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Passage Reading and English Comprehension

The functional declines of advancing age are depressing. The heart's ability to pump blood drops about one percent : blood flow to arms and legs decreases by thirty to forty percent in old age. The amount of air a person can exhale after 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 increased.

595. Old age is generally a depressing period, because

(a) old people worry more than others
(b) old people tend to regret their past
(c) various organs of the body function less efficiently
(d) old people do very little work

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

(a) increases the amount of blood pumped by the heart
(b) increases calcium content in bones
(c) increases the amount of air exhaled by a person
(d) lessens the stiffness of the chest wall

597. The word 'exhale' means

(a) breathe in
(b) breathe out
(c) breathe slowly
(d) breathe fast

598. Which one of the following statements is correct?

(a) Exercise delays natural decay of old age
(b) Old-age problems increase due to exercise
(c) Exercise increases the heart-beat which is dangerous
(d) Exercise creates stress which is harmful to bones

599. The chest wall becomes stiff in old age, because

(a) the heart's ability to pump blood to it drops about one percent
(b) the blood flow to various organs decreases
(c) the resting heart-rate becomes high
(d) the person's ability to exhale sufficient air lessens

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