AP English Quizzes & Trivia

If you don’t yet feel comfortable distinguishing between an author’s form, tone, and voice; if your use of grammatical conventions is still a little, well, unconventional; if your diction tends to err on the side of ridiculousness; or if you can’t tell an analogy from an antelope, it may be time to brush up on your English skills. Don’t let your nerves get in the way of a high exam score – take a few minutes to take our trivia quizzes. Don’t make our appeal to authority – you know better than anyone how much you need to study! 

A quiz to help AP English Literature & Composition students study for the AP exam.

Questions: 27  |  Attempts: 1746   |  Last updated: May 16, 2019
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    A literary work in which characters, events, objects, and ideas have secondary or symbolic meanings. One of the most popular examples from the 20th Century was George Orwell's Animal Farm, about farm animals vying for power. On the surface, it is an entertaining story that even children can enjoy. Beneath the surface, it is the story of ruthless Soviet totalitarianism. 

Welcome to the very first AP English language practice test.

Questions: 24  |  Attempts: 649   |  Last updated: May 16, 2019
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This is the final exam for the first marking period for AP English Language class at Overbrook High School. This exam is an open-notes/open-books assessment. Students should use their personal notes as an answer resource. They...

Questions: 17  |  Attempts: 550   |  Last updated: May 16, 2019
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    In reference to your reading of "On Compassion" by Barbara Ascher, please read paragraph 7 (located in 50 Essays on page 36, beginning half-way down the page with the words "Up the avenue...").  In this paragraph, you will find each of the following EXCEPT:

Questions: 75  |  Attempts: 275   |  Last updated: Apr 10, 2020
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    Frankenstein’s initial reaction upon meeting with his creature can best be described as

A quiz to help students study for the prose portion of the AP English exam.

Questions: 21  |  Attempts: 234   |  Last updated: May 16, 2019
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    Repetition of a word, phrase, or clause at the beginning of word groups occurring one after the other. Examples: (1) Give me wine, give me women and give me song.  (2) For everything there is a season . . . a time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted.–Bible, Ecclesiastes. (3) To die, to sleep; to sleep: perchance to dream.–Shakespeare, Hamlet. 

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