Item CL149001: The earth's axis is always tilted 23.5° from the line perpendicular to the plane of the earth's path around the sun.

The earth’s axis of rotation is always tilted 23.5° from which of the following?

  1. The equator
  2. A line through the earth that connects the North and South Poles
  3. The line between the center of the earth and the center of the sun
  4. The line perpendicular to the plane of the earth’s path around the sun

Distribution of Responses

Chart showing distrubtion of responses for Item CL149001

Percent of students responding correctly

Overall22%
Grades 6–821%
Grades 9–1224%
Male22%
Female22%
Primary Language is English22%
Primary Language is not English22%

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