This is a new category of stupid test questions: the place for questions which are based on faulty knowledge. I’m sending Simon a bumpersticker!
Simon, who sends this 7th grade California CST question from 2006, says:This is a trick question in which the answer D is listed as the correct answer. However, Pascal’s law states that pressure is exerted equally throughout a fluid. The pressure would be the same everywhere, 15 pounds in this case, it is not cumulative – not added up. Since I don’t get to see the questions while the students are taking their test, I hope that nothing this stupid is asked this year.