Past Tenses Quiz
I _________ up, _________ and _________ breakfast.
A. was getting … was dressing… was having
B. got… dressed … had
C. had got… dressed… had
D. had got… had dressed… had had
The students _____ (play) cards when the teacher _____ (come) in.
A. were playing / came
B. was playing/was coming
C. played / were coming
D. played/ came
It ____________ (still / rain) when the dam broke.
A. still rained
B. still had rained
C. was still raining
Last year we _________ (to introduce) a number of new products and _____________ (to announce) record profits.
A. were introducing… were announcing
B. `introduced… announced
C. have introduced… have announced
D. had introduced… had announced
He _____________ (to write) a report by 6 o’clock yesterday.
A. had written
B. has written
D. was writing
While Tom _____ (read) , Amely _____(watch) a documentary on TV.
A. was reading / was watching
B. read / watched
C. was reading / were watching
D. read / was watching
Where _____ you _____ this car?
A. was … buy
B. did … bought
C. did … buy
D. have … buy
I went to the library, then I _____ (buy) some milk and went home.
A. had bought
When I ________ (go out) of the house, the sun __________ (to shine) and the birds __________ (to sing).
A. went out… was shining… were singing
B. had gone out… shoone… sang
C. went out… shone… sang
We had already eaten when John ________ (come) home.
B. had come
I ____________ (to finish) my presentation by the time boss arrived.
A. had finished
C. was finishing
When we _____ (arrive) at the station, the train had already left.
B. had arrived
They ___________ (to leave) at half past ten.
A. had left
C. was leaving
We got home to find that someone _____ (break) into the house.
A. had broken
Alan _____(look) out of the window when he_____ (see) a UFO.
A. was looking/saw
B. looked/ saw
C. was looking / seen
D. looked/ was seeing
Last year Juan _____ (pass) all his exams.
A. had passed
Alexander Graham Bell ____________ the telephone.
A. did invented
C. was invented
They __________ (already / finish) discussing the new project when I arrived.
A. had already finished
B. have already finished
C. were already finished
D. already finished
I had known my husband for three years when we _____ (get) married.
A. had got
When we went out, it ____________ (already / to stop) snowing.
A. already stopped
B. had already stopped
C. was already stopped
D. was already stopping
The standards of living in Europe ___________up during the 1960s.
A. had done
B. had gone
D. had went
While I _____(drive), I _____(have) an accident.
B. was driving/ had
C. drove / was having
D. drove/ had
I ______________ (still / have) breakfast when he rang me up.
A. still had
B. still had had
C. was still having
When I _____ (get) to the airport I discovered I had forgotten my passport.
A. had got
While he _____ (take) a shower, his dogs_____ (ate) his sandwiches.
A. took / ate
B. were taking/was eating
C. was taking /were eating
D. took/ eat
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