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AP Human Geography Multiple Choice Help (MCQ)

4 min readโ€ขoctober 28, 2020

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Logistics of the Examโ“

For Section 1, you have 60 minutes to answer 60 MCQs, and this section is weighted at 50% of your exam score! To learn more about MCQs and go more in-depth on the process, make sure to check out the APHuG Ultimate Multiple Choice Question (MCQ) guide ๐Ÿ“–
For Section 2, you will have 75 minutes to answer 3 Free Response Questions all equally weighted to make this section weighted at 50% of your exam score! (These 2 sections add to ๐Ÿ’ฏ% of your exam score). The Free Response Questions (FRQs) study guide goes into more detail about the logistics of Section 2, but this article will mainly cover Section 1: the Multiple Choice Questions.
The College Board has broken down how much each unit is weighted on Section 1 (in a normal AP Exam year), so make sure to distribute most of your studying time equally between the units! Here is that breakdown by unit:

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APHuG Breakdown by Unit

Major Strategies ๐Ÿ’ก

Here are some strategies that will immensely help you on the exam! This is not an exhaustive list and to get all of the strategies and information, check out the APHuG Ultimate Multiple Choice Question (MCQ) guide ๐Ÿ“–

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Elimination ๐Ÿง

  • Instead of trying to find the correct answer to every question, try looking for incorrect answers and cross them out โŒ
  • Always cross out wrong answers as you go!
  • If you can't choose, try looking for specific words in a question or answer that make it wrong.
    • Always be picky ๐Ÿค” when selecting your answer

Mark It โญ•

  • Sometimes you get a question that you are simply just stumped on ๐Ÿ˜ฅ
    • It happens to all of us. Don't feel bad about skipping a few ๐Ÿ™Œ
  • If you really just donโ€™t know the answer, make your best guess, circle the question so you can come back if you have time in the end, and then move on.
    • The next strategy can help you move on quickly and get more of your Mark It โญ• questions correct ๐ŸŽ‰

Letter of the Day ๐Ÿ›‘

  • Pick 1 Letter of the Day (LOTD) before you even start the exam ๐Ÿ…ฑ๏ธ
  • When you use a single LOTD, you increase your probability of getting each individual question correct โ€ผ๏ธ
    • This may seem confusing in theory but if you have a four-question test and you bubble B for every answer, you have a 25% chance of getting all of the questions correct.

Rephrase โœ๏ธ

  • Sometimes you understand the concept, just not the question ๐Ÿคจ
  • A helpful trick is to take the question out of fancy ๐Ÿ’ƒ AP language and into phrasing you understand ๐Ÿ˜Š
  • If the question says "A negative consequence of the internal migration of the United States of America is-"
    • You could Rephrase โœ๏ธ the question to "Bad effect of people moving inside of the USA is-"
For more strategies ๐Ÿ‘Š check out the full APHuG Ultimate Multiple Choice Question (MCQ) guide ๐Ÿ“–!

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How to Manage your Time โŒ›

Focus on the topic: when looking at a question, focus on the topic it is dealing with and try and recall everything you remember about the topic. Oftentimes it will help you come up with the correct answer.
If you have 60 minutes and 60 questions, this gives you one 1๏ธโƒฃ minute per question. If there is one you are stumped on, use the Mark It โญ• Strategy. If you have some questions that take you less than a minute you can come back at the end and try again. If not, it is just one point.
Remember, it's always better to get one hard question wrong because you skipped it than to get 5 easy questions wrong because you didn't have time.

Sample Questions for the AP HuG Multiple Choice Section โ‰๏ธ

1. Early civilizations could usually be found around:
A. The coast
B. Other civilizations
C. Mountains
D. Rivers
E. Forests

Correct Answer โœ…

D. Rivers; River-water could be used by ancient civilizations for energy and for drinking! Rivers also helped settlements be able to transport goods and move around.
2. Which of the following Urban Models is represented by the image?
https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/fiveable-92889.appspot.com/o/images%2F-roendM4fiegV.png?alt=media&token=2f4bdeac-f973-4934-b501-cd411ce76974

Source: Rubinstein AP Human Geography Textbook

A. Hoyt Sector Model
B. Galactic City Model
C. Urban Realms Model
D. Latin American City Model
E. Burgess concentric zone model

Correct Answer โœ…

A. Hoyt Sector Model; The Hoyt Sector Model has the distinctive High Class "sector" spine coming from the CBD to the outer area.
3. Which of the following is a nation state?
A. Japan
B. Mexico
C. Ghana
D. Russia
E. United States

Correct Answer โœ…

A. Japan; Japan has high cultural homogeneity as well as a small land area and late stage DTM population.

Closing Thoughts ๐Ÿ’ญ

The AP Human Geography Multiple Choice Section is totally Fiveable (see what we did there ๐Ÿ˜‚) if you know all of the right information, and you know how to analyze and use stimuli effectively!

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