# Observations Vs. Inferences Quiz

## Quiz by Mason Hermges

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15 questions
• Q1
What is the difference between an observation and an inference?
An observation is a logical conclusion while an inference is a direct, factual statement.
An observation is a direct, factual statement while an inference is a logical conclusion based on evidence.
An observation is an educated guess while an inference is a scientific explanation.
An observation is a prediction while an inference is a hypothesis.
30s
• Q2
What is the difference between qualitative and quantitative observations?
Qualitative observations are subjective, while quantitative observations are objective.
Qualitative observations are based on the five senses, while quantitative observations involve conclusions.
Qualitative observations describe qualities or characteristics, while quantitative observations involve measurements or numerical data.
Qualitative observations involve measurements, while quantitative observations describe qualities or characteristics.
30s
• Q3
Which of the following is an example of an observation?
I think it will rain today.
She must be upset because she is crying.
The experiment results indicate that the temperature increased.
The sun is shining brightly in the sky.
30s
• Q4
Which of the following is an example of an inference?
The leaves are green, indicating that the plant is healthy.
The thermometer shows that the temperature is 25 degrees Celsius.
The ground is wet, so it must have rained.
I can hear birds singing outside.
30s
• Q5
Which of the following statements is an observation?
The water is boiling.
The water must have been heated for a long time.
I think the water is too hot.
The temperature of the water is 25 degrees Celsius.
30s
• Q6
What is the process of making a logical conclusion based on evidence called?
Experimentation
Inference
Observation
Prediction
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• Q7
Which of the following is an example of a qualitative observation?
The temperature is 25 degrees Celsius.
The flower smells sweet.
The length of the pencil is 15 centimeters.
The car weighs 2000 pounds.
30s
• Q8
Which of the following is an example of an observation?
I assume it will be cold outside.
I think it will rain today.
The wind is blowing from the east.
The temperature is 80 degrees Fahrenheit.
The sky appears cloudy and gray.
30s
• Q9
Which of the following statements is an observation?
The glass is filled with water up to the halfway mark.
I believe someone drank from the glass.
The glass is made of clear glass.
I think the glass is half empty.
The water in the glass is cold.
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• Q10
What is an inference?
An educated guess without any evidence
A statement of facts in an observation
A conclusion based on evidence or reasoning
A scientific experiment conducted in a laboratory
A measurement of an object's properties
30s
• Q11
Which of the following is an example of a quantitative observation?
The rose is red in color.
The car's speed is 60 miles per hour.
The music sounds pleasant.
The soup tastes salty.
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• Q12
Which of the following is an example of an observation?
Seeing a red bird fly past your window
Predicting that an ice cube will melt in warm water
Concluding that someone is happy based on their smile
Guessing that it will rain based on dark clouds
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• Q13
Which of the following is an example of an inference?
Noticing a wet ground after it rains
Feeling a soft texture of a blanket
Concluding that a person is cold based on them shivering
Observing a rainbow after rain
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• Q14
Which type of observation involves gathering data through the senses?
Quantitative observations
Qualitative observations
Systematic observations
Objective observations
30s
• Q15
Which type of observation involves gathering data through the use of instruments or tools?
Qualitative observations
Quantitative observations
Objective observations
Subjective observations
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