Precis & Composition
Q1 (A): Synonyms
1. Defenestration: Ejection
2. Sot: Drunkard
3. Visceral: Intuitive
4. Deracinated: Uprooted
5. Bricloge: Fusion (Note: The word was wrongly spelt; it should have been Bricolage)
6. Miscegenation: Crossbreed
7. Demiurge: Deity
8. Alluvial: Muddy
9. Hagiographic: Flattering
10. Tousled: Disheveled
Q1 (B): Antonyms
1. Clerisy: Commoner
2. Feral: Tamed
3. Demagogue: Conformist
4. Bibulous: Nonabsorbent
5. Pabulum: Trash
6. Quisling: Loyalist
7. Chiaroscuro: Bright
8. Caitiff: Hero
9. Anachronistic: Contemporary
10. Nymphomaniac: Unerotic
Nizar Hassan, born in 1960, took to film-making after graduating from Haifa University, Israel. His first film “Independence” satirizes Israeli notion of independence which was in reality a blatant occupation of Palestinian lands. Later, when Israel was trying to grab the remaining areas of Palestinians, Nizar produced a serial “My Grandfather’s Path”. Theme of the serial is that if we focus too much on our enemy, we ultimately become like him. According to him, Palestinians fell into this trap. They focused so much on violence and aggression by the Zionists that they started thinking like them, and forgot the beautiful aspects of life. Nizar believes his love for art saved his mind.
1. The doctrine of power set by America refuses to consult allies and other nations before attacking any country because it believes it is justified in attacking the hostile nations as a preemptive measure to thwart possible acts of terrorism. The US attack on Iraq divided the United Nations, and the US refused to listen to any advice or argument.
2. Americans claim that they attack other countries because they feel there is security threat from these states. How can the US feel insecure by the countries that are militarily too weak to challenge it? It is hard to find any moral justification for attacking the weak countries.
3. There is chaos and disorder in the countries occupied under the tutelage of the hyper power because, in absence of democracy, these countries are virtually controlled by warlords and terrorist groups. As in the case of Afghanistan, government’s control does not extend beyond Kabul.
4. They are at odds as the European countries want to launch any strike after the approval of the United Nations as it would give such an action a universal legitimacy. On the other hand, the US has followed a policy of “My way or the highway.”
5. Tony Blair offered ‘wise counsel’ as a means to pacify the United States as warmongering by the hyperpower would attract worldwide criticism and mammoth public protests as well.
(I) They were lying in the sun.
(ii) He will not come unless he is asked.
(iii) John as well as Harry bears witness to it.
(iv) The crew were now on board and they soon busied themselves in preparing to face the coming storm.
(v) Can I get a piece, please?
(vi) Is there a sports club nearby?
(vii) The coat is too big.
(viii) It’s only a short journey by train.
That familiarity produces neglect, has been long observed. The effect of all external objects, however great or splendid, ceases with their novelty. The courtier stands without emotion in the royal presence; the rustic tramples under his foot the beauties of the spring, with little attention to their colours or their fragrance; and the inhabitant of the coast darts his eye upon the immense diffusion of waters, without awe, wonder or terror.
(I) The knavish wolf was able to convince the pig to let him into his home.
(ii) I looked this word up in the dictionary, but I still don’t understand it.
(iii) I need to learn these verbs by heart by tomorrow.
(iv) The morgue is redolent of the odor of deceased individuals.
(v) He is cogitating upon some means of revenge.
(vi) He was reticent to do anything about the problem.
(vii) His body is impervious to moisture.
(viii) Ahmad applied to the bank for a loan.
Q7: Pairs of Words
Gibe: (Deride) The crowd gibed at the speaker.
Jibe: (Agree, fit): Their story doesn’t quite jibe with the evidence.
Epigram: (Quip, jest): The king, amused with his epigram, gave him a pension.
Epigraph: (short message at beginning of book): The epigraph to the chapter reads: ‘One man’s freedom is another man’s slavery’.
Brawl: (Fight, scuffle): He ended up brawling with photographers.
Bawl: (Shout, yell): Don’t bawl in public!
Crib: (Cradle, bassinet): He made a simple crib for the baby.
Crypt: (Tomb, mausoleum): Benito Mussolini’s crypt is in San Cassiano cemetery.
Barmy: (Foolish, silly): I think that’s a barmy idea.
Balmy: (Mild, temperate): A week of balmy, spring-like weather could be arriving soon.
