Item CL108002: The place that gets the greatest intensity of sunlight over the course of the day in the middle of July is 20° north of the equator.

Which of the places shown in the diagram below has the greatest intensity of sunlight over the course of a day in the middle of July?

  1. 0° (equator)
  2. 20° N
  3. 30° N
  4. All places in the northern hemisphere have equal intensity of sunlight over the course of a day in the middle of July.

Distribution of Responses

Chart showing distrubtion of responses for Item CL108002

Percent of students responding correctly

Overall27%
Grades 6–827%
Grades 9–1228%
Male29%
Female26%
Primary Language is English27%
Primary Language is not English28%

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