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Past Simple and Past Continuous Quiz


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Complete the sentence: ( Past Simple)

__________ you bring your English book?

A. Was

B. Did

C. Do

D. Were


Complete the sentence: ( Past Simple)

Did they ____________ snacks for our guest?

A. buy

B. bought

C. buys

D. buyed


We usually use the past simple after ________.

A. when

B. while


Which of the following is the structure of Past Simple Tense?

A. S + V1

B. S + was or were + V2

C. S + was or were + V-ing

D. S + V2


He didn’t hear the phone ring. He _____ to really loud music.

A. listened

B. was listening


Complete the sentence: ( Past Simple)

The students didn’t _________ their project on time.

A. finish

B. finished

C. finishing

D. was finished


Complete the Sentence:(Past Simple)

She _____________________ me how to play football.

A. teach

B. teaching

C. taught

D. was teaching


We use the past continuous to talk about…

A. an action happening in the present.

B. an action happening in the past perfect.

C. an action happening in the future.

D. an action that was in progress in the past.


Complete the sentence: ( Past Continuous)

________________ you taking a bath when I called you?

A. Are

B. Is

C. Was

D. Were


Choose the correct words.

On 15th April 1912, a ship was crossing the Atlantic Ocean to the USA when it ________ hit an iceberg. The ship sank. The ship’s name was The Titanic.

A. sudden

B. suddenly


Jay’s sister _________ to her friends when someone ________ ‘Earthquake!’.

A. talks; shouts

B. is talking; is shouting

C. was talking; shouted

D. talked; shouted


Complete the sentence: ( Past Continuous)

The basketball players ______________ at the court.

A. weren’t playing

B. aren’t playing

C. didn’t play

D. wasn’t playing


Complete the sentence: ( Past Simple)

The deer _____________ eat the grass in the field.

A. doesn’t

B. don’t

C. didn’t

D. wasn’t


The teacher told us to stop what we _____.

A. did

B. were doing


His dad _________ down the street when the ground ________.

A. walked; moved

B. was walking; moved

C. is walking; is moving

D. walks; moves


Complete the sentence: ( Past Continuous)

Bank __________ doing his homework.

A. were

B. is

C. was

D. are


Complete the sentence: (Past Simple and Past Continuous)

I ______________ writing my thesis when she suddenly _______________.

A. were, shouted

B. was, shouts

C. were, shout

D. was, shouted


Choose the correct words.

Dinosaurs ________ on Earth when they suddenly ________. Many scientists believe that a natural disaster killed them. It happened 65 million years ago.

A. lived; disappeared

B. were living; were disappearing

C. were living; disappeared


A: Hi, Jenny, what _____(9)_____ last weekend?

B: I _________ to a party.

A. did you do

B. are you doing


Which of the following is the structure of Past Continuous Tense?

A. S + V2

B. S + V1

C. S + was/were + V-ing

D. S + was/were + V2


Complete the sentence: (Past Simple and Past Continuous)

____________ James learning Math when you ____________ him?

A. Were, visited

B. Was, visited

C. Were, visit

D. Was, visit


Choose the correct words.

In September of this year, London ________ burning! The fire started by accident and it ________ destroyed large areas of the city. The year was 1666.

A. was; quick

B. were; quickly

C. was; quickly


When they ________ the shark, they ______ in the sea.

A. saw / swam

B. saw / was swimming

C. were seeing / swam

D. saw / were swimming


Choose the correct words.

On 1st November 1755, a terrible disaster destroyed the beautiful city of Lisbon in Portugal. However, the people ________ their city and made it beautiful again. The disaster was an earthquake.

A. were rebuilding

B. rebuilt


His brother _________ when the lights ________ out.

A. was eating; went

B. is eating; are going

C. ate; was going

D. eats; go




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