Humanities CLEP Test Description
The Humanities CLEP test is another great CLEP test to take. If you like to read, have seen a lot of theater or taken any art classes, this test will be a piece of cake. You will be required to identify several types of art, styles, writers, and composers. If you do not have a background in this area, don’t worry. All you’ll need is a few hours of memorization. This is a test with a broad range of questions regarding art, music, theater, literature, poetry, film, dance, etc.
It is important to understand that you do not have to answer each and every question correct to get a passing score. You need to get 50 of 140 correct (at most schools) to pass. The people the write the CLEP tests want you to know about half of the information to get a passing score.
A majority of the test includes knowing who wrote/composed/created what. For example, Victor Hugo wrote Les Miserables.
You will need to be able to identify styles and their time periods, match the composer with their work, understand and interpret literature and poetry, and recognize famous art. Over 50% of this CLEP examination is covered by memorizing a creator with their work. Because this subject area is so broad, we will tell you what to study so you are successful.
CLEP Credits: 3-6
CLEP Difficulty: 3
ACE Recommended Passing Score: 50
Number of Questions on the CLEP Test: 140
CLEP Practice Questions In Study Guide