- Fri, May 18, 2018
AP Latin Exam Day 2018
The AP Latin Exam assesses the ability to read, understand, translate, and analyze Latin poetry and prose. The exam focuses on translating the required Latin readings with an accuracy that reflects precise understanding of Latin and on reading and comprehending new passages at sight. Additionally, students will be expected to describe and analyze Latin grammar, syntax, and style, and to connect the texts they read with the people, practices, and events that shaped the ancient Roman world.
Encourage your students to visit the AP Latin student page for exam information and exam practice.
Multiple Choice — 50 Questions | 1 Hour | 50% of Exam Score
- Syllabus Reading: Vergil and Caesar (~20 questions)
- Sight Reading: Poetry and Prose (~30 questions)
Free Response — 5 Questions | 2 Hours (includes a 15-minute reading period) | 50% of Exam Score
- Translation: Vergil (1 passage) and Caesar (1 passage)
- Analytical essay (1 prompt)
- Short answer: Vergil (5 to 7 questions) and Caesar (5 to 7 questions)
Exam Questions and Scoring Information
For free-response questions from prior exams, along with scoring information, check out the tables below.
Be sure to review the Chief Reader Report. In this invaluable resource, the Chief Reader of the AP Exam compiles feedback from members of the 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.
AP Latin Course and Exam Description—February 2012
This is the core document for this course. It clearly lays out the course content and describes the exam and the AP program in general.
AP Latin TutorialSelect appropriate Latin passages and write effective multiple-choice questions using this modular tutorial. This resource breaks down the format of AP Latin multiple-choice questions and provides teachers with tips for developing their own practice questions.