Causation Vs Correlation Quiz

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  • 1. 
    • A. 

      Rain causes clouds

    • B. 

      Birthdays cause people to age

    • C. 

      Snow causes Christmas

    • D. 

      Skipping lunch causes hunger

  • 2. 
    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.

  • 3. 
    Identify whether this is an example of causation or correlation:  Poison Ivy and Rashes 
    • A. 

      Causation

    • B. 

      Correlation

  • 4. 
    Identify whether this is an example of causation or correlation:  Age and Number of Toy Cars Owned 
    • A. 

      Causation

    • B. 

      Correlation

  • 5. 
    Is it possible for two things to have a causal relationship, but not be correlated? Is it possible for two things to be correlated, but not have a causal relationship? Explain, with examples if helpful.