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Most Important Mcqs About History Culture and Civilization 2020

Most Important Mcqs About History Culture and Civilization 2020. These are most important Mcqs about History Culture and Civilization. Many of them are reapeted Mcqs in past papers. These Mcqs are given from the General Knowledege book. These Mcqs will help to preapare you for any tests in pakistan.
1. Famous Novel “The Three Musketeers” was written by
(a) Alexander Dumas (b) George Eliot
(c) Thomas Hardy (d) Victor Hugo.
2. Famous English Poet John Keats died of T.B at the age of:
(a) 30 (b) 20
(c) 25 (d) 35
3. Play “Othello” was written by:
(a) Shakespeare (b) Bernard Shaw
(c) Russell (d) Milton
4. Famous Economist “Karl Marx” belongs to:
(a) England (b) U.S.A
(c) Former U.S.S.R (d) Germany
5. The theme of the famous play “Caeser and Cleopatra” by
G.B. Shaw is a:
(a) Romance (b) History
(c) Tragedy (d) Comedy
6. Master piece Novels “War and Peace” and “Anana Karenina”
was written by
(a) Hardly (b) Oscar Wild
(c) Tolstoy (d) None of the above
7. Famous English Poet “William Wordsworth” died in
(a) 1849 (b) 1850
(c) 1851 (d) 1852
8. “John Milton” was a famous English poet. What tragedy was
faced by him at his old age ?
(a) Lost his son (b) Lost his eye sight
(c) Lost his legs (d) Lost his all property
9. “Khushal Khan Khattak” was a famous poet of:
(a) Balochi Language (b) Urdu Language
(c) Barohi Language (d) Pushto Language
10. “Abdul Latif Bhitai” was a famous poet of:
(a) Barohi Language (b) Sindhi Language
(c) Urdu Language (d) Balochi Language
11. Which of the following countries is under an absolute
(a) Norway (b) Kuwait
(c) Thailand (d) Oman
12. December 3, (every year) is observed all over the world as:
(a) International Literacy Day.
(b) International Civil Aviation Day.
(c) International Day of Disabled Persons.
(d) International Day of Human Rights.
13. The “Holy Quran” was translated first time in:
(a) Persian (b) Sindhi
(c) Pushto (d) Ibrani
14. “Waris Shah” a Punjabi Poet is famous for his:
(a) Heer Ranjha (b) Laila Majnu
(c) Mirza Sahiban (d) Sohni Mahenwal
15. “Hayat-e-Jawaid” written by Altaf Hussain Hali is on the
life of:
(a) Sir Syed Ahmad Khan (b) Ghalib
(c) Saadi Shirazi (d) None of the above
16. Famous Novel “Pride and Prejudice” is written by:
(a) Jane Eyre (b) Jane Austen
(c) Emily Broute (d) Byron
17. Archaeologists have recently revealed through a research
that the Roman Empire was destroyed by the fatal disease
(a) Malaria (b) Plague
(c) Influenza (d) Cholera.
18. Famous Novel “A Tale of Two Cities is written by:
(a) Thomas Hardy (b) Alexander Dumas
(c) Charles Dickens (d) None of the above.
19. An English writer known for his free translation of the
“Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam” is:
(a) Byron (b) Shelly
(c) Edward Fitzgerald (d) Coleridge
20. “Taj Mahal” a magnificent white marble mausoleum is
situated at
(a) Delhi (b) Hyderabad
(c) Ahmadabad (d) Agra
21. The only mosque in the world with six minaretes is the Blue
Mosque” or the “Mosque of Sultan Ahmad”. It is situated at
(a) Tehran (b) Istanbul
(c) Jaddah (d) Cairo
22. “Elysee Palace” is the official residence of:
(a) President of Italy
(b) President of France
(c) Prime Minister of England
(d) President of Turkey
23. “Rohtas Fort” is situated near Jhelum. It was built
(a) Shah Jehan (b) Akbar
(c) Sher Shah Suri (d) Aurengzab
24. Alexander the Great (356-323 BC) was the King of:
(a) Egypt (b) Portugal
(c) Macedonia (d) Greece.
