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Test 1 Practice Test 2 Peanuts is a syndicated daily and Sunday American comic strip written and illustrated by Charles M Schulz which ran from October 2 1950 to February 13 2000 continuing in reruns afterward The strip is the most popular and influential in the history of the comic strip with 17 897 strips published in all making it arguably the longest story ever told by one human being At its peak Peanuts ran in over 2 600 newspapers with a readership of 355 million in 75 countries and was translated into 21 languages It helped to cement the fourpanel gag strip as the standard in the United States and together with its merchandise earned Schulz more than 1 billion Reprints of the strip are still syndicated and run in almost every U S newspaper Peanuts achieved considerable success with its television specials several of which including A Charlie Brown Christmas and It s the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown won or were nominated for Emmy Awards The holiday specials remain popular and are currently broadcast on ABC in the United States during the corresponding seasons The Peanuts franchise met acclaim in theatre with the stage musical You re a Good Man Charlie Brown being a successful and often performed production Peanuts has been described as the most shining example of the American success story in the comic strip field this is ironic given its theme is the great American unsuccess story The main character Charlie Brown is meek nervous and lacks self confidence He is unable to fly a kite win a baseball game or kick a football Wikipedia 1 Of interest is to determine the proportion of all current VCU students who have ever watched a Peanuts special on television Based on this information what is the population of interest 2 Based on the information in question 1 what is the parameter of interest 3 A sample of 500 current VCU students was selected and each student was asked whether or not they have ever watched a Peanuts special on television In this sample 385 students or 77 indicated that they have watched a Peanuts special on television In this scenario is 77 an example of a parameter or a statistic A Parameter B Statistic 4 To select the sample described in question 3 the following was done On the Blackboard sites of the ten STAT 210 sections a poll question was set up that read Have you ever watched a Peanuts special on television 500 of the 1289 enrolled students responded to the poll by clicking on either Yes or No What type of sampling procedure is this an example of A Volunteer response sampling B Simple random sampling C Haphazard sampling D Multistage random sampling E Stratified random sampling 5 The 385 students who responded that they have watched at least one Peanuts special on television were then asked how many Peanuts specials they had watched In the box they were asked to enter a whole



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