*Note that some FRQ questions cross units, however general themes were placed where listed in the AP course curriculum.
Method: Each previous AP Human Geography FRQ was picked over for the types of verb prompts that were used. Tallies for each topic and their verb prompts are found below. If part "A" of the FRQ asked for three examples, then three were tallied to the total. If "Identify and explain" was asked, then it is placed in the "high-order" category and "identify" family.
Identify & Explain, Identify & Compare, Identify using a Map, are all included in the "Identify" family.
Population & Migration
Agriculture & Rural Land Use
N. American Metropolitan Growth
Religion & Landscape
Nation & State
Women & the City
Effects of Tourism
Supranationalism & Devolution
20th Century Migration Streams
Int'l Division of Labor
Net In/ Out Migration
Von Thunen vs. Burgess Model
Gender & Education
in the U.S.
Railways & Highways
Rostow vs. Wallerstein
Cumulative Individual FRQ Prompts
not placed into families
IDENTIFY & EXPLAIN
best Scoring Years
Demographics in the City
3 Low-Order questions used.
All prompts were High-Order
Compare Burgess/Thunen U.S. Religion Distribution
All Prompts High-Order
except for religion question that went on to ask students to identify and explain the religious groups that they named on the map in part A. If incorrect in part A, then part B would also suffer.
English as a Lingua Franca
International Division of Labor
All Prompts were High-Order
The only year that requested students to use the "Apply Family" of verbs.
"Apply and Predict" and "Apply & Explain"
INDIVIDUAL FRQ VERB PROMPTS BROKEN DOWN BY UNIT
Annual Student Scores
* Note: Results for 2002 & 2003 are not reported on the AP Website
# of Exams Taken
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