## Item CL026002: For a place that is located south of the tropical region, the maximum height the sun reaches in the sky is lower for places south of that place.

A student who lives at Place 1 shown below observes the sun moving across the sky during the day shown below.

Would a student who lives directly south of Place 1 see the sun reach the same maximum height in the sky that day?

- No, the maximum height of the sun for all places south of Place 1 would be lower than it is at Place 1.
- No, the maximum height of the sun for all places south of Place 1 would be higher than it is at Place 1.
- Yes, the maximum height of the sun for all places south of Place 1 would be the same as at Place 1.
- It depends on where the student lives. The sun’s maximum height would be the same as it is at Place 1 everywhere south of Place 1 except at the South Pole, where it would be lower.

Answer Choice |
Overall |
Grades |
Gender |
Primary Language |
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n = 2202 |
6–8 n = 1139 |
9–12 n = 1053 |
Male n = 1086 |
Female n = 1037 |
English n = 1830 |
Other n = 251 |
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A. | No, the maximum height of the sun for all places south of Place 1 would be lower than it is at Place 1. | 32% | 31% | 34% | 32% | 32% | 33% | 29% |

B. | No, the maximum height of the sun for all places south of Place 1 would be higher than it is at Place 1. | 29% | 26% | 31% | 29% | 28% | 27% | 28% |

C. | Yes, the maximum height of the sun for all places south of Place 1 would be the same as at Place 1. | 21% | 21% | 20% | 21% | 20% | 20% | 24% |

D. | It depends on where the student lives. The sun’s maximum height would be the same as it is at Place 1 everywhere south of Place 1 except at the South Pole, where it would be lower. | 19% | 22% | 15% | 19% | 19% | 19% | 18% |