25. “Queen’s House” is the official residence of:
(a) President of Sri Lanka
(b) Head of the State of Canada
(c) Royal Family of Manacco
(d) None of the above
26. The Height of “Empire State Building” situated in
Manhattan, New York, U.S.A is:
(a) 400 metre (d) 390 metre
(c) 381 metre (d) 350 metre
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27. “Hyde Park” London is famous for:
(a) Beautiful Flowers
(b) Remarkable Fountains
(c) Public meeting and assemblage
(d) Huge Area
28. We often came across the news wherein ‘Red Square” is
often described. It is situated in:
(a) New York (b) Beijing
(c) Lenin grad (d) Moscow
29. Among the ancient wonders of the world which one is still
(a) Statue of Zeus (b) Pyramids of Egypt
(c) Temples of Artemis (d) None of the above.
30. The only human achievement visible from the moon
(a) Hardrian’s Wall (b) The Great Wall of China
(c) Wailing Wall (d) None of above
31. Salang Tunnel in Afghanistan linked Kabul with:
(a) Jalalabad (b) Mazar-i-Sharif
(c) Kandahar (d) Tora Bora.
32. One of the ancient wonder “The Hanging Gardens of
Babylon” were situated in:
(a) Iran (b) Spain
(c) Iraq (d) Turkey
33. One of ancient wonder “The statue of Zeus (Jupiter)” was
carved at about 2,400 years ago by:
(a) French Sculpture (b) Roman Sculpture
(c) Greek Sculpture (d) Arabian Sculpture
34. “Temples of Artemis (Diana)” (ancient wonder) is said to
have been amongst the most beautiful temples in the world.
It was built in the honour of the Greek goddess of moon at:
(a) Tureky (b) Athens
(c) Iraq (d) None of the above
35. “Temples of Artemis” (Ancient wonder) was built during the
reign of:
(a) Namrood (b) Ceaser
(c) Alexander the Great (d) None of the above
36. An ancient wonder Mausoleum of Halicarnassus” created in
(a) Fire (b) Flood
(c) Earthquake (d) Destroyed in battles
37. Colossus of Phodes” was the huge statute of Helios, formerly
called Apollo which stood at the entrance to the:
(a) Harbour of Athens (b) Harbour of Alexandria
(c) Harbour of Rhodes (d) None of above
38. “The pharos of Alexandria” an ancient wonder was situated
in an Island near Alexandria. What was it.
(a) A Tower (b) A Light House
(c) A Statue (d) None of the above
39. Famous wonder of the world “Leaning tower of Pisa” is
situated in:
(a) France (b) Belgium
(c) Rome (d) Italy
40. Length of “the great wall of China” is:
(a) 2500 km (b) 2400 km
(c) 2300 km (d) 2200 km
41. The headquarters of World Trade Organization is in:
(a) Geneva (b) New York
(c) London (d) Paris
42. “The Church of Saint Sophia” is among the Seven wonders of
the world (later list). It is situated in:
(a) Ankara (b) Istanbul
(c) Izmir (d) None of the above
43. “Dragon” is a symbol of:
(a) Russia (b) China
(c) U.S.A (d) England
44. “Bear” is a symbol of:
