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Date.............................. Name, Surname........................................Group...................

Q1. If in a report we read that the average mark per group is 8.9, in this case the statistical characteristic was: a.the mark;
b. the group; c. the student; d. the discipline; e. the average mark

Q2. In a statistical research, data collection activity is organized, compared to data summarizing: a. previously; b. after; c.
in the same time; d. the order is not important as long as both activities are organized; e. never

Q3. If the mean of the variances within the group is larger by 20% than the previous level of the variance between groups
and this one is representing currently 80% out of its old level, the residual influence of the unrecorded factors over the
dependent variable will: a. increase; b. decrease; c. becaming equal to 60%; d. remain the same; e. cannot say due to the
lack of information

Q4. For a period of 14 months marked as ti = 0, 13 the average absolute change from a month to another is:

a. b. c. d. e.

Q5. For the following data:

Nb. of visitors (thou < 30 30 - 50 50 - 60 60 - 70 70 - 80 over 80
Nb. of transactions 14 20 35 40 42 50
Nb. of salesmen 10 25 55 80 95 100
Nb. of stores (%) 100 90 75 45 20 5

a. Display the distribution of the statistical population according to all variables and its structure
b. Compute and interpret the central tendency measure characterising the statistical population: mean, median and modal
c. Analyse the degree of arithmetic means representativity according to all variables
d. interpret the skewness of the distribution according to all variables
e. estimate the percentage of stores with the visitors larger than the average level.
f. supposing the data are representing the results of a survey on a sample of 20% out of the overall stores in a city,
construct a 95 % confidence class for the average population with Laplace function argument 1.96

Q6. For a company we know the information regarding the production and and the labour productivity evolution:
Month April May June July August Sept.
Production relative change (%) as per the +3% +4% +2% +4% -2% +8%
previous month
Labour productivity chain base absolute 6 4 -1 9 2 9
change (mill. m.u.)
The production in March was 80 m.u. and the average rate of productivity per month was + 6.4 %.
Considering the production evolution is influenced by productivity evolution you are asked to:
a. reconstruct and graph the historical evolutions
b. forecast the productivity evolution for the next year, choosing the most appropriate method between the simple and the
analytic methods
c. forecast the production in October taking into account its dependency upon the production.
d. Measure the intensity of the relation using parametrical and nonparametric measures
e. Test the significance of the relation using the Student test (t)

Q7. For a company selling 3 products we know the data

Product Total cost in December Average cost indexes Quantity % of change as per November
A 4900 0.80 270
B 1930 0.90 120
C 2200 0.85 70
a. Compute and interpret the individual and aggregate indexes of the total cost, average cost and quantities manufactured.
b. Compute and interpret the absolute change of the total cost due to the average cost change
c. Graph the structure of the cost for this company.