AP English Literature and Composition Exam Questions

Free-Response Questions and Scoring Information

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2024: Free-Response Questions

2024: Free-Response Questions

QuestionsScoringSamples and Commentaries

Free-Response Questions - Set 1

Free-Response Questions - Set 2


2020 Free-Response Questions

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