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The AP Spanish Literature and Culture Exam

Exam Overview

AP SPANISH LITERATURE AND CULTURE EXAM: 3 HOURS

Exam questions are based on the six learning objectives and assess all themes. Questions are based on works from the required reading list and works that are not on the required reading list. Assessing students on works beyond required readings allows them to apply what they have learned in other areas. The exam assesses the interpretive and presentational modes of communication and students' ability to analyze literature in context.

Format of Assessment

Section I: Multiple Choice | 65 Questions | ~ 80 Minutes | 50% of Exam Score

  • Part A: (15 Questions)
    • Interpretive Listening: Audio Texts
  • Part B: (50 Questions)
    • Reading Analysis: Print Texts

Section II: Free Response | 4 Tasks | ~ 100 Minutes | 50% of Exam Score

  • Text Explanation (short answer)
  • Text and Art Comparison (short answer)
  • Analysis of a Single Text (essay)
  • Text Comparison (essay)

Multiple-Choice Section

For sample multiple-choice questions, refer to the Course and Exam Description.

Free-Response Section

Free-Response Questions 2015 2014 2013


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

Scoring Guidelines


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

Scoring Guidelines

Student Performance Q&A

Scoring Statistics
Sample Responses Q1
Sample Responses Q2
Sample Responses Q3
Sample Responses Q4
Score Distributions


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

Scoring Guidelines

Student Performance Q&A

Scoring Statistics
Sample Responses Q1
Sample Responses Q2
Sample Responses Q3
Sample Responses Q4
Score Distributions


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