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.

Be sure to review the Chief Reader Report (2019 versions available later this fall). In this invaluable resource, the chief reader of the AP Exam compiles feedback from members of the AP Reading leadership to describe how students performed on the FRQs, summarize typical student errors, and address specific concepts and content with which students have struggled the most that year.

 
2019: Free-Response Questions
Questions Scoring Samples and Commentary Score Distributions

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2011: Form B
Questions Scoring Samples and Commentary Score Distributions

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2010: Form B
Questions Scoring Samples and Commentary Score Distributions

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2009: Form B
Questions Scoring Samples and Commentary Grade Distributions

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2008: Form B
Questions Scoring Samples and Commentary Grade Distributions

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2007: Form B
Questions Scoring Samples and Commentary Grade Distributions

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2006: Form B
Questions Scoring Samples and Commentary Grade Distributions

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2005: Form B
Questions Scoring Samples Grade Distributions

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Sample Responses