

1.

Select the method that would provide secondhand data.
a.  search the Internet  c.  do an experiment  b.  observe  d.  do interviews 


2.

Avril would like to know how much rain Vancouver gets in a year. Choose the
method that would give Avril secondhand data.
a.  observe  c.  search Environment Canada  b.  do an
experiment  d.  do
interviews 


3.

What other sources could Avril use to collect secondhand data about the
rainfall in Vancouver?
a.  ask students in her class how much rain they think fell in
Vancouver  b.  survey 20 people who live in Vancouver  c.  measure the amount of rain that falls during
the year  d.  search Statistics Canada 


4.

Which question would you answer using secondhand data?
a.  Which is the favourite Winter Olympic sport of the students in your
class?  b.  Which country won the most gold medals during the 2006 Winter Olympic Games?
 c.  Which Winter Olympic sport do most students in your class like to
watch?  d.  Which Winter Olympic sport do most students in your school like to
watch? 


5.

Which question would you answer using secondhand data?
a.  Which player led the CFL in scoring touchdowns during the 2007
season?  b.  Who is the favourite CFL player of the students in your class?  c.  Which is the
favourite CFL team of the students in your school?  d.  How many students in your class enjoy watching
football on TV? 


6.

Which method would you use to find secondhand data to answer the question,
“How many students in each grade in your school take the bus to school?”
a.  watch students as they arrive at school  b.  survey the students
in the school  c.  search the school board’s website  d.  interview the
students in the school 


7.

Which question can you answer using this secondhand data? Average Snowfall (in cm)
of
Some Canadian Cities
City  Jan.  Feb.
 Mar.  Regina  19  16  17  Whitehorse  23  17  17  Resolute  4  4  5  Lethbridge  26  16  28  Kelowna  32  18  5     
a.  What is the average snowfall in Canada?  b.  Which month has the
least average snowfall?  c.  Which city has the most average snowfall during
January, February, and March?  d.  What is the average snowfall in
March? 


8.

Which question can you answer using this secondhand data?
a.  How many books do the students in our school read?  b.  How many students
play summer sports?  c.  What winter sports do the students of our
school play?  d.  Which summer sport is played by most of the students in our
school? 


9.

Where would you find secondhand data?
a.  reading the information in a reference book  b.  asking the students
in your school  c.  doing a experiment  d.  observing 


10.

Which question would you answer using secondhand data?
a.  How many mountains in Canada have the students in your class
seen?  b.  What are the 5 tallest mountains in Canada?  c.  How many mountains
have the students in your class climbed?  d.  How many students in your class live close to a
mountain range? 
