FEDERAL PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION COMPETITIVE EXAMINATION FOR RECRUITMENT TO POSTS IN BPS-17, UNDER THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT, 2006

 

EVERYDAY SCIENCE

 

1. Choose the best choice in the following statements:

 One of the countries through which equator passes is:

(a) Kenya                           (b) Malaysia                       (c) Malta                            (d) Pakistan

 

  1. Copper can be converted into gold by:

(a) Artificial radioactivity                                         (b) Heating

(c) Electroplating                                                            (d) Chemical reaction

  1. The three elements needed for healthy growth of plants are:

(a) N, P, K                           (b) N, C, P                           (c) N,K,C                            (d) N,S,P

  1. Max Planck received the Noble Prize in Physics in 1918 for his discovery of:

(a) Electron             .          (b) Energy quanta           (c) Proton                          (d) Positron

  1. Clocks, which move’s with the velocities compareable with the velocity of light, run:

(a) Fast                                                                               (b) Slow

(c) Equal to the velocity of light                                 (d) With zero velocity

  1. Bronze medal is made up of metals

(a) Copper, nickel            (b) Copper, tin                  (c) Copper, silver             (d) Copper, zinc

  1. Addison’s disease is caused by the excessive secretion of:

(a) Antiduretic Harmone                                             (b) Luteinising Harmone

(c) Melanophore stimulating Harmone                     (d) Adrenocorticotrophic Harmone

  1. Development of calf muscles in ladies who wear high heels is a common example of

(a) Natural selection                                                      (b) Inheritance of acquired character

(c) Use and disuse of organ                                       (d) Artificial selection

  1. Margalla Hill is a branch of:

(a) Karakorum range                                                      (b) Hindukush range

(c) Himalayan range                                                     (d) Nanga Parbat range

  1. Humming bird belongs to a category called: (a) Exothermic (b) Endothermic     (c) Exothermal                    (d) Heterotherm

Name the following:

  1. The alloy consisting of metals copper, zinc and nickel. (German Silver)
  2. The instrument specially designed for recording earthquake waves. (Seismograph)
  3. The electrical device which converts sound energy into electrical energy. (Microphone)
  4. The ore of mercury metal. (Cinnabar)
  5. The device with which variation of blood flow can be heard. (Stethoscope)
  6. The element which is abundantly present in the human body. (Oxygen)
  7. The scientist who discovered penicillin. (Alexander Fleming)
  8. The astronaut who first landed on the surface of moon. (Neil Armstrong)
  9. The desert mammal which does not drink water. (Kangaroo Rat)
  10. The mode of heat transfer from the sun to the earth. (Radiation)

0 Which of the following statements are true or false:

  • Pitch of the dog sound is greater than the pitch of the cat sound. (False)
  • Ultraviolet light is visible but infrared light is not visible. (False)
  • Earthquakes are the lamps illuminating the structure of the earth’s exterior. (False)
  • Electricity does not move through a wire but through a field around the wire. (True)
  • A guava contains more vitamin C than an orange. (True)
  • Sound travels faster in iron than in air. (True)
  • Wheatstone Bridge is the name of an electrical circuit. (True)
  • Morphine can cause constipation and lowering of blood pressure. (True)
  • A concave lens is used for the correction of the hyperopia. (False)
  • The nucleic acids are responsible for proteins synthesis in the human body. (True)

Q Fill in the blanks:

  1. The branch of zoology, which deals with the study of insects is called_ . (Entomology)
  2. The disease___ is caused by the deficiency of Vitamin B1 (Thiamine). (Berl Beni)
  3. Oil rises in a wick of oil lamp because of a property of matter, called__ . (Capillary action)
  4. The production of genetically identical reproduction is called as__ . (Cloning)
  5. ___ is the farthest planet of the solar system. (Mercury)
  6. Mercury metal is_ times heavier than water. (13.6)
  7. Relative density of milk is measured by an instrument known as__ . (Lactometer)
  8. The temperature of a human body is measured by an instrument known as____
    (Mercury)
  9. Gold and silver are known as (Coinage/ Noble)
  10. The amount of ozone in the atmosphere is expressed in__ . (Dobson unit)