AP English Literature and Composition Past Exam Questions

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Free-Response Questions

Download free-response questions from past exams along with scoring guidelines, sample responses from exam takers, and scoring distributions.

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Note: The table below features a selection of free-response questions and related scoring information from the 2020 exam. You can find all of the 2020 FRQs and corresponding scoring information in AP Classroom question bank.

2020 Exam: Free-Response Questions, Student Sample Responses, and Scoring Information
Prompts and Student Samples Scoring Commentaries Scoring Information

Prompt for Sample Packet 1 – Eng

Sample Packet 1 – Eng

Scoring Commentaries Packet 1 – Eng

Scoring Guidelines – Eng

Prompt for Sample Packet 2 –  Johnson

Sample Packet 2 – Johnson

Scoring Commentaries Packet 2 – Johnson

Scoring Guidelines – Johnson

Prompt for Sample Packet 3 – Porter

Sample Packet 3 – Porter

Scoring Commentaries Packet 3 – Porter

Scoring Guidelines – Porter

Scoring Distributions
2011: Form B
Questions Scoring Samples and Commentary Score Distributions

Free-Response Questions

Scoring Guidelines

Sample Responses Q1

Sample Responses Q2

Sample Responses Q3

 
2010: Form B
Questions Scoring Samples and Commentary Score Distributions

Free-Response Questions

Scoring Guidelines

Sample Responses Q1

Sample Responses Q2

Sample Responses Q3

 
2009: Form B
Questions Scoring Samples and Commentary Grade Distributions

Free-Response Questions

Scoring Guidelines

Sample Responses Q1

Sample Responses Q2

Sample Responses Q3

 
2008: Form B
Questions Scoring Samples and Commentary Grade Distributions

Free-Response Questions

Scoring Guidelines

Sample Responses Q1

Sample Responses Q2

Sample Responses Q3

 
2007: Form B
Questions Scoring Samples and Commentary Grade Distributions

Free-Response Questions

Scoring Guidelines

Sample Responses Q1

Sample Responses Q2

Sample Responses Q3

 
2006: Form B
Questions Scoring Samples and Commentary Grade Distributions

Free-Response Questions

Scoring Guidelines

Sample Responses Q1

Sample Responses Q2

Sample Responses Q3

 
2005: Form B
Questions Scoring Samples Grade Distributions

Free-Response Questions

Scoring Guidelines

Scoring Commentary

Sample Responses