AP US History Exam Prep

Practice Quiz presents 29 free review questions and explanations for the AP US History Exam given by the College Board.

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Practice Quiz presents 29 free review questions and explanations for the AP US History Exam given by the College Board.

The AP American History Exam is a three hour and five-minute exam with 80 multiple-choice questions, a document-based question and two free-response questions.

The APUSH exam covers US History from the Pre-Columbian era, including Mesoamerica, through Colonial North America, The American Revolution, the Antebellum period, the Civil War, Reconstruction, Industrialization, WWI, WWII, the Cold War, to the present day.

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There are 60 questions on the AP US History Exam, divided into three categories: Multiple Choice (55 questions, 91.67%), Short Answer (3 questions, 5%), and Document-Based Question and Long Essay (2 questions, 3.33%).

The AP US Government Exam is 3 hours long.

Generally, a score of 3 out of 5 or higher is considered a passing score in an AP exam. Scoring at least a 3 is usually required to receive college credit hours. Colleges decide what grade to grant credit for, and some may only accept a 4 or 5.

Passing the AP US History Exam can grant a student college course credit.

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