

1. 
Which statistic gives the most accurate information for the following set of test scores? 2, 85, 87, 88, 89 


A. 
mode 
B. 
mean 


C. 
median 
D. 
range 


Hint 


2. 
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. 
range 
B. 
mean 


C. 
mode 
D. 
median 


Hint 


3. 
Which statistic gives the most meaningful information about the central tendency of the data {23, 25, 26, 26, 27, 29, 29, 30, 450, 450, 450}? 


A. 
range 
B. 
mode 


C. 
mean 
D. 
median 


Hint 


4. 
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. 
The actual data are shown, and you are allowed to figure out the measures of central tendency on your own. 


C. 
Outliers on data are brought up and their effects on the measures of central tendency are explained. 
D. 
The scale is altered on a graph. 


Hint 


5. 
If you have taken five English tests this quarter and received scores of 72, 72, 93, 94, and 95, what misleading statistic could you use to make your grades look better than they are? 


A. 
mean 
B. 
median 


C. 
range 
D. 
mode 


Hint 


