There is a fifteen-minute reading period for students to read the essay prompts, take notes, and brainstorm, but students may begin to write the essays before this period ends. Section one is worth 60% of the total AP exam score, with 40% of the total exam score derived from the student's performance on the multiple choice section and 20% of the total exam score derived from the student's performance on the short answer questions.
Students will then have 85 minutes to write the two essays; 45 minutes are recommended for the DBQ and 40 minutes for the long essay, but students are free to work on the two essays as they see fit. The remaining 40% of the total exam score is derived from section two; the document-based question is worth 25% of the total exam score, while the long essay question is worth 15% of the total exam score.
This section will test your ability to analyze and engage with the source materials while recalling what you already know about U. The DBQ question requires you to answer a question based on six or seven primary source documents and your knowledge of the subject and time period.
All the documents will pertain to a single subject. History content and strategy, pick the AP prep option that works best for your goals and learning style.
This document includes a bunch of DBQs from past versions of the AP test.
This question has remained relatively consistent throughout the years, so I'd say these are totally fine to use as practice unofficial practice tests and small-scale topic-specific practice quizzes.
Each long essay question on the AP exam may address any one of three possible historical reasoning processes: patterns of continuity and change, comparison, or causation.
Each of the essay questions will address the same historical reasoning process. Section one consists of the multiple choice and short answer questions, while section two consists of the document-based question (DBQ) and a long essay question.
This is a practice exam released by the College Board that aligns with the format and content of the latest version of the test.
One caveat: there's no answer key for the free-response questions, so you might have a tough time scoring them.