# Statistics 800 Survey Questions

Do not write your name on this survey; your answers are to be anonymous. Answer all questions as completely and honestly as possible. Results from all surveys taken together will be made available on my website to be used for homework assignments.

1. How tall are you, to the nearest inch?______
2. What is your shoe size?_____
3. In six tosses of a fair coin, circle your choice for the more likely outcome, if any: (a) HHTHTT (b) HHHHHH (c) Equally likely
4. Circle whether you are MALE or FEMALE. What is the height of your same-gender parent (i.e. father's height if you are male, mother's height if you are female)?_____
5. Circle whether your major is UNDECLARED or DECLARED. If declared, specify your major.__________________
6. Compared to the other students in this class, would you say that as a driver you are (circle one:) (a) better than average (b) worse than average (c) average
7. Compared to other students in this class, rate your driving ability on a scale of 0 to 10, where 5 would be exactly average._____
8. How much do you weigh, to the nearest pound?______
9. Is the diameter of the moon (a) MORE or (b) LESS than 3,000 miles?
10. How many MINUTES in an average week do you spend exercising?______
11. Suppose 1 in 1,000 people have a certain disease. The chance of correctly testing positive when a person actually has the disease is 90%. The chance of incorrectly testing positive when a person does not have the disease is 10%. If someone tests positive for the disease, the chance of actually having it is about what percent?______
12. Do you smoke cigarettes? YES NO If yes, how many cigarettes per day?_____
13. How much money did you earn in the year 2008, to the nearest thousand dollars? (Answer 0 if you earned nothing.)________
14. What do you think the diameter of the moon is, in miles?
15. How many credits are you taking this semester?_____
16. Which of the following is more likely to happen in the next 50 years? a. The world will come to an end. b. The world will be destroyed by either a meteorite or a nuclear war.
17. What do you think the probability is that at least two people in this room have the same birthday?_____
18. If you were faced with the following set of alternatives, which one would you choose?
a. A gift of \$240, guaranteed; or b. A 25% chance to win \$1,000 and a 75% chance of getting nothing.
19. If you were faced with the following set of alternatives, which one would you choose?
a. A sure loss of \$740; or b. A 75% chance to lose \$1000 and a 25% chance to lose nothing.
20. If you were faced with the following set of alternatives, which one would you choose?
a. A 1 in 1000 chance of winning \$5000; or b. A sure gain of \$6.
21. If you were faced with the following set of alternatives, which one would you choose?
a. A 1 in 1000 chance of losing \$5000; or b. A sure loss of \$6.
22. What year are you in at Pitt? 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Other
23. Circle the more likely cause of death in the U.S. in 2006: PNEUMONIA/FLU or STROKE
24. Do you live on campus? Circle YES or NO
25. Predict your score on the first exam (where 100% is the highest possible score)._____