Statistical Description Of Data

20 Questions
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  • 1. 
    Which of the following statements is false?
    • A. 

      Statistics is derived from the Latin word 'Status'

    • B. 

      Statistics is derived from the Italian word 'Statista'

    • C. 

      Statistics is derived from the French word 'Statistik'

    • D. 

      None of these.

  • 2. 
    Statistics is defined in terms of numerical data in the 
    • A. 

      Singular sense

    • B. 

      Plural sense

    • C. 

      Either (a) or (b)

    • D. 

      Both (a) and (b)

  • 3. 
    Statistics is applied in 
    • A. 

      Economics

    • B. 

      Business management

    • C. 

      Commerce and industry

    • D. 

      All these

  • 4. 
    Statistics is concerned with 
    • A. 

      Qualitative information

    • B. 

      Quantitative information

    • C. 

      (a)or(b)

    • D. 

      Both (a) and (b)

  • 5. 
    An attribute is 
    • A. 

      A qualitative characteristic

    • B. 

      A quantitative characteristic

    • C. 

      A measurable characteristic

    • D. 

      All these

  • 6. 
    Annual income of a person is
    • A. 

      An attribute

    • B. 

      A discrete variable

    • C. 

      A continuous variable

    • D. 

      (b)or(c)

  • 7. 
    Marks of a student is an example of 
    • A. 

      An attribute

    • B. 

      A discrete variable

    • C. 

      A continuous variable

    • D. 

      (b)or(c).

  • 8. 
    Nationality of a student is 
    • A. 

      An attribute

    • B. 

      A continuous variable

    • C. 

      A discrete variable

    • D. 

      (a)or(c).

  • 9. 
    Drinking habit of a person is 
    • A. 

      An attribute

    • B. 

      A variable

    • C. 

      A discrete variable

    • D. 

      A continuous variable

  • 10. 
    Age of a person is
    • A. 

      An attribute

    • B. 

      A discrete variable

    • C. 

      A continuous variable

    • D. 

      A variable

  • 11. 
    Data collected on religion from the census reports are
    • A. 

      Primary data

    • B. 

      Secondary data

    • C. 

      Sample data

    • D. 

      (a) or (b)

  • 12. 
    The data collected on the height of a group of students after recording their heights with a measuring tape are
    • A. 

      Primary data

    • B. 

      Secondary data

    • C. 

      Discrete data

    • D. 

      Continuous data

  • 13. 
    The primary data are collected by 
    • A. 

      Interview method

    • B. 

      Observation method

    • C. 

      Questionnaire method

    • D. 

      All these

  • 14. 
    The quickest method to collect primary data is
    • A. 

      Personal interview

    • B. 

      Indirect interview

    • C. 

      Telephone interview

    • D. 

      By observation

  • 15. 
    The best method to collect data, in case of a natural calamity, is
    • A. 

      Personal interview

    • B. 

      Indirect interview

    • C. 

      Questionnaire method

    • D. 

      Direct observation method

  • 16. 
    In case of a rail accident, the appropriate method of data collection is by 
    • A. 

      Personal interview

    • B. 

      Direct interview

    • C. 

      Indirect interview

    • D. 

      All these

  • 17. 
    Which method of data collection covers the widest area?
    • A. 

      Telephone interview method

    • B. 

      Mailed questionnaire method

    • C. 

      Direct interview method

    • D. 

      All these

  • 18. 
    The amount of non-responses is maximum in 
    • A. 

      Mailed questionnaire method

    • B. 

      Interview method

    • C. 

      Observation method

    • D. 

      All these

  • 19. 
    Some important sources of secondary data are
    • A. 

      International and Government sources

    • B. 

      International and primary sources

    • C. 

      Private and primary sources

    • D. 

      Government sources

  • 20. 
    Internal consistency of the collected data can be checked when
    • A. 

      Internal data are given

    • B. 

      External data are given

    • C. 

      Two or more series are given

    • D. 

      A number of related series are given