We are pleased to announce the new 9th edition of MULTIPLE-CHOICE AND FREE-RESPONSE
QUESTIONS IN PREPARATION FOR THE AP COMPUTER SCIENCE EXAMINATION.
The new 9th edition has been revised and updated to reflect the changes for the AP Computer Science
Examination starting with May 2015. As usual, the book is divided into two sections. The first section has 17 focus
chapters. Each chapter briefly summarizes the concepts, provides information about common pitfalls, and is
followed by 12 review questions. The second section has 3 sample exams, each simulating the actual AP Computer
Science Examination, with 40 multiple-choice and 4 free-response questions in each sample exam.
The 9th edition has a strong focus on the important area of Object Oriented Programming, which has 4
separate chapters of review with a total of 48 questions. The review concludes with a set of tricky questions, also
known as snooker questions. A snooker question is a question that a student with good knowledge of a topic,
nevertheless gets wrong. Therefore, we have devoted a large chapter for snooker questions. This new chapter covers
15 major topic areas that are tested on the AP Exam and provides two questions for each topic, to assist students
with subtle trickiness in questions.
This edition has a total of 354 multiple-choice questions and 12 free-response questions, providing your
students with a vast amount of varied questions to assist in preparing for the exam. Separate student Answer Keys
for the multiple-choice questions accompany each class order.
The GridWorld Case Study was an integral part of the AP Computer Science curriculum and the previous
8th edition. The new 9th edition has removed the focus chapters on the GridWorld Case Study and also any Grid
World Case Study questions from the three sample examinations. Both the multiple-choice questions and the freeresponse
questions for the GridWorld Case Study have been replaced by new questions.
Also available for your students is the STUDENT SOLUTIONS MANUAL TO ACCOMPANY
MULTIPLE-CHIOCE & FREE-RESPONSE QUESTIONS IN PREPARATION FOR THE AP COMPUTER SCIENCE EXAMINATION. It provides detailed explanations for each question in the book.
The author of these books is Leon Schram, an AP Computer Science teacher and former member of the AP
Computer Science Test Development Committee. He has also been a Reader for the AP Computer Science exam for
10 years, and a consultant at workshops since 1985.
The questions in the 9th edition are as demanding as students will find on the actual AP Computer Science
exam, making its use more on target than other types of review books. This book is the most comprehensive up-todate
book published. It will enable your students to be better prepared. Why not give your students the edge?
The author of these books is Leon Schram, an AP Computer Science teacher and former member of the AP Computer
Science Test Development Committee. He has also been a reader for the AP Computer Science exam for 10 years, and
a consultant at workshops since 1985.
Here is what some of your colleagues had to say about our previous editions of AP Computer Science:
"The AP Computer Science book is excellent. It is a credit to your company to recognize and publish the works
of Leon Schram. Schram knows how to reach the high school students in his presentation of material in a unique
and successful way."
Jean Lazenby / Hattiesburg HS, Hattiesburg, MS
"Provided some of the best review for preparation for the AP exam."
Ty McDermott / Simi Valley HS, Simi Valley, CA
"Topical approach to Part I questions. The classroom teacher has the opportunity to focus on re-emphasizing
topics, picking up on the student's strengths and weaknesses."
David Ball / Spencerport HS, Spencerport, NY
"The questions are difficult enough to prepare my students for the AP exam. Keep up the great work."
James A. Madden / University HS, Tucson, AZ
"Leon Schram's practice exams are a good indicator of my students' performance on the AP exams."
Joy Deshmukh / Second Baptist School, Humble, TX