

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


A. 
range 
B. 
mode 


C. 
median 
D. 
mean 


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. 
median 


C. 
mean 
D. 
mode 


Hint 


3. 
Which is not a reason that measures of central tendency for a set of data can be misleading? 


A. 
inaccurate data 
B. 
incomplete data 


C. 
outliers in the data 
D. 
too much data 


Hint 


4. 
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. 
range 
B. 
mean 


C. 
mode 
D. 
median 


Hint 


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


A. 
The actual data are shown, and you are allowed to figure out the measures of central tendency on your own. 
B. 
All three measures of central tendency are presented. 


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 


