Chapter 13: Statistics Quiz

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Chapter 13: Statistics Quiz

They may seem boring when you’re younger, but statistics are absolutely fascinating when you get down to the nitty-gritty of them. Today we’ll be doing just that by testing your knowledge on statistics, what kinds of data it deals with and what it’s used for. Good luck!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The art and science of gathering, analyzing, and making inferences (predictions) from numerical information obtained in an experiment
    • A. 

      Population

    • B. 

      Statistics

    • C. 

      cluster sample

    • D. 

      Class mark

  • 2. 
    As the numerical information so obtained is referred
    • A. 

      unbiased sample

    • B. 

      area sample

    • C. 

      frequency distribution

    • D. 

      Data

  • 3. 
    Is concerned with the collection, organization, and analysis of data
    • A. 

      Descriptive statistics

    • B. 

      Inferential statistics

    • C. 

      random number generator

    • D. 

      piece of data

  • 4. 
    Is concerned with making generalizations or predictions from the data collected
    • A. 

      Descriptive statistics

    • B. 

      Inferential statistics

    • C. 

      random number generator

    • D. 

      Piece of data

  • 5. 
    The entire contents of the box constitute the population, it consists of all items or people of interest
    • A. 

      Population

    • B. 

      area sample

    • C. 

      Frequency distribution

    • D. 

      midpoint of a class

  • 6. 
    It’s the statistician often uses a subset of the population
    • A. 

      Statistics

    • B. 

      random number table

    • C. 

      Sample

    • D. 

      convenience sample

  • 7. 
    The sum of the data divided by the number of pieces of data,it  is used when the mean of a sample of the population is calculated
    • A. 

      s

    • B. 

      µ

    • C. 

      ¯x (x bar)

    • D. 

      σ

  • 8. 
    Standard deviation, measures how much the data differ from the mean. It is used when the standard deviation by of a sample is calculated
    • A. 

      σ

    • B. 

      S

    • C. 

      µ

    • D. 

      ¯x (x bar)

  • 9. 
    The sum of the data divided by the number of pieces of data, it is used when the mean of a sample of the entire population is calculated
    • A. 

      ¯x (x bar)

    • B. 

      µ

    • C. 

      σ

    • D. 

      S

  • 10. 
    Standard deviation, measures how much the data differ from the mean, it is used when the standard deviation of the entire population is calculated
    • A. 

      ¯x (x bar)

    • B. 

      µ

    • C. 

      σ

    • D. 

      S

  • 11. 
    Is one that is a religion, political affiliation, age, and so on…
    • A. 

      Systematic sample

    • B. 

      Frequency distribution

    • C. 

      convenience sample

    • D. 

      Unbiased sample

  • 12. 
    If a sample is drawn in such a way that each time an item is selected each item in the population has an equal chance of being drawn.
    • A. 

      random sample

    • B. 

      Cluster sample

    • C. 

      systematic sample

    • D. 

      convenience sample

  • 13. 
    When a sample is obtained by drawing every nth item on a list or production line.
    • A. 

      convenience sample

    • B. 

      Random sample

    • C. 

      systematic sample

    • D. 

      cluster sample

  • 14. 
    Is sometimes referred to as an area sample because it is frequently applied on a geographical basis
    • A. 

      convenience sample

    • B. 

      Random sample

    • C. 

      systematic sample

    • D. 

      cluster sample

  • 15. 
    It uses data that are easily or readily obtained
    • A. 

      convenience sample

    • B. 

      Random sample

    • C. 

      systematic sample

    • D. 

      cluster sample

  • 16. 
    It is a device, usually a calculator or computer program, that produces a list of random number
    • A. 

      random number table

    • B. 

      Random number generator

    • C. 

      area sample

  • 17. 
    It is a collection of random digits in which each digits has an equal chance or appearing
    • A. 

      random number table

    • B. 

      Random number generator

    • C. 

      area sample

  • 18. 
    When a population is divided into parts, called strata, for the  purpose of drawing a sample
    • A. 

      unbiased sample

    • B. 

      piece of data

    • C. 

      stratified sampling

    • D. 

      class width

  • 19. 
    Known as class, when a population has varied characteristics and then take  a random sample from each of class.
    • A. 

      stratum

    • B. 

      Piece of data

    • C. 

      Descriptive statistics

    • D. 

      Population

  • 20. 
    It is a single response to an experiment. When the amount of date is large, it is usually advantageous to construct a frequency distribution
    • A. 

      Piece of data

    • B. 

      class width

    • C. 

      class mark

    • D. 

      histogram

  • 21. 
    A listing of the observed values and the corresponding  frequency of occurrence of each value
    • A. 

      stem-and-leaf display

    • B. 

      frequency polygon

    • C. 

      frequency distribution

    • D. 

      measures of central tendency

  • 22. 
    To determine how far, in terms of standard deviations, a given score is from the mean of the distribution
    • A. 

      z-score

    • B. 

      rectangular distribution

    • C. 

      Measures of dispersion

    • D. 

      Measures of position

  • 23. 
    It divided data into 4 equal parts, the 1st is the value that is higher than about ¼ or 25% of the population, the 2nd is the value that is higher than about ½ the population and is the same as the 50th percentile, or the median, the 3rd is the value that is higher than about ¾ of the population and is the same as the 75th percentile
    • A. 

      median

    • B. 

      measures of position

    • C. 

      percentile

    • D. 

      quartiles

  • 24. 
    The mean, median, and mode all have the same value
    • A. 

      skewed distribution

    • B. 

      Gaussian distribution

    • C. 

      J-shaped distribution

    • D. 

      Rectangular distribution

  • 25. 
    It has more of a “tail” on one side than the other
    • A. 

      Gaussian distribution

    • B. 

      skewed distribution

    • C. 

      J-shaped distribution

    • D. 

      Rectangular distribution

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