

1. 
A graph is misleading if ______. 


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


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


Hint 


2. 
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. 
mode 


C. 
mean 
D. 
range 


Hint 


3. 
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. 
mean 
B. 
mode 


C. 
median 
D. 
range 


Hint 


4. 
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. 
Outliers on data are brought up and their effects on the measures of central tendency are explained. 
D. 
All three measures of central tendency are presented. 


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. 
mode 


C. 
median 
D. 
range 


Hint 


