Discrete And Continuous Data

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Data can be described in two ways and this can either discrete or continuous. Discrete data can take on only integer values whereas continuous data can take on any value. The quiz below is designed to Assesses and reinforces the student's understanding of the nature and differences of discrete and continuous data. Give it a try and see how good you understand it!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Discrete data is from qualities that can be
    • A. 

      Measured

    • B. 

      Counted

    • C. 

      Both

  • 2. 
    Continuous data is from qualities that can be
    • A. 

      Measured

    • B. 

      Counted

    • C. 

      Both

  • 3. 
    Which of these is NOT continuous data:
    • A. 

      A person's height each year

    • B. 

      The volume of water in a swimming pool each day

    • C. 

      Cars finished in a factory each day

    • D. 

      A person's weight on each birthday

  • 4. 
    Which of these is NOT discrete data:
    • A. 

      Height of a sunflower as measured each day

    • B. 

      How many students are absent from school each day

    • C. 

      How many widgets a business sell each day

    • D. 

      The number of people who drive through a red light each hour during rush hour

  • 5. 
    daily rainfall is an example of what sort of data:
    • A. 

      Discrete

    • B. 

      Continuous

  • 6. 
    the distance that a cyclist rides each day is what sort of data:
    • A. 

      Discrete

    • B. 

      Continuous

  • 7. 
    • A. 

      Discrete

    • B. 

      Continuous

  • 8. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    the average size of the avocado grown by my tree is continuous data:
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    The combined tonnage of mail passing each day through the local postal centre is discrete data:
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    The number of items passing each day through the local postal centre is discrete data:
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False