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AP Computer Science A Exam Questions by Topic

Old AP A java exams can be downloaded here.

Some recent words from the AP A exam writers. At the 2016 AP A reading, representatives of the college board and some of the exam question writers themselves like Robert Glen Martin were asked about the topics for upcoming/future exams. They strongly implied that Strings and 2-D arrays  will continue to be a consistent part of upcoming exams! Which, of course, shouldn’t  be a surprise since these two topics have been mainstays for several years.

Inheritance

  • 2004 Question 2 (Pet),  also has  an Arraylist for part C
  • 2005 Question 2 (Ticket)
  • 2006 Question 1 (Item  See part B )
  • 2016 Question 1 (Part B –2 of 7 points)

Strings

  • 2006   Question 3 (a)   (  –compareTo)
  • 2008 Question 2 (StringPart and StringCoder)
  • 2011 Question 4 (Route Cipher) –considered challenging. Also includes a 2-D array
  • 2014 Question 1 (Scrambled words) * challenging
  • 2015 Question 2 (HiddenWord – guessing game) Must also write a complete class
  • 2016 Question 2. LogMessage
  • 2016 Question. StringFormatter

Arrays (1-D)

  • 2004 Question 4 (Robot)
  • 2004 Question 1 (StudentRecord)
  • 2005 Question 1 (Reservation, Hotel)  –also has an ArrayList
  • 2005 Question 4 (StudentRecord ) * easy, manges an array of ints
  • 2008 Question 1 (Flight, Trip,  Time)
  • 2009 Question 1 ( Number Cube–also static)
  • 2009 Question 3 ( BatteryCharger )
  • 2010 Question 3  ( HikingTrail)
  • 2011 Question 1 (Sound)
  • 2015 Question 4 (Diverse Array) Also 2-D arrays

Interface

  • 2006 Question 1 (Item)
  • 2007 Question 4 (GameState)
  • 2008 Question 4  (Checker and AndChecker)
  • 2011 , Question 3 ( FuelTank)
  • 2012, Question 3 ( Horse)
  • 2014 Question 4 (Trio) Write a class that implements an inteface
  • 2015, Question 4 . Write an interface

2-D Arrays

  • 2011 Question 4 (Route Cipher) –considered challenging. Also includes a 2-D array. **challenging
  • 2012 Question 4 ( GrayImage)
  • 2013 Question 4 ( Sky View) **challenging
  • 2014 Question 3 (Student, SeatingChart) * also ArrayList
  • 2015 Question 1 (Diverse Array) Also 1 D arrays
  • 2015 Question 3 (Sparse Array)
  • 2016 Question 3 (Crossword Puzzle)cross-word-puzzle_AP_A_2016

 

Arraylist

  • 2004 Question 2 (c)  (Pet–also inheritence )
  • 2004 Question 1 (WordList) *easy, just manages an ArrayList of Strings
  • 2005 Question 1 ( Hotel, Reservation)–also has an array
  • 2006 Question 1 (AppointMent, DailySchedule )
  • 2007 Question 3 (StudentAnswer Sheet) *easy
  • 2009 Question  4 ( NumberTile , TileGame)
  • 2010 Question 1 (CookieOrder ) * easy
  • 2012 Question 1 (ClimbInfo)
  • 2013 Question 3 ( Grid World)
  • 2014 Question 3 (Student, SeatingChart) * also 2-d Array
  • 2016 Question 1. Random Letter Chooser (read an in depth analysis of student responses here )

Class Declaration

ie :When  student must write an entire clas

  • 2010, Question 2 ( APLine)
  • 2015 , Question 2 (HiddenWord , guessing game) Also involves Strings.
  • 2014 Question 3 (Trio) must implement an interface
  • 2015, Question 4 . Write an interface
  • 2016 Question 1 .  Random Letter Chooser (read an in depth analysis of student responses here )

Interrelated Classes

Questions that involve multiple classes  (There are definitely, many more examples involving interrelated classes)

  • 2005 Question 1 (Reservation, Hotel)  –also has an ArrayList
  • 2008 Question 1 (Flight, Trip,  Time)

Random

Quesitons that, somehow , involve the generating random numbers.

Miscellaneous

  • 2007 Question 1 (isSelfDivisor -modulo, algorithm)
  • 2006  Question 3 (b) prefixMerge **challenging

More info about AP exams can be found on the college board’s website