English Grammar Quiz: Past And Present Tenses (Long Version)

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English Grammar Quiz: Past And Present Tenses (Long Version)

Here we are with another English grammar quiz on tenses. 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 about 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. 
    What kind of tv programms did you ______ to like as a child? 
    • 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. 
    What's the book you're reading _ _ _ _?
  • 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. 
    Amy ___ the wrong bus home.
    • 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