

1. 
Which statistic is misleading in the following set of test scores? 2, 85, 87, 88, 89 


A. 
median 
B. 
upper quartile 


C. 
mean 
D. 
mode 


Hint 


2. 
A realtor is examining data on average home prices in four separate neighborhoods for the past year. Which graph gives the most accurate representation of the home prices in a neighborhood? 


A. 



B. 



C. 



D. 



Hint 


3. 
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. 
The scale is altered on a graph. 


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


Hint 


4. 
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 


5. 
The line graph shows the average price of gas for one recent month in Austin, Texas. Why is the graph misleading? 





A. 
It shows that price of gas changed dramatically during the month. 


B. 
The horizontal scale is missing the oddnumbered days. 


C. 
The vertical axis is not labeled. 


D. 
It shows that the highest price occurred at the beginning of the month and the lowest price occurred at the end of the month. 


Hint 


