Reading Comprehension Passage 17 MCQ Test With Answers - THE MENOPAUSE
The menopause is never a brief event in a woman's progression through life, but a condition to be endured from the moment the ovaries begin to dysfunction to the very last of her life. The fact is, as a woman's life span increases, so do the problems of the perimenopausal period.
Disorders originating from the nervous system during this period were, in the past, attributed to nature's inability to rid the body of "evil influences". Today, novel concepts pertaining to the intricacies of the hypothalamic-pituitary-ovarian axis, however, give lie to such poetic speculations about the feminine mystique.
Each and every woman must pass through three epochs in her progression through life. The first, from birth to adolescence, is in preparation for the second, the years of fertility. But the third ends her potential for reproduction. Thus, she enters the menopause, the permanent cessation of menstruation. Now, in her advancing years, she is protected from the many stresses and trials of child bearing, for which, unfortunately, she pays a price. For all the unwanted and undesirable developments during her perimenopausal years, the lessening of estrogen production by the ovaries is mainly responsible.
R.B. GREENBLATT, A Modern Approach to the Perimenopausal Years.
The menopause is
a relatively short period in a woman's lifetime
is the third and ultimate period in a woman's life.
the most significant event in every woman's life span.
a condition to be endured from the moment a woman is born.
an intricate disease connected with the hypothalamic-pituitary-ovarian axis.
............... is/are just (a) poetic speculation.
Theories about the hypothalamic-pituitary-ovarian axis
"Explanations" through a feminine mystique
Telling lies to get rid of "evil influences"
Every disaster originating from the nervous system
Talking about Nature's unwillingness to come to terms with the problems of the perimenopausal years
Choose the correct statement:
The menopause is a period of preparation for the ensuing years of fertility.
Cessation of menstruation means a great potential for fertility.
The female human animal goes through three phases in her life.
Estrogen-producing glands work overtime during the menopause.
A woman would not want to bear children once she enters she menopause.
Choose the incorrect statement:
The fact that there is an insufficient level of estrogen production is mainly responsible for the developments during the menopausal period.
When a woman enters the menopause, this means that she has ceased menstruating for good.
In the old days, people used to offer mystical explanations for the expected natural developments during the menopause.
Unfortunately, every woman pays a price by being protected from the many stresses and trials of childbearing.
Detailed information on the complexities of the hypothalamic-pituitary-ovarian axis is a must if we want to understand the aetiology of the menopause.
A suitable subtitle for the passage might be:
A Woman's Regretful Feelings On Life
How The Ovaries Function And Dysfunction
A Brief Definition
Evil influences And Cold Facts
Poetic Speculation About The Feminine Mystique