Item CL073002: For two places at the same longitude, sunlight is more intense at the place where the sun is directly overhead.

Place 1 and Place 2 are at the same elevation. There are no clouds in the sky above either place at the moment shown below.

At which place would sunlight be more intense at the instant shown above?

  1. Place 1
  2. Place 2
  3. Sunlight would have the same intensity at both places.
  4. There is not enough information to know to know at which place sunlight would be more intense.


Distribution of Responses

Chart showing distrubtion of responses for Item CL073002

Percent of students responding correctly

Grades 6–841%
Grades 9–1246%
Primary Language is English44%
Primary Language is not English39%

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