The AP U.S. Government & Politics course covers the United States political system, and is one of the most popular advanced placement classes. The exam covers the general concepts that are used to interpret the U.S. Political System as well as the analysis of specific examples. Try our free AP Government practice test to see if you are fully prepared for your exam.
AP U.S. Government Multiple Choice Questions:
It can be used to create majority-minority districts.
The term was created after Governor Elbridge Gerry redistricted Massachusetts in 1812.
It's used to establish a political advantage for a party or group by manipulating boundaries of electoral districts.
It is generally favored by Republicans and opposed by Democrats.
It can be used to spread out voters of a particular type to deny them a large voting bloc in any particular district.
Griswold v. Connecticut
Texas v. Johnson
McCulloch v. Maryland
Korematsu v. United States
Marbury v. Madison
Money set aside for interest payments on the debt.
Legislative provisions that direct approved funds to be spent on specific projects.
Agricultural subsidies and farm price supports.
Spending authorized by permanent law on programs like Social Security and Medicare.
Appropriated entitlements, such as food stamps.
I & II
I & III
I & IV
II & III
II & IV
There is an individual contribution limit of $2,500 per year.
The label "527" refers to a section of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code.
They may not advocate for a specific candidate.
They must register with the IRS and disclose their donors.
Most of them focus on issue advocacy and voter mobilization.
Political expenditures by corporations.
Separation of church and state.
Health insurance mandates.
Desecration of the American Flag.
writ of coram nobis
writ of mandamus
writ of certiorari
bill of attainder
President, Congressional Committees, Supreme Court
President, Congressional Committees, American Public
Interest Groups, Political Action Committees, Bureaucracy
Congressional Committees, American Public, Interest Groups
Congressional Committees, Interest Groups, Government Agencies
Conservative on economic issues and unconcerned about social issues.
Conservative on economic issues and liberal on social issues.
Liberal on economic issues and conservative on social issues.
Unconcerned about economic issues and liberal on social issues.
Liberal on economic issues and liberal on social issues.
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About the AP U.S. Government Test:
The exam is 2 hours and 25 minutes long, and is divided into two sections. The AP Government Multiple Choice section is 45 minutes long and has 60 questions. Each question has five possible answers, and no points are deducted for incorrect answers. So make sure you answer all the questions, even if you are just guessing on some.
The Free-Response section is 100 minutes long and has four essay questions. Each of the essay questions are weighted equally, so you should spend approximately 25 minutes on each of them. Students are expected to demonstrate analytical and organizational skills, while incorporating specific examples into their answers.