Present Tense MCQ Exam Quiz!

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  • 1. 

    What's that noise? - The neighbors next door ______ party. 

    • A.

      Have

    • B.

      Has

    • C.

      Having

    • D.

      Are having

    Correct Answer
    D. Are having
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "are having." This is because the sentence is in the present continuous tense, indicating an action that is happening right now. "Are having" is the present continuous form of the verb "have," which is used to describe an ongoing action. In this case, it suggests that the neighbors next door are currently hosting a party, causing the noise.

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  • 2. 

    Mary _____ hard these days. 

    • A.

      Work

    • B.

      Is working

    • C.

      Works

    • D.

      Working

    Correct Answer
    B. Is working
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "is working" because the sentence is referring to Mary's current actions. The present continuous tense "is working" is used to describe an action that is happening at the moment of speaking or around the present time. Therefore, it implies that Mary is currently engaged in the activity of working.

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  • 3. 

    The train to Istanbul ____ at 14:00.

    • A.

      Leave

    • B.

      Is leaving

    • C.

      Leaves

    • D.

      Are leaving

    Correct Answer
    C. Leaves
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "leaves" because it is the correct present tense form of the verb "leave" to match the subject "train."

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  • 4. 

    The cake ____ awful. I forgot to put sugar in it. 

    • A.

      Is tasting

    • B.

      Taste

    • C.

      Tastes

    • D.

      Are tasting

    Correct Answer
    C. Tastes
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "tastes" because it agrees with the singular subject "cake" and the present simple tense is used to describe a general truth or a habitual action. In this case, the speaker is stating that the cake always tastes awful when they forget to put sugar in it.

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  • 5. 

    More people ____ rubbish nowadays. 

    • A.

      Recycle

    • B.

      Are recycling

    • C.

      Recycles

    • D.

      Is recycling

    Correct Answer
    B. Are recycling
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "are recycling" because the sentence is referring to the present time and the action of recycling. The verb "are" is used to indicate that the subject, "more people," is currently engaged in the action of recycling.

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  • 6. 

    Look! The man ____ jewelry from the shop!

    • A.

      Is stealing

    • B.

      Steals

    • C.

      Steal

    • D.

      Are stealing

    Correct Answer
    A. Is stealing
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "is stealing" because the sentence is in the present continuous tense, indicating an action happening at the moment of speaking. The verb "is" is used with the subject "man" to show that he is currently engaged in the act of stealing jewelry from the shop.

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  • 7. 

    The children ____ animated films. 

    • A.

      Like

    • B.

      Are liking

    • C.

      Likes

    • D.

      Liking

    Correct Answer
    A. Like
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "like" because it is the correct form of the verb to agree with the subject "children." In this sentence, "like" is used as a simple present tense verb to show the children's general preference for animated films.

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  • 8. 

    I can't call her. I ____ her phone number. 

    • A.

      Am not remembering

    • B.

      Don't remember

    • C.

      Doesn't remember

    • D.

      Is not remembering 

    Correct Answer
    B. Don't remember
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "don't remember" because the sentence is in the present tense and the subject "I" is indicating that the person is unable to recall or retain the phone number.

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  • 9. 

    The dog ____ the food. I think he won't eat it. 

    • A.

      Smells

    • B.

      Is smelling

    • C.

      Smell

    • D.

      Are smelling

    Correct Answer
    B. Is smelling
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "is smelling" because the sentence is in the present tense and refers to a singular subject (dog). "Is smelling" is the correct form of the verb "smell" in the present continuous tense, indicating an action that is happening at the moment of speaking.

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  • 10. 

    They ____ they deserve a better life. 

    • A.

      Are thinking

    • B.

      Think

    • C.

      Thinks

    • D.

      Is thinking

    Correct Answer
    B. Think
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "think" because it agrees with the subject "they" which is a plural pronoun.

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  • 11. 

    The workers ____ at the project right now. 

    • A.

      Look

    • B.

      Looking

    • C.

      Looks

    • D.

