Astronomy quiz question: cause of sun rising/setting?

Astronomy 210 Quiz 1, spring semester 2014
Cuesta College, San Luis Obispo, CA

Earth's __________ causes the sun to rise and set, as seen by an observer in San Luis Obispo, CA.
(A) rotation.
(B) revolution.
(C) precession.
(D) tilt.
(E) (More than one of the above choices.)

Correct answer (highlight to unhide): (A)

Section 30674
Exam code: quiz01nYe3
(A) : 18 students
(B) : 5 students
(C) : 2 students
(D) : 2 students
(E) : 3 students

Success level: 61% (including partial credit for multiple-choice)
Discrimination index (Aubrecht & Aubrecht, 1983): 0.70

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