AP Government & Politics Exam

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The AP United States Government and Politics Exam measures students' understanding of American political culture and the interactions of governing and linkage institutions. Questions are based on the six major topics in the course, and students must be able to define, compare, explain, and interpret political concepts, policies, processes, perspectives, and behaviors that characterize the U.S. political system.

The exam contains two sections:

Section I: Multiple Choice | 60 Questions | 45 Minutes | 50% of Exam Score

  • Demonstrate understanding of major course concepts, policies and institutions
  • Apply skills of comparison and interpretation in addition to factual recall

Section II: Free Response | 4 Questions | 100 Minutes | 50% of Exam Score

  • Define concepts and explain or interpret content across all course topics
  • Analyze political relationships and evaluate policy changes using examples from the course to support the argument or response
This practice exam helps prepare you for Section I of the exam.