The AP Latin Exam is approximately 3 hours long and has two parts — multiple choice questions and free response questions. Each part of the exam is worth 50% of the final exam grade.

The multiple choice section contains 50 questions and lasts approximately 1 hour. This section contains approximately 20 questions related to the course reading of Vergil and Caesar and approximately 30 questions related to sight reading of poetry and prose.

The free response question contains 5 tasks and lasts approximately 2 hours, which includes a 15 minute reading period. This section contains three types of questions: 2 translation passages, one each of Vergil and Caesar, 1 comparative analysis question, and 2 series of short answer questions, one each on Vergil and Caesar.

You can find samples of both the multiple choice (pages 41-53) and free response questions (pages 54-67) in the AP Latin Course and Exam Description, which can be found in the blue, Exam Resources inlay to the right.

Free Response Questions and Scoring Guidelines

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