

1. 
A graph is misleading if ______. 


A. 
it is a line graph with years labeled on the horizontal axis 
B. 
there are no labels on either scale 


C. 
it is a bar graph 
D. 
it has a title 


Hint 


2. 
Which statistic is misleading in the following set of test scores? 2, 85, 87, 88, 89 


A. 
mode 
B. 
median 


C. 
upper quartile 
D. 
mean 


Hint 


3. 
Which statistic gives the most accurate information for the following set of test scores? 2, 85, 87, 88, 89 


A. 
mode 
B. 
range 


C. 
mean 
D. 
median 


Hint 


4. 
Which statistic reveals the least about the increase in the following average gasoline prices for seven consecutive weeks? $1.05, $1.05, $1.05, $1.55, $1.65, $1.75, $2.00 


A. 
median 
B. 
mean 


C. 
mode 
D. 
range 


Hint 


5. 
Which of the following is a way in which statistics are made to be misleading? 


A. 
All three measures of central tendency are presented. 
B. 
Outliers on data are brought up and their effects on the measures of central tendency are explained. 


C. 
The actual data are shown, and you are allowed to figure out the measures of central tendency on your own. 
D. 
The scale is altered on a graph. 


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