Understanding Data Presented in Tables & Graphs


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The bar graph below shows the political party affiliation of students at a small college. If there are 2000 students at the college total, how many are Republicans?

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1. Which type of graph would be the most useful to show changes in a quantity over time?

2. Which type of graph uses pictures to represent a certain number of items?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Answer the following questions to see what you know about interpreting graphs and tables. These questions will focus on choosing the correct type of graph for a given set of data.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this assessment, you'll assess your knowledge and understanding of:

  • What type of graph you would use to show changes over time
  • What type of graph uses pictures to represent different items
  • How to read information represented in graphs

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson, such as how to correctly interpret information presented on a line graph
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding what type of graph you would use to show changes over time
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about which type of graph will best display a percentage breakdown of some information

Additional Learning

Do you want to learn more about using graphs? If so, review the lesson titled Understanding Data Presented in Tables & Graphs. Concepts covered will include:

  • Which fields frequently employ graphs in their work
  • How you can effectively display data using a table
  • What types of data are most effectively displayed on a bar graph