Peat: (Partly decayed plant matter used to improve garden dirt or as fuel); Research and innovation “must be applied” to find alternatives to peat for the horticultural industry.
Petite: (Dainty, delicate): She was dark, petite and sophisticated.
Monogamous: (Having only one mate at a time); Penguins form monogamous couples for breeding purposes.
Monogenous: (Generated by means of fission, or sporulation, as modes of asexual reproduction.); All the people here are named Littlefield, or Ball, or Mott, or Rose. The breed is monogeneous, but not clubby.
Postilion: (Someone who rides the near horse of a pair in order to guide the horses pulling a carriage); The postilion started, the carriage wheels rattled.
Posterior: (rear, back): The posterior chain runs from the back of your shoulders all the way down to your heels.
Contrary to the culture of sycophancy and prostrating before the colonial English authority, promoted by the British and freely adopted by the Indians at that time, both Syed Ahmad Khan and his venerated and enlightened son Syed Mahmud treated the English as their equals. The incident of the Agra Durbar of 1867 was known quite well to the Indians –both Hindus and Muslims. Syed Ahmad Khan had stayed away from the Durbar because Indians had been given seats inferior to the English. A medal was to be conferred on Syed Ahmad Khan at that Durbar. Williams, the Commissioner of Meerut was later deputed to present the medal to Syed Ahmad Khan at Aligarh railway station.
1. Name of the mother of Prophet’s (PBUH) son Hazrat Ibrahim bin Muhammad (RA) is: Maria al-Qibtiyya
2. Prophet (PBUH) ordered the invasion of tribe: Banu Qurayza
3. Hajj e Akbar is: The annual hajj
4. The act of the Holy Prophet (PBUH) termed as Fatah-e-Mubeen was: The Treaty of Hudaybiyyah
5. Name of the foster sister of Hazrat Muhammad (SAW): Hazrat Shima
6. The ghazwa in which Muslims camped on high mound was: Ghazwa-e-Uhad
7. In Ghazwa Hunain, Muslims fought against: Banu Hawazin
8. The Sahabi who served the Holy Prophet (PBUH) for 10 years was: Hazrat Anas bin Malik (RA)
9. Ijma of one place followed by people of other place is called: Ijma Fasali
10. Preferring one qiyas over another is called: Istihsan
11. The Surah in which Ifk incident of Hazrat Aisha (RA) was mentioned is: Surah Nur
12. Haq Maher has been mentioned in: Surah Nisa
13. The prayer offered at the time of shortage of rains is: Salat-e-Istisqa
14. If a woman has no children, the share of her wealth her husband is entitled to is: One half
15. Hijri year started from the reign of: Hazrat Umar (RA)
16. The Holy Prophet (PBUH) paid Zakat in his lifetime: Never
17. The Christian pilgrims, who were allowed by the Prophet (PBUH) to stay in the Masjid-e Nabawi, were coming from: Najran
18. Hazrat Bilal’s master was: Umayya bin Khalf
19. Khilafat-o-Malookiat was written by: Abul A’la Maududi
20. Zabur was revealed on: Prophet Dawood (AS)
General Science & Ability
Q6 (a): A man is now 3 times as old as his son. In ten (10) years’ time, the sum of their ages will be 76. How old was the man when his son was born?
Ans: 28 Years
(b) How many tiles of 20cm2 will be required to have a footpath 1m wide carried around the outside of grassy plot 24m long and 14m broad?
Ans: 40,000 tiles
(c) Mr Faheem has dinner with his family at a restaurant which offers a 10% discount on food. The marked price of the food that they ordered was Rs. 15000/-. Given that there were service charges of 10% and GST is 17%, calculate the total amount of money he has to pay.
(d) Mr Khawaja walked for 45 minutes at the rate of 3km/h and then ran for half an hour at a certain speed. At the end of that time, he was 6km away from the starting point. How fast did he run?
Ans: 7.5 km/h
Q7 (a): A child went 90 m in the East, and then he turned Right and went 20m. Subsequently, he turned Right and after going 30 m he reached to his uncle’s house. From there, he went 100 m to his north. Determine how far he is from the starting point?
Ans: 100 M
(b) The average of 11 numbers is 63. That of the first six numbers is 60 and that of the last six numbers is 65. Find the 6th number.
(c) The table shows some values of x and the corresponding values of y where y=x3-3x-10
Complete the table and draw a graph between ‘x’ and ‘y’ to find the value of ‘y’ when x=1.8 and value of x when y=10.
