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Food Department Past Papers, Written Test Preparation Book

Food Department Past Papers, Written Test Preparation Book

Food Department Past Papers, Written Test Preparation Book

PUNJAB PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION (PPSC) WRITTEN EXAMINATION FOR RECRUITMENT TO THE POST OF FOODGRAINS INSPECTOR 2011 in the Punjab Food
Department.

General Knowledge MCQs For Food Department

1. Pakistan Afghanistan border ‘Durand Line’ was drawn in:
(A) 1892
(B) 1890
(C) 1893 ✓
(D) 1897
2. On July 9,1948. Pakistan issued its first:
(A) Coin
(B) Currency Note
(C) Postal Stamp ✓
(D) All of these
3. Pakistan Aeronautical Complex at Kamra was completed with the financial and technical assistance of:
(A) USA
(B) Canada
(C) France
(D) None of these ✓
4. The duration of National Anthem of Pakistan is:
(A) 60 Secondsb
(B) 80 Seconds ✓
(C) 100 Seconds
(D) 120 Seconds
5. The Pothohar Plateau contains the mineral deposits of:
(A) Rock Salt
(B) Gypsum
(C) Oil
(D) All of them ✓
6. Which of the following is a cash crop:
(A) Wheat
(B) Maize
(C) Rice
(D) Cotton ✓
7. The largest desert of the Pakistan is:

(A) Thar ✓
(B) Thai
(C) Cholistan
(D) Kharan
8. The oldest Barrage on Indus River is:
(A) Gudu Barrage
(B) Sukkur Barrage ✓
(C) Ghulam Muhammad Barrage
(D) Taunsa Barrage
9. Of the total area of Pakistan, forest covers only:
(A) 3.5% ✓
(B) 5.2%
(C) 7.3%
(D) 9.5%
10. How many times, Pakistan became World Olympic Champion in Hockey:
(A) Two
(B) Three ✓
(C) Four
(D) Kalat
11. The first princely State to accede to Pakistan after partition was:
(A) Swat
(B) Hunza
(C) Bahawalpur
(D) Kalat
12. Quaid-i-Azam served All India Muslim League as a President for:
(A) 15 years ✓
(B) 22 years
(C) 28 years
(D) 31 years
13. The National animal of Pakistan is:
(A) Horse
(B) Deer
(C) Dolphin
(D) Markhor ✓
14. The Federally Administration Tribal Areas (FATA) consist of:
(A) Five Agencies
(B) Six Agencies
(C) Seven Agencies ✓
(D) Eight Agencies

15. The famous scientist who died on 14 April, 1994 was:
(A) Dr. Abdus Salam
(B) Dr. Munir Ahmed Khan
(C) Dr. Salim-uz-Zaman Siddiqui ✓
(D) Dr. I.H. Usmani
16. The first Chairman of senate was:
(A) Habib Ullah Khan ✓
(B) Ghulam Ishaq Khan
(C) Syed Fazl Agha
(D) Wasim Sajjad
17. The first Urdu Newspaper (Daily) publihsed after the creation of Pakistan was:
(A) Mashriq
(B) Imroze ✓
(C) Watan
(D) None of these
18. Karakoram Highway starts in Pakistan from:
(A) Islamabad
(B) Taxila
(C) Havelian ✓
(D) Peshawar
19. Which of the following Muslim Countries voted against Pakistan’s adminission into the United Nations in 1947:
(A) Iran
(B) Iraq
(C) Egypt
(D) Afghanistan ✓
20. Motorway M-8 Section will lead to:
(A) Karachi port
(B) Bin Qasim port
(C) Gwadar port ✓
(D) Pasni port
21. On September 9, 1958, Pakistan acquired Gwadar from:
(A) Oman ✓
(B) Bahrain
(C) Iran
(D) None of these
22. The number of letters in the Urdu language are:
(A) 27

