Independent Vs. Dependent Variables Quiz

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Independent Vs. Dependent Variables Quiz

There are two types of experiments when it comes to any experiment. The variable varies depending on which is being tested in the experiment and which one is controlled in the experiment. Test out how well you understood the two in class by taking the quiz below. All the best!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Lauren wants to know which location in her apartment is best for growing African violets.  She has three African violets.  She puts one on the balcony, one by the kitchen window, and one on the mantel in the living room.  Each plant has the same size pot and the same soil, and Lauren gives each plant the same amount of water. The 2 variables: 1. location of plants 2. how the plants grow Which one is the independent variable (IV)?
    • A. 

      1. location of plants

    • B. 

      2. how the plants grow

  • 2. 
    The independent variable (IV) changes the dependent variable (DV).
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    Does heating a cup of water allow it to dissolve more sugar? The 2 variables: 1. water temperature 2. amount of dissolved sugar What is the dependent variable (DV)?
    • A. 

      1. water temperature

    • B. 

      2. amount of dissolved sugar

  • 4. 
    The changes that occur in an experiment that are directly caused by the experimenter (you) are called ___________.
    • A. 

      Independent Variables

    • B. 

      Dependent Variables

    • C. 

      Controlled Variable

  • 5. 
    This variable MUST be measurable.
    • A. 

      Independent Variable (IV)

    • B. 

      Dependent Variable (DV)

    • C. 

      Controlled Variable