# Graphs Question Preview (ID: 1130)

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What is graphed on the x-axis of a graph?
a) independent variable
b) responding variable
c) control variables
d) dependent variable

What is graphed on the y-axis of a graph?
a) independent variable
b) experimental variable
c) control variables
d) dependent variable

What type of graph should be used to show how one variable causes another variable to increase or decrease?
a) bar graph
b) box and whisker plot
c) pie graph
d) line graph

Which graph is used to compare amounts in different categories?
a) bar graph
b) line graph
c) pie graph
d) scatterplot

Which graph is used to compare percentages in different categories?
a) bar graph
b) line graph
c) pie graph
d) scatterplot

Which of the following describes an inverse relationship?
a) As the independent variable increases, the dependent variable increases.
b) As the independent variable decreases, the dependent variable decreases.
c) As the independent variable increases, the dependent variable decreases.
d) As the independent variable decreases, the dependent variable neither increases or decreases.

Which of the following describes a direct relationship?
a) The more you study, the higher your score on the test.
b) The more you study, the lower your score on the test.
c) It doesn't matter if you study or not. It won't affect the grade on your test.
d) The less you study, the higher your score on the test.

If time is graphed on the horitzontal axis (x-axis) of a graph and temperature is graphed on the vertical axis (y-axis) of a graph, what is the DEPENDENT variable?
a) time and temperature
b) time
c) temperature
d) The dependent variable is not graphed.

If time is graphed on the horitzontal axis of a graph and temperature is graphed on the vertical axis of a graph, what is the INDEPENDENT variable?
a) time and temperature
b) time
c) temperature
d) The independent variable is not graphed.

As time passed, the temperature of water kept increasing. What type of relationship do these two variables have?
a) inverse relationship (inverse correlation)
b) direct relationship (direct correlation)
c) no relationship (no correlation)
d) The relationship can't be determined with the given information.

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