Item CL147001: On the first day of winter, the north pole is tilted 23.5° away from the sun, and each day of the rest of the winter the north pole tilts a little more toward the sun.

Which of the following statements is TRUE about how the North Pole is tilted relative to the sun over the course of the winter?

  1. During all of the winter, the North Pole is tilted 23.5° away from the sun.
  2. During all of the winter, the North Pole is not tilted toward the sun or away from the sun.
  3. On the first day of winter, the North Pole is tilted 23.5° away from the sun. During the rest of the winter, the North Pole is not tilted toward the sun or away from the Sun.
  4. On the first day of winter, the North Pole is tilted 23.5° away from the sun, and each day of the rest of the winter the North Pole tilts a little more toward the sun.
Distribution of Responses
Chart showing distrubtion of responses for Item CL147001
Students Responding Correctly
Group Correct Total Percent
Overall 573 2207 26%
Grades
  6–8 290 1133 26%
  9–12 281 1067 26%
Gender
  Male256105724%
  Female302108428%
Primary Language
  English503192626%
  Other4719025%

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