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AP US Government and Politics Exam Questions and Scoring Information

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Looking for sample multiple-choice and free-response questions? You can find them in:

The Course Description (.pdf/1.22MB), which has everything you need to know about the course and exam.

The 1999 Released Exam.

And for free-response questions from prior exams, along with scoring information, check out the tables below.

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2017: Free-Response Questions
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2016: Free-Response Questions
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2015: Free-Response Questions
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2014: Free-Response Questions
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2013: Free-Response Questions
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2012: Free-Response Questions
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2011: Free-Response Questions
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2010: Free-Response Questions
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2009: Free-Response Questions
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2008: Free-Response Questions
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2007: Free-Response Questions
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2006: Free-Response Questions
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2005: Free-Response Questions
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2004: Free-Response Questions
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2003: Free-Response Questions
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