(a) Russia. (b) China
(c) Turkey (d) Egypt
45. Who is called “Lady of the Lamp”?
(a) Jane Eyre (b) Florence Nightingale
(c) Mother Tressa (d) None of the above one
46. Who is called “Desert Fox”?
(a) Hitler (b) Napoleon
(c) General Rommel (d) Richard Cobden
47. Who is called “Man of Iron and Blood”?
(a) Napoleon (b) Prince Bismarck
(c) Eisenhower (d) None of the above
48. Who is known as “Man of destiny” and “little corporal”?
(a) Alexander the Great (b) Bismarck
(c) Napoleon (d) Hitler
49. Who is the 1st Secretary General of U.N.O?
(a) U. Thant (b) Dag Hammarskjold
(c) Trygve lie (d) Kurt Waldheim
50. The headquarter of U.N Security Council is in:
(a) Washington (b) New York
(c) Geneva (d) Vienna
51. The Headquarter of International Atomic Energy Agency is
(a) Vienna (b) Geneva
(c) Berne (d) Rome
52. Among the following countries which is not the member of
(a) Syria (b) Switzerland
(c) Lebanon (d) None of the above.
53. Which of the following historical sites of Pakistan is on the
World Heritage List?
(a) Mohenjodaro (b) Takht-i-Bahi
(c) Lahore Fort (d) All of the above
54. “Sir Ronald Ross” was awarded Nobel Prize in Medicine in
1902 for his work on:
(a) Cholera (b) Typhoid
(c) Tuberculosis (d) Malaria
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55. Who was awarded Nobel Prize in 1945 for the discovery of
penicillin and its curative effects in various infectious
(a) Louis Pasteur (b) Sir Alexandar Fleming
(c) Madam Curie (d) None of the above
56. Nobel Prizes were First awarded in the year.
(a) 1900 (b) 1901
(c) 1902 (d) 1905
57. Identify the cause of disturbances in the ‘Maluku’ island of
(a) Maximum autonomy from the centre demanded.
(b) Complete independence and statehood proposed.
(c) Muslim and Christian religious conflict
(d) None of the above.
58. The prizes are formally awarded on the death anniversary of
Alfred Nobel on:
(a) 1st December (b) 25th December
(c) 10th December (d) 31st December
59. All Nobel Prize are given in Stockholm by the King of
Sweden except the peace prize, which is given in the city of:
(a) Geneva (b) Oslo
(c) London (d) Hague
60. “Mother Teresa” (India) was awarded by Nobel Prize in the
field of:
(a) Agriculture (b) Medicine
(c) Psychology (d) Peace
61. “W.C. Rontgen” was awarded 1st Nobel Prize in Physics for
his remarkable discovery of X-Rays. From which country he
(a) Sweden (b) Germany
(c) U.S.A (d) Great Britain
62. Who is called “Father of History”?
(a) Bancroft (b) Herodotus
(c) Gibbon (d) None of the above
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63. From which country “Herodotus” The father of History
(a) Egypt (b) Portugal
(c) Greek (d) Italy
64. Who is called “Father of Comedy”?
(a) Shakespeare (b) Aristophanes
(c) Shaw (d) None of the above
65. “Christopher Columbus” (who discovered Central America).
From which country he belonged:
(a) Italy (b) Spain
(c) China (d) Greece
66. “Maiden Pakistani” who was awarded by Nobel Prize in
1979, was:
(a) Dr. Abdul Qadeer Khan
(b) Dr. Abdul Salam
(c) Dr. Sammar
(d) Dr. Muneer Ahmad Khan
67. Dr. Abdul Salam won the Nobel Prize in the field of:
(a) Physics (b) Chemistry
(c) Medicine (d) Bio-Chemistry
68. Famous Painting “Mona Lisa” was the creation of:
(a) Inigo Jones (b) Leonardo da Vinci
(c) Yrancois Boucher (d) None of the above.
69. The creator of “Mona Lisa” belonged to:
(a) France (b) Spain
(c) Italy (d) England
70. Who is the author of “The History of the Decline and fall of
the Roman Empire”?
