Past Tense Ultimate Quiz: Exam!

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  • 1. 
    I saw Ali at school this morning. He ____ after the teacher to ask a question. 
    • A. 

      Ran

    • B. 

      Was running

    • C. 

      Had run

    • D. 

      Had been running

  • 2. 
    Tom was surprised to hear that he _____ the tests. 
    • A. 

      Passed

    • B. 

      Was passing

    • C. 

      Had passed

    • D. 

      Had been passing

  • 3. 
    Emel _____ the box and read the note in it. 
    • A. 

      Opened

    • B. 

      Was opening

    • C. 

      Had opened

    • D. 

      Had been opening

  • 4. 
    My father _____ for this company for 25 years before he retired. 
    • A. 

      Worked

    • B. 

      Was working

    • C. 

      Had worked

    • D. 

      Had been working

  • 5. 
    What _____ when the accident happened? 
    • A. 

      Did you do

    • B. 

      Were you doing

    • C. 

      Had you done

    • D. 

      Had you been doing

  • 6. 
    Tom and Marry _____ married in London last week. 
    • A. 

      GotĀ 

    • B. 

      Were gettingĀ 

    • C. 

      Had got

    • D. 

      Had been getting

  • 7. 
    The last time we _____ Bob was 3 days ago. 
    • A. 

      Saw

    • B. 

      Was seeing

    • C. 

      Had seen

    • D. 

      Had been seeing

  • 8. 
    They _____ problems before they finally decided to divorce. 
    • A. 

      Had

    • B. 

      Were having

    • C. 

      Had had

    • D. 

      Had been having

  • 9. 
    At the airport I was so nervous because I _____ before. 
    • A. 

      Didn't fly

    • B. 

      Wasn't flying

    • C. 

      Hadn't flown

    • D. 

      Hadn't been flying

  • 10. 
    While Kate _____ the birthday party for Alison, John bought the present. 
    • A. 

      Organized

    • B. 

      Was organizing

    • C. 

      Had organized

    • D. 

      Had been organizing

  • 11. 
    I _____ for 5 hours, so I was bored. 
    • A. 

      Waited

    • B. 

      Was waiting

    • C. 

      Had waited

    • D. 

      Had been waiting

  • 12. 
    If he _____ hard, he could pass all his exams. 
    • A. 

      Studied 

    • B. 

      Was studying

    • C. 

      Had studied

    • D. 

      Had been studying

  • 13. 
    He felt embarrassed the moment he _____ us. 
    • A. 

      Saw

    • B. 

      Was seeing

    • C. 

      Had seen

    • D. 

      Had been seeing

  • 14. 
    She _____ out when you called, so you couldn't talk with her. 
    • A. 

      Just went

    • B. 

      Was just going

    • C. 

      Had just gone

    • D. 

      Had just been going 

  • 15. 
    I _____ snow until I came to Eskisehir. 
    • A. 

      Never saw

    • B. 

      Was never seeing

    • C. 

      Had never seen

    • D. 

      Had never been seeing

  • 16. 
    She _____ to cook as soon as she got home. 
    • A. 

      Began

    • B. 

      Was beginning

    • C. 

      Had begun

    • D. 

      Had been beginning

  • 17. 
    If he _____ the contract, he could have saved the company, but he didn't. 
    • A. 

      Signed

    • B. 

      Was signing

    • C. 

      Had signed

    • D. 

      Had been signing

  • 18. 
    They _____ back home at 6 o'clock yesterday evening, so they didn't see anything about the burglary.  
    • A. 

      Drove

    • B. 

      Were driving

    • C. 

      Had driven

    • D. 

      Had been driving

  • 19. 
    The little boy _____ so tired that he slept as soon as he got home. 
    • A. 

      Did

    • B. 

      Was

    • C. 

      Had

    • D. 

      Had been 

  • 20. 
    After they _____ the house, they brought all the furniture in. 
    • A. 

      Painted

    • B. 

      Was painting

    • C. 

      Had painted

    • D. 

      Had been painting

  • 21. 
    Most of the shops had already been closed by the time we _____ to the mall. 
    • A. 

      Got

    • B. 

      Was getting

    • C. 

      Had got

    • D. 

      Had been getting

  • 22. 
    Alison _____ her bicycle when she noticed the wounded dog under a tree. 
    • A. 

      Rode

    • B. 

      Was riding

    • C. 

      Had ridden

    • D. 

      Had been ridden

  • 23. 
    They _____ picnic in the garden when it started to rain. 
    • A. 

      Had

    • B. 

      Were having

    • C. 

      Had had

    • D. 

      Had been having

  • 24. 
    I _____ all the house work when my parents arrived. 
    • A. 

      Already finished

    • B. 

      Was already finishing

    • C. 

      Had already finished

    • D. 

      Had already been finishing

  • 25. 
    Jack _____ for over six hours when he finally pulled over to have dinner. 
    • A. 

      Drove

    • B. 

      Was driving

    • C. 

      Had driven

    • D. 

      Had been driving

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