      Are looking

    Correct Answer
    D. Are looking
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "are looking" because the sentence is referring to the workers' current action. The use of "are" indicates that the action is happening in the present moment.

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  • 12. 

    Ali can't answer the phone. He ____ a bath. 

    • A.

      Has

    • B.

      Have

    • C.

      Is having

    • D.

      Are having

    Correct Answer
    C. Is having
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "is having". This is because the sentence is in the present tense and refers to a singular subject, "Ali". Therefore, we use the present continuous tense "is having" to indicate that Ali is currently in the process of taking a bath and is unable to answer the phone.

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  • 13. 

    - Where are the children? They  ____ to the supermarket. 

    • A.

      Go

    • B.

      Have gone

    • C.

      Are going

    • D.

      Have been going

    Correct Answer
    B. Have gone
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "have gone" because the question is asking about the current location of the children. "Have gone" indicates that the action of going to the supermarket has already been completed in the past, implying that the children are not currently at home.

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  • 14. 

    - Is Elsa sleeping? No, she ____ her homework right now.  

    • A.

      Does

    • B.

      Is doing

    • C.

      Has done

    • D.

      Has been doing

    Correct Answer
    B. Is doing
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "is doing" because the question is asking about Elsa's current activity. "Is doing" indicates that Elsa is currently engaged in doing her homework.

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  • 15. 

    I ____ the two books you suggested this week. They were interesting. 

    • A.

      Read

    • B.

      Am reading

    • C.

      Have read

    • D.

      Have been reading

    Correct Answer
    C. Have read
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "have read." This is because the sentence is referring to a past action of reading the two books that were suggested earlier in the week. The present perfect tense "have read" is used to indicate an action that started in the past and is still relevant in the present.

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  • 16. 

    Tom and Jerry are good friends. They ____ each other for years. 

    • A.

      Know

    • B.

      Are knowing

    • C.

      Have known

    • D.

      Have been knowing

    Correct Answer
    C. Have known
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "have known" because it indicates that Tom and Jerry have been friends for a long time. The present perfect tense "have known" suggests a past action that started in the past and continues up until the present.

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  • 17. 

    He is wet. He ____ in the rain. 

    • A.

      Walks

    • B.

      Is walking

    • C.

      Has walked

    • D.

      Has been walking

    Correct Answer
    D. Has been walking
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "has been walking" because it indicates a continuous action that started in the past and is still ongoing. The phrase "has been" is used to show that the action of walking in the rain started in the past and is still happening, resulting in the person being wet.

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  • 18. 

    How long _____ Josh?

    • A.

      Do you know

    • B.

      Are you knowing

    • C.

      Have you known

    • D.

      Have you been knowing

    Correct Answer
    C. Have you known
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "have you known." This is because the question is asking about the duration of time that the speaker has known Josh. The present perfect tense "have you known" is used to talk about an action or experience that started in the past and continues up to the present.

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  • 19. 

    We _____ friends since we were children.

    • A.

      Are

    • B.

      Are being

    • C.

      Have been

    • D.

      Be

    Correct Answer
    C. Have been
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "have been" because it indicates that the action of being friends started in the past and continues up until the present. The use of the present perfect tense suggests a long-lasting friendship that began in childhood and is still ongoing.

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  • 20. 

    Is the soup delicious? I _____ it yet. 

    • A.

      Don't taste

    • B.

      Haven't tasted

    • C.

      Am not tasting

    • D.

      Haven't been tasting

    Correct Answer
    B. Haven't tasted
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "haven't tasted". This is because the phrase "haven't tasted" is in the present perfect tense, which is used to talk about an action that started in the past and continues up to the present. In this case, the person has not yet tasted the soup, indicating that they have not had the opportunity to form an opinion about its taste.

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  • 21. 

    She will rent an apartment but for the time being she _____ with her parents. 

    • A.

      Stays

    • B.

      Is staying

    • C.

      Has stayed

    • D.

