AP European History


This is a directory of the best free AP European History practice tests. On this page you will find a complete listing of the top tests and quizzes along with a brief description of each one. We also have links to the best online resources for AP European History notes, DBQ tips, multiple choice quizzes, free response essay questions, outlines, and study guides.

AP European History Practice Exams

Learnerator Questions.  This site has over 1,000 AP Euro questions all organized by time period and topic. Most of the questions are free, but you need to subscribe to get access to all of them.

Education.com Practice Exam 1 and Practice Exam 2.  Two full-length AP European History practice tests. Each includes 80 multiple choice, a DBQ, and free response essay questions. Answer key along with detailed explanations.

Textbook Chapter Tests.  These are the ACE Practice Test chapter quizzes for A History of Western Society. Simply select the chapter you want and then click on “ACE The Test.” There’s an interactive quiz for each of the 31 chapters.

EHAP Quiz Page.  A great collection of multiple choice practice tests. There are 65 quizzes with over 900 total questions.

AP European History Multiple Choice.  Two practice quizzes from High School Test Prep. They are interactive with thorough explanations for the correct answers.

McGraw Hill Test.  Another great AP European History practice test. This interactive test is from McGraw Hill, based on their “5 Steps to a 5″ review book.

Flashcards.  A nice set of 512 AP European History flashcards is available at Quizlet.

AP European History Notes

Susanna’s Giant EHAP Review.  This huge set of AP Euro notes has been a popular study tool since 2004. Tons of important information packed into this 50 page PDF.

AP Class Notes.  A very comprehensive set of AP European History notes for AP Euro. Twenty-Five sets of notes that are organized by topic.

European History Review.  This 64-page AP Euro cram packet is very thorough and well organized. Makes for a great study guide.

Study Guide.  This is a fantastic AP European History study guide from Mr. Treadwell’s site. It’s divided into 14 topics and each section includes a timeline as well.

Midterm Study Guide.  The ultimate mid-term review packet. Filled with 37 pages of key information that you will need to know for your exam.

AP European History Outlines

Western Society Outlines.  A great set of AP European History outlines for A History of Western Society by John P. McKay.

Coursenotes Outlines.  Two great textbook outlines from Course-Notes. An outline of A History of the Modern World (9th Edition) and one for Civilization in the West (5th Edition).

AP European History DBQ and Free Response

Prior Year Questions.  These are all of the AP European History free response and DBQ questions from 1999 to 2014. Also includes scoring guidelines and sample responses.

Essential Questions.  A great list of essay questions from Mr. Treadwell at The CAVE Online.

Approaching the DBQ and More DBQ Tips.  Here are a couple of great AP Euro DBQ guides that are available online. These are each loaded with tips and strategies for your document-based question.

Essay Writing.  This is the best online guide for the AP European History free response essay questions. Six simple steps to follow along indicators of analysis.

Highest-Rated AP Euro Study Guides from Amazon

AP European History Crash Course.  This is the best AP European History study guide available. Does a great job targeting the information that is tested on the exam and includes a full-length online practice exam. A perfect 5-star rating with Amazon and a very low price as well!

AP Achiever for European History.  This is the other AP Euro study guide that I would definitely recommend. Very concise summaries, great DBQ tips, and 2 complete practice exams. Rated 5-stars with tons of great reviews.

About the Exam


The AP Euro course covers modern European History from 1450 to 2001. The focus is on the political, cultural, economic, and social developments that shaped this region. The course goals are to understand the major themes within Europe’s history, to be able to interpret history and analyze historical evidence, and to clearly express your understanding of this history in writing. The major topics covered in the course are:

1.) Intellectual and cultural history
2.) Political and diplomatic history
3.) Social and economic history

The AP European Exam format is:
Section I: Multiple-Choice Questions (55 minutes, 50% of final grade)
-80 multiple choice questions
Section II: Free-Response Questions (130 minutes including a 15 minute mandatory reading period, 50% of final grade)
Part A (45 minutes)
     -1 AP Euro DBQ (Document Based Question)
Parts B and C (70 minutes)
-Choose 1 thematic essay from a set of 3 for Part B
-Choose 1 thematic essay from another set of 3 for Part C

Section I and Section II each count towards half of the final test score. Within Section II, the DBQ is weighted at 45% and the 2 thematic essays combine for the remaining 55%. The multiple choice questions are balanced chronologically and topically. Half of them cover the period from 1450 to the French Revolution and half are on the period from the French Revolution to 2001. And about one-third of the questions are based on each of the three major topics that are listed above.

When is the AP European History Exam?

The AP European History exam date for the 2014/2015 school year is Friday, May 8th 2015 at 12 p.m. This test is only offered once per year.