(d) Mr Raheel invests Rs. 60,000/- in an account that earns simple interest. At the end of 5 years, the investment is worth Rs. 85,000/-. Calculate the rate of simple interest per year.
Q8 (a): Find out the correct word from the following jumbled spellings
(i) UORSEIS: SERIOUS
(ii) REGAHT: GATHER
(iii) TYLEAL: LATELY
(iv) RAMYR: MARRY
(v) RYHUR: HURRY
(b) Find the number of triangles in the following:
Ans: (i) I6 Triangles (ii) 10 Triangles
(c) Calculate the total area and perimeter of the given shape
Ans: Area=279 cm, Perimeter=78 cm
(d) Find the missing number in the given series:
Ans: (i) 4, 8, ? (48), 100, 180, 294 (ii) 15, 31, 63, 127, ? (255) (iii) 1, 8, 27, 64, 125, ?(216)
(iv) 132, 156, ?(182), 210, 240 (v) 8, 24, 12, 36, 18, 54, ?(27)
1. The members of QUAD are: USA, Australia, India and Japan
2. In 2008, Barack Obama received the highest ever number of popular votes in the elections. In the recent presidential elections, which candidate broke his record? Both Joe Biden and Donald Trump
3. Kavaan, the elephant, was moved from Islamabad Zoo on court’s orders to: Cambodia
4. BECA stands for: Basic Exchange and Cooperation Agreement
5. Yogi Adityanath remains the Chief Minister of the Indian state of: Uttar Pradesh
6. Nagorno Karabakh is a territorial conflict between: Armenia and Azerbaijan
7. Name of the German President is: Frank-Walter Steinmeier
8. Article 6 of the Constitution of Pakistan deals with: High Treason
9. 2020 Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to: World Food Program
10. Brexit referendum in the UK was held under the premiership of: David Cameron
11. 2020 PSL champions are: Karachi Kings
12. Pakistan’s National Assembly consists of: 342 seats
13. According to EIA, the biggest natural gas reserves are held by: Russia
14. Since January 2019, how many times legislative elections have been held in Israel? Three times
15. The position on which the 2020 Global Climate Risk Index has placed Pakistan for the countries worst hit from 1999 to 2018 is: Fifth position
16. The most urbanized province of Pakistan, according to 2017 census, is: Sindh
17. Which state is the member of SCO? None of these (None among Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan and Turkey is an SCO member state)
18. The number of votes Pakistan needs from FATF members to exit from grey list is: 12 votes
19. Book The Battle for Pakistan has been written by: Shuja Nawaz
20. The minimum electoral votes required by a candidate to win the US Presidential election is: None of these (270 are required but that was not any of the options given in paper)
1. Pakistan officially joined SCO as a full member on: 9 June 2017
2. The total area of Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) is: 27,220 square kilometer
3. The first Khilafat Conference was held at Delhi in: November 1919
4. Dam is located in: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
5. The Chauri Chaura incident took place at Chauri Chaura in Gorakhpur on: 4 February 1922
6. The pass that connects Chitral with Dir in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa is: Lowari Pass
7. The Lucknow Pact between the Congress and the Muslim League was signed in: December 1916
8. The East India Company was formed through the royal charter from Queen Elizabeth I on: December 31, 1600 AD
9. The ruins of Harappa, which were discovered in 1921, are located in: Sahiwal, Punjab
10. Baz Nama (The Book Falconary) was authored by: Khushal Khan Khattak
11. The number of members from both houses of parliament in the 18th amendment committee was: 26
12. The option that was not correct about the Cabinet Mission Plan was: Acceptance of Pakistan
13. Simla Deputation consisting of 35 leaders of Muslim community met the viceroy, under the leadership of Sir Aga Khan, in Simla on: 1st October 1906
14. The constitution of India was framed by the Constituent Assembly under: Cabinet Mission Plan of 1946
15. China signed an air transport agreement with Pakistan in: 1963
16. Zakat and Ushr Ordinance, as a result of which Zakat and Ushr Department came into existence, was promulgated in: 1980
17. The Bogra formula, which was presented on 7th October 1953, is also called: Constitutional Formula
18. Pakistan witnessed the imposition of the second martial law in its history in: 1977
19. Pakistan’s first commander-in-chief was: Frank Messervy
20. The 3rd June Plan was announced by: Lord Mountbatten