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English Précis & Composition

Synonyms

1. QUELL: Suppress
2. WREAK: Inflict
3. PLIANT: Flexible
4. DRECK: Trash
5. DRACONIAN: Harsh
6. DEBENTURE: A long-term loan
7. GRITTY: Sandy
8. RENASCENT: Rising
9. PANACHE: Verve
10. QUARRY: Prey

Antonyms

1. PHILISTINE: Intellectual
2. GERMANE: Irrelevant
3. PEAKED: Tired
4. DROLL: Serious
5. GUMPTION: Levity
6. RECONDITE: Flexible
7. PROTEAN: Unchanging
8. ASPERITY: Amenity
9. FLAUNT: Hide
10. WEAN: Nourish

Précis

The inconsequential and uncertain existence of human beings, as compared to the immense universe, created in them the need for divine guidance for unraveling the mysteries of life. They looked forward to communicating with some supreme power to know about the future. The interpretation of dreams and palmistry were popular ways for foretelling the future. In ancient Greece, fortune-tellers predicted the future happenings by interpreting the signs and signals to determine the wishes of gods. Sometimes gods spoke directly to the chosen prophets who received messages from gods in a state of ecstasy. Similarly, the Greek oracles conveyed to people the decisions made by deities.
Title: Human Need for Divinity

Comprehension

How does the author characterize the concept of civil society?
The author calls all those places where people gather together to have conversations, pursue common interests and try to influence public opinion or public policy. He means that civil society is where people spend their time when they are not at work or at home.
Why does civil society strive towards better civilization driven by tolerance?
It does so because the people of a society want to pursue and promote their shared private interests as a collective public interest, and to make sure that this public interest is safe and secured.
What do you understand by the term ‘Social Capital’ used in this passage?
When people of a society develop a general sense of social trust and mutual obligation, they learn to appreciate and to tolerate social differences. It increases the social, political and economic effectiveness of society and that is what the term ‘social capital’ means in this passage.
Why does a civil society assume the role of a public stakeholder?
When citizens get increasingly connected with voluntary associations, they feel more trust in the civil society which makes the political institutions function effectively and efficiently. In case there arises a problem, they will, through campaigns and protests, compel the local politicians and authorities to resolve that issue.
What impact is feared by the weakening state of civil society?
If civil society gets weaker, there will be no sense of esprit de corps among the people and it will curtail their say in running of their affairs by the government. This disunity will lead to oppression and suppression.

Correction

1. I used to walk two miles to school every morning when I was a child.
2. After the storm, we had to pick up some fallen branches.
3. Guitar is the most popular instrument among teen age boys, but not among girls.
4. You are not well and I hope you feel better soon.
5. The grass is not looking green now because it has not rained since last month.
6. The cold air made me shiver a little while I waited for him.
7. I offered my seat to an old woman who smiled at me.
8. She packed her bags, carried those downstairs and put them in the back seat of her car.

Punctuation

Unfortunately, we often miss a basic school lesson: every big task consists of several small ones done precisely and perfectly. As a nation, we acutely need to learn the art of breaking down our moonlit goals into small accomplishable tasks. It will reduce frustration, anxiety and depression in society, and embarrassment for the government machinery too, as they don’t have to defend their unkept promises.

Prepositions

I. Despite regular practice, he never seems to win at tennis.
ii. By luck, we should be in Islamabad by 5 p.m.
iii. He went of his own accord nobody forced him to go.
iv. My husband brought me some flowers today. He must be on something!
v. My younger son tripped over the cat and fell downstairs.
vi. You look really under the weather. Are you ill?
vii. The car went down the brow of the hill and was soon out of sight.
viii. He told that his career was in ruins because of pandemic.

