Academic Reading Test 1 Part 3

PART 3 Questions 26 to 40

Questions 26—28

Choose the appropriate letter, A-D, and write them in boxes 26-28 on your answer

26 “Chronic pain”

27 A person’s perception of pain is intensified by

28 C-type fibers are responsible for

Questions 29-34

Do the following statements agree with the information in Reading Passage 3?
In boxes 29-34 on your answer sheet, write

TRUE if the statement is true according to the passage
FALSE if the statement is false according to the passage
NOT GIVEN if the information is not given in the passage

29 Mood-modifying drugs are used to treat pain in the late stages of cancer.

30 T.E.N.S. is an effective drug therapy that blocks pain impulses from reaching the brain.

31 Some experts suggest that sensitivity to pain is a good sign of healthy nerves.

32 Researchers suggest that chronic pain is a behavior state, initiated by an imaginary injury.

33 Most painkillers have detrimental side effects.

34 In some cultures, a skull operation can be performed without an anesthetic.

Questions 35-37

According to the text, which THREE of the following have been used to reduce the effects of pain in humans?

Choose THREE letters, A-G, and write them in boxes 35-37 on your answer sheet.

A enkephalin

B arthritis

C morphine

D skull surgery

E tranquilizers

F music

G biofeedback

35. _____

36. _____

37. _____

Questions 38-40

Complete each of the following statements with the best ending from the box below. Write the appropriate letter, A-G, in boxes 38-40 on your answer sheet.

A endorphins

B anxiety
C terminal cancer
D hypnosis
E chronic pain
F nerve blocks
G A-delta fibers

38 A number of special clinics have been formed to treat people who suffer from ...

39 Sudden and sharp feelings of pain are transmitted by ...

40 Expectation of pain can actually intensify the experience, perhaps by inducing ...

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