AP World History Examination
- 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