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AP World History Practice Exams

Need AP World History practice exam questions for the final push to get that 5? Educator.com has you covered with tons of resources we’ve gathered all over the web. And in case you need more help with specific topics, our own time-saving AP World History video course will answer all your questions.

Format of Assessment 

Section I: Multiple Choice: 70 Questions | 55 Minutes | 50% of Exam Score

  • Discrete items with an occasional set of two items
  • Historical source material, such as images, charts, maps, and text-based passages, may be included in some items.

Section II: Free Response: 3 Questions | 130 Minutes | 50% of Exam Score

  • Document-Based Question (DBQ) (50 minutes, including a 10-minute reading period)
  • Change-over-time question (40 minutes)
  • Comparative essay (40 minutes)
  • Each question in this section is weighted equally

Practice Exams

College Board Practice Exam:

2015: Free-Response Questions

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2014: Free-Response Questions

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2013: Free-Response Questions

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2012: Free-Response Questions

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Other Resources: 

Learnerator Practice. 1,000 AP World History practice questions, organized by topic and difficulty level.

ACE Practice Tests.  30 practice questions for each of the 34 textbook chapters in The Earth and Its Peoples: A Global History textbook.

McGraw Hill Test.  Multiple choice quizzes from McGraw Hill’s “5 Steps to a 5” review book.

Full Practice Test.  70 challenging multiple choice questions along with answers and thorough explanations. It also has free response practice questions.

Global Studies Review Quizzes.  Multiple choice quizzes categorized by region and topic.

World History Textbook.  Quizzes from World History by Duiker and Spielvogel.

More Textbook Resources.  Multiple choice questions and chapter outlines for AP World History from The student center for Traditions & Encounters.

Still need more help? Check out Educator.com’s AP World History that has even more worked out problems and also goes over all the topics on the exam.

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