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1. The word statistics seems to have been derived from
a) Latin word “status”
b) Italian word “statista”
c) The German word “Statistik”
d) a or b or c

d) a or b or c

2. From ________ it is known that even before 300 B.C. a very good system of collecting “Vital Statistics” and registration of births and deaths was in vogue__________.
a) Kautilya’s Arthshastra
b) Mahavir’s Ganita Sarasangraha
c) Bhaskaracharya’s Lilavati
d) Sridhara’s Trisatika

a) Kautilya’s Arthshastra

3. In astronomy, the theory of Gaussian “Normal Law of Errors” for the study of the movements of stars and planets is developed by using__________.
a) Factor reversal test
b) Minimization
c) Principle of least squares
d) Optimization

c) Principle of least squares

4. In war, the theory of ________ can be of great assistance to military and technical personnel to plan “maximum destruction with minimum effort”
a) Reliability
b) Decision functions
c) Correlation
d) Tests of significance

b) Decision functions

5. Which is the only average to be used while dealing with qualitative data that cannot be measured quantitatively but still can be arranged in ascending or descending order of magnitude, e.g. to find the average intelligence or average honesty among a group of people?
a) Median
b) Geometric mean
c) Mode
d) Harmonic mean

a) Median

6. Index numbers are now widely used to study the economic and business conditions of the society, they are also applied with advantage for formulating and revising plans from time to time by ________.
a) Sociologists
b) Psychologists
c) Health and educational authorities
d) All the above

d) All the above

7. For a symmetrical distribution, mean, median and mode coincide. For a moderately asymmetrical distribution, which of the following empirical relationships is obeyed by the mean, median and mode?
a) Mode = 3 median+2mean
b) Mode = median +mean
c) Mode = 3 median-2mean
d) Mode= median-mean

c) Mode = 3 median-2mean

8. If an experiment is repeated under essentially homogeneous and similar conditions and the result is not unique but may be one of the several possible outcomes, this type of phenomenon is known as ___________.
a) Deterministic
b) Probabilistic
c) Predictable
d) None of these

b) Probabilistic

9. Several events are to be __________ if the happening (or non-happening) of an event is not affected by the supplementary knowledge concerning the occurrence of any number of the remaining events.
a) Mutually exclusive
b) Dependent
c) Independent
d) None of these

c) Independent

10. The problems relating to tossing of a coin or throwing of dice or drawing of cards from a pack of cards with replacement leads to
a) Binomial distribution
b) Poisson distribution
c) Normal distribution
d) Gamma distribution

a) Binomial distribution

11. In the theory of sampling, which is/are true about the term “population”?
a) It is a group of individuals under study.
b) It is an aggregate of objects, animate or inanimate under study.
c) It may be finite or infinite.
d) All the above

d) All the above

12. This is one of the most important applications of the statistical techniques in industry which are based on the theory of probability and sampling, and are being extensively used in almost all industries such as armament, aircraft, automobiles, textile, electrical equipment, plastic, rubber, electronics, chemicals, petroleum, transport and so on. This is__________.
a) Cost of living index number
b) Statistical quality control
c) Quantity index number
d) Demand analysis

b) Statistical quality control

13. Arrangement of statistical data in chronological order is known as___________.
a) Time series
b) Index numbers
c) Demography
d) Replication

a) Time series

14. Intelligence Quotient (I.Q.) is regarded as an indicator of an individual’s mental and intellectual development. I.Q. is defined as___________.
a) (mental age x chronological age)/100
a) (mental age + chronological age)/100
c) (mental age / chronological age) x 100
d) (mental age – chronological age) x 100

c) (mental age / chronological age) x 100

15. Which is/are the main merits of sampling technique over the complete enumeration survey?
a) Less time
b) Greater accuracy of results
c) Reduced cost of the survey
d) All the above

d) All the above

16. Who is known as the father of “Vital Statistics”?
a) Carl Gauss
b) Captain John Grant
c) A.N. Kolmogorov
d) Blaise Pascal

b) Captain John Grant

17. The collected data based on first-hand information is known as
a) Internal data
b) Secondary data
c) Primary data
d) External data

c) Primary data

18. Sir Francis Galton, while studying the hereditary characteristics, was the first scientist to discover the concept of the average relationship which is known as________.
a) Regression analysis
b) Correlation
c) Skewness
d) Kurtosis

a) Regression analysis

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