Past Continuous Tense Quizzes

Preview 20 Quizzes about Past Continuous Tense

We … trying to help the Geography teacher.

A. Were
B. Was
C. Been
D. Is

My sister was … in the sea while I was calling her.

A. Swimming
B. Swim
C. Swims
D. Swam

Someone tried to steal her phone while she … for a railway ticket.

  1. queued
  2. was queuing

My sister and I … walking on the beach at 5 pm last week.

  1. was
  2. were


A. Wern’t home
B. Weren’t working when the fire broke out


A. Mary doing her homework when I phoned?
B. John and Philip watching TV?

The old lady was watching TV while the cat

A. Slept on her lap
B. Was sleeping on her lap

Who … the car when it …?

  1. was driving, crashed
  2. drove, was crashing

Where … you meeting your client at 10 o’clock yesterday?

  1. were
  2. was

Were the students … the video during class?

  1. watching
  2. watch

When I came home

A. The baby was cried
B. The baby was crying

Choose the correct sentence.

A. Was my daughter playing the piano last night?
B. My daughter was playing the piano last night?
C. Playing was my daughter the piano last night?
D. Last night was my daughter playing the piano?

At 7 this morning he … breakfast with his kids.

  1. was eating
  2. is eating


A. Weren’t very young when they married
B. Wasn’t old enough to drive

The football players were playing while

A. The crowd was cheering
B. The policeman arrived

What was this woman doing at 9 o’clock last night?
      A.     She was reading a book.
      B.     She were reading a book.
      C.     She was having a shower.
      D.     She were having a shower.

Robert and Tara … when Peter … .

A. Were preparing dinner – was arriving
B. Were preparing dinner – arrived
C. Prepared dinner – was arriving
D. Prepared dinner – arrive

I … for my History test when Hugh … home.

A. Was studying – come
B. Were studying – came
C. Was studying – came
D. Studied – was coming

The fire alarm rang … the boarding school students were sleeping.

  1. while
  2. when

She was walking down the street when she…

A. Tripped
B. She was tripping

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