Chapter 6: Reaching the Age of Adolescence

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Reaching the Age of Adolescence


Choose the correct option.

(a) Adolescents should be careful about what they eat, because:
(i) proper diet develops their brains.
(ii) proper diet is needed for the rapid growth taking place in their body.
(iii) adolescents feel hungry all the time.
(iv) taste buds are well developed in teenagers.

(b) Reproductive age in women starts when their:
(i) menstruation starts.
(ii) breasts start developing.
(iii) body weight increases.
(iv) height increases.

(c) The right meal for adolescents consists of:
(i) chips, noodles, coke.
(ii) chapati, dal, vegetables.
(iii) rice, noodles and burger.
(iv) vegetable cutlets, chips and lemon drink.


(a) Adolescents should be careful about what they eat because they need a proper diet for the growth and development of their bodies.

Hence, option (ii) is correct.

(b) Reproductive age in women starts when their menstruation starts. Menstruation occurs once in about 28 to 30 days. The first menstrual flow begins at puberty and is termed menarche.

Hence, option (i) is correct.

(c) Adolescents should take a balanced diet. A balanced diet means that the meals include proteins, carbohydrates, fats, and vitamins in requisite proportions.

Hence. option (ii) is correct.

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