English Language (NTSE Stage-2 (National-Level) Scholastic-Aptitude & Language Comprehension): Questions 183 - 187 of 292

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The functional declines of advancing age are depressing. The heart’s ability to pump blood drops about one per cent, blood flow to arms and legs decreases by thirty to forty per cent in old age. The amount of air a person can exhale after a deep breath lessens and the chest wall stiffens with age. However, recent studies have shown that most of these age-associated declines can be delayed by exercise. Exercise lowers the resting heart-rate and increases the amount of blood pumped with each beat in older people. When stress is placed on bones through exercise, calcium content rises, with the result that resistance to fracture is improved.

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The strength of bones can be increased by exercise, because it-

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a.

lessens the stiffness of the chest wall

b.

increases the amount of blood pumped by the heart

c.

increases the amount of air exhaled by a person

d.

increases calcium content in bones

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The chest wall becomes stiff in old age, because

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a.

the resting heart-rate becomes high

b.

the blood flow to various organs decreases

c.

the person’s ability to exhale sufficient air lessens

d.

the heart’s ability to pump blood to drop about one per cent

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Which one of the following statements is correct?

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a.

Exercise increases the heart-rate which is dangerous

b.

Exercise delays natural decay of age

c.

Old age problems increase due to exercise

d.

Exercise creates stress which is harmful to bones

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The word ‘exhale’ means-

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a.

breath out

b.

breath slowly

c.

breath in

d.

breath fast

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Old age is generally a depressing period, because-

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Choice (4) Response
a.

old people worry more than others

b.

various organs of the body function less efficiently

c.

old people do very little work People consider old age as a depressing period, because various organs of the body function less efficiently i. e. blood flow to arms and legs decreases by 30 - 40 % in old age.

d.

old people tend to regret their past

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