(B) 37 ✓
(C) 39
(D) 42
23. The first SOS village in Pakistan was setup in 1977 at:
(A) Multan
(B) Rawalpindi
(C) Lahore ✓
(D) Islamabad
24. The headquarters of Pakistan Navy is at:
(A) Karachi
(B) Quetta
(C) Rawalpindi
(D) Islamabad ✓
25. After the creation of Pakistan, the first Radio Station was established at:
(A) Lahore
(B) Karachi ✓
(C) Peshawar
(D) Hyderabad
26. Sir Syed Ahmad Khan established an institution in 1864, with the objective to translate books from English to Urdu and Persian, known as:
(A) Aligarh Institute
(B) The Scientific Society ✓
(C) Muhammaden Educational Conference
(D) Ghazipur Educational Society
27. The real foundr of the Dar-ul-lslam “Deoband” was:
(A) Maulana Shabbir Ahmad Usmani
(B) Maulana Mahmud-ui-Hasan
(C) Maulana Muhammad Qasim Nanautvi ✓
(D) None of these
28. The ‘Central Muhammadan Association’ was founded in 1877 by:
(A) Chaudhri Rehmat Ali
(B) Sir Syed Ahmad Khan
(C) Syed Ameer Ali ✓
(D) Mohsin-ul-Mulk
29. Quaid-i-Azam was convinced to join the All India Muslim League by:
(A) Sir Agha Khan
(B) Nawab Waqar-ul-Mulk
(C) Hakim Ajmal Khan
(D) Maulana Muhammad Ali Jauhar ✓

30. Maulana Muhammad Ali Jauhar started publsihing his famous English newspaper
‘‘Comrade” in 1911 from:
(A) Delhi
(B) Bombay
(C) Calcutta ✓
(D) Lahore
31. Which of the following leaders helped Quaid4 Azam in the preparation of his Fourteen
Points in 1929:
(A) Maulana Muhamamd Ali Jauhar ✓
(B) Maulana Shaukat Ali
(C) Liaquat Ali Khan
(D) Maulana Hasrat Mohani
32. The headquarters of Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) is located at:
(A) Rome ✓
(B) Paris
(C) New York
(D) Geneva
33. PASSCO stands for:
(A) Pakistan Agricultural Seed Storage Council
(B) Pakistan Agricultural Services Supply Corporation
(C) Pakistan Agricultural Storage & Services Corporation ✓
(D) Pakistan Agricultural Storage Services Council
34. Which of the following glaciers is located in Karakoram Range?
(A) Siachin
(B) Hispar
(C) Biafo
(D) All of these ✓
35. The ‘Babusar Pass’ connects’:
(A) Abbottabad and Gilgit ✓
(B) Chitral and Gilgit
(C) Gilgit and Hunza
(D) Swat and Dir
36. Which of the following districts of Balochistan contains huge deposits of copper?
(A) Loralai
(B) Sibbi
(C) Khuzdar
(D) Chaghi ✓
37. Cawnpur Mosque tragedy had taken place in:

(A) 1909
(B) 1910
(C) 1913 ✓
(D) 1915
38. Identify the longest glacier of Pakistan:
(A) Hispar
(B) Baltoro
(C) Batura
(D) Siachen ✓
39. The Soan and the Haro are the two rivers of:
(A) Baluchistan Plateau
(B) Potohar Plateau ✓
(C) Northern Areas
(D) Azad Kashmir
40. “Warsak Dam” has been built on the river:
(A) Indus
(B) Korung
(C) Kabul ✓
(D) Sutlej
41. The “Shandur Pass” at the height of 12,205 connects:
(A) Chitral and Gilgit ✓
(B) Chitral and Bamnu
(C) Mardan and Malakand
(D) Gilgit and Kashgar (China)
42. The area lying between river Beas and the Ravi is called:
(A) Chaj Doab
(B) Rachna Doab
(C) Bari Doab ✓
(D) Saharwal Doab
43. Which of the following countries has the largest area in the world?
(A) Canada
(B) U.S.A
(C) Russia ✓
(D) China
44. Which of the continents has the lowest population growth rate?
(A) Europe ✓
(B) North America
(C) Africa
(D) Asia

