Item WC095002: A sudden change in a town's air temperature can be caused by air moving to the town.

The air at a town was cold for five days, and then it became warm on the sixth day. What could make the air temperature change so quickly?

  1. Only a change in the angle of sunlight reaching the town could make the air temperature change so quickly.
  2. Only a sudden change in the amount of pollution in the air could make the temperature change so quickly.
  3. Only a change in the amount of clouds blocking the sunlight could make the air temperature change so quickly.
  4. Warmer air could have moved to the town from somewhere else without the sunlight, clouds, or the amount of pollution in the air changing.

Distribution of Responses

Chart showing distrubtion of responses for Item WC095002

Percent of students responding correctly

Overall42%
Grades 6–840%
Grades 9–1246%
Male43%
Female42%
Primary Language is English44%
Primary Language is not English33%

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