Name:    Lesson 7.1: Recognizing Probability Situations

Matching

Determine whether each situation represents first-hand data or second-hand data.
 a. first-hand data b. second-hand data

1.

Bruno did research on the Internet to find out how many Grade 9 students have part-time jobs.

2.

Sheri interviewed her classmates to determine how many have part-time jobs.

Determine whether each probability is high or low.
 a. high b. low

3.

the probability that it will snow if the probability of precipitation is 10%

4.

the probability that a baseball player will catch a pop fly

5.

the probability that two students in your class have the same birthday

6.

the probability of winning a lottery twice in a row

Multiple Choice
Identify the choice that best completes the statement or answers the question.

7.

Which question does not involve probability?
 a. If Sam leaves his bike outside the grocery store, will it be safe? b. How many ways can you roll a four with two dice? c. Will Vicky get a hole in one at the golf tournament? d. Will there be sunny weather at the beach next week?

8.

Which of these is the probability that a baseball player will hit a home run.
 a. the number of times the baseball player has hit the ball b. c. the number of games the baseball player has played d.

9.

Which of these is the probability that you will draw a queen from a regular deck of cards.
 a. b. the number of queens in the deck of cards c. the number of face cards in the deck of cards d.