The Bell Curve: Theory & Themes


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In order to be a true bell curve what must the data set be?

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1. Data can be considered normal if which of the following are equal:

2. A bell curve must be what?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

In this multiple choice quiz that includes a brief explanation of the correct answer after each question, you will be tested on how a bell curve looks and how the data is utilized. Topics discussed are true bell curves, data analysis, and I.Q tests. Practice your skills with the printable worksheet.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these tools to assess your knowledge about:

  • The parameters of a true bell curve
  • The primary use of a bell curve
  • Data distribution

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on typical bell curves
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about I.Q. tests in a different light
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding an approximately normal data set
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the symmetry of the bell curve

Additional Learning

To learn more about the bell curve, review the accompanying lesson titled The Bell Curve: Theory and Themes. This psychology lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Defining the conditions for a bell curve
  • Explaining how data is analyzed using a bell curve
  • Showing what is necessary for a bell curve to be a true bell curve
  • Explaining how bell curves are used to understand I.Q. tests