Item RH038001: If a mouse loses its tail in a mousetrap and has babies later, there will be no effect on the tails of the baby mice.

A mouse's tail gets caught in a mouse trap.  When the mouse pulls free, its tail gets cut off.  If the mouse has babies later, how will this affect the length of the tails of its babies?

  1. It will affect the length of the tails of all the babies.
  2. It will affect the length of the tails of some of the babies.
  3. It will not affect the length of the tails of any of the babies.
  4. It depends on how old the mouse was when its tail was cut off.

Distribution of Responses

Chart showing distrubtion of responses for Item RH038001

Percent of students responding correctly

Overall62%
Grades 6–858%
Grades 9–1267%
Male57%
Female66%
Primary Language is English63%
Primary Language is not English53%

View data table