Could You Pass This Verb Tenses Exam? Trivia Quiz

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Could You Pass This Verb Tenses Exam? Trivia Quiz

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which among these sentences is/ are correct? 1. I saw the movie three times. 2. Have you see my Harry Potter's book? 3. He is wanting some attention recently.
    • A. 

      1

    • B. 

      2

    • C. 

      1&2

    • D. 

      None

  • 2. 
     I ______ the biology book when she suddenly collapsed in the kitchen. 
    • A. 

      Read

    • B. 

      Have been reading

    • C. 

      Was reading

    • D. 

      Had read

  • 3. 
    Yesterday at this time, I ________ Algebra at home.
    • A. 

      Am reviewing

    • B. 

      Was reviewing

    • C. 

      Reviewed

    • D. 

      Review

  • 4. 
    While John ______ the design, Debra _____ the artworks, so we managed to finish the project early last night. (Parallel Actions )
    • A. 

      Is sketching / is coloring

    • B. 

      Sketches / colors

    • C. 

      Sketched / colored

    • D. 

      Was sketching / was coloring

  • 5. 
    I was prepping up for school ___ Debra called.
    • A. 

      When

    • B. 

      While

    • C. 

      Since

    • D. 

      For

  • 6. 
    Which one is correct? 1. I will have ate my dinner when he arrives at 9pm tonight. 2. I will be eating my dinner when he arrives. 3. I will have been eating my dinner when he arrives.
    • A. 

      1

    • B. 

      2

    • C. 

      3

    • D. 

      None

  • 7. 
    Later this evening, they _____, (eat) and _______( talk) about  good old stories, just like the old days. ( Parallel Actions in The Future)
    • A. 

      Will eat / will talk

    • B. 

      Will be eating / will be talking

    • C. 

      Eat / talk

    • D. 

      Would eat / would talk

  • 8. 
    Taiwan's economy _______ for the past few years. ( Verb: improve)
    • A. 

      Had improved

    • B. 

      Improve

    • C. 

      Has improved

    • D. 

      Improves.

  • 9. 
    John  has finally ______ how to paint , just like his father. ( Verb: Know) *Achievement
    • A. 

      Knew

    • B. 

      Known

    • C. 

      The structure is incorrect

    • D. 

      Know

  • 10. 
    I have been to Japan last year. What's wrong with this sentence?
    • A. 

      You can't use " specific time or expressions" when you are using " PRESENT PERFECT TENSE".

    • B. 

      "Have been" should be changed to " has been".

    • C. 

      "Have been" ( Present Perfect ) should be changed to "go."

    • D. 

      "Last year" should be changed to " last two years".

  • 11. 
    Which among these sentences is INCORRECT?
    • A. 

      I have had a cough for two weeks now.

    • B. 

      She has loved the orchestra since she was younger.

    • C. 

      I've been in Taiwan in the last year.

    • D. 

      I've seen many wonderful artworks when I was in Italy.

  • 12. 
    Jane ______his thesis for her graduation yet. ( Verb: finish)
    • A. 

      Had finished

    • B. 

      Has finished

    • C. 

      Hasn't finished

    • D. 

      Just finished

  • 13. 
    How to correct this sentence? ( By replacing the underline phrases ) She has been owning the big  house for six years now.
    • A. 

      Had been owning

    • B. 

      Is owning

    • C. 

      Has owned

    • D. 

      Had owned

  • 14. 
    Which among these sentences indicates a very RECENT action / feeling?
    • A. 

      She was studying English.

    • B. 

      She has been looking pale and sick.

    • C. 

      She got promoted by her manager.

    • D. 

      She used to ride bikes in the countryside.

  • 15. 
    James ____on his research for Chemistry class  for an hour when John arrived. ( Verb: Work)
    • A. 

      Has been working

    • B. 

      Has worked

    • C. 

      Had worked

    • D. 

      Had been working

  • 16. 
    Which among these sentences emphasizes the ( long ) DURATION of the action?
    • A. 

      He was exhausted because he was studying so hard.

    • B. 

      He was exhausted because he had been studying so hard.

    • C. 

      He was exhausted because he had studied so hard.

    • D. 

      He was exhausted because he studied hard.

  • 17. 
    Which sentence indicates a COMPLETED /  FINISHED ACTION in the past before something took over / interrupted.
    • A. 

      I had played football before Susan came.

    • B. 

      I have been playing football before Susan came.

    • C. 

      I played football .

    • D. 

      I have played football.

  • 18. 
    Change ACTIVE TO PASSIVE FORM: PRESENT PERFECT TENSE Many students have chosen  the new university.
    • A. 

      The new university has been chosen by many students.

    • B. 

      The new university had been chosen by many students.

    • C. 

      The new university has chosen by many students.

    • D. 

      None of the above.

  • 19. 
    Change ACTIVE TO PASSIVE FORM: PRESENT CONTINUOUS Tom is cleaning the garage.
    • A. 

      The garage is cleaned by Tom.

    • B. 

      The garage is being cleaned by Tom.

    • C. 

      The garage has cleaned by Tom

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 20. 
    Change ACTIVE TO PASSIVE FORM: PAST CONTINUOUS My mom was making our dinner when the phone rang.( Active)
    • A. 

      Our dinner was made by my mom when the phone rang.

    • B. 

      When the phone rang, our dinner has been made by my mom

    • C. 

      Our dinner was being made by my mom when the phone rang.

    • D. 

      None of the above.