## Item CL048002: Sometimes the North Pole has the most hours of daylight compared to everywhere else on earth, and sometimes it has the fewest, but the equator has the same number of hours of daylight every day of the year.

Which of the following statements is TRUE about the number of hours of daylight at the North Pole and at the equator compared to everywhere else on earth?

- The equator always has the most hours of daylight, and the North Pole always has the fewest hours of daylight.
- The North Pole always has the most hours of daylight, and the equator always has the fewest hours of daylight.
- Sometimes the North Pole has the most hours of daylight, and sometimes it has the fewest, but the equator has the same number of hours of daylight every day.
- The number of hours of daylight on any given day is the same everywhere.

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Grades |
Gender |
Primary Language |
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n = 2284 |
6–8 n = 1187 |
9–12 n = 1091 |
Male n = 1080 |
Female n = 1126 |
English n = 1972 |
Other n = 208 |
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A. | The equator always has the most hours of daylight, and the North Pole always has the fewest hours of daylight. | 35% | 35% | 35% | 33% | 37% | 35% | 33% |

B. | The North Pole always has the most hours of daylight, and the equator always has the fewest hours of daylight. | 21% | 21% | 20% | 23% | 19% | 20% | 22% |

C. | Sometimes the North Pole has the most hours of daylight, and sometimes it has the fewest, but the equator has the same number of hours of daylight every day. | 31% | 29% | 32% | 31% | 31% | 31% | 30% |

D. | The number of hours of daylight on any given day is the same everywhere. | 14% | 15% | 13% | 13% | 14% | 14% | 14% |