45. “Dasht-e-Lut” desert is located in:
(A) China
(B) Libya
(C) Iraq
(D) Iran ✓
46. Which of the following mountains separate Asia from Europe?
(A) Ural Mountains ✓
(B) Hindukush Mountains
(C) Alps Mountains
(D) Atlas Mountains
47. Day and night changes due to:
(A) Earths’ revolution
(B) Earth’s rotation accompanied with its revolution
(C) Earth’s rotation round its axis ✓
(D) None of these
48. The energy generation in stars is due to:
(A) Fission of heavy nuclei
(B) Fusion of light nuclei ✓
(C) Fusion of heavy nuclei
(D) None of these
49. Formosa is the old name o£
(A) Cambodia
(B) Rhodesia
(C) Taiwan ✓
(D) Bangkok
50. London is situated on bank of river:
(A) Delaware River
(B) Nile River
(C) Thames River ✓
(D) None of these
51. The largest ocean of the world is:
(A) Indian Ocean
(B) Arctic Ocean
(C) Pacific Ocean ✓
(D) None of these
52. Which of the following Sea separates Asia from Afnca?
(A) Arabic Sea
(B) Yellow Sea

(C) Red Sea ✓
(D) None of these
53 Baglihar Dam is located in Doda district on river:
(A) Indus River
(B) Jhelum River
(C) Chenab River ✓
(D) Ravi River
54. Smallest country in Central Asia is:
(A) Tajikistan ✓
(B) Kazakhstan
(C) Uzbekistan
(D) None of these
55. Which of the following countries has the largest number of Airports?
(A) India
(B) UK
(C) China
(D) USA ✓
56. The name United Nations was coined by:
(A) Stalin
(B) F.D Roosevelt ✓
(C) Winston Churchill
(D) Austin Mills
57. Who is secretary general of OIC?
(A) Dr. Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu ✓
(B) Tinku Abdur Rehman
(C) Mahatir Muhammad
(D) Abdelouahed Belkeziz
58. Who is Nicolas Sarkozy?
(A) German Chancellor
(B) Canadian President
(C) French President ✓
(D) President of Georgia
59. 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
60. Where is the Headquarter of the Amnesty International located?

(A) Geneva
(B) London ✓
(C) Paris
(D) New York
61. Asian Development Bank (ADB) was established in:
(A) 1964
(B) 1966 ✓
(C) 1968
(D) None of these
62. The permanent Secretariat is SAARC is established at:
(A) Kathmandu ✓
(B) Dhaka
(C) Dehli
(D) Islamabad
63. Archaeological site “Bhambore” is located in the district of:
(A) Khairpur
(B) Dadu
(C) Larkana
(D) Thatta ✓
64. ‘Vasco da Gama’ was a:
(A) Portuguese explorer ✓
(B) French mathematician
(C) English novelist
(D) Italian tourist
65. The first international organization was:
(A) United Nations
(B) Commonwealth Organization
(C) League of Nations ✓
(D) None of these
66. Which of the following continents has no desert?
(A) Australia
(B) North America
(C) South America
(D) Europe ✓
67. The game of ‘Hockey1 originated from:
(A) Pakistan
(B) England ✓
(C) Australia
(D) Greece

68. ‘‘Interfax’ is a news agency of:
(A) Russia ✓
(B) Turkey
(C) France
(D) USA
69. What do you understand by the diease “Insomnia”?
(A) Inability to sleep ✓
(B) Colourblindness
(C) Depression
(D) None of these
70. The World’s famous Madame Tussaud’s museum is situated in:
(A) Paris
(B) London ✓
(C) Rome
(D) New York
71. Who was Pakistan’s first permanent representative in the United Nations?
(A) Sir Zafarullah Khan
(B) Patras Bokhari ✓
(C) M.A.H. Isphani
(D) Begum Feroz Khan Noon
72. The first country which recognized Pakistan after its creation was:
(A) Afghanistan
(B) Iran ✓
(C) Saudi Arabia
(D) Egypt
Choose the correct meaning of the following words in bold letters:
73. ACRIMONY
(A) friendship
(B) enmity
(C) bitterness ✓
(D) energetic
74. SACROSANCT
(A) sacred ✓
(B) wealthy
(C) cleaver
(D) humble
75. FRAIL