Use of words in sentences

Annalist: A historian who writes annals.
Sentence: VS Naipaul was the annalist of the destinies of empires in the moral sense: what they do to human beings.
Analyst: Someone who is skilled at analysing things
Sentence: A Russian analyst has said the war in Ukraine will get much worse for Russia.
Gest: A tale of achievements or adventures
Sentence: Fulcher of Chartres’s Gesta Francorum is a famous medieval collection of gests.
Jest: A thing said or done for amusement; a joke.
Sentence: The President laughed freely in response to the jokes and jests.
Sleigh: A sledge drawn by horses or reindeer
Sentence: A ride through the forests on a troika — a sleigh pulled by three horses — is a real treat.
Slay: kill or murder a person or animal
Sentence: In certain African tribes, one had to slay a lion to prove one’s manhood.
Shoot: Fire a bullet from a gun or discharge an arrow from a bow.
Sentence: She couldn’t shoot a gun, but she could start a fire without a problem.
Chute: A water slide into a swimming pool
Sentence: In the park, there are three towering water chutes, in varying levels of steepness.
Coign: A projecting corner or angle of a wall
Sentence: In the sudden wash of light from the courtyard, he saw a warrior standing in one of the coigns high above him.
Coin: A flat disc or piece of metal with an official stamp, used as money.
Sentence: She opened her purse and took out a coin.
Key: A metal object for locking and unlocking a door
Sentence: He pulled the keys out, opened the door and slammed it closed.
Quay: Wharf usually built parallel to the shoreline
Sentence: A large number of boats are moored to the quay in the Karachi Fish Harbour as part of a protest by fishermen.
Wile: The use of tricks to deceive someone
Sentence: Women and their feminine wiles fascinated and frustrated him.
While: At the same time that
Sentence: They were walking home while they were discussing the problem.
Leek: A plant related to the onion, eaten as a vegetable
Sentence: Add more oil to the pan and cook the onion, carrot, leeks and celery gently till soft.
Leak: The discharge of a fluid from some container
Sentence: He had to clean up the leak.

Translation

Every era brings along it many such things that are not liked by some but these have to be accepted. Sometimes nature, in order to test us, brings a lot of things before us that neither mean anything to us nor do we have anything to do with those. Yet, we have to integrate those into our lives. Same is happening even today. Each new century has been bringing changes with it that were unknown to the previous ones. The advancement in natural arts and sciences has given humans what can be called the dreck of intellectual and economic activities. Nature gives us fruits but also obligates us to dispose of the residue in a proper way, failing which will further pollute the environment.

GK-I (General Science & Ability)

1. Which one can be considered a unit of distance?
Light Year
2. Which one is not a planet?
Moon
3. In which direction does the Earth rotate on its axis?
West to East
4. Which one can be considered in representing the geographic coordinate system?
Latitude
5. Which part of a body will be affected mainly by fluoride pollution?
Teeth
6. How can we symbolically write the Ozone gas?
O3
7. Which of the following is not an electromagnetic wave?
Sound wave
8. For what terminology is the abbreviation GPS being used, globally?
Global Positioning System
9. Plotting of the vibrations caused by an earthquake on a paper is called?
Seismograph
10. What is the scientific name of atoms of the same element with different mass numbers?
Isotopes
11. Combing of two non-metal atoms by sharing one or more pairs of electron is called?
Covalent Bond
12. Which method may not be considered a food preservation method?
Sleeping
13. What does RNA stand for?
Ribonucleic acid
14. Deficiency of iron in the human diet causes:
Anaemia
15. Which of the following is not a part of quantities used to discuss the computer memory?
Bite
16. Which of the following cannot be considered a renewable source of energy?
Petroleum
17. Which of the following may be said to be the most harmful radiation, emitted by the sun?
Ultraviolet
18. Covid-19 is caused by:
Virus
19. Which one of the following may be considered a factor having influence on intelligence?
Hereditary
20. Which one is not a part of a cell phone structure?
Water

GK-II (Current Affairs)

1. The book “Pakistan: A Hard Country” was written by:
Anatol Lieven
2. The book “The Great Illusion” was written by:
Norman Angell
3. The book “No Higher Honour” was written by:
Condoleezza Rice
4. The book “Sapiens” was written by:
Yuval Noah Harari
5. Article _____ of the Constitution of Pakistan deals with ‘Vote of No Confidence’ against Prime Minister.
95
6. _____ Session of Council of Foreign Ministers of OIC was held in Islamabad in March 2022.
48th
7. Mariupol is the name of a city of:
Ukraine
8. Kautilya was the chief advisor of:
Emperor Chandragupta Maurya
9. CIS is a regional organization situated in:
Eastern Europe (None of These)
10. Name of present Chinese Foreign Minister is:
Wang Yi
11. The height of world’s tallest building, Burj Khalifa (UAE) is:
828 metres
12. ______ is the current US Secretary of State.
Antony Blinken
13. Dr Abdul Qadeer Khan died on:
10 October 2021
14. Squash legend Jahangir Khan won ____ matches in row.
555
15. The headquarters of ECO is in:
Tehran, Iran
16. Total membership of EU is:
27
17. Current President of the UN General Assembly is:
Abdulla Shahid
18. The currency of Norway is:
Norwegian Krone
19. Total membership of SAARC is:
8
20. The capital of Canada is:
Ottawa

