Item FM059003: An object does not acquire a force by being shoved.

A person shoves an ice cube off a table. Which of the following acts on the ice cube after it leaves the table but before it hits the floor?

  1. Only the force from the shove on the ice cube
  2. Only the force of the earth’s gravity on the ice cube
  3. Both the force of the earth’s gravity on the ice cube and the force from the shove on the ice cube
  4. Neither the force of the earth’s gravity on the ice cube nor the force from the shove on the ice cube
Distribution of Responses
Chart showing distrubtion of responses for Item 059003
Students Responding Correctly
Group Correct Total Percent
Overall 429 1798 24%
Grades
  6–8 288 1127 26%
  9–12 140 662 21%
Gender
  Male19983224%
  Female21791924%
Primary Language
  English377158524%
  Other4217824%

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