You can use the resources below as you prepare for the AP Exam.

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Sample Questions

You’ll find sample multiple-choice, short-answer, and free-response questions please in the AP European History Course and Exam Description (.pdf/7.18MB).

Sample Responses

Student responses to past exam free-response questions are available on AP Central.

Exam Practice Tips

Check out our Exam Practice Tips.

Free Response Questions and Scoring Guidelines

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The following resources do not reflect the content, scope, or design specifications of the redesigned AP European History Exam, which was administered for the first time in May 2016. These are provided to help you become familiar with the kinds of topics and questions that have been asked on previous years’ AP exams.

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