Item CL027002: For two places that are north of the tropical region, the maximum height of the sun in the sky is higher for the place that is less far north.

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

Would a student who lives at Place 2 see the sun reach the same maximum height in the sky as the student at Place 1?

  1. No, the maximum height the sun reaches in the sky at Place 2 would be lower than at Place 1.
  2. No, the maximum height the sun reaches in the sky at Place 2 would be higher than at Place 1.
  3. Yes, the maximum height the sun reaches in the sky would be the same at Place 1 and Place 2.
  4. There is no way to know whether the height the sun reaches in the sky would be higher, lower, or the same at Place 1 and Place 2.

Distribution of Responses

Chart showing distrubtion of responses for Item CL027002

Percent of students responding correctly

Overall32%
Grades 6–830%
Grades 9–1235%
Male33%
Female31%
Primary Language is English32%
Primary Language is not English32%

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