Item CL109002: Of three places in the northern hemisphere that are at the same longitude but different latitudes, when the north pole is pointed toward the sun the place closest to the north pole receives the greatest number of hours of daylight.

The diagram below shows three places that are at different latitudes.

Which place receives the greatest number of hours of daylight during the day shown in the diagram?

  1. Place 1
  2. Place 2
  3. Place 3
  4. All three places have the same number of hours of daylight.
Distribution of responses
Answer Choice
Overall
Grades
Gender
Language
6–8 9–12 Male Female Primary Language is English Primary Language is not English
A. Place 1 26% 24% 27% 26% 25% 25% 26%
B. Place 2 12% 13% 10% 11% 12% 11% 15%
C. Place 3 40% 39% 43% 42% 39% 41% 37%
D. All three places have the same number of hours of daylight. 22% 24% 20% 20% 24% 22% 22%