Item CL032002: For a place in the northern hemisphere, the maximum height the sun reaches in the sky changes each day in both January and December.

Which of the following statements is TRUE about the daily maximum height of the sun in the sky at Place 1 shown below each day during the months of January and December?

  1. The maximum height of the sun changes each day in December but not in January.
  2. The maximum height of the sun changes each day in January but not in December.
  3. The maximum height of the sun changes each day in both January and December.
  4. The maximum height of the sun does not change in either January or December.

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Percent of students responding correctly

Overall40%
Grades 6–840%
Grades 9–1241%
Male39%
Female42%
Primary Language is English42%
Primary Language is not English36%

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