Item CL024002: For a place that is located north of the tropical region, the maximum height the sun reaches in the sky is lower for places north of that place.

A student who lives at Place 1 in the diagram shown below observes the sun moving across the sky during the day.

Would a student who lives directly north of Place 1 see the sun reach the same maximum height in the sky that day?

  1. No, the maximum height of the sun for all places north of Place 1 would be lower than it is at Place 1.
  2. No, the maximum height of the sun for all places north of Place 1 would be higher than it is at Place 1.
  3. Yes, the maximum height of the sun for all places north of Place 1 would be the same as at Place 1.
  4. It depends on where the student lives. The sun’s maximum height would be the same as it is at Place 1 everywhere north of Place 1 except at the North Pole, where it would be lower.

Distribution of Responses

Chart showing distrubtion of responses for Item CL024002

Percent of students responding correctly

Overall34%
Grades 6–832%
Grades 9–1236%
Male36%
Female31%
Primary Language is English34%
Primary Language is not English32%

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