Quiz To Test Your Use Of The Past Perfect Tense

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Past Tense Quizzes & Trivia

This is a short quiz to test your use of the past perfect tense (when it is used with the past simple tense).


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    When Airi _______ at school, she realized she _______ her textbook.
    • A. 

      Had arrived, forgot

    • B. 

      Arrived, had forgotten

    • C. 

      Forgot, had arrived

    • D. 

      Had forgotten, arrived

  • 2. 
    When I _______ the new teacher, I was so surprised. I _______ his class before!
    • A. 

      Met, had taken

    • B. 

      Had met, took

    • C. 

      Had taken, met

    • D. 

      Took, had met

  • 3. 
    Fraser _______ sushi before he _______ to Japan.
    • A. 

      Never ate, had come

    • B. 

      Came, had never eaten

    • C. 

      Had come, never ate

    • D. 

      Had never eaten, came

  • 4. 
    I _______ any money on the weekend because I _______ my wallet on Friday.
    • A. 

      Didn't have, had lost

    • B. 

      Hadn't had, lost

    • C. 

      Didn't lose, hadn't had

    • D. 

      Hadn't lost, didn't have

  • 5. 
    When Yuka _______ washing the dishes, she _______ the TV on.
    • A. 

      Finished, had turned

    • B. 

      Turned, had finished

    • C. 

      Had finished, turned

    • D. 

      Had turned, finished

  • 6. 
    When we went to Osaka, my friend _______ a lot about the city because she _______ there many times.
    • A. 

      Was, had known

    • B. 

      Had known, was

    • C. 

      Knew, had been

    • D. 

      Had been, knew

  • 7. 
    It was a very difficult movie, but I _______ it because I _______ the book.
    • A. 

      Had understood, read

    • B. 

      Read, had understood

    • C. 

      Had read, understood

    • D. 

      Understood, had read

  • 8. 
    When we went camping we _______ outside because we _______ our tent! (sleep, forget)
  • 9. 
    Yuka _______ English for eight years by the time she _______ from university. (study, graduate)
  • 10. 
    Fraser _______ scuba diving many times before he _______ his scuba license. (go, receive)