Classifying Data

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Data Quizzes & Trivia

In the following questions, you are given a measurment and a set of classifications. Select the classification that you think is appropriate for the measurement.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Number of absent students
    • A. 

      Discrete

    • B. 

      Continuous

  • 2. 
    SAT score
    • A. 

      Nominal

    • B. 

      Ordinal

    • C. 

      Interval

    • D. 

      Ratio

  • 3. 
    Time to complete assignment
    • A. 

      Discrete

    • B. 

      Continuous

  • 4. 
    Number of people in a survey that own a smart phone
    • A. 

      Continuous

    • B. 

      Discrete

  • 5. 
    Amount of rainfall during Hurricane Irene
    • A. 

      Continuous

    • B. 

      Discrete

  • 6. 
    Heights of a basketball team
    • A. 

      Nominal

    • B. 

      Ordinal

    • C. 

      Interval

    • D. 

      Ration

  • 7. 
    Ratings of superior, above average, average, below average, and poor for a blind date.
    • A. 

      Nominal

    • B. 

      Ordinal

    • C. 

      Interval

    • D. 

      Ratio

  • 8. 
    Zip codes
    • A. 

      Nominal

    • B. 

      Ordinal

    • C. 

      Interval

    • D. 

      Ratio

  • 9. 
    Distance traveled to school
    • A. 

      Nominal

    • B. 

      Ordinal

    • C. 

      Interval

    • D. 

      Ratio

  • 10. 
    Lucky number
    • A. 

      Nominal

    • B. 

      Ordinal

    • C. 

      Interval

    • D. 

      Ratio

  • 11. 
    Birth year
    • A. 

      Nominal

    • B. 

      Ordinal

    • C. 

      Interval

    • D. 

      Ratio

  • 12. 
    Shoe size
    • A. 

      Nominal

    • B. 

      Ordinal

    • C. 

      Interval

    • D. 

      Ratio

  • 13. 
    In a recent poll on car ownership and driving habits, the following data was collected. Check wich data items you think are discrete.
    • A. 

      Gas mileage

    • B. 

      Number of passengers

    • C. 

      Distance driving to school

    • D. 

      Model year

  • 14. 
    In a recent poll on the prom, the following data was collected. Check wich data items you think are nominal.
    • A. 

      Favorite song

    • B. 

      Price of dress

    • C. 

      Number of people in limo

    • D. 

      Dinner choice

  • 15. 
    If someone got a 780 on their SATs and someone else got a 390, we say the first person is twice as smart as the second.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False