(A) strong
(B) week ✓
(C) secured
(D) lengthy
76. PERISH
(A) open
(B) single
(C) die ✓
(D) unique
77. PRESERVE
(A) painful
(B) anxious
(C) attack
(D) protect ✓
Pick the most suitable / appropriate prepositions.
78. He is knocking the door.
(A) on
(B) of
(C) over
(D) at ✓
79. Did you hear ___ the accident last night?
(A) of
(B) on
(C) in
(D) about ✓
80. Smoking is injurious health.
(A) on
(B) to ✓
(C) of
(D) for

PUNJAB PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION (PPSC) WRITTEN EXAMINATION FOR RECRUITMENT TO THE POST OF FOODGRAINS INSPECTOR 2013

General Knowledge MCQs for Food Department

1. Durand line was demarcated on:
(A) 1892
(B) 1890
(C) 1893 ✓
(D) None of these
2. On July 9, 1948 Government of Pakistan issued for the very first time:
(A) Coins
(B) Currency notes
(C) Postal Stamp ✓
(D) All of these
3. Aeronautical Complex at Kammra was built with the financial and technical assistant of
(A) USA
(B) Canada
(C) France
(D) China ✓
4. What is the total duration of National Anthem?
(A) 60 Sec.
(B) 80 Sec. ✓
(C) 100 Sec.
(D) 120 Sec.

5. Which of the following is a cash crop?
(A) Wheat
(B) Maize
(C) Rice
(D) Cotton ✓
6. The largest desert of Pakistan is
(A) Thar ✓
(B) Thai
(C) Cholistan
(D) Rohi
7. Which of the following minerals deposits are – found in Potohar Plaetue?
(A) Rock Salt
(B) Gypsum
(C) Oil ✓
(D) None of these
8. What is the total area covered by forests in Pakistan?
(A) 3.2% ✓
(B) 5.2%
(C) 7.3%
(D) 9.7%
9. The oldest barrage on Indus River is:
(A) Kotri
(B) Sukkur ✓
(C) Ghulam Muhammad
(D) Taunsa

10. The highest peak of Hindu Kush range is
(A) Tirich Mir ✓
(B) Nanga Parbat
(C) K-2
(D) Rakaposhi
11. First princely state which was acceded to Pakistan?
(A) Swat
(B) Kalat
(C) Bahawalpur ✓
(D) Hunza
12. Quied.e.Azam remained president of Muslim League for
(A) 22 years
(B) 28 years
(C) 15 years ✓
(D) 31 years
13. National animal of Pakistan is:
(A) Horse
(B) Pigeon
(C) Deer
(D) Markhor ✓
14. Total agencies of FATA (Federally Administrated Tribal Areas)are:
(A) Five
(B) Four
(C) Seven ✓

(D) Eight
15. Which of the following scientist died on 1994?
(A) Dr.Abdul Salam
(B) Dr.Munir Ahmad Khan
(C) Dr.Saleem Uz Zaman Siddique ✓
(D) None of these
16. First Chairman of senate of Pakistan is:
(A) Habib Allah Khan ✓
(B) Waseem Sajjad
(C) Ghulam Ishaq
(D) None of these
17. After creation of Pakistan, first newspaper was:
(A) Mashraq
(B) Imroze ✓
(C) Watan
(D) Dawn
18. Karakoram road starts from:
(A) Islamabad
(B) Lahore
(C) Havelian ✓
(D) Peshawar
19. Which of the following country voted against Pakistan’s membership in United Nations?
(A) Iran
(B) China

