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How to Master the Short-Answer Questions on the AP U.S. History Exam

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Herman is taking the U.S. History Advanced Placement Exam. He has taken 15 minutes to answer one short-answer question. Why is this a potential problem for Herman?

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1. Which statement below is TRUE of the information on the short-answer section of the U.S. History Advanced Placement Exam?

2. What is the first step you might take after reading a short-answer question on the U.S. History Advanced Placement exam?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

There are multiple components to the AP U.S. History (APUSH) exam, and this quiz/worksheet will help you test your understanding of what to expect from the short-answer questions on the exam.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on various aspects of short-answer questions on the APUSH exam, including:

  • The number of short-answer questions on the exam
  • Strategies for answering short-answer questions
  • Content of the short-answer questions
  • General length to aim for when giving a short answer
  • What the short-answer questions will require

Skills Practiced

  • Distinguishing differences - ensure you can differentiate between answer lengths that would and would not be appropriate for short-answer questions on the APUSH exam
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on the characteristics of short-answer questions on the APUSH exam
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the number of short-answer questions on the APUSH exam, as well as what the short-answer questions will ask of you

Additional Learning

To further prepare for taking the APUSH exam, review the accompanying lesson, How to Master the Short-Answer Questions on the AP U.S. History Exam. This lesson will address the objectives below:

  • Recognize the recent revisions to the APUSH exam
  • Know what to expect of short-answer prompts
  • Familiarize yourself with several strategies for answering short-answer questions on the APUSH exam
  • Prepare yourself for answering short-answer questions with sample questions
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