The 2014 AP United States History Exam is 3 hours and 5 minutes in length and consists of two sections — a 55-minute multiple choice section and a 130-minute free response section. Each section is worth 50% of the final exam score.

The multiple choice section contains 80 questions and is 55 minutes long.

The free-response section is 1 hour and 55 minutes long and consists of three parts. The section begins with a 15-minute reading period. Part A contains 1 document based-question; suggested writing time for this question is 45 minutes. Parts B and C each include 2 standard essay questions; students are required to one essay question in each part in a total of 70 minutes. For each of the essay questions students choose to answer in Parts B and C, it is suggested they spend 5 minutes planning and 30 minutes writing.

You can use the free response questions and scoring guidelines below as you prepare for the 2014 AP Exam.

Multiple Choice Questions

For sample multiple choice questions, please refer to the AP United States History Course Description, which can be found in the blue Exam Resources box to the right.

Free Response Questions and Scoring Guidelines

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