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writing and speaking tasks. The exam evaluates students’ ability to understand written and spoken French and to respond in correct and idiomatic French.

French Literature

Exam Duration: Section I—1 hour and 20 minutes Section II—1 hour and 40 minutes

Course Equivalency: Third-year Introduction to French Literature college course

Description: Section I consists of multiple- choice questions based on passages; some passages come from the required reading list and others do not. Section II consists of free- response questions, and measures students’ ability to understand, analyze, and interpret the literary texts on the reading list, and to write competent critical essays about them in French.

German Language

Exam Duration: Section I—approx. 1 hour and 20 minutes Section II—approx. 1 hour and 10 minutes

Course Equivalency: Third-year college German language course

Description: Section I consists of multiple- choice questions. Section II consists of free- response writing and speaking tasks. The exam evaluates students’ ability to understand written and spoken German and to respond in correct and idiomatic German.

an introduction to comparative politics; sovereignty, authority and power; political institutions; citizens, society, and the state; political and economic change; and public policy. Six countries form the core of this exam: China, Great Britain, Iran, Mexico, Nigeria, and Russia.

Government and Politics—United States

Exam Duration: Section I—45 minutes Section II—1 hour and 40 minutes

Course Equivalency: One-semester introductory college course

Description: Section I consists of multiple-choice questions, and Section II consists of free-response questions. The AP United States Government and Politics Exam covers constitutional underpinnings of U.S. government; political beliefs and behaviors; political parties, interest groups, and mass media; institutions of national government (the Congress, the presidency, the bureaucracy, and the federal courts); public policy; and civil rights and civil liberties.

History—European

Exam Duration: Section I—55 minutes Section II—2 hours and 10 minutes

Course Equivalency: Full-year introductory college course

Government and Politics— Comparative

Exam Duration: Section I—45 minutes Section II—1 hour and 40 minutes

Course Equivalency: One-semester introductory college course

Description: Section I consists of multiple- choice questions. Section II consists of a 15-minute reading period, a 45-minute document-based question (DBQ), and two 35-minute thematic essays chosen from several options. Questions on intellectual– cultural, political–diplomatic, and social– economic history form the basis of every section of this exam.

Description: Section I consists of multiple- choice questions, and Section II consists of free-response questions. The AP Comparative Government and Politics Exam covers

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History—United States

Exam Duration: Section I—55 minutes Section II—2 hours and 10 minutes

Course Equivalency: Full-year introductory college course

Description: Section I consists of multiple- choice questions. Section II consists of a 15- minute reading period, a 45-minute document- based question (DBQ), and two 35-minute essays chosen from several options. The exam covers political institutions, behavior, and public policy; social change and cultural and intellectual developments; diplomacy and international relations; and economic developments.

History—World

Exam Duration: Section I—55 minutes Section II—2 hours and 10 minutes

Course Equivalency: Full-year introductory college course

Description: Section I consists of multiple- choice questions. Section II consists of a 10-minute reading period, a 40-minute document-based question (DBQ), a 40- minute question dealing with continuity and change over time, and a 40-minute comparative question focusing on broad issues in world history. The exam covers change and continuity across world history periods; interaction between humans and the environment; development and interaction of cultures; state-building, expansion, and conflict; creation, expansion, and interaction of economic systems; and development and transformation of social structures. The chronological frame of the course is the period from approximately 8000 b.c.e. to the present.

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