# Causation Vs Correlation Quiz

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### Which of the following situations is an example of CAUSATION?

• A.

Rain causes clouds

• B.

Birthdays cause people to age

• C.

Snow causes Christmas

• D.

Skipping lunch causes hunger

D. Skipping lunch causes hunger
Explanation
"Skipping lunch causes hunger" is the only example of cause and effect. If you skip lunch, it will cause you to be hungry. Rain does not CAUSE clouds; rain is produced by clouds under some circumstances. Birthdays don't CAUSE people to age; birthdays are celebrations of aging, which is inevitable. Snow does not CAUSE Christmas - Christmas is always on the 25th of December, regardless of the temperature or weather.

CAUSATION means that one thing (the INDEPENDENT variable) CAUSES another (the DEPENDENT variable).

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### Which one of these examples is NOT an example of CAUSATION?

• A.

Kryptonite causes Superman to lose all his powers.

• B.

Temperatures of less than 32˚F cause water to freeze.

• C.

Umbrellas cause rainstorms.

• D.

Stepping on the gas pedal causes a car to move faster.

C. Umbrellas cause rainstorms.
Explanation
"Umbrellas cause rainstorms" is the only example that doesn't show CAUSATION. Umbrellas don't cause rainstorms, even though you usually see lots of umbrellas when it's raining. The other examples do show causation. Kryptonite is the reason Superman loses his powers, Water freezes because of temperatures lower than 32˚F, and cars accelerate because someone steps on the gas pedal.

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### Identify whether this is an example of causation or correlation:  Poison Ivy and Rashes

• A.

Causation

• B.

Correlation

A. Causation
Explanation
This is an example of causation because poison ivy is known to cause rashes. When someone comes into contact with poison ivy, they can develop a rash as a direct result of the interaction. Therefore, there is a cause-and-effect relationship between poison ivy and rashes.

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### Identify whether this is an example of causation or correlation:  Age and Number of Toy Cars Owned

• A.

Causation

• B.

Correlation

B. Correlation
Explanation
This is an example of correlation because it suggests a relationship between the variables "age" and "number of toy cars owned." It does not imply that one variable causes the other, but rather that there may be a connection or association between the two.

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