Item MO022004: A model is similar to the thing it represents in some ways but different in other ways.

In what ways is a model similar to the thing it represents?

  1. A model must be identical to the thing it represents in every way.
  2. A model must be identical to the thing it represents in every way
    except that it can be made out of different materials.
  3. A model must be identical to the thing it represents in every way
    except that it can be a different size.
  4. A model can be different from the thing it represents in either its size or the materials it is made of.
Distribution of responses
Answer Choice
Overall
Grades
Gender
Primary Language
 
n = 9412
6–8
n = 5839
9–12
n = 3556
Male
n = 4497
Female
n = 4714
English
n = 8456
Other
n = 731
A. 7% 8% 4% 8% 5% 6% 8%
B. 11% 13% 8% 12% 11% 11% 17%
C. 20% 20% 19% 21% 18% 19% 24%
D. 62% 58% 69% 59% 66% 64% 50%