Item CL104002: Sunlight is more intense at a place on a day when the sun is directly overhead.

The two diagrams below show the Earth on two different days. A student lives at the place indicated by the arrow.

Assuming that the sky above her is cloudless on both days shown above, on which day is sunlight more intense where she lives?

  1. Sunlight is more intense where she lives on the day shown in Day 1.
  2. Sunlight is more intense where she lives on the day shown in Day 2.
  3. Sunlight has the same intensity where she lives on both days.
  4. There is not enough information provided to determine on which day sunlight is more intense where she lives.

Distribution of Responses

Chart showing distrubtion of responses for Item CL104002

Percent of students responding correctly

Overall46%
Grades 6–844%
Grades 9–1248%
Male45%
Female47%
Primary Language is English47%
Primary Language is not English41%

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