Trivia Questions On Past And Present Tenses! Quiz

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Trivia Questions On Past And Present Tenses! Quiz

When we speak about an activity that is currently happening, we use the present tense, and if it is an event that took place in the past, we use the past tense. Below is a set of questions designed to test a student’s understanding of the two types of sentence formatting. Why don’t you give it a try and get to understand more on past and present tenses? All the best!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    This rises at the beginning of the performance and comes down at the end. It is a _ _ _ _ _ _ _.
  • 2. 
    The actors and actresses wear these. They are _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _.
  • 3. 
    • A. 

      Use

    • B. 

      Used to

    • C. 

      Used

    • D. 

      Use to

  • 4. 
    I was reading a book while John ______ (watch) television
  • 5. 
    She _______ (leave) the house when the telephone rang.
  • 6. 
    Alex ______ (drive) to work. It was raining heavily.
  • 7. 
    Frank ________ to travel a lot when he was younger. 
    • A. 

      Didn't use

    • B. 

      Don't use

    • C. 

      Not use

    • D. 

      Used to

  • 8. 
    Chinese opera started ___ on the street.
    • A. 

      Over

    • B. 

      Out

    • C. 

      Up

    • D. 

      In

  • 9. 
    The ______ rose and the show began.
    • A. 

      Stage

    • B. 

      Curtain

    • C. 

      Scenery

    • D. 

      Costume

  • 10. 
  • 11. 
    Yesterday I saw an old man. He ________ (walk) his dog.
  • 12. 
    Change the verb into their progressive form (-ing) Die =
  • 13. 
    Do you want to go for a walk?
    • A. 

      It's great!

    • B. 

      Sure!

    • C. 

      It was fantastic.

    • D. 

      I'm not really enjoying it!

  • 14. 
    She doesn't like boats because she _____ sick.
    • A. 

      Gets

    • B. 

      Has

    • C. 

      Takes

    • D. 

      Puts

  • 15. 
    The crow was screaming ______.
    • A. 

      Suddenly

    • B. 

      Impressive

    • C. 

      Excitedly

    • D. 

      Excited

  • 16. 
    We didn't like the film at all. So we _____ (stand) up and went home.
  • 17. 
    The painted backgrounds that show where the story takes place.
    • A. 

      Stage

    • B. 

      Props

    • C. 

      Scenery

    • D. 

      Lighting

  • 18. 
    Change the verb into their progressive form (-ing) Begin =
    • A. 

      Begining

    • B. 

      Beginning

    • C. 

      Beging

    • D. 

      Beginining

  • 19. 
    Correct or not? I’m playing basketball everyday. I love it.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 20. 
    Correct or not? A)  Do you go out tonight? B)  I’m not sure.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 21. 
    The ______ went wild when U2 appeared on stage!
  • 22. 
    He is amazing! He sings really well that's why he is the _____ singer!
  • 23. 
    Google is not the only _____ engine. There are many!!
  • 24. 
    • A. 

      Take

    • B. 

      Found

    • C. 

      Caught

    • D. 

      Made

  • 25. 
    The sun _____ (shine) so hard as we got home.
    • A. 

      Shone

    • B. 

      Shines

    • C. 

      Was shining

    • D. 

      Shine

  • 26. 
    I ________________ shopping when I ______________ John.
    • A. 

      Was living - was meeting

    • B. 

      Lived - met

    • C. 

      Was doing - met

    • D. 

      Lived - met

  • 27. 
    What ________________ at six o'clock this morning?
    • A. 

      Were you doing

    • B. 

      Did you doing

    • C. 

      Do you do

    • D. 

      Did you

  • 28. 
    What _______________________ for breakfast this morning?
    • A. 

      Were you having

    • B. 

      Had you

    • C. 

      Did you have

    • D. 

      Was you having

  • 29. 
    She _________________ some fish and ______________ ill immediately.
    • A. 

      Was eating - felt

    • B. 

      Ate - felt

    • C. 

      Was eating - was feeling

    • D. 

      Was eating - was feeling

  • 30. 
    ______________ when I saw Neil. I stopped and had a chat.
    • A. 

      I was running

    • B. 

      I run

    • C. 

      I ran

    • D. 

      I were running

  • 31. 
    I was talking with the students while Katie _______________ to the parents.
    • A. 

      Was talking

    • B. 

      Talked

    • C. 

      Took

    • D. 

      Were talking

  • 32. 
    When I woke up this morning _________________
    • A. 

      It rained

    • B. 

      It was raining

    • C. 

      It were raining

    • D. 

      It did't rain

  • 33. 
    What __________________________ when the telephone rang?
    • A. 

      Did she do

    • B. 

      Did she doing

    • C. 

      Was she doing

    • D. 

      Were she doing

  • 34. 
    He ____________________ away most of his money to charity.
    • A. 

      Threw

    • B. 

      Took

    • C. 

      Passed

    • D. 

      Gave

  • 35. 
    If you don't pass the exam this time don't ___________. Try again!
    • A. 

      Come in

    • B. 

      Look out

    • C. 

      Go on

    • D. 

      Give up

  • 36. 
    I ___________ really well with my work colleagues. We often meet up for drinks or a meal.
    • A. 

      Get on

    • B. 

      Find out

    • C. 

      Fight back

    • D. 

      Break up

  • 37. 
    I tried to call him but I couldn't get *******. I'll try again tomorrow.
  • 38. 
    I got ******* the 6.15 to Liverpool Street instead of the 6.20 to King's Cross.
  • 39. 
    Sam! Get your shoes ******* now.
  • 40. 
    Mary's plans to travel to Europe ______ at the last minute
    • A. 

      Fell through

    • B. 

      Gave away

    • C. 

      Got away

    • D. 

      Fell out

  • 41. 
    Please fill answer below_______
  • 42. 
    Present simple or Past simple It ........................... (rain) all day last Sunday..
  • 43. 
    Present simple or Past simple It ......................................... (be) a wonderful day yesterday.
  • 44. 
    Present simple or Past simple I .............................. (use) to play soccer, now I don't have time.
  • 45. 
    Present simple or Past simple My friend ........................... (get) good tests results. She is very intelligent.
  • 46. 
    Present simple or Past simple Sarah usually ............................ (walk) to school.
  • 47. 
    Present simple or Past simple David .................................... (start) school ten years ago.
  • 48. 
    Present simple or Past simple Where .......................... you .............................. (go) last weekend?
  • 49. 
    Present simple or Past simple A: ........................ Ian ............................... (like)  painting? B: I don't think so.
  • 50. 
    Past progressive or Past simpleShe was so sad because her dog ______ (not come) back home yesterday