Simple Past Tense Quiz For Grade 5

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Simple Past Tense Quiz For Grade 5 - Quiz

Are you looking for a 5th-grade English quiz on simple past tense? Here is one for you. Simple past tense is used when describing activities that took place in the past. Do you think you can comfortably write grammatically correct sentences using this tense? This quick quiz will help you answer that, and all you need to do is ensure you pick the best word to complete the sentences in the desired form. All the best!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    I ________________ to the mall after school.

    • A.

      Goes

    • B.

      Went

    • C.

      Gone

    • D.

      Goed

    Correct Answer
    B. Went
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "went" because it is the past tense of the verb "go." In this sentence, the subject is "I" and the action of going to the mall is in the past. Therefore, "went" is the appropriate form of the verb to use.

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  • 2. 

    My brother __________ a bear an hour ago.

    • A.

      Seen

    • B.

      Saw

    • C.

      Sees

    Correct Answer
    B. Saw
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "saw." In the sentence, the verb refers to an action that happened in the past, so the past tense form of the verb "see" should be used. "Saw" is the past tense of "see," making it the correct answer.

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  • 3. 

    ________ Mike visit his grandmother last night?

    • A.

      Did

    • B.

      Are

    • C.

      Does

    • D.

      Will

    Correct Answer
    A. Did
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Did" because it is the correct auxiliary verb to form a question in the past tense. In this case, the question is asking about an action that happened last night, indicating a past event. "Did" is the past tense of the auxiliary verb "do" and is used to form questions and negative sentences in the past simple tense.

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  • 4. 

    Alex did not ___________ last weekend.

    • A.

      Work

    • B.

      Worked

    • C.

      Working

    • D.

      Works

    Correct Answer
    A. Work
    Explanation
    The sentence already uses the verb “to be” in the past tense, indicated by the words “Alex did not,” so the verb “work” must be in the present tense. Therefore, the correct answer is “work.” 

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  • 5. 

    ________________  Judy and Liz at last month's meeting?

    • A.

      Was

    • B.

      Were

    • C.

      Are

    Correct Answer
    B. Were
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Were." The question is asking about the actions of Judy and Liz at last month's meeting. Since there are two individuals mentioned, the verb should be in the plural form. "Were" is the plural form of the verb "to be," so it is the correct answer.

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  • 6. 

    We ____________ not happy after the sad ending.

    • A.

      Were

    • B.

      Was

    • C.

      Did

    • D.

      Are

    Correct Answer
    A. Were
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "were" because it is the past tense of the verb “to be” and  agrees with the plural subject "we."

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  • 7. 

    _________________ you see Jody's new dog yesterday?

    • A.

      Are

    • B.

      Did

    • C.

      Do

    • D.

      Will

    Correct Answer
    B. Did
    Explanation
    The question is asking about an action that occurred in the past, specifically whether the person saw Jody's new dog yesterday. The correct answer is "Did" because it is the past tense form of the verb "to do" and is used to form questions in the past tense.

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  • 8. 

    Sorry, I __________ hear you at the door.

    • A.

      Wasn't

    • B.

      Didn't

    • C.

      Am not

    • D.

      Will not

    Correct Answer
    B. Didn't
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "didn't" because it is the contraction of "did not," which is used to express the past tense of "do" in negative sentences. In this case, the speaker is apologizing for not being able to hear someone at the door in the past.

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  • 9. 

    I ____________ English for two years.

    • A.

      Studying

    • B.

      Study

    • C.

      Studied

    Correct Answer
    C. Studied
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "studied" because the sentence is in the past tense and is referring to an action that has already been completed.

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  • 10. 

    What  ____________ you eat for lunch yesterday?

    • A.

      Do

    • B.

      Did

    • C.

      Were

    Correct Answer
    B. Did
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "did." This is because the question is asking about a past action, specifically what the person ate for lunch yesterday. "Did" is the past tense of the verb "do" and is used to form questions and negative statements in the past simple tense.

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