# Stats Mid-term Quiz 25 MCQs

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Part 1 of 9 -

Question 1 of 25 1.0 Points
Which of the following statements are false regarding a boxplot?
A.The length of the box equals the range of the data.
B.The height of the box has no significance.
C.The right and left of the box are the third and first quartiles
D.Boxplots can be used to either describe a single variable in a data set or to compare two (or more) variables

Part 2 of 9 -

Question 2 of 25 1.0 Points
The table below shows the preferences for elective courses of students who are undecided about their majors.
Philosophy Digital Art Film Studies
Male 9 16 22
Female 6 18 14

What is the probability of randomly selecting a student who is female or prefers Digital Art?
A.63.5%
B.84.7%
C.46.2%
D.21.2%

Question 3 of 25 1.0 Points

What is the probability of drawing two queens in a row from a standard deck of cards without replacement?
A.0.0059
B.0.0045
C.0.0385
D.0.0015

Part 3 of 9 -

Question 4 of 25 1.0 Points
There are two types of random variables, they are
A.exhaustive and mutually exclusive
B.discrete and continuous
C.complementary and cumulative
D.real and unreal

Question 5 of 25 1.0 Points

The following data were obtained from a survey of college students. The variable X represents the number of non-assigned books read during the past six months.
x 0 1 2 3 4 5
P (X=x) 0.20 0.25 0.20 0.15 0.10 0.10

What is the expected value of X?
A.2.0
B.3.65
C.6.25
D.1.20

Question 6 of 25 1.0 Points

A die is rolled 360 times. Find the standard deviation for the number of 3s that will be rolled.
A.60
B.50
C.7.1
D.5.9

Part 4 of 9 -

Question 7 of 25 1.0 Points
In a normal distribution, changing the standard deviation:
A.makes the curve more or less spread out
B.makes the curve more robust
C.splits the distribution to two curves
D.shifts the curve left or right

Question 8 of 25 1.0 Points

Given that Z is a standard normal random variable, P(-1.0 < Z < 1.5) is
A.0.7745
B.0.9332
C.0.0919
D.0.8413

Question 9 of 25 1.0 Points

The theorem that states that the sampling distribution of the sample mean is approximately normal when the sample size n is reasonably large is known as the:
A.simple random sample theorem
B.point estimate theorem
C.central tendency theorem
D.central limit theorem

Question 10 of 25 1.0 Points

The average height of flowering cherry trees in a nursery is 11 feet. If the heights are normally distributed with a standard deviation of 1.6, find the probability that a randomly selected cherry tree in this nursery is less than 13 feet tall.
A. 0.67
B.0.89
C.0.95
D.0.11

Question 11 of 25 1.0 Points

The mean of a probability distribution can be:
A.a positive number
B.a negative number
C.zero
D.all of the above

Question 12 of 25 1.0 Points

One reason for standardizing random variables is to measure variables with:
A.different means and standard deviations on a single scale
B.similar means and standard deviations on two scales
C.dissimilar means and similar standard deviations in like terms
D.different means and standard deviations on a non-standard scale

Part 5 of 9 -

Question 13 of 25 1.0 Points
Accepted characters: numbers, decimal point markers (period or comma), sign indicators (-), spaces (e.g., as thousands separator, 5 000), "E" or "e" (used in scientific notation). NOTE: For scientific notation, a period MUST be used as the decimal point marker.
Complex numbers should be in the form (a + bi) where "a" and "b" need to have explicitly stated values.
For example: {1+1i} is valid whereas {1+i} is not. {0+9i} is valid whereas {9i} is not.

The histogram below represents scores achieved by 250 job applicants on a personality profile.

How many job applicants scored between 10 and 30? Place your answer in the blank. Do not use any stray symbols. For example, 123 would be a legitimate answer.

