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Unformatted text preview: Sociology 549, Paul von Hippel, Autumn 2004 Midterm questions (53 points) Time allotted: 90 minutes Clock yourself! Please write your name and answers on the answer sheet providednot on this question sheet. 1. (4 points) During the week of March 7, 1997, Philadelphia police pulled over 262 drivers. Although Philadelphia is mostly white, whites made up only 14.1% of the drivers who were pulled over. 79.0% of the drivers pulled over were black, 2.7% were Latino, and 4.2% were Asian. ( Source . Data from Philadelphia Police Department, compiled by Jeannine Sims.) a. (2 points) Suppose you work for a civil rights advocacy group. Draw a pie chart that emphasizes how many of the drivers pulled over were black. Explain what you have done to emphasize black drivers. b. (2 points) Under pressure, the police changed their behavior. By the week of October 6, 1997, black drivers were involved in just 44.5% of traffic stops. Suppose you work for the police department. Draw a time series that emphasizes the decline in black pullovers from March to October. Explain what you have done to emphasize this decline....
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