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 FM059003

Percent of students responding correctly

Overall24%
Grades 6–826%
Grades 9–1221%
Male24%
Female24%
Primary Language is English24%
Primary Language is not English24%

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