How to Make a Frequency Histogram


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If 1,000 people were surveyed and 400 of them said they prefer cats to dogs, then what would the frequency of dog lovers be in this crowd? (Assume that the only two possible answers were 'dogs' or 'cats')

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1. If the most common answer lies directly in the center of the range of responses to a survey, then what do we call the distribution of the results?

2. In a frequency histogram plot, the vertical axis should be labelled with what?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet tests what you know about frequency histograms and how to create them. You'll evaluate what you know with five multiple-choice questions and then review the correct answers.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet was created to help you check what you know about:

  • Understanding frequency in regards to data
  • What we call the distribution of results when the most common answer is in the middle
  • The labels on the vertical axis in a frequency histogram
  • Categories of histograms

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - see if you remember what type of frequency histogram offers the most common answer in the center
  • Knowledge application - use what you know to answer a question about the type of data that is listed on the vertical axis in a frequency histogram
  • Interpreting information - verify that you read and were able to correctly interpret the type of data that frequency histograms are good for displaying

Additional Learning

There is a full overview of this topic provided in the lesson, How to Make a Frequency Histogram. This lesson offers deeper insight into:

  • Describing a histogram
  • The difference between a histogram and a frequency histogram
  • How to calculate frequencies
  • Examples to follow
  • What multimodal distribution is