(a) Herodotus (b) Holinshed
(c) Macaulay (d) Edward Gilbon
71. Great Philosopher “Confucius” belonged to:
(a) Japan (b) Nepal
(c) China (d) Sri Lanka
72. “Gautam Buddha” was born in:
(a) 480 B.C (b) 450 B.C
(c) 460 B.C (d) 483 B.C
73. “Jalal-ud-Din “Rumi” was a great poet. His poetry is
(a) Urdu (b) Arabic
(c) Persian (d) Sindhi
74. “Gita or Vedas” is the holy books of:
(a) Sikhs (b) Hindus
(c) Buddhists (d) Jews
75. “Trpitak” in the Holy Book of:
(a) Siks (b) Hindus
(c) Jews (d) Buddhists
76. “Guru Garanth Sahib” is the holy book of:
(a) Hindus (b) Buddhists
(c) Jews (d) Sikhs
77. Which civilization is oldest among the following:
(a) Harappa (b) Gandhara
(c) Persian (d) Muslim
78. The first unmanned space ship landed on the moon
(a) 30th June, 1966 (b) 30th May, 1966
(c) 31st December, 1966 (d) 30th July, 1966
79. Which city is the oldest inhabited capital in the World:
(a) Cairo (b) Damascus
(c) Athens (d) Tehran
80. ‘Temple Trees’ is an official residence of the:
(a) King of Nepal
(b) King of Bhutan
(c) President of Maldev
(d) Prime Minister of Sri Lanka.
81. Who won the battle of Waterloo?
(a) Napoleon (b) Allied forces
(c) Duke of Wellington (d) None of the above
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82. Muhammad bin Qasim was the 1st Muslim who invaded
India and made Sindh a Province of Arab dominion. He
came to India:
(a) 705 A.D (b) 712 A.D
(c) 760 A.D (d) 902 A.D
83. Chenghez Khan was a Mongol conqueror who came to India
during the rein of:
(a) Aibak (b) Aurengzab
(c) Sher Shah Suri (d) Iltutmish
84. Qutabuddin Aibak was the first Muslim King of Delhi
Sultanate and founder of:
(a) Mughal Empire (b) Tughluq Dynasty
(c) Slave Dynasty (d) None of the above
85. “Razia Sultana” was the only Muslim Woman Monarch of
Hindustan. Her regime lasted:
(a) 5 years (b) 7 years
(c) 4 years (d) 3 years
86. “Third Battle of Panipat” was fought in:
(a) 1560 (b) 1710
(c) 1761 (d) 1716
87. Todar Mal was the revenue minister of King:
(a) Aurengzeb (b) Tipu Sultan
(c) Akbar (d) Aibak
88. Who was the author of “Ain-i-Akbari”and “Akbar Nama”?
(a) Todar Mal (b) Abbul Fazal
(c) Mahmood Gawan (d) Alberuni
89. “Ibn-i-Batuta” was a Moorish traveler who visited India in:
(a) 12th Century (b) 13th Century
(c) 14th Century (d) 15th Century
90. “Alberuni” wrote a book “An inquiry into India” with great
historical value. He came India along with:
(a) Sher Shah Suri
(b) Babur
(c) Sultan Mehmood of Ghazni
(d) None of the above
91. Sher Shah defeated Hammayun in 1540 A.D. As a result, he
became the emperor of Hindustan. The battle is called:
(a) Third Battle of Panipat (b) Battle of Sanugarh
(c) Battle of Haldighat (d) Battle of Kanauj
92. Babur was the founder of Mughal Dynasty. He defeated:
(a) Ibrahim Lodhi (b) Sher Shah Suri
(c) Muhammad Tughlaq (d) None of the above
93. Babur founded Mughal Dynasty defeating Ibrahim Lodhi at
Panipat in:
(a) 1520 A.D (b) 1524 A.D
(c) 1526 A.D (d) 1550 A.D
94. Aryans came to India about 2000 B.C from:
(a) Greece (b) Arab
(c) Iraq (d) Central Asia
95. Who were the original residents of northern India before the
arrival of Aryans?
