Question No. 1: Read the following passage and answer the questions given below. [10 Marks]
Air Commodore M. M. Alam was an officer in the Pakistan Air Force. He was commanding a squadron of F-86 Sabre Fighter aircraft in 1965 when the war broke out with India. He was a brave pilot and always opted to fly the most difficult missions during the war. One day, early in the morning, Indian Fighter aircraft came to attack one of the major air bases of the Pakistan Air Force. During war and emergencies, air force pilots remain on high alert and are ready to take off within three minutes in case enemy aircraft are spotted by Radar. The action of immediately responding to enemy threat is called ‘scramble.’ As soon as aircraft are ordered to “scramble”, the aircraft on alert duty must take off immediately and intercept the intruder
As soon as enemy aircraft were spotted on the Radar, the officer on duty ordered “Scramble”. Alam and one more aircraft immediately got air borne to shoot down the enemy aircraft. Radar operator gave directions to Alam and his wingman towards the attackers. Alam gave a radio call, ‘Tally Ho”, which in air force language means, “I have enemy aircraft in sight and I am going to shoot it down”. As he maneuvered the aircraft behind the enemy aircraft, he saw that there were 5 enemy aircraft. Despite the fact that Alam and his wingman were outnumbered two against five enemy aircraft, they decided to continue the air battle.
In the next few minutes, Alam had shot down all the five enemy aircraft because of his superior flying skills. This demoralized the enemy air force and, throughout the war, Pakistan Air Force had an upper hand. The enemy aircraft resorted to sneak attacks and would dash back whenever they saw a Pakistani aircraft. Pilot of one Indian Gnat aircraft landed at a disused runway in Pasrur (near Sialkot) in sheer panic because he had seen a Pakistani aircraft flying towards him. That aircraft is a prized trophy at PAF Museum in Karachi.
Pilots like M. M. Alam have set a tradition of bravery and courage for the younger pilots to emulate. PAF Pilots are respected all over the world for their courage and flying skills and are recognized as amongst the finest pilots.
Please answer the following questions.
- In 1965 which type of aircraft was Air Commodore Alam flying?
- The Pakistan Air Force remains on alert to respond to any enemy threat. Pilots on alert duty are required takeoff as soon as enemy aircraft are spotted on the radar. What is this action called?
- What action did M. M. Alam take when he and his wingman spotted enemy aircraft?
- Where is Indian Air Force Gnat aircraft, which had landed at Pasrur located now?
- Why are the PAF pilots respected?
Question No. 1 [Each part carries 1 mark, total 10 marks]
- Write the fractions in order of smallest to the largest:
1⁄7 , 1⁄9 , 2⁄7 , 1⁄12
- Fill in the blank:
-9 x -2 =
c) 25 ——- 10 (insert < , >, or = )
d) Fill in the blank:
1, 3, 9, 27,
e) 1 Kilometer = Meters
f) 2 3/5 ÷ 1 1⁄5 =
7k + 9k + 17c – 10k – 8c – 2k =
Question No.1: Which number should come next in this series?
Question No.2: Which number should come next in this series?
4, 6, 9, 13, 18, —
Question No.3: Rearrange the following letters to make a word and choose the category in which it fits.
Question No.1: [12 marks 1.1 to 1.12, 8 marks for 1.13]
1.1 The definition of mass is:
A: how much something weighs
B: how hard something pushes on the ground
C: resistance of an object to acceleration if it is otherwise able to freely move
D: none of the above
1.2 Joule is the unit of Energy.
1.3 Materials that allow electrons to move easily through and around them are called:
1.4 The unit of current is:
D. None of the above