AP Japanese Language and Culture 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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2021: Free-Response Questions
Questions Scoring Samples and Commentary Score Distributions

Free-Response Questions

Speaking Audio Prompts

Scoring Guidelines

Chief Reader Report

Scoring Statistics

Interpersonal Writing

Text Chat

Presentational Writing

Compare and Contrast Article

Interpersonal Speaking

Conversation

Presentational Speaking

Cultural Perspective Presentation

Speaking Samples

Scoring Distribution

The 2020 free-response questions are available in the AP Classroom question bank.

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

Free-Response Questions

Speaking Audio Prompts

Scoring Guidelines

Chief Reader Report

Scoring Statistics

Interpersonal Writing

Text Chat

Presentational Writing

Compare and Contrast Article

Interpersonal Speaking

Conversation

Presentational Speaking

Cultural Perspective Presentation

Speaking Samples

Scoring Distribution
2018: Free-Response Questions
Questions Scoring Samples and Commentary Score Distributions

Free-Response Questions

Speaking Audio Prompts

Scoring Guidelines

Chief Reader Report

Scoring Statistics

Interpersonal Writing

Text Chat

Presentational Writing

Compare and Contrast Article

Interpersonal Speaking

Conversation

Presentational Speaking

Cultural Perspective Presentation

Speaking Samples

Scoring Distributions
2017: Free-Response Questions
Questions Scoring Samples and Commentary Score Distributions

Free-Response Questions

Speaking Audio Prompts 

Scoring Guidelines

Chief Reader Report

Scoring Statistics

Interpersonal Writing

Text Chat

Presentational Writing

Compare and Contrast Article

Interpersonal Speaking

Conversation

Presentational Speaking

Cultural Perspective Presentation

Speaking Samples

Additional Audio Samples

Interpersonal and Presentational Speaking Samples from the 2017 Workshop

Scoring Distributions

2016: Free-Response Questions
Questions Scoring Samples and Commentary Score Distributions

Free-Response Questions

Speaking Audio Prompts

Scoring Guidelines

Student Performance Q&A

Scoring Statistics

Interpersonal Writing

Text Chat

Presentational Writing

Compare and Contrast Article

Interpersonal Speaking

Conversation

Presentational Speaking

Cultural Perspective Presentation

Speaking Samples

Score Distributions

2015: Free-Response Questions
Questions Scoring Samples and Commentary Score Distributions

Free-Response Questions

Speaking Audio Prompts

Scoring Guidelines

Scoring Statistics

Student Performance Q&A

Interpersonal Writing

Text Chat

Presentational Writing

Compare and Contrast Article

Interpersonal Speaking

Conversation

Presentational Speaking

Cultural Perspective Presentation

Speaking Samples

Score Distributions

2014: Free-Response Questions
Questions Scoring Samples and Commentary Score Distributions

Free-Response Questions

Speaking Audio Prompts

Scoring Guidelines

Student Performance Q&A

Scoring Statistics

Interpersonal Writing

Text Chat

Presentational Writing

Compare and Contrast Article

Interpersonal Speaking

Conversation

Presentational Speaking

Cultural Perspective Presentation

Speaking Samples

Score Distributions

2013: Free-Response Questions
Questions Scoring Samples and Commentary Score Distributions

Free-Response Questions

Speaking Audio Prompts

Scoring Guidelines

Student Performance Q&A

Scoring Statistics

Interpersonal Writing

Text Chat

Presentational Writing

Compare and Contrast Article

Interpersonal Speaking

Conversation

Presentational Speaking

Cultural Perspective Presentation

Speaking Samples

Score Distributions

2012: Free-Response Questions
Questions Scoring Samples and Commentary Score Distributions

Free-Response Questions

Speaking Audio Prompts

Scoring Guidelines

Student Performance Q&A

Scoring Statistics

Interpersonal Writing

Text Chat

Presentational Writing

Compare and Contrast Article

Interpersonal Speaking

Conversation

Presentational Speaking

Cultural Perspective Presentation

Speaking Samples

Score Distributions

2011: Free-Response Questions
Questions Scoring Samples and Commentary Score Distributions

Free-Response Questions

Speaking Audio Prompts

Scoring Guidelines

Student Performance Q&A

Scoring Statistics

Interpersonal Writing

Text Chat

Presentational Writing

Compare and Contrast Article

Interpersonal Speaking

Conversation

Presentational Speaking

Cultural Perspective Presentation

Speaking Samples

Score Distributions

2010: Free-Response Questions
Questions Scoring Samples and Commentary Score Distributions

Free-Response Questions

Speaking Audio Prompts

Scoring Guidelines

Student Performance Q&A

Scoring Statistics

Interpersonal Writing

Text Chat

Presentational Writing

Compare and Contrast Article

Interpersonal Speaking

Conversation

Presentational Speaking

Cultural Perspective Presentation

Speaking Samples

Score Distributions

2009: Free-Response Questions
Questions Scoring Samples and Commentary Grade Distributions

Free-Response Questions

Speaking Audio Prompts

Scoring Guidelines

Student Performance Q&A

Scoring Statistics

Interpersonal Writing

Text Chat

Presentational Writing

Compare and Contrast Article

Interpersonal Speaking

Conversation

Presentational Speaking

Cultural Perspective Presentation

Speaking Samples

Grade Distributions