Dwarves and hobbits are short.  Didn't want my Tolkien reference to get past you.  So, Short Answer Questions.  This is the final part of SECTION I. At this point, those MULTIPLE CHOICE questions are behind you.  Let it go.  You'll now have 50 minutes to answer 4 Short Answer questions.  This will account for 20% of your score.  Here's what the College Board tells you about the Short Answer Questions:

Dwarves and hobbits are short.  Didn't want my Tolkien reference to get past you.  So, Short Answer Questions.  This is the final part of SECTION I. At this point, those MULTIPLE CHOICE questions are behind you.  Let it go.  You'll now have 50 minutes to answer 4 Short Answer questions.  This will account for 20% of your score.  Here's what the College Board tells you about the Short Answer Questions:

Short-answer questions will directly address one or more of the thematic learning objectives for the course. At least two of the four questions will have elements of internal choice, providing opportunities for students to demonstrate what they know best. All of the short-answer questions will require students to use historical thinking skills to respond to a primary source, a historian’s argument, non-textual sources such as data or maps, or general propositions about world history. Each question will ask students to identify and analyze examples of historical evidence relevant to the source or question; these examples can be drawn from the concept outline or from other examples explored in depth during classroom instruction.

There are four short-answer questions on the exam. Note that the short-answer questions DO NOT REQUIRE STUDENTS TO DEVELOP AND SUPPORT A THESIS STATEMENT. In each short answer question, students will be asked to do three things, each of which will be assigned one point in the scoring.
— https://secure-media.collegeboard.org/digitalServices/pdf/ap/ap-world-history-course-and-exam-description.pdf

4 questions. 3 parts to each question (a, b, c).  They'll give you some stimulus (like the Multiple Choice) or just a regular prompt and 3 questions about it. No thesis needed.  Just answer the question. Below is an acronym to help you ACE the SAQ!

Once again, you don't have to take my word for it.  The College Board gives you some examples.  I'll post a few below with descriptions of good responses. (They give you 4 questions total If you want to see all of those CLICK HERE and scroll down to page 159)

Once again, you don't have to take my word for it.  The College Board gives you some examples.  I'll post a few below with descriptions of good responses. (They give you 4 questions total If you want to see all of those CLICK HERE and scroll down to page 159)


SAMPLE #1: MAP

OK. So, here is your stimulus.  There will be 3 questions to accompany this (A, B, C).  Below, are the three questions. (NOTE: There may not be an A, B, C.  But, you will be required to answer three things.  So, in this example, there are 2 questions; but Part A asks you for two things).


SAMPLE #2: IMAGE

4 questions with 3 parts. You'll have 50 minutes on this one.  This will wrap up Hour 2 of your AP World Exam.  The next section are the REAL essays.  A DBQ and an LEQ.  So, let's start with the MVP of any AP exam: THE DBQ. Click the BANNER below to go to the next section.

4 questions with 3 parts. You'll have 50 minutes on this one.  This will wrap up Hour 2 of your AP World Exam.  The next section are the REAL essays.  A DBQ and an LEQ.  So, let's start with the MVP of any AP exam: THE DBQ. Click the BANNER below to go to the next section.