(a) Puritans (b) Dravidians
(c) Baddoos (d) None of the above
96. The famous oil painting “Mona Lisa” is the creation of:
(a) Leonardo da Vinci (b) Pablo Picasso
(c) Florence Nightingale (d) None of the above.
97. How many Arab-Israel Wars have so far been fought?
(a) Two (b) Three
(c) Four (d) Five
98. Who was known as “Citizen King” of France?
(a) Napoleon (b) Henry VI
(c) Louis Phillipe (d) None of the above
99. Who was called “The Islamic Coordinator”?
(a) King Fahad (b) King Faisal
(c) Z.A. Bhutto (d) Yasser Arafat
100. Which of the following in called “The Bible of English
(a) Petition of Rights (b) Conventions
(c) Magna Carta (d) Prerogatives of Crown
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101. Omar bin Abdul Aziz” was a Caliph of:
(a) Abbasid Caliphate (b) Omayyad Caliphate
(c) Safavid Dynesty (d) None of the above
102. Mongols destroyed Baghdad and overthrew Arab Empire in:
(a) 1240 A.D. (b) 1250 A.D.
(c) 1258 A.D. (d) 1265 A.D.
103. “Sultan Muhammad Ghori” defeated Pirthvi Raj in 1193 A.D
and founded the Muslim Rule in India. The battle was
known as:
(a) Battle of Panipat (b) Battle of Haldighat
(c) Battle of Tarain (d) Battle of Kanauj
104. 1965 War between India and Pakistan continued incessantly
(a) 15 days (b) 20 days
(c) 17 days (d) 22 days
105. “Indra Ghandi” Prime Minister of India was assassinated by
Sikhs in:
(a) 1981 (b) 1982
(c) 1984 (d) 1985
106. “Faiz Ahmad Faiz” famous Urdu Poet died in:
(a) 1981 (b) 1982
(c) 1983 (d) 1984
107. “Second Islamic Summit Conference” was held at Lahore in:
(a) 1974 (b) 1973
(c) 1971 (d) 1975
108. “First Islamic Summit Conference” was held in 1969 at:
(a) Tehran (b) Makkah
(c) Riyadh (d) Rabaat
109. King Faisal shot dead by his Nephew in 1975 in the city of:
(a) Makkah (b) Madina
(c) Riyadh (d) Jeddah
110. “Ustaad Daman” was the poet of:
