Item EN017002: Conditions have changed in significant ways everywhere on earth, with some of these changes happening suddenly and others more gradually.

Which of the following is TRUE about how environmental conditions have changed since the time life began on earth?

  1. Conditions have remained about the same everywhere on earth, with only minor changes from year to year.
  2. Conditions have remained the same in the oceans but have changed on land.
  3. Conditions have remained the same except for a few sudden changes in certain locations due to disasters, such as a meteorite striking the earth.
  4. Conditions have changed in significant ways everywhere on earth, with some of these changes happening suddenly and others more gradually. 

Distribution of Responses

Chart showing distrubtion of responses for Item EN017002

Percent of students responding correctly

Overall65%
Grades 6–862%
Grades 9–1269%
Male61%
Female69%
Primary Language is English66%
Primary Language is not English56%

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