AP Statistics Multiple-Choice Practice Test 24

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1. The mean Law School Aptitude Test (LSAT) score for applicants to a particular law school is 650 with a standard deviation of 45. Suppose that only applicants with scores above 700 are considered. What percentage of the applicants considered have scores below 740? (Assume the scores are normally distributed.)

2. If all the other variables remain constant, which of the following will increase the power of a hypothesis test?

I.Increasing the sample size.

II.Increasing the significance level.

III.Increasing the probability of a Type II error.

3. A researcher planning a survey of school principals in a particular state has lists of the school principals employed in each of the 125 school districts. The procedure is to obtain a random sample of principals from each of the districts rather than grouping all the lists together and obtaining a sample from the entire group. Which of the following is a correct conclusion?

4. A simple random sample is defined by

5. Changing from a 90% confidence interval estimate for a population proportion to a 99% confidence interval estimate, with all other things being equal,

6. Which of the following is a true statement about hypothesis testing?

7. A population is normally distributed with mean 25. Consider all samples of size 10.

8. A correlation of 0.6 indicates that the percentage of variation in y that is explained by the variation in x is how many times the percentage indicated by a correlation of 0.3?

9. As reported on CNN, in a May 1999 national poll 43% of high school students expressed fear about going to school. Which of the following best describes what is meant by the poll having a margin of error of 5%?

10. In a high school of 1650 students, 132 have personal investments in the stock market. To estimate the total stock investment by students in this school, two plans are proposed. Plan I would sample 30 students at random, find a confidence interval estimate of their average investment, and then multiply both ends of this interval by 1650 to get an interval estimate of the total investment. Plan II would sample 30 students at random from among the 132 who have investments in the market, find a confidence interval estimate of their average investment, and then multiply both ends of this interval by 132 to get an interval estimate of the total investment. Which is the better plan for estimating the total stock market investment by students in this school?