Item WE038002: The continuous movement of wind and water changes the size of mountains over many millions of years

Which of the following is true about wind and water changing the size of mountains over many millions of years?

  1. The continuous movement of wind and water changes the size of mountains over many millions of years
  2. Nothing can change the size of mountains over many millions of years, not even the continuous movement of wind and water.
  3. The continuous movement of wind and water changes the size of some mountains, but not all mountains.
  4. Even though mountains change in size over many millions of years, the changes are not due to the continuous movement of wind and water.
Distribution of responses
Answer Choice
Overall
Grades
Gender
Primary Language
 
n = 1164
6–8
n = 710
9–12
n = 454
Male
n = 570
Female
n = 567
English
n = 1016
Other
n = 111
A. The continuous movement of wind and water changes the size of mountains over many millions of years 61% 58% 64% 62% 60% 62% 53%
B. Nothing can change the size of mountains over many millions of years, not even the continuous movement of wind and water. 11% 12% 11% 11% 11% 11% 12%
C. The continuous movement of wind and water changes the size of some mountains, but not all mountains. 18% 19% 16% 19% 16% 17% 20%
D. Even though mountains change in size over many millions of years, the changes are not due to the continuous movement of wind and water. 10% 11% 9% 8% 12% 10% 15%