AP Spanish Literature and Culture
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The AP Spanish Literature and Culture Exam will test your understanding of the literary and cultural concepts presented in the course units, as well as your ability to apply what you learned from the required texts to interpret and analyze other non-required texts.
15 questions 20mins 10% of Score
This section includes 3 sets of questions based on authentic audio texts including:
You will have time to skim the questions for each set before listening to the audio.
The interview and presentation will be played once; the recited poem will be played twice.
50 questions 1hr 40% of Score
This section includes 6 sets of 7–10 questions based on readings from a variety of genres, periods, and places in the Spanish-speaking world.
One set will contain 2 passages that are related by theme—one of those passages is taken from the required reading list and the other is from a non-required text.
4 questions 1hr 40mins 50% of Score
The free-response sections includes two short-answer questions and two long-essay questions:
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2021 AP Spanish Literature and Culture Free-Response Questions and Scoring Guidelines
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