Mr. Wilson is giving his students a vocabulary test tomorrow over all the terms they have learned from this semester. Today, he wants to determine how prepared the students are for the test. So, he writes each term on a note card and puts all the note cards in a paper bag. Then, he asks each student to come to his desk, select five note cards out of the bag, define those five terms, and then put the note cards back in the bag. He records the number of terms each student is correctly able to define.
What is the population in this situation? What is the sample? Use complete sentences in your answer.
Do you think the data from the sample Mr. Wilson is collecting is representative of the population? Explain your reasoning using complete sentences.