Reaching the Age of Adolescence Worksheet-1

Reaching the Age of Adolescence Worksheet-1


The figure below shows a human growth curve. Answer the questions from 1 to 5 based on it.

  1. Name the periods of growth which are labelled as P, Q and R.

(a) P-Infancy, Q-Childhood, R-old age

(b) P-Infancy, Q-Childhood, R-Adolescence

(c) P-Adulthood, T-Adolescence, R-Old age

(d) P-Childhood, Q-Infancy, R. Adolescence


  1. At what age is the period called adolescence?

(a) 0 to 3 years                              (b) 3 to 13 years

(c) 11 to 18 years                           (d) 18 to 45 years


  1. Name two different periods which show rapid growth rate.

(a) Infancy and adolescence

(b) Adulthood and old age

(c) Infancy and childhood

(d) Adolescence and old age


  1. Which period shows negative growth?

(a) Infancy                                     (b) Childhood

(c) Adolescence                             (d) Old age


  1. The growth in height is maximum:

(a) at the end of adulthood

(b) before puberty

(c) at the beginning of old age

(d) at the beginning of adulthood


  1. Which of the following rapid growths in male and female is correct?

(a) MALE: 14 years onwards

       FEMALE: 12 – 14 years

(b) MALE: 0 – 3 years

       FEMALE: 0 – 12 years

(c) MALE: 10 - 14 years

       FEMALE: 14 years onwards

(d) MALE: 4 – 12 years

       FEMALE: 14 years onwards


  1. What is the role of sperms in reproduction?

(a) To stimulate ovum

(b) To fertilize the egg

(c) To form foetus

(d) To help in puberty changes in male


  1. The monthly discharge of blood from the uterus via the vagina in females is called:

(a) ovulation                                  (b) menstruation

(c) fertilisation                              (d) cultivation


  1. Which of the following statements is true?

(a) Boys will reach puberty at an earlier age than girls

(b) At about the age of 12, girls will grow more rapidly than boys

(c) At the end of rapid growth, girls are normally heavier than boys

(d) Between the age of 4 to 12, girls will grow faster than boys.


  1. Why do girls grow faster than boys at the age of 12?

(a) Girls reach puberty earlier than boys

(b) Boys reach puberty earlier than girls

(c) Girls normally take in more proteins at the age of 12

(d) Boys normally consume less food


Answer Key:

(1)-(b); (2)-(a); (3)-(b); (4)-(c); (5)-(a); (6)-(d); (7)-(d); (8)-(a); (9)-(b); (10)-(b)