Part 6 of 9 -

Question 14 of 25 1.0 Points
Accepted characters: numbers, decimal point markers (period or comma), sign indicators (-), spaces (e.g., as thousands separator, 5 000), "E" or "e" (used in scientific notation). NOTE: For scientific notation, a period MUST be used as the decimal point marker.
Complex numbers should be in the form (a + bi) where "a" and "b" need to have explicitly stated values.
For example: {1+1i} is valid whereas {1+i} is not. {0+9i} is valid whereas {9i} is not.
The following data were obtained from a survey of college students. The variable X represents the number of non-assigned books read during the past six months.

x 0 1 2 3 4 5 6
P (X=x) 0.55 0.15 0.10 0.10 0.04 0.03 0.03

Find P(1 < X < 5). Place your answer, rounded to two decimal places in the blank. For example, 0.56 would be a legitimate entry.
Question 15 of 25 1.0 Points

Accepted characters: numbers, decimal point markers (period or comma), sign indicators (-), spaces (e.g., as thousands separator, 5 000), "E" or "e" (used in scientific notation). NOTE: For scientific notation, a period MUST be used as the decimal point marker.
Complex numbers should be in the form (a + bi) where "a" and "b" need to have explicitly stated values.
For example: {1+1i} is valid whereas {1+i} is not. {0+9i} is valid whereas {9i} is not.
In February 2002 the Argentine peso lost 70% of its value compared to the United States dollar. This devaluation drastically raised the price of imported products. According to a survey conducted by AC Nielsen in April 2002, 68% of the consumers in Argentina were buying fewer products than before the devaluation, 24% were buying the same number of products, and 8% were buying more products. Furthermore, in a trend toward purchasing less-expensive brands, 88% indicated that they had changed the brands they purchased. Suppose the following complete set of results were reported. Use the following data to answer this question.

Number of Products Purchased
Brands Purchased Fewer Same More Total
Same 10 14 24 48
Changed 262 82 8 352
Total 272 96 32 400

Given that a consumer changed brands, what then is the probability that the consumer purchased fewer products than before? Place your answer, rounded to 4 decimal places, in the blank.

Part 7 of 9 -

Question 16 of 25 1.0 Points
Accepted characters: numbers, decimal point markers (period or comma), sign indicators (-), spaces (e.g., as thousands separator, 5 000), "E" or "e" (used in scientific notation). NOTE: For scientific notation, a period MUST be used as the decimal point marker.
Complex numbers should be in the form (a + bi) where "a" and "b" need to have explicitly stated values.
For example: {1+1i} is valid whereas {1+i} is not. {0+9i} is valid whereas {9i} is not.

If you have six books, but there is room for only four books on the shelf, in how many ways can these books be arranged on the shelf? Place your answer in the blank. Do not use any decimal places or commas. For example, 45 would be a legitimate entry.
Question 17 of 25 1.0 Points

Accepted characters: numbers, decimal point markers (period or comma), sign indicators (-), spaces (e.g., as thousands separator, 5 000), "E" or "e" (used in scientific notation). NOTE: For scientific notation, a period MUST be used as the decimal point marker.
Complex numbers should be in the form (a + bi) where "a" and "b" need to have explicitly stated values.
For example: {1+1i} is valid whereas {1+i} is not. {0+9i} is valid whereas {9i} is not.

The president of a bank is attempting to arrange a meeting with the three vice presidents for a Friday weekly meeting. He believes that each of these three busy individuals, independently of the others, has about 40% chance of being able to attend the meeting. What is the probability that at least two of the three vice presidents can attend the meeting? Place your answer, rounded to 3 decimal places, in the blank. For example, 0.123 would be a legitimate entry.

Part 8 of 9 -

Question 18 of 25 1.0 Points
Accepted characters: numbers, decimal point markers (period or comma), sign indicators (-), spaces (e.g., as thousands separator, 5 000), "E" or "e" (used in scientific notation). NOTE: For scientific notation, a period MUST be used as the decimal point marker.
Complex numbers should be in the form (a + bi) where "a" and "b" need to have explicitly stated values.
For example: {1+1i} is valid whereas {1+i} is not. {0+9i} is valid whereas {9i} is not.

A set of final exam scores in an organic chemistry course was found to be normally distributed, with a mean of 73 and a standard deviation of 8.

