Item CL082002: For two places equally close to the place where the sun is directly overhead, the sun will be the same height in the sky at those two places at the same moment in time.

Place 1 and Place 2 shown below are equally close to the place where the sun is directly overhead at the moment in time shown below.

Would the sun be higher in the sky at Place 1 or Place 2?

  1. Place 1
  2. Place 2
  3. The sun would be equally high in the sky at both places.
  4. It depends on the time of year whether the sun would be higher at one place or the other.

Distribution of Responses

Chart showing distrubtion of responses for Item CL082002

Percent of students responding correctly

Overall23%
Grades 6–822%
Grades 9–1224%
Male23%
Female23%
Primary Language is English23%
Primary Language is not English23%

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