Item CL147001: On the first day of winter, the north pole is tilted 23.5° away from the sun, and each day of the rest of the winter the north pole tilts a little more toward the sun.

Which of the following statements is TRUE about how the North Pole is tilted relative to the sun over the course of the winter?

  1. During all of the winter, the North Pole is tilted 23.5° away from the sun.
  2. During all of the winter, the North Pole is not tilted toward the sun or away from the sun.
  3. On the first day of winter, the North Pole is tilted 23.5° away from the sun. During the rest of the winter, the North Pole is not tilted toward the sun or away from the Sun.
  4. On the first day of winter, the North Pole is tilted 23.5° away from the sun, and each day of the rest of the winter the North Pole tilts a little more toward the sun.

Distribution of Responses

Chart showing distrubtion of responses for Item CL147001

Percent of students responding correctly

Overall26%
Grades 6–826%
Grades 9–1226%
Male24%
Female28%
Primary Language is English26%
Primary Language is not English25%

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