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2016 AP free response questions (FRQs)---prompts only

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For the curious, the College Board has begun to release the FRQs for this year, two days after each exam's testing date. I'll add them all to this post as the time passes.

 

These are the prompts only. Scoring guidelines (rubrics) and actual student samples will be released here http://apcentral.collegeboard.com/apc/public/exam/exam_information/index.html sometime after the "readings" take place next month.

 

Environmental Science https://secure-media.collegeboard.org/digitalServices/pdf/ap/ap16_frq_environmental_science.pdf

 

Psychology https://secure-media.collegeboard.org/digitalServices/pdf/ap/ap16_frq_psychology.pdf

 

Chemistry https://secure-media.collegeboard.org/digitalServices/pdf/ap/ap16_frq_chemistry.pdf

 

Art history https://secure-media.collegeboard.org/digitalServices/pdf/ap/ap16_frq_art_history.pdf

 

Computer Science A https://secure-media.collegeboard.org/digitalServices/pdf/ap/ap16_frq_computer_science_a.pdf

 

Spanish https://secure-media.collegeboard.org/digitalServices/pdf/ap/ap16_frq_spanish_language.pdf

 

Physics 1 https://secure-media.collegeboard.org/digitalServices/pdf/ap/ap16_frq_physics_1.pdf

 

Physics 2 https://secure-media.collegeboard.org/digitalServices/pdf/ap/ap16_frq_physics_2.pdf

 

Japanese https://secure-media.collegeboard.org/digitalServices/pdf/ap/ap16_frq_japanese_language.pdf

 

English Lit https://secure-media.collegeboard.org/digitalServices/pdf/ap/ap16_frq_english_literature.pdf

 

Chinese https://secure-media.collegeboard.org/digitalServices/pdf/ap/ap16_frq_chinese_language.pdf

 

Calculus AB https://secure-media.collegeboard.org/digitalServices/pdf/ap/ap16_frq_calculus_ab.pdf

 

Calculus BC https://secure-media.collegeboard.org/digitalServices/pdf/ap/ap16_frq_calculus_bc.pdf

 

APUSH https://secure-media.collegeboard.org/digitalServices/pdf/ap/ap16_frq_us_history.pdf

 

European History (first year of redesign btw) https://secure-media.collegeboard.org/digitalServices/pdf/ap/ap16_frq_european_history.pdf

 

German https://secure-media.collegeboard.org/digitalServices/pdf/ap/ap16_frq_german_language.pdf

 

Biology https://secure-media.collegeboard.org/digitalServices/pdf/ap/ap16_frq_biology.pdf

 

Music Theory https://secure-media.collegeboard.org/digitalServices/pdf/ap/ap16_frq_music_theory.pdf

 

Physics C: Mechanics https://secure-media.collegeboard.org/digitalServices/pdf/ap/ap16_frq_physics-c_mech.pdf

 

Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism https://secure-media.collegeboard.org/digitalServices/pdf/ap/ap16_frq_physics-c_e-m.pdf

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That's great to know!  So glad they are doing this.

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In case anyone isn't aware, all of the free response questions going back to the late 1990s in some cases (there are far fewer if the test has been redesigned) are available at http://apcentral.collegeboard.com/apc/public/exam/exam_information/index.html.  The College Board always posts the latest questions 48 hours after the exam is given.

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Chinese and the two Calculus have been posted.

The chinese paper isn't even 100% in chinese, more like 50/50 english-chinese; don't know to laugh or cry.

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The chinese paper isn't even 100% in chinese, more like 50/50 english-chinese; don't know to laugh or cry.

Maybe the audio bits would make you feel better (off to link...)

 

http://apcentral.collegeboard.com/apc/members/exam/exam_information/231940.html

 

You know, I should have dh try this exam. He's been studying Chinese as an adult (university classes and classes through Confucius Institute at the university). Heh ;)

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You know, I should have dh try this exam. He's been studying Chinese as an adult (university classes and classes through Confucius Institute at the university). Heh ;)

Link is to Chinese as a 2nd language 3rd quarter test for 6 year olds back home; english is the 1st language. The only english instructions are on the front cover of the test.

 

http://www.testpapersfree.com/pdfs/P1-Chinese-2014-SA2-Pei-Chun.pdf

 

I'm looking at the 2016 AP German paper and the instructions are bilingual too.

https://secure-media.collegeboard.org/digitalServices/pdf/ap/ap16_frq_german_language.pdf

 

My kids test in their german school for german as a foreign language is in german only.

 

ETA:

I'm sure my kids would be happy as they read faster in english but it is so weird to hubby and me.

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I was surprised by the suggested books for question 3 on the lit exam.  Sorry, but I don't think Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close belongs in the same company as Othello and Heart of Darkness. And why in the world are there three titles by Margaret Atwood?

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