1995
(35) How many official working languages are recognized by UNO?
(a) 8 (b) 6 (c) 7 (d) 4
(36) The first UN conference on sustainable development happened in:
(a) 1952 (b) 1962 (c) 1972 (d) 1982
(37) Mirani dam exists in:
(a) Sindh (b) Balochistan (c) Punjab (d)None of these
(38)The founder of Wikileaks scam belongs to:
(a) America (b) England (c) Australia (d) Austria
(39) There are how many non permanent members of Security Council?
(a) 12 (b) 13 (c) 14 (d) 10
(40) Pakistan has become non permanent member of Security Council for:
(a)Five times (b) Two times (c) Three times (d) Six times
(41)  Who is Nicolas Sarkozy?
(a) German Chancellor (b) Canadian President
(c) French President (d) President of Georgia
(42)  What position Hu Jintao holds in China:
(a) General Secretary of Communist Party (b) President of the country
(c) Both ‘a’ & ‘b’ (d) Prime Minister of the country
(43)  Who is the president of World Bank?
(a) Robert Brace Zorllick  (b) Robert Bruce Gate
(c) Robert Bruce Lohaf (d) Bill Gates
(44)  Where is the Headquarter of the Amnesty International located?
(a) Geneva (b) London
(c) Paris (d) New York
(45)  Asian Development Bank (ADB) was established in:
(a) 1964 (b) 1966
(c) 1968 (d) None of these
(46)  Who were the three statesmen who formulated Non-Aligned Movement (NAM)?
(a) Gandhi, Nasser, Tito  (b) Nehru, Nasser, Tito
(c) Chou-en-Lai, Bhutto, Nehru (d) Soe Karno, Nasser, Tito
(47)  The Permanent Secretariat of SAARC is established at:
(a) Kathmandu (b) Dhaka
(c) Dehli (d) Islamabad
(48)  Who was the founder of HAMAS in 1987:
(a) Sheikh Ahmed Yassin (b) Yasser Arafat
(c) Abu Nidal (d) None of these
(49)  How many official working languages are recognized by UNO?
(a) 8 (b) 6 (c) 4 (d) None of these
(50)  In which month does the UN General Assembly usually meet every year?
(a) August (b) September
(c) October (d) November
(51)  Which of the following countries have the powerof veto in the General Assembly of UNO?
(a) USA (b) Russia (c) China (d) All of these
(52)  The term of office of a judge of the International Court of Justice is?
(a) 5 years (b) 7 years (c) 9 years (d) None of these
(53)  Alliance among India, Germany, Japan and Brazilto support each other’s bid for permanent
seat on UN Security Council is called: <
(a) Alliance 4 (b) G 4 (c) Big 4 (d) None of these
(54)  The Iran – Pakistan – India gas pipeline is also known as:
(a) Friendly pipeline (b) Peace pipeline (c) Great pipeline (d) None of these
(55)  The first parliamentary elections in Afghanistan were held in:
(a) 2004 (b) 2005 (c) 2006 (d) None of these
(56)  Which is the National Flower of Pakistan?
(a) Tulip (b) Rose (c) Jasmine (d) None of these
(57)  After ‘Pushtuns’ the largest-ethnic group in Afghanistan is:
(a) Uzbeks (b) Hazaras (c) Tajiks (d) None of these
(58) The Capital of Argentina is:
(a) Columbia (b) Barcelona (c) Buenos Aires (d) Peru
(59)  Which is the largest country in Africa:
(a) Sudan (b) Nigeria (c) Libya (d) None of these
(60)  Name the currency of Sri Lanka?
(a) Rupiyah (b) Lek (c) Ringgit (d) None of these


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