Item PT019001: Earth's plates move several inches each year.

Which of the following describes the movement of earth’s plates?

  1. The plates move several inches per year.
  2. The plates move several feet per year.
  3. The plates move several miles per year.
  4. The plates do not move.
Distribution of responses
Answer Choice
Overall
Grades
Gender
Primary Language
 
n = 3168
6–8
n = 2041
9–12
n = 1114
Male
n = 1508
Female
n = 1617
English
n = 2883
Other
n = 218
A. The plates move several inches per year. 64% 62% 68% 66% 63% 65% 56%
B. The plates move several feet per year. 17% 18% 14% 15% 18% 17% 18%
C. The plates move several miles per year. 11% 11% 10% 11% 11% 10% 17%
D. The plates do not move. 8% 8% 8% 8% 8% 8% 9%