AP Human Geography Practice Exam

70 free practice questions for the AP Human Geography exam

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AP Human Geography Practice Exam - Updated 2022
Note - while hwe updated this set recently, this PracticeQuiz.com set has 50 more free AP Human Geography practice test questions.  This set linked here has stronger explanations.

The AP Human Geography exam is administered by the College Board each May. AP Human Geography looks at the branch of social sciences looking at people, communities, and cultures. Methods and theories dominate this course. Broadly speaking, this course examines the relationship between space and place in order to study human interaction and environments.

Topic breakdown:
  • Geography: Its Nature and Perspectives (5-10%)
  • Population (13-17%)
  • Cultural Patterns and Processes (13-17%)
  • Political Organization of Space (13-17%)
  • Agricultural and Rural Land Use (13-17%)
  • Industrialization and Economic Development (13-17%)
  • Cities and Urban Land Use (13-17%)
In May 2011, 83,841 students took the AP Human Geography exam internationally. The mean score was a 2.61 with a standard deviation of 1.39.  In 2021, the average score was 2.69.
 This free practice exam features 71 questions that will help you not only review key human geography concepts but also familiarize yourself with the AP exam format.
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Human geography is a branch of geography that studies the relationship between human beings and their physical and social environment. It examines the patterns and processes of human activities, cultures, and interactions with the environment, and how they vary across time and space. Human geography encompasses a wide range of topics, such as population growth and migration, urbanization, cultural diversity, economic development, political systems, and environmental change. Human geographers use various research methods, such as surveys, interviews, mapping, and spatial analysis, to understand and explain the complex interactions between humans and their environment. The field of human geography is important for understanding and addressing social, economic, and environmental challenges facing people and communities around the world.

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