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Probability Theory Quiz - Test Your Knowledge

Probability theory is one of those subjects that everybody hated at school - me included!

Why does it have to be so boring?!??

Flipping coins, throwing dice and working out the probabilities of each outcome.


​Actually, basic probability theory isn't what you think it is.

The dice and coins are just smoke and mirrors obscuring the real magic of probability theory.

When you see it for what it really is, it's actually pretty cool, and I'm going to prove it to you - after I've tested your knowledge with a short, fun probability theory quiz.

​Get started here to test your knowledge:

Introduction to Probability Theory

​For a while now I've been researching all the little nooks and crannies of the statistics world to create a big picture of what it looks like when you pull it all together.

And this is what the part about Probability Theory looks like:

5 Awesome Things You Didn't Know About Probability Theory

So, how did you do in ​our probability theory quiz?

  • ​Did you get all the correct answers?
  • ​Do you understand how each of the answers fits into Probability Theory and into the big picture of statistics?
  • ​Do you understand why the concepts of Probability Space and the Law of Large Numbers has been critical in the development of humankind?

​​Well, this interactive quiz is actually one of the lessons in The Hive from our exclusive video course Statistics - The Big Picture, which is Open Access to start with (you don't need to register).

If you want to ​learn more about Probability Theory and how it fits into the Big Picture of statistics, you can start from the beginning here:

​The 5 Most Awesome Things You Need to Know About Probability Theory

​I'm not going to go into great depth ​right now, because that's what the video course is for, but here​ are the 5 most awesome things you probably didn't know about Probability Theory that can make a HUGE difference when planning and preparing your study:

Probability theory quiz

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A Summary of Basic Probability Theory

When it all comes down to it, basic probability theory is waayyyy more awesome than we all thought it was when we first learnt about it at school.

Basic probability theory is more than a ​thought experiment - it's a space where we plan and do our experiments. It's the place where we compare what we expect to happen with what actually happened ​in our experiment.

​Best of all, we know that if we run our experiments correctly the results will apply to wider society.

These are what ​they didn't teach us at school, but they are what make Probability Theory ​one of the coolest kids on the block.

And you thought it was just about flipping coins and throwing dice, didn't you...

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Statistics - The Big Picture

I hope you enjoyed this ​quiz lesson.

It's actually one of the lessons in The Hive from our exclusive video course Statistics - The Big Picture, where I take you through all the nooks and crannies of the statistics world.

This course is Open Access to start with (you don't need to register), and after you've gone so far through you'll need a Free Plan to continue.

As part of the course you'll get an Ultra-HD pdf of Statistics - The Big Picture to download and keep, and I'll share with you where you can also get your own poster to pin on your wall.

If you want to continue learning, you can start from the beginning here:

I look forward to seeing you on the inside!

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