Pop Quiz On Joe And Pirates!

8 Questions | Total Attempts: 48  Settings  • 1.
Quick check....
• 2.
When the balloon that Joe found fell "up," Joe thought at first that the balloon was an "outlier."  What does that mean?
• A.

That Joe must throw out his hypothesis.

• B.

That the balloon did not behave as it should, but there was some mistake and that the next balloon will most likely fall down like it is supposed to.

• C.

Joe used the wrong method of reasoning in forming his original hypothesis.

• 3.
Joe noticed that when he dropped a rock, it fell down.  He noticed that EVERY TIME he dropped a rock, it fell down.  He then noticed when he dropped a pine cone, a stick, a cat...they all fell DOWN.  He created a hypothesis:  When you drop something, it falls down.  What kind of reasoning did Joe use to arrive at this hypothesis?
• A.

Induction

• B.

Deduction

• C.

Intuition

• D.

None of these

• 4.
As Joe ran around testing his hypothesis by dropping all sorts of things, what kind of reasoning was he using in predicting that each new object would also fall down?
• A.

Induction

• B.

Deduction

• C.

Intuition

• D.

None of these

• 5.
What is the difference between an assumption and a hypothesis?
• A.

An assumption is not based on information, but is simply a guess

• B.

An assumption and a hypothesis are two words that mean the same thing

• C.

Both an assumption and a hypothesis are based upon prior experience or knowledge, yet one accepts a hypothesis as true and an assumption as false

• D.

Both an assumption and a hypothesis are based upon prior experience or knowledge, yet one accepts an assumption as true without testing, but science requires a hypothesis to be tested for accuracy

• 6.
The pirate's first hypothesis, that monkeys turn right when they bite a banana, was based upon
• A.

An experiment

• B.

A theory

• C.

Observation

• D.

None of these

• 7.
A kilogram is how many times greater than a milligram?
• A.

.000001

• B.

.100000

• C.

1000

• D.

1,000,000

• 8.
15.9 km = ______________ mm
• A.

0.0000159

• B.

.00159

• C.

15,900

• D.

15,900,000

• 9.
Choose the answer with the measurements ordered from largest to smallest.
• A.

15 cm; 1.5 m; 150 km; 15,000 mm

• B.

150 km; 15,000 mm; 1.5 m; 15 cm

• C.

15,000 mm; 150 km; 15 cm; 1.5 m

• D.

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