English Comprehension – Very Short Passages 11-20

Passage 16 – Everyone is sensitive to extreme weather conditions. But with age, the body may become less able to respond to long exposure to very hot or very cold temperatures. Some older people might develop hypothermia when exposed to cold weather. Hypothermia is a drop in internal body temperature, which can be fatal if not detected and treated.

The paragraph best supports the statement that
a. cold weather is more dangerous for older people than warm weather.
b. hypothermia is a condition that only affects older people.
c. older people who live in warm climates are healthier than older people who live in cold climates.
d. an older person is more susceptible to hypothermia than a younger person.

Answer is on the last page.


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