Item CL031002: In the northern hemisphere, the maximum height the sun reaches in the sky gets a little higher each day in January.

Place 1 is shown in the diagram below. Which of the following statements is TRUE about the maximum height of the sun when viewed from Place 1 during the month of January?

  1. The maximum height of the sun gradually gets a little higher each day in January.
  2. The maximum height of the sun gradually gets a little lower each day in January.
  3. The maximum height of the sun changes some days in January, but it does not change every day in January.
  4. The maximum height of the sun does not change at all in January.

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Percent of students responding correctly

Overall35%
Grades 6–833%
Grades 9–1238%
Male36%
Female35%
Primary Language is English35%
Primary Language is not English29%

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