Item CL080002: The sun is directly overhead at only one place on earth at a single moment.

A student notices that the sun is directly overhead where she lives. Where else is the sun directly overhead at that moment?

  1. Everywhere on the sunlit side of the earth
  2. Everywhere on the sunlit side of the earth that is directly east or directly west of where she lives (same line of latitude), but nowhere else
  3. Everywhere on the sunlit side of the earth that is directly north or directly south of where she lives (same line of longitude), but nowhere else
  4. Only where she lives

Distribution of Responses

Chart showing distrubtion of responses for Item CL080002

Percent of students responding correctly

Overall21%
Grades 6–821%
Grades 9–1222%
Male25%
Female18%
Primary Language is English22%
Primary Language is not English19%

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