

1. 
A graph is misleading if ______. 


A. 
it is a line graph with years labeled on the horizontal axis 
B. 
it is a bar graph 


C. 
it has a title 
D. 
there are no labels on either scale 


Hint 


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


A. 
mean 
B. 
mode 


C. 
median 
D. 
upper quartile 


Hint 


3. 
Which statistic gives the most meaningful information about what price you should expect to pay for a certain baseball bat if the following data are a set of prices at different stores for the bat. {10, 10, 10, 10, 10.50, 11, 12, 14, 18}. 


A. 
median 
B. 
range 


C. 
mode 
D. 
mean 


Hint 


4. 
An automobile dealer wants to sell a certain car for $20,000. If three other dealers in town are selling the same car for $15,000, $15,000, and $30,000, which measure of central should the car dealer use to describe this data to his customers? 


A. 
range 
B. 
mean 


C. 
median 
D. 
mode 


Hint 


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


A. 
Outliers on data are brought up and their effects on the measures of central tendency are explained. 
B. 
The actual data are shown, and you are allowed to figure out the measures of central tendency on your own. 


C. 
All three measures of central tendency are presented. 
D. 
The scale is altered on a graph. 


Hint 


