<p>id like to know if european ap dbq requires background knowledge. i no us history requires it, but not sureabout euro.. can anyone help me out/??</p>

<p>It is a tough course. My child is taking it in the Sophmore year after the World history but prior to AP US history.
The course seems to cover lot of European history.</p>

<p>No, they don't require it. On the DBQ, they give you a short paragraph of historical background. Once you get out of the expanded core, you can gain another point for bringing in relevant outside historical info. It's luck of the draw, I suppose. You either know something extra or you don't - it won't make or break your DBQ.</p>