Astronomy quiz question: Earth's rotation

Astronomy 210 Quiz 1, fall semester 2011
Cuesta College, San Luis Obispo, CA

Earth's rotation causes __________, as seen by an observer in San Luis Obispo, CA.
(A) the sun to rise and set.
(B) different phases of the moon.
(C) the sun to appear in front of different zodiac constellations.
(D) the celestial north pole to wander around relative to the stars.

Correct answer: (A).

Section 70158
Exam code: quiz01S4lL
(A) : 28 students
(B) : 2 students
(C) : 5 students
(D) : 3 student
(Blank: 1 student)

Success level: 74% (including partial credit for multiple-choice)
Discrimination index (Aubrecht & Aubrecht, 1983): 0.70

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