AP Examination

  • AP World History Examination

    Test Information:

    • 70 multiple choice questions
    • 3 essays—Comparative, Change and Continuity Over Time, and the Document-Based Question

    Chronological Boundaries of the Course

    The course has as its chronological frame the period from approximately 8000 B.C.E. to the present, with the period 8000 B.C.E. to 600 B.C.E. serving as the foundation for the balance of the course.

    An outline of the periodizations is listed below.

    • Period 1:  8000 B.C.E–600 B.C.E.
    • Period 2:  600 B.C.E.–600 C.E.
    • Period 3:  600–1450
    • Period 4:  1450–1750
    • Period 5:  1750–1914
    • Period 6:  1914–Present