Q1:

When a sample does not accurately represent the group from which it is taken this is called: 
A. a census B. a biased sample C. a random sample D. a population 
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Q2:

How often is a CENSUS held in New Zealand? 
A. Every three years B. Every hundred years C. Every year D. Every five years 
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Q3:

If a sample is taken and it is not random, any conclusions are likely to be: 
A. very accurate B. unbiased C. biased D. wrong 
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Q4:

A sample for a survey on the eating habits of all New Zealanders is taken by selecting every 100th person in the telephone directory. Would this produce a random sample? 
A.^{ }No B. Yes 
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Q5:

True or false?
In the Lotto draw, the seven balls chosen form a random sample?

A. True B. False 
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Q6:

The first 20 people to arrive at work are asked their opinions of the boss! Would the results of this survey be likely to be biased? 
A. No B. Yes 
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Q7:

True or false?
Bias in a survey can be avoided by selecting random samples.

A. True B. False 
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Q8:

A sample for a survey on the study habits of all students in a secondary school is taken by selecting every 10th person on the school roll. Would this produce a random sample? 
A. No B. Yes 
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Q9:

True or false?
In a random sample every member of the population has the chance of being selected.

A. True B. False 
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Q10:

A survey which covers every member of a population is called 
A.^{ }a random sample B. a biased sample C. a census D. an election 
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