This isn't your standard multiple choice test. The College Board will present you with 55 questions over the course of 55 minutes. So, if you do the math... That's 60 seconds per question. But, again, this isn't a list of questions. These are ALL stimulus based. Below is what the College Board tells you about the Multiple Choice section:
The multiple-choice section will contain a number of sets of questions, with between two and five questions per set that ask students to respond to stimulus material: a primary or secondary source, including texts, images, charts, graphs, maps, etc. This stimulus material will reflect the types of evidence that historians use in their research on the past. The set of multiple-choice questions about the material will draw upon knowledge required by the curriculum framework, and each question will address one of the learning objectives for the course. Events and topics contained in the illustrative example lists will NOT appear in multiple-choice questions unless accompanied by text that fully explains that topic to the student. — https://secure-media.collegeboard.org/digitalServices/pdf/ap/ap-world-history-course-and-exam-description.pdf
TO SUM IT UP.... THEY'LL GIVE YOU SOMETHING (READING, PIC, MAP) AND ASK YOU QUESTIONS ABOUT IT. (BUT ILLUSTRATIVE EXAMPLES WILL NOT APPEAR IN THIS SECTION UNLESS THEY EXPLAIN THEM TO YOU!)
Let's walk through a few so you don't panic. They give you 8 sets of examples. If you want to see all of them CLICK HERE and start at page 183.
SAMPLE #1: IMAGE
Each question will have a stimulus. Well, there it is. This one appears to be showing Hammurabi (yea, the law code guy). They will give you the stimulus (in this case an image) and a little description. What's next? The questions (2-5 questions based on the stimulus). For the answer key, scroll down.
55 questions. 55 minutes. All stimulus based. Expect reading excerpts, maps, charts, images, etc. followed by 2-5 questions. This will be the first hour of your Thursday on test day in May. Next we move to SHORT ANSWER. Click the BANNER below to go to the next section.
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