# Worksheet: Statistical and Nonstatistical Questions

In this worksheet, we will practice differentiating between statistical and nonstatistical questions.

**Q3: **

Can a statistical question be answered by collecting data, where there is variability in that data?

- Ano
- Byes

**Q4: **

Determine whether the following is a statistical question: In general, how tall are humans?

- AIt is not a statistical question.
- BIt is a statistical question.

**Q5: **

Determine whether the following is a statistical question: What is the weight of your cat?

- AIt is not a statistical question.
- BIt is a statistical question.

**Q6: **

Determine whether the following is a statistical question: How many text messages do students in your class send in one day?

- AIt is not a statistical question.
- BIt is a statistical question.

**Q7: **

Determine whether the following is a statistical question: What are the heights of the players of your favorite soccer team?

- AIt is not a statistical question.
- BIt is a statistical question.

**Q8: **

Determine whether the following is a statistical question: What is the average number of words on a page in your science textbook?

- AIt is not a statistical question.
- BIt is a statistical question.

**Q9: **

Determine whether the following is a statistical question: Do you like watching movies?

- AIt is not a statistical question.
- BIt is a statistical question.

**Q10: **

Determine whether the following is a statistical question: What is your favorite subject?

- AIt is a statistical question.
- BIt is not a statistical question.

**Q11: **

Determine whether the following is a statistical question: How many hours did you sleep last night?

- AIt is not a statistical question.
- BIt is a statistical question.

**Q12: **

Determine whether the following is a statistical question: You ask your parents, “Can I go to the movies tonight?”

- AIt is a statistical question.
- BIt is not a statistical question.

**Q13: **

Determine whether the following is a statistical question: You ask your math teacher, “What is the average grade on the quiz?”

- AIt is not a statistical question.
- BIt is a statistical question.

**Q14: **

Determine whether the following is a statistical question: What is your favorite type of cake?

- AIt is a statistical question.
- BIt is not a statistical question.

**Q15: **

Determine whether the following is a statistical question: How many hours per day do children spend playing games?

- AIt is not a statistical question.
- BIt is a statistical question.

**Q16: **

Determine whether the following is a statistical question: What is the ice cream flavor most favored by people in your city?

- AIt is a statistical question.
- BIt is not a statistical question.

**Q17: **

Is the following statement true or false? A statistical question is defined as being one that can be answered by collecting data, where there will be variability in that data.

- Afalse
- Btrue

**Q18: **

Can line plots be used to help show the variability in the data used to answer a statistical question?

- Ayes
- Bno

**Q19: **

Can bar graphs be used to help answer a statistical question?

- Ayes
- Bno

**Q20: **

Determine whether the following is a statistical question: How did you get to school today?

- AIt is not a statistical question.
- BIt is a statistical question.

**Q21: **

Can a flowchart be used to help show the variability in the data used to answer a statistical question?

- Ano
- Byes

**Q22: **

Two students think about the following question: What t-shirt size do students in your class wear? Liam says that it is not statistical, while Benjamin says that it is. Which student is wrong, and why??

- ABenjamin, since it is likely that there will be a range of answers for different people in the class.
- BLiam, since the question has a single answer.

**Q23: **

Determine whether the following is a statistical question: How many hours did you spend playing games yesterday?

- AIt is a statistical question.
- BIt is not a statistical question.

**Q25: **

Can scientists make discoveries and innovations without the need for data?

- Ayes
- Bno