(a) Urdu Language (b) Punjabi Language
(c) Saraikee Language (d) Sindhi Language
111. Pakistani Culture is a:
(a) Islamic Culture (b) Arabic Culture
(c) Mixed Culture (d) All of the above
112. Hazrat Lal Shahbaz Qalandar was a famous sufi poet of:
(a) Sindh (b) Punjab
(c) N.W.F.P (d) Balochistan
113. The Tashkent Declaration 1966 was signed by the President
of Pakistan Muhammad Ayub Khan and the Indian Prime
(a) Jawaharial Nehru (b) Indira Gandhi
(c) V.P. Singh (d) Lal Bahadur Shastri
114. The World’s famous Madame Tussaud’s museum is situated
(a) Paris (b) London
(c) Rome (d) New York
115. Hazrat Lal Shahbaz Qalander was buried in:
(a) Sahiwal (b) Pakpattan
(c) Sehwan Sharif (d) Shahbaz Garh
116. Hazrat Mian Mir was great religious reformer. He is buried
(a) Sahiwal (b) Pakpattan
(c) Lahore (d) Multan
117. Hazrat Baba Farid Ganj Shakr is buried in:
(a) Multan (b) Lahore
(c) Pakpattan (d) Okara
118. Hazrat Baha-ud-Din Zakirya is buried in:
(a) Shaiwal (b) Multan
(c) Lahore (d) Thatta
119. Which City of Pakistan is known as “Data ki Nagri”.
(a) Karachi (b) Peshawar
(c) Sialkot (d) Lahore
120. Which ancient city is considered as “Pearl of Gandhara
(a) Hasan Abdal (b) Taxila
(c) Wah (d) Kamra
121. Who was the first Punjabi Poet?
(a) Bhul-e-Shah (b) Hazrat Sultan Bahu
(c) Amir Khusro (d) Baba Farid Ganj Shakr
122. “Rehman Baba” was a poet of:
(a) Sindhi Language (b) Urdu Language
(c) Pushto Language (d) Barohi Language
123. “Jam Darag” is known to be the only romantic poet of:
(a) Sindhi (b) Baluchi
(c) Pushto (d) None of the above
124. “Dulhan” is a famous poem of Baluchi language. The poet is:
(a) Jam Darag (b) Ishaq Shamin
(c) Gul Khan Naseer (d) Tofeeq Ahmad
125. The famous shrine of Hazrat Bari Imam is located at:
(a) Lahore (b) Karachi
(c) Multan (d) Islamabad
126. The Sea border in the ‘Gulf of Tonkin’ is disputed between
China and:
(a) Japan (b) Thailand
(c) Vietnam (d) Philippines
127. Who is called “the Shakespeare of Punjabi literature”?
(a) Bhul-e-Shah (b) Sultan Bahu
(c) Waris Shah (d) Ustaad Daman
128. The only Pakistani Poet who got the “Lenin Prize” was:
(a) Iftikhar Arif (b) Faiz Ahmad Faiz
(c) Ahmad Faraz (d) Ahmad Nadeem Qasmi
129. “Confucianism” is the religious mythology of:
(a) Japan (b) China
(c) Greece (d) Nepal
130. “Shintoism” is the religious mythology of:
(a) Japan (b) China
(c) Greece (d) Nepal
131. The only Hindu State in the world is:
(a) India (b) Nepal
(c) Bhotan (d) Sri Lanka
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132. The famous Punjabi love story “Sassi Punnoo” is written by:
(a) Hashim Shah (b) Waris Shah
(c) Fazal Shah (d) None of the above
132. “Yusuf Zulekan” a Punjabi love Story is written by:
(a) Mian Muhammad (b) Faqir Muhammad Faqir
(c) Maulvi Ghulam Rasool (d) None of the above
134. “Punjabi Qisa Saif-ul-Malook” is written by:
(a) Fazal Shah (b) Mian Muhammad Buksh
(c) Maulvi Ghulam Rasool (d) Shah Hussain
135. The battle in which English won and later captured Lahore
(a) Battle of Kirki (b) Battle of Sabraon
(c) Battle of Wandiwash (d) None of the above
136. Who abolished Slavery in America?
(a) George Washington (b) Ibrahim Lincoln
(c) Johnson (d) None of the above one
137. Who is called “The Indian Napoleon”?
(a) Tipu Sultan (b) Sher Shah Suri
(c) Samudra Gupta (d) None of the above
138. The Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant has been closed
permanently. It was located in:
(a) Ukraine (b) Kazakhstan
(c) Belarus (d) Latvia
139. The first country which recognized Pakistan after its
creation was:
(a) Afghanistan (b) Iran
(c) Saudi Arabia (d) Egypt
140. Who is called “The master builder”?
(a) Shah Jehan (b) Akbar
(c) Aurangzab (d) Jehangir
141. The slave King buried in Lahore is:
(a) Muhammad Ayaz (b) Qutb ud Din Aibak
(c) Iltutmish (d) None of the above
142. Aibak died during the game of:
(a) Wrestling (b) Polo
(c) Football (d) Rugbi
143. Who was known as “The Prophet of Italian Unification”?
(a) Admiral Boscowenb (b) Papandre
(c) Mizzini (d) None of the above
144. Indus Valley Civilization was destroyed by?
(a) Mongols (b) Egyptians
(c) Aryans (d) Mughals
145. National Democratic Front of Bodoland is struggling for a
separate homeland in the Indian State of:
(a) Goa (b) Assam
(c) Nagaland (d) Bihar

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