Simple Past Tense Multiple Choice Questions And Answers

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Simple Past Tense Multiple Choice Questions And Answers - Quiz

Do you know how to use simple past tense during sentence formation? You can take this simple past tense MCQ quiz to test what you already know and what you still need to learn. This simple tense is used when things are being discussed in the past. Your goal is to choose all the correct answers from the options for the underlined word. Good luck, and don’t forget to share this quiz with your friends who want to practice simple past tense!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    He call his friend after dinner.

    • A.

      Calld

    • B.

      Called

    • C.

      Calls

    • D.

      Calling

    Correct Answer
    B. Called
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "called" because it is the past tense form of the verb "call" and it agrees with the subject "he." The sentence is describing an action that happened in the past, so the past tense is appropriate.

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  • 2. 

    They walk to the library to study.

    • A.

      Walks

    • B.

      Walkd

    • C.

      Walking

    • D.

      Walked

    Correct Answer
    D. Walked
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "walked" because it is the past tense form of the verb "walk." The sentence is describing an action that has already happened, so the past tense is appropriate. The other options ("walks," "walkd," and "walking") are not correct because they do not match the tense needed in the sentence.

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  • 3. 

    We start playing the game after lunch.

    • A.

      Started

    • B.

      Startd

    • C.

      Starting

    • D.

      Startid

    Correct Answer
    A. Started
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "started" because it is the past tense form of the verb "start" which matches the past tense context of the sentence.

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  • 4. 

    These two boys fight on the playground.

    • A.

      Fighted

    • B.

      Were fighted

    • C.

      Was fought

    • D.

      Fought

    Correct Answer
    D. Fought
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "fought" because it is the past tense form of the verb "fight." In the given sentence, the two boys engaged in a fight on the playground, indicating that the action has already taken place in the past.

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  • 5. 

    She wear that dress to the opera.

    • A.

      Worn

    • B.

      Weared

    • C.

      Wore

    • D.

      Wearing

    Correct Answer
    C. Wore
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "wore" because it is the past tense of the verb "wear." In the given sentence, the action of wearing the dress to the opera has already happened in the past, so the past tense form of the verb should be used.

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  • 6. 

    She said it is the most delicious dinner she ever ate.

    • A.

      Are

    • B.

      Was

    • C.

      Were

    • D.

      Am

    Correct Answer
    B. Was
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "was" because the sentence is in the past tense. The subject "she" is singular and the verb "ate" is also in the past tense. Therefore, the correct form of the verb "to be" to use in this sentence is "was."

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  • 7. 

    They build the new restaurant on the corner.

    • A.

      Built

    • B.

      Builded

    • C.

      Was build

    • D.

      Were build

    Correct Answer
    A. Built
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "built". "Built" is the past tense form of the verb "build", which is used to indicate that something was constructed in the past. In this sentence, it is stated that a new restaurant was constructed on the corner, so the correct past tense form of "build" is "built".

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  • 8. 

    She and her friend play piano at the concert.

    • A.

      Was play

    • B.

      Player

    • C.

      Played

    • D.

      Playid

    Correct Answer
    C. Played
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "played" because it is the past tense form of the verb "play" which is required in this sentence. Since the sentence is referring to an action that has already happened (playing piano at the concert), the past tense is appropriate.

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  • 9. 

    I go to meet my friend after a long time.

    • A.

      Went

    • B.

      Goes

    • C.

      Gone

    • D.

      Has gone

    Correct Answer
    A. Went
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "went" because it is the past tense form of the verb "go." In the sentence, the speaker is referring to a specific event in the past when they met their friend after a long time. Therefore, "went" is the appropriate verb form to indicate the action of going to meet the friend in the past.

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  • 10. 

    I win the medal during my tournament last week.

    • A.

      Has won

    • B.

      Won

    • C.

      Winning

    • D.

      Wins

    Correct Answer
    B. Won
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "won". This is because the sentence is in past tense and "won" is the past tense form of the verb "win".

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Juliette Firla |MA (Teaching Writing) |
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Juliette is a middle school English teacher at Sacred Heart of Greenwich, Connecticut. Juliette earned a BA in English/Language Arts Teacher Education from Elon University and an MA in Teaching Writing from Johns Hopkins University. She holds a Classroom Teacher license from the Connecticut State Department of Education. Juliette possesses strong skills in English language arts, writing, editing, and literature study. She has a deep passion for working with young people and contributing to the education of America's youth in the classroom.

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