      Has been staying

    Correct Answer
    B. Is staying
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "is staying". This is because the sentence is referring to a temporary situation in the present. The phrase "for the time being" indicates that she is currently staying with her parents, suggesting that it is a temporary arrangement. Therefore, the present continuous tense "is staying" is the most appropriate choice to describe her current living situation.

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  • 22. 

    I don't need to wash the car. My brother _____ it for me already. 

    • A.

      Washes

    • B.

      Is washing

    • C.

      Has washed

    • D.

      Has been washing

    Correct Answer
    C. Has washed
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "has washed" because the sentence indicates that the action of washing the car was completed in the past. The use of "has" in the present perfect tense suggests that the action happened before the present moment. Therefore, the car has already been washed by the brother.

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  • 23. 

    I have lived in this city _____ I was born. 

    • A.

      For 

    • B.

      Since

    • C.

      Ever

    • D.

      Yet

    Correct Answer
    B. Since
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "since" because it indicates a specific point in time when the person started living in the city, which is when they were born. "For" would imply a duration of time, which is not suitable in this context. "Ever" and "yet" do not convey the same meaning as "since" in this sentence.

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  • 24. 

    I haven't had any problems with school ______. 

    • A.

      For

    • B.

      Since

    • C.

      Already

    • D.

      Yet

    Correct Answer
    D. Yet
    Explanation
    The word "yet" is the correct answer because it is used to indicate that something has not happened or been completed up to the present moment. In this sentence, the speaker is saying that they have not had any problems with school up until now. The other options, "for," "since," and "already," do not convey the same meaning as "yet" in this context.

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  • 25. 

    Shall we go to the new cafe tonight?  I have ______ been there, it is really nice.  

    • A.

      For 

    • B.

      Already

    • C.

      Since

    • D.

      Yet

    Correct Answer
    B. Already
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "already". The speaker is implying that they have already been to the new cafe and found it to be really nice. The word "already" suggests that the speaker has had the experience of going to the cafe before the present moment.

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  • 26. 

    The baby has been crying ______ two hours. I think he is sick. 

    • A.

      For 

    • B.

      Since

    • C.

      Already 

    • D.

      Just

    Correct Answer
    A. For 
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "for". In this sentence, the word "for" is used to indicate the duration of time that the baby has been crying, which is two hours. The word "since" would indicate the starting point of the crying, but it does not provide information about the duration. The words "already" and "just" do not convey the same meaning as "for" in this context.

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  • 27. 

    This is the best ice cream I have ______ eaten. 

    • A.

      Already

    • B.

      Never

    • C.

      Since

    • D.

      Ever

    Correct Answer
    D. Ever
    Explanation
    The word "ever" is the correct answer because it is used to express the superlative degree of comparison. In this sentence, the speaker is emphasizing that the ice cream they are currently eating is the best they have ever had in their entire life. The word "ever" adds a sense of emphasis and exaggeration to the statement.

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  • 28. 

    I have ______ tried bungee jumping. It sounds so scary. 

    • A.

      Ever

    • B.

      Never

    • C.

      Just

    • D.

      Yet

    Correct Answer
    B. Never
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "never". The speaker is expressing that they have not tried bungee jumping before and finds it to be scary. The word "never" indicates that the action of trying bungee jumping has not occurred at any point in the past.

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  • 29. 

    My father ________ cooks at the weekends. It is a family tradition. 

    • A.

      Usually

    • B.

      Yet

    • C.

      Just

    • D.

      Ever

    Correct Answer
    A. Usually
    Explanation
    The word "usually" fits best in the given sentence because it implies that the speaker's father cooks on most weekends as a family tradition. The other options, "yet," "just," and "ever," do not convey the same meaning and are not appropriate in this context.

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  • 30. 

    How ______ do you eat out?  - Twice a week. 

    • A.

      Long

    • B.

      Often

    • C.

      Many

    • D.

      Ever

    Correct Answer
    B. Often
    Explanation
    The word "often" is the correct answer because it accurately completes the question "How ______ do you eat out?" The word "often" indicates frequency, suggesting that the person eats out frequently.

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