Chapter 2 Review Questions
1. The heights of American men aged 18 to 24 are approximately normally distributed with mean 68 inches and
standard deviation 2.5 inches. Half of all young men are shorter than
(a) 65.5 inches
(b) 68 inches
(c) 70.5 inches
(d) can't tell, because the median height is not given
(e) none of the above
2. Use the information in the previous problem. Only about 5% of young men have heights outside the range
(a) 65.5 inches to 70.5 inches
(b) 63 inches to 73 inches
(c) 60.5 inches to 75.5 inches
(d) 58 inches to 78 inches
(e) none of the above
3. For the density curve shown to the right,
which statement is true?
(a) The density curve is symmetric.
(b) The density curve is skewed right.
(c) The area under the curve between 0 and 1 is 1.
(d) The density curve is normal.
(e) None of the above is correct.
4. For the density curve shown in question 3, which statement is true?
(a) The mean and median are equal.
(b) The mean is greater than the median.
(c) The mean is less than the median.
(d) The mean could be either greater than or less than the median.
(e) None is the above is correct.
5. Increasing the frequencies in the tails of a distribution will:
(a) not affect the standard deviation as long as the increases are balanced on each side of the mean
(b) not affect the standard deviation
(c) increase the standard deviation
(d) reduce the standard deviation
(e) none of the above
6. For the density curve shown, what is the mean?
(a) 0
(b) 0.25
(c) 0.50
(d) 0.75
(e) None of the above
7. A smooth curve which approximates the shape of a histogram and describes the overall pattern of a
distribution is called
(a) a stemplot
(b) a normal plot
(c) a normal probability plot
(d) a density curve
(e) none of the above
8. A normal density curve has which of the following properties?
(a) It is symmetric.
(b) It has a peak centered above its mean.
(c) The spread of the curve is proportional to it standard deviation.
(d) All of the properties, (a) to (c), are correct.
(e) None of the properties, (a) to (c), is correct. 9. The area under the standard normal curve corresponding to –0.3