Innumeracy: Mathematical Illiteracy and Its Consequences Quiz | Four Week Quiz B

John Allen Paulos
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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 5 - Statistics, Trade-Offs, and Society, Close.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. People often compare which event?
(a) Birthdays.
(b) Age.
(c) Anniversaries.
(d) Shoe size.

2. The theory deals with what?
(a) Dividends.
(b) Multiples.
(c) Measurements.
(d) Scoring.

3. What percentage of rain is referenced?
(a) 50%.
(b) 75%.
(c) 40%.
(d) 25%.

4. How much would the actual discount be on the clothing item after a second discount?
(a) 80%.
(b) 58%.
(c) 64%.
(d) 40%.

5. Which group does this coincidence often apply to?
(a) Seniors.
(b) Children.
(c) Gamblers.
(d) Taxi drivers.

Short Answer Questions

1. How many days is a man's cycle?

2. Paulos mentions which famous structure?

3. The author believes people need to learn how to understand _______.

4. Statistics rely on:

5. How many animals might get tagged?

(see the answer key)

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