Item CL034002: For places in the northern hemisphere and north of the tropical region, the maximum height the sun reaches in the sky is a little greater each day between January and May.

Which of the following statements is TRUE about the maximum height of the sun in the sky during a day between January and May at Place 1 shown below?

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

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Percent of students responding correctly

Overall37%
Grades 6–834%
Grades 9–1240%
Male38%
Female36%
Primary Language is English37%
Primary Language is not English31%

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