Item PT029001: When two plates push together and both plates have continental plate material where they meet, the edge of both plates will be pushed upward as they move.

Plate A and Plate B are both made of continental plate material where they touch. What will happen as the plates press together?

  1. The edges of both plates will be pushed upward as the plates continue to move toward each other.
  2. The edges of both plates will be pushed downward as the plates continue to move toward each other.
  3. One plate will stop moving, and one plate will push upward as it continues to move toward the other plate.
  4. Both plates will stop moving.

Distribution of Responses

Chart showing distrubtion of responses for Item PT029001

Percent of students responding correctly

Overall54%
Grades 6–854%
Grades 9–1256%
Male53%
Female56%
Primary Language is English55%
Primary Language is not English44%

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