What is the probability of getting a score between 65 and 89 on this exam? Place your answer, rounded to 4 decimal places in the blank. For example, 0.3456 would be a legitimate entry.
Question 19 of 25 1.0 Points

Accepted characters: numbers, decimal point markers (period or comma), sign indicators (-), spaces (e.g., as thousands separator, 5 000), "E" or "e" (used in scientific notation). NOTE: For scientific notation, a period MUST be used as the decimal point marker.
Complex numbers should be in the form (a + bi) where "a" and "b" need to have explicitly stated values.
For example: {1+1i} is valid whereas {1+i} is not. {0+9i} is valid whereas {9i} is not.

A set of final exam scores in an organic chemistry course was found to be normally distributed, with a mean of 73 and a standard deviation of 8.

What is the probability of getting a score of 91 or less on this exam? Place your answer, rounded to 4 decimal places in the blank. For example, 0.3456 would be a legitimate entry.
Question 20 of 25 1.0 Points

Accepted characters: numbers, decimal point markers (period or comma), sign indicators (-), spaces (e.g., as thousands separator, 5 000), "E" or "e" (used in scientific notation). NOTE: For scientific notation, a period MUST be used as the decimal point marker.
Complex numbers should be in the form (a + bi) where "a" and "b" need to have explicitly stated values.
For example: {1+1i} is valid whereas {1+i} is not. {0+9i} is valid whereas {9i} is not.

A set of final exam scores in an organic chemistry course was found to be normally distributed, with a mean of 73 and a standard deviation of 8.

Only 5% of the students taking the test scored higher than what value? Place your answer, rounded to a whole number, in the blank. For example, 78 would be a legitimate entry.
Question 21 of 25 1.0 Points

Accepted characters: numbers, decimal point markers (period or comma), sign indicators (-), spaces (e.g., as thousands separator, 5 000), "E" or "e" (used in scientific notation). NOTE: For scientific notation, a period MUST be used as the decimal point marker.
Complex numbers should be in the form (a + bi) where "a" and "b" need to have explicitly stated values.
For example: {1+1i} is valid whereas {1+i} is not. {0+9i} is valid whereas {9i} is not.

Scores on a mathematics examination appear to follow a normal distribution with mean of 65 and standard deviation of 15. The instructor wishes to give a grade of “C” to students scoring between the 60th and 70th percentiles on the exam.

What score represents the 70th percentile score on the mathematics exam? Place your answer in the blank, rounded to a whole number. For example, 62 would be a legitimate entry.
Question 22 of 25 1.0 Points

Accepted characters: numbers, decimal point markers (period or comma), sign indicators (-), spaces (e.g., as thousands separator, 5 000), "E" or "e" (used in scientific notation). NOTE: For scientific notation, a period MUST be used as the decimal point marker.
Complex numbers should be in the form (a + bi) where "a" and "b" need to have explicitly stated values.
For example: {1+1i} is valid whereas {1+i} is not. {0+9i} is valid whereas {9i} is not.

Suppose that the average weekly earnings for employees in general automotive repair shops is \$450, and that the standard deviation for the weekly earnings for such employees is \$50. A sample of 100 such employees is selected at random.

Find the probability that the mean of the sample is between \$445 and \$455. Place your answer, rounded to 4 decimal places, in the blank. For example, 0.2345 would be a legitimate entry.
Question 23 of 25 1.0 Points

Accepted characters: numbers, decimal point markers (period or comma), sign indicators (-), spaces (e.g., as thousands separator, 5 000), "E" or "e" (used in scientific notation). NOTE: For scientific notation, a period MUST be used as the decimal point marker.
Complex numbers should be in the form (a + bi) where "a" and "b" need to have explicitly stated values.
For example: {1+1i} is valid whereas {1+i} is not. {0+9i} is valid whereas {9i} is not.

Suppose that the average weekly earnings for employees in general automotive repair shops is \$450, and that the standard deviation for the weekly earnings for such employees is \$50. A sample of 100 such employees is selected at random.

Find the probability that the mean of the sample is greater than \$460. Place your answer, rounded to 4 decimal places, in the blank. For example, 0.2345 would be a legitimate answer.

Part 9 of 9 -

Question 24 of 25 1.0 Points
The sampling distribution of the mean will have the same standard deviation as the original population from which the samples were drawn.

True
False

Question 25 of 25 1.0 Points

The sampling distribution of the mean will have the same mean as the original population from which the samples were drawn.

True
False

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