FEDERAL PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION COMPETITIVE EXAMINATION FOR RECRUITMENT TO POSTS IN BPS-17, UNDER THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT, 2013

 

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❑ Select the best option and fill in the appropriate box on the Answer Sheet:

  1. The International Day of Peace, sometimes unofficially known as World Peace Day, is
    observed annually on:

(a) 21st September           (b) 23rd September          (c) 12th October              (d) None of these

  1. International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women is observed annually on:

(a) 25th December           (b) 23rd November (c) 25th November (d) None of these

  1. International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination is observed annually on:

(a) 23rd May                      (b) 21st March                 (c) Olst March                  (d) None of these

  1. Martin Luther King, Jr. was a clergyman, activist, and leader. He is famous for:
  • Civil Rights Movement using non-violent civil disobedience in USA.
  • Civil Rights Movement using violence in South Africa.
  • Civil Rights Movement using violent civil disobedience in India.
  • Civil Rights Movement using non-violence in Costa Rica.
  1. Which of the following Country has absolutely no military forces?

(a) Costa Rica                    (b) Japan                             (c) Iceland                        (d) None of these

  1. NATO Headquarters are located in:

(a) Birmingham                 (b) Barcelona                     (c) Baltimore                     (d) None of these

Note: NATO Headquarters are located at Brussels, Belgium.

  1. The South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) is an organization 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

  1. The UN uses the Human Development Index to:
  • Predict, in order to prevent, which countries are most likely to engage in ethnic cleansing.
  • Demonstrate how well country is providing for its people’s welfare and security.
  • Predict the percentage of displaced people that will leave a failed state.
  • Prove that the Global South is not as poor as some have argued.
  1. . 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

  1. The most significant greenhouse gas is:

(a) Ozone                                                                           (b) Chlorofluorocarbons

(c) Carbon Dioxide                                                        (d) None of these

 

  1. An index that estimates the true rate of exchange among currencies is called:

(a) Human Development Index                                    (b) Purchasing Power Parity

(c) Exchange Rate                                                            (d) None of these

  1. 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

  1. The lowest percentage of Internet users is found in: (a) North America (b) Africa (c) Australia                        (d) None of these
  2. 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

  1. In International Relations, a global system containing two dominant powers is labelled with which of the following terms?

(a) Bipolar                         (b) Nationalist                  (c) Isolationist                 (d) None of these

  1. The Axis Powers in World War II did not include: (a) Germany (b) Soviet Union (c) Italy         (d) Japan
  2. The proposition that a single dominant power can promote world peace comes from____

(a) Balance-of-power                                                     (b) Socialist

(c) HeEemonic stability                                               (d) None of these

  1. The US ambassador, J. Christopher Stevens was killed by militants in: (a) Tripoli, Libya (b) Misrata, Libya              (c) Benghazi, Libya (d) None of these
  2. ___________ explains how rational self-interested behaviour by individuals may have a
    destructive collective effect.

(a) Tragedy of the commons                                    (b) Population implosion

(c) Carrying capacity                                                      (d) None of these

  1. 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