The solid rock of the cliffs in the photograph is part of a continent. What is the relationship between the continent and earth’s plates?

  1. The continent is part of a plate.
  2. The continent is next to but is not part of a plate.
  3. The continent is on top of a layer of water that is above a plate.
  4. The continent is directly on top of a plate but is not part of the plate.
Distribution of Responses
Chart showing distrubtion of responses for Item PT015001
Students Responding Correctly
Group Correct Total Percent
Overall 1346 3167 43%
Grades
  6–8 857 2043 42%
  9–12 485 1111 44%
Gender
  Male691151346%
  Female634161239%
Primary Language
  English1235288143%
  Other8121837%

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