(C) Egypt
(D) Afghanistan ✓
20. Length of M2 Motorway is:
(A) 367km ✓
(B) 388km
(C) 398km
(D) 410km
21. From which of the following country, Pakistan purchased Gwadar Port on Sep 09,1958?
(A) Bahrain
(B) Qatar
(C) Oman ✓
(D) None of these
22. There are how many alphabets of Urdu:
(A) 27
(B) 37 ✓
(C) 22
(D) 39
23. First SOS village in Pakistan was established in:
(A) Multan
(B) Lahore ✓
(C) Islamabad
(D) Rawalpindi
24. The headquarters of Pakistan Navy is situated in:
(A) Karachi

(B) Rawalpindi
(C) Islamabad ✓
(D) Peshawar
25. After 1947, first Radio station was established in:
(A) Lahore
(B) Karachi ✓
(C) Hyderabad
(D) Peshawar
26. The founder of Deoband institute is:
(A) Maulanad Shabbir Ahmad Usmani
(B) Mehmood.ul.Hassan
(C) Maulanad Qasim Nanutvi ✓
(D) None of these
27. Macbeth is a drama written by:
(A) Shakespeare ✓
(B) Jane Austen
(C) Charles Dickens
(D) John Milton
28. From which of the following cities, Maulana MA Johar started his English newspaper Commrade in 1911:
(A) Delhi
(B) Bombay
(C) Calcutta ✓
(D) None of these
29. Who assisted Quaid e Azam to form 14 points?

(A) Sir Agha Khan
(B) Liaqat Ali Khan
(C) Maulana M.A Johar ✓
(D) Maulana Hasrat Mohani
30. The headquarters of FAO is:
(A) Rome ✓
(B) Paris
(C) Geneva
(D) None of these
31. PASSCO is the abbreviation of:
(A) Pakistan Agri, Seed & Storage Council
(B) Pakistan Agricultural Storage & Supplies Corporation ✓
(C) Pakistan Agri, Services & Storage Corporation
(D) None of these
32. Karakoram Range includes which of the following glaciers
(A) Siachen
(B) Hispar
(C) Biafo
(D) All of these ✓
33. The largest Copper deposits in Balochistan are found in district
(A) Quetta
(B) Khuzdar
(C) Dera Murad Jamali
(D) Chaghi ✓

34. Babusar pass connects
(A) Abbatabad to Gilgat ✓
(B) Chitral to Gilgit
(C) Peshawar to chitral
(D) None of these
35. Kanpur mosque tragedy took place in
(A) 1911
(B) 1916
(C) 1913 ✓
(D) None of these
36. The longest glacier of Pakistan is
(A) Biafo
(B) Balturo
(C) Siachen ✓
(D) Hisper
37. In which pleatue/range Soan & Haro rivers are located?
(A) Balochistan Pleatue
(B) karakarm range
(C) Potohar Pleatue ✓
(D) None of these
38. Warsak dam is built on river
(A) Korang
(B) Kabul ✓
(C) Indus
(D) Chenab

39. Sir Sayyed Ahmad Khan developed an institute in which English books were translated into Urdu. It was:
(A) Ali Garb Institute
(B) Scientific Society ✓
(C) Translation Bureau
(D) Ghazipur Institute
40. Pakistan National Movement was established by Ch. Rehmat Ali in
(A) 1935
(B) 1937
(C) 1938
(D) 1933 ✓
41. Shandar pass connects
(A) Gilgit To Chitral ✓
(B) Banu To Chitral
(C) Hunza To Siachin
(D) None of These
42. The area between Ravi and Beas river <s known as
(A) Racchna Doab
(B) Bari Doab ✓
(C) All of these
(D) Shangriwal Doab
43. Which of the following continent has lowest population rate?
(A) Antarctica ✓
(B) North America
(C) Africa

(D) Asia
44. ‘Dashte Lut” is situated in
(A) China
(B) Libya
(C) Iraq
(D) Iran ✓
45. The mountain range which separates Asia from Europe
(A) Ural Mountains ✓
(B) Hindukash
(C) Alps Mountains
(D) Atlas Mountains
46. Days and nights are formed due to:
(A) earth revolution
(B) solar eclipse
(C) lunar eclipse
(D) earth’s rotation ✓
47. Energy generation in stars is due to
(A) Fission of middle weighed nuclei
(B) Fusion of light nuclear ✓
(C) Fusion of heavy nuclei
(D) None of these
48. Formosa is the old name of
(A) Cambodia
(B) Rhodesia

