Testing Numbers in Quantitative Comparison

$$x$$, $$p$$, and $$q$$ are integers, and $$p$$ is greater than $$q$$

Quantity A                              Quantity B

$$x^{2p}$$                                             $$x^{2q}$$

(A) Quantity A is greater.

(B) Quantity B is greater.

(C) The two quantities are equal.

(D) The relationship cannot be determined from the information given.