GK-III (Pakistan Affairs)

1. The mountain range in which Murree is located is:
Pir Panjal Range
2. Public Representative And Officers Disqualification Act (PRODA) was passed in:
1949
3. The constitutional amendment through which Ahmadis were declared non-Muslims was:
Second Amendment (1974)
4. The first governor of Punjab after independence was:
Sir Robert Francis Mudie
5. The author of the book titled “The Sole Spokesman: Jinnah, the Muslim League and the Demand for Pakistan” was:
Ayesha Jalal
6. The first ever general elections in Pakistan were held on:
7th December 1970
7. The book “The Great Tragedy” was written by:
Zulfikar Ali Bhutto
8. The capital of the state of Mysore where Tipu Sultan died while fighting the Fourth Anglo-Mysore War was:
Srirangapatnam
9. Pakistan joined SEATO in:
May 1954
10. The Cabinet Mission reached Delhi in:
1946
11. The caliph who called Muhammad bin Qasim back was:
Sulaiman bin Abdul Malik
12. The First Battle of Panipat was fought between the forces of Babur and the Lodi Empire in:
1526
13. The British East India Company was dissolved in:
1874
14. Pakistan re-joined the Commonwealth of Nations in:
1989
15. The right of separate electorate was given to Muslims through the Government of India Act of:
1909
16. Nawaz Sharif became the Prime Minister of Pakistan for the first time on:
06 November 1990
17. The Prime Minister of Pakistan at the time of the imposition of the first martial law was:
Malik Feroz Khan Noon
18. The battle in which Lord Clive defeated Nawab Siraj ud Daula and captured Calcutta was:
The Battle of Plassey
19. The last constitution of British India was the Government of India Act of:
1935
20. The reformer who fought against Akbar’s Din-e-Ilahi was:
Sheikh Ahmad Sirhindi

Islamiat

1. The Surah of the Holy Quran which is called “Ahsan Al-Qasas” is:
Surah Yousuf
2. The Surah of the Holy Quran that mentions the heads of Zakat is:
Surah Taubah
3. Hazrat Ayesha (RA) lived for how many years after the death of the Holy Prophet?
44 years (Some sources claim this period to be 47-48 years.
4. The prayer offered at the time of solar eclipse is:
Salat-ul-Kusuf
5. The author of the book Al Itqan Fi Uloom-il-Quran is:
Imam Jalal Ud Din Suyuti
6. The first woman martyr of Islam was:
Hazrat Sumayya (RA)
7. The Companion of the Holy Prophet (PBUH) who called the first Azaan was:
Hazrat Bilal bin Rabah (RA)
8. A tradition whose chain of narrators reaches to a companion of the Holy Prophet (PBUH) is called:
Hadith-e-Mursal
9. The area where Mann-o-Salva was given to the people of Bani Israel was:
Right side of Mount Sinai
10. The book of ahadith containing 40 ahadith is called:
Arbaeen
11. The caliph who established Bayt al-Hikma (House of Wisdom) was:
Caliph Harun al-Rashid
12. The Ghazwa that was called Jaish-al-Usra (the army of difficulty) was:
Ghazwa of Tabuk
13. The Treaty of Hudaibiyyah was written by:
Hazrat Ali Ibn Abi Talib (RA)
14. The number of times the word ‘Mubeen’ has been mentioned in Surah Yaseen is:
Seven
15. The real name of Imam Abu Hanifa was:
Al-Numan bin Thabit
16. The act of preferring one analogy to another is called:
Istihsan
17. The book of ahadith titled “Sahifa-e-Sadiqa’ was narrated by:
Hazrat Abdullah bin Amr bin al-Aas
18. The Muslim general who conquered the area of today’s Spain during the Umayyad caliphate was:
Tariq bin Ziyad
19. The person who fought against Akbar’s Deen-e-Ilahi was:
Sheikh Ahmad Sirhindi (Better known as Mujaddid Alf Thani)
20. The author of Seerat-e-Sarwar-e-Alam is:
Maulana Abul Ala Maududi

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