Item CL056002: For two places at different latitudes north of the tropical region, the intensity of sunlight is always greater at the place that is closer to the tropical region, but the number of hours of daylight can sometimes be greater for the place closer to the tropical region and sometimes greater for the place farther from the tropical region.

A student is at Place 1 shown below and another student is at Place 2.

Which of the following statements is true about Place 1 compared to Place 2 on any day of the year?

  1. The number of hours of daylight is always higher at Place 2 than at Place 1, and the maximum intensity of sunlight during a day is always higher at Place 2 than Place 1.
  2. The number of hours of daylight is always higher at Place 2 than at Place 1, but during some times of year the maximum intensity of sunlight during a day is higher at Place 1 and other times it is higher at Place 2.
  3. Some times of year the number of hours of daylight is higher at at Place 1 and other times it is higher at Place 2, but the maximum intensity of sunlight during a day is always higher at Place 2 than at Place 1.
  4. The number of hours of daylight is always higher at Place 2 than at Place 1, and the maximum intensity of sunlight during a day is the same at both places.

Distribution of Responses

Chart showing distrubtion of responses for Item CL056002

Percent of students responding correctly

Overall30%
Grades 6–829%
Grades 9–1231%
Male29%
Female30%
Primary Language is English29%
Primary Language is not English31%

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