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 in the AP World History Practice Exam (.pdf/1.4MB).

Sample Responses

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

Short-Answer Response Booklets

Review the information about the short-answer response booklets before exam day so that you understand where to write your answers and the amount of space provided for each response. The watermarks on the pages for Q1, Q2, Q3, and Q4, as well as the instruction at the top of each page, indicate which question you should be answering on each page of the booklet. You’ll need to write your answers on the correct page in the booklet on exam day.

Exam Practice Tips

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Free Response Questions and Scoring Guidelines

These resources are provided to help you become familiar with the kinds of topics and questions that have been asked on previous years’ AP Exams.

Please note that the 2018 exam resources below reflect the content, scope, and design specifications of the AP World History Exam, which was updated in the 2017-18 school year. The exam resources from 2017 and earlier reflect different exam formats.

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