(C) Taiwan ✓
(D) Bankok
49. London is situated on river
(A) Ural River
(B) Amazon River
(C) Thames River ✓
(D) None of these
50. Largest Ocean of the world is
(A) Atlantic
(B) Arctic
(C) Pacific ✓
(D) None of these
51. Sea that separates Asia from Africa is
(A) Red Sea ✓
(B) Black Sea
(C) South China Sea
(D) None of These
52 Who founded Central Muhammadan Association in 1877?
(A) Sir Syed Ahmad
(B) Syed Amir Ali ✓
(C) Ch.RehmatAli
(D) None of These
53. Baghliar Dam is situated on river
(A) River Chenab ✓
(B) River Indus

(C) River Ravi
(D) None of These
54. Smallest country in central Asia is
(A) Tajikistan ✓
(B) Kazakistan
(C) Turkmenistan
(D) None of These
55. Largest air port of the world is:
(A) London airport
(B) King Fahd International Airport ✓
(C) Delhi Airport
(D) None of These
56. The term “UNO” was coined by:
(A) Churchil
(B) Franklin D. Roosevelt ✓
(C) Lenin
(D) None of these
57. Who is the current Secretary General OIC?
(A) Jalal Talbani
(B) lyad Bin Amin Madani ✓
(C) Hashim Thachi
(D) None of These
58. Nicolas Sarkozi is:
(A) French President ✓

(A) Prime Minister of China
(B) President of China
(C) Italian Pm
(D) None of These
60. Headquarters of Amnesty International is in:
(A) London ✓
(B) New York
(C) Sydney
(D) None of These
61. Asian Development Bank (ADB) was established in:
(A) 1966 ✓
(B) 1968
(C) 1970
(D) 1971
62. Famous archaeological site Bhambhore is in the following district of Sindh:
(A) Thatta ✓
(B) Hyderabad
(C) Karachi
(D) None of These
63. The permanent Sectariat of SAARC is in
(A) Islamabad
(B) Kathmandu ✓
(C) Delhi
(D) None of These

64. Vasco De Gamma was a famous
(A) Explorer ✓
(B) Politician
(C) British King
(D) None of These
65. Which of the following continent has no desert?
(A) Europe ✓
(B) Asia
(C) Africa
(D) None of These
66. Which International Organization firstly came into being?
(A) UNO ✓
(B) IMF
(C) WTO
(D) None of these
67. The game of Hockdy was originated from
(A) England ✓
(B) USA
(C) Russia
(D) None of these
68. Interfax is the news agency of
(A) USA
(B) Russia ✓
(C) France
(D) None of these

69. Disease Insomnia means
(A) Hot Fever
(B) Sleeplessness ✓
(C) Dental Decay
(D) None of These
70. The world’s famous Madame Tussaud’s museum is in
(A) Newyork
(B) London ✓
(C) Madnd
(D) None of these
71. Pakistan’s first permanent representative in UNO was
(A) Hussain Haqqani
(B) Patras Bokhari ✓
(C) Hussain Haroon
(D) None of these
72. The first country which recognized Pakistan after its creation, is
(A) Iraq
(B) Egypt
(C) Iran ✓
(D) None of these
Select the most suitable meanings from the following:
73. Acrimony:
(A) Friendship

(B) enmity
(C) Bitterness ✓
(D) None of These
74. Sacrosanct:
(A) Weak ✓
(B) Strong
(C) lengthy
(D) None of these
75. FRAIL
(A) strong ✓
(B) week
(C) secured
(D) lengthy
76. Perish:
(A) Open
(B) Simple
(C) Die ✓
(D) Unique
77. Preserve:
(A) Attack
(B) Protect ✓
(C) Blast
(D) None of These

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