Could You Pass This Year’s AP U.S. History Test?
The Advanced Placement (AP) U.S. History exam—an annual source of stress for hundreds of thousands of high school students across the country—is a major part of the American education system. Even if you took the course and passed the test in high school, your memory of 19th century Progressive reform may have dimmed over the years. Would you still ace it today?
The test was recently reworked in response to political controversies over whether it was full of “left-wing bias infused with identity politics and anti-American sentiment,” as The New York Times reports, so it may look a little different from years past. The newspaper created a practice test to challenge your memory of high school history, so you can prove to yourself that those bygone hours of studying years weren’t a total waste. The interactive feature will also illuminate just how certain questions have changed in response to political concerns. Try it out here.