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Sociology 549, Paul von Hippel, Winter 2005 Your name____________________________ Midterm questions (43 points) Time allotted: 90 minutes. Be concise! 1. (8 points) The following graph is linked to the White House web site. a. (1 point) Despite its appearance, I would not call this graph a bar chart or histogram. What could it be called instead? ( Hint : What type of information does it contain?) b. (2 points) Taking the graph at face value, summarize the story it tells in a single sentence. Be specific but concise.
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c. (2 points) In drawing the graph, did the artist make any choices that tend to emphasize or exaggerate changes? Point out the artist’s one most important choice, and explain its effect . d. (3 points) Suppose you were promoting a gloomier view of the economy. Redraw the graph, presenting the same information but changing the layout in one way to make the changes in the graph look smaller. Point out the change you have made, and explain its effect . (Don’t spend a lot of time drawing; a rough sketch is fine.)
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2. (3 points) During the 2004 Presidential campaign, candidates debated the recent federal tax cuts. Democrats claimed that only the very rich received substantial cuts.
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