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

Albert AP Euro.  This site has over 1,000 AP Euro questions all organized by time period and topic. These have all been updated to reflect the revised test. Many of the questions are free, but you need to subscribe to get access to all of them.

Barron’s.  This AP European History practice test from Barron’s is great! It’s a full-length online practice test that is fully updated for the new curriculum. Includes multiple choice, short answer, DBQ, and long essay question.

Course Description Questions.  To try some of the new style of multiple choice questions for the updated test, check out pages 168 to 187. They have 30 questions available here, and the answers are listed at the end.

Sample Questions.  This sample question packet was published by the College Board when they were preparing the new curriculum.

Exam Terms & Test Review & Final Review Flashcards. Three great sets of AP European History flashcards are available at Quizlet. Over 2,000 flashcards in all. A great way to review all the important people, terms, and concepts.

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

Western Experience Textbook.  Online tests from the 7th edition of this textbook. Select a chapter and then click on ‘Go.’ then click on ‘Self Test.’

Mrs. Newmark’s Page.  A huge collection of multiple choice questions and flashcards.

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.

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

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.

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 Videos

Tom Richey.  Over 60 AP European History videos covering all the key topics. These lecture videos are fantastic, a great way to learn this material!

AP Euro Bit by Bit.  A great series of videos from Paul Sargent.

AP European History Outlines

Western Society Outlines.  A complete 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.  Here are the AP European History free response and DBQ questions from 2016. Also includes scoring guidelines and sample responses.

Sample Questions and Course Description.  These two packets include a variety of sample short answer, DBQ, and essay questions.

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

More DBQ Tips.  Here’s a great AP Euro DBQ guides that are available online. 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. Lots of good DBQ advice.

DBQ Video Tips and Free Response Video Tips.  Two 25-minute videos that walk you through the essay writing.

Highest-Rated AP Euro Study Guides from Amazon

Cracking the AP European History Exam, 2017 Edition.  This Princeton Review AP European History study guide is newly updated for the revised exam. Includes updated content reviews along with test strategies and 2 full-length practice tests.

AP European History Crash Course.  This is the best AP Euro study guide for a last minute cram session. These Crash Course books are designed to include only the most important information that is most likely to appear on the exam. Includes access to a free online practice exam.

About the Exam

The AP Euro course covers European History from 1450 to the present. The course is designed to help students develop the abilities to think conceptually about history. Students must do historical reasoning and make comparisons among historical developments in different times and places. The course is structured around themes and concepts in four chronologic time periods:

  • Period 1: 1450 to 1648
  • Period 2: 1648 to 1815
  • Period 3: 1815 to 1914
  • Period 4: 1914 to Present

AP European Exam Format:

Section 1, Part A: 55 Multiple Choice questions in 55 minutes for 40% of exam score.

Section 1, Part B: 4 Short Answer questions in 50 minutes for 20% of exam score.

Section 2, Part A: 1 Document Based question in 55 minutes for 25% of exam score.

Section 2, Part B: 1 Long Essay question in 35 minutes for 15% of exam score. For this long essay question you are given two options, and must choose one to answer.

When is the AP European History Exam?

The AP European History exam date for the 2016/2017 school year is Friday, May 12th 2017 at 12 p.m. This test is only offered once per year.