Open-ended Questions for Advanced Placement English Literature and Composition, 1970-2010 1970. Choose a character from a novel or play of recognized literary merit and write an essay in which you (a) briefly describe the standards of the fictional society in which the character exists and (b) show how the character is affected by and responds to those standards.
The AP English Literature and Composition Exam is 3 hours long and broken up into two sections. 45 percent of total score 55 multiple-choice questions based on 2 or 3 poems and 2 or 3 passages of fiction. Essay 2: An analysis of a prose passage from a work of fiction, a letter, or a speech in a play. If you are a mobile user, click here: Do AP.