Item CL149001: The earth's axis is always tilted 23.5° from the line perpendicular to the plane of the earth's path around the sun.

The earth’s axis of rotation is always tilted 23.5° from which of the following?

  1. The equator
  2. A line through the earth that connects the North and South Poles
  3. The line between the center of the earth and the center of the sun
  4. The line perpendicular to the plane of the earth’s path around the sun
Distribution of Responses
Chart showing distrubtion of responses for Item CL149001
Students Responding Correctly
Group Correct Total Percent
Overall 486 2188 22%
Grades
  6–8 265 1261 21%
  9–12 219 918 24%
Gender
  Male233104022%
  Female240110122%
Primary Language
  English419190322%
  Other4621122%

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