Item WC107001: Both the blocking of sunlight by clouds and the height of the sun above the horizon affect the amount of energy transferred from the sun to a place on the earth's surface.

What affects how much energy is transferred from the sun to any place on the earth’s surface?

  1. Both the blocking of sunlight by clouds and the height of the sun above the horizon affect the amount of energy transferred to a place.
  2. The height of the sun above the horizon affects the amount of energy transferred to a place, but the blocking of sunlight by clouds does not.
  3. The blocking of sunlight by clouds affects the amount of energy transferred to a place, but the height of the sun above the horizon does not.
  4. Neither the blocking of sunlight by clouds nor the height of the sun above the horizon affect the amount of energy transferred to a place.

Distribution of Responses

Chart showing distrubtion of responses for Item WC107001

Percent of students responding correctly

Overall41%
Grades 6–839%
Grades 9–1244%
Male43%
Female40%
Primary Language is English41%
Primary Language is not English41%

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