However, it is only 40% of the AP Test score. The Short Answer Questions (20%) and the Document-Based Question (25%) & Long Essay Question (15%) account for the majority of the score.
Still the Multiple Choice is the largest percentage portion of the test with 40% going to your overall score. So it is important. These questions are not just rote memorization questions any longer. They involve skills (comparison, causation, continuity & change over time, understand time periods of world history, map, chart, graphic, passages to understand).