1.5 The Power Of Data

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1.5 The Power Of Data

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  • 1. 
    Graphs can be misleading because
    • A. 

      They may use varying scales

    • B. 

      They may have suggestive captions

    • C. 

      They may be based on small samples

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 2. 
    Which of the following statements is not true? The media can influence a person's opinion by
    • A. 

      Using graphs and changing the vertical scale

    • B. 

      Using data taken over a short period of time

    • C. 

      Altering the data to make a better point

    • D. 

      Using data taken from a small sample size

  • 3. 
    Which statement is most accurate about the following graph?
    • A. 

      The temperature has increased dramatically in the last 100 years

    • B. 

      The graph makes the temperature increase seem less than it really is

    • C. 

      The temperature has increased slightly in the last 100 years

    • D. 

      The graph gives very little information

  • 4. 
    The following graph shows the number of points a hockey team had over four seasons. The graph is misleading because
    • A. 

      It does not include years before 1999

    • B. 

      It does not indicate the number of games

    • C. 

      The vertical scale exaggerates the number of points in 2002

    • D. 

      It only shows the points for one team

  • 5. 
    Based on the following graph, which statement is not correct?
    • A. 

      The tuition increased by $50 in 2002

    • B. 

      The tuition has increased steadily since 1995

    • C. 

      The tuition in 2002 was more than 5 times that of 1995

    • D. 

      The greatest increase in tuition occurred in 2001

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