Simple Past Tense Trivia Quiz!

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How good are you when it comes to simple past tenses? The quiz below is designed to see just how attentive you have been in class and your ability to construct sentences using the correct tense. Give it a try and feel free to take it up more than once. All the best and keep an eye out for others like it!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    WRITE A SHORT PARAGRAPH TALKING ABOUT WHAT DID YOU DO LAST WEEKEND. USE AT LEAST FIVE VERBS.

  • 2. 

    Complete the chart, use the information given to guide you:COMPLETE THE CHART.AFFIRMATIVEINTERROGATIVESHORT ANSWER (+)SHORT ANSWER(-)HE WROTE A BOOK YES, HE DID  DID SHE SING? NO SHE DIDN´T DID YOU ASK TO YOUR TEACHER?  

  • 3. 

    CHECK THE CORRECT VERBS.

    • A.

      ENJOYED

    • B.

      BRUSHED

    • C.

      ENJOYIED

    • D.

      VISITED

    • E.

      PLAYIED

    • F.

      PLAYED

    • G.

      MARRYED

    • H.

      MARRIED

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. ENJOYED
    B. BRUSHED
    D. VISITED
    F. PLAYED
    H. MARRIED
    Explanation
    The correct answer includes the verbs "enjoyed, brushed, visited, played, married". These verbs are all correctly spelled in their past tense form. "Enjoyed" means to have experienced pleasure or satisfaction. "Brushed" means to have cleaned or groomed with a brush. "Visited" means to have gone to see someone or something. "Played" means to have engaged in a recreational activity. "Married" means to have entered into a legally recognized union with someone.

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  • 4. 

    COMPLETE THE SENTENCES IN SIMPLE PAST:1. In the mornings we _________ in the streets of London. (WALK)2. I ___________to my parents last week.(VISIT)

    Correct Answer(s)
    1. WALKED 2. VISITED
    Explanation
    In the mornings, we walked in the streets of London. Last week, I visited my parents.

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  • 5. 

    READ THE FOLLOWING PARAGRAPH AND CHECK THE TRUE SENTENCES BELOW.Sick on Saturday (simple past)I have just had a terrible weekend! On Saturday I was so tired that I slept all morning. When I woke up I had a head ache and my throat was sore. My body ached all over. My nose ran and I coughed a lot. My mother took my temperature but I did not have a fever.My mother made me some soup for lunch and I ate it in bed. I drank some juice. I tried to read a book but I couldn’t keep my eyes open. I lay in bed all afternoon. I drifted in and out of sleep. I drank more juice. I felt miserable all afternoon. I didn’t want to do anything.I got out of bed at dinner time. My parents ordered pizza for dinner and I was able to eat some of it. I drank more juice! I felt a bit better after dinner so I stayed up. I snuggled under a blanket on the couch and watched some TV with my parents. I fell asleep in front of the TV.The next morning I felt better but now my mother had a cold! She looked miserable. It was her turn to be sick.

    • A.

      THE BOY WAS SICK ON SATURDAY

    • B.

      ON SUNDAY HIS FATHER WAS SICK

    • C.

      HE HAD A FEVER ON SATURDAY

    • D.

      HE ATE PIZZA FOR DINNER

    • E.

      HE DRANK SOME JUICE

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. THE BOY WAS SICK ON SATURDAY
    D. HE ATE PIZZA FOR DINNER
    E. HE DRANK SOME JUICE
    Explanation
    The given answer is correct because the paragraph states that the boy was sick on Saturday and felt better the next morning. It also mentions that his parents ordered pizza for dinner and he was able to eat some of it. Additionally, it is mentioned that he drank some juice throughout the day. However, there is no mention of his father being sick or him having a fever on Saturday.

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  • 6. 

    ACCORDING TO THE READING, FILL IN THE BLANKS.Sick on Saturday (simple past)I have just had a terrible weekend! On Saturday I was so tired that I slept all morning. When I woke up I had a head ache and my throat was sore. My body ached all over. My nose ran and I coughed a lot. My mother took my temperature but I did not have a fever.My mother made me some soup for lunch and I ate it in bed. I drank some juice. I tried to read a book but I couldn’t keep my eyes open. I lay in bed all afternoon. I drifted in and out of sleep. I drank more juice. I felt miserable all afternoon. I didn’t want to do anything.I got out of bed at dinner time. My parents ordered pizza for dinner and I was able to eat some of it. I drank more juice! I felt a bit better after dinner so I stayed up. I snuggled under a blanket on the couch and watched some TV with my parents. I fell asleep in front of the TV.The next morning I felt better but now my mother had a cold! She looked miserable. It was her turn to be sick.1. My mother _______some soup.2. I _____ to read a book.3. My parents _________pizza for dinner.

    Correct Answer(s)
    1. MADE 2. TRIED 3. ORDERED
    Explanation
    In the passage, it is mentioned that the speaker's mother made some soup for lunch, indicating that she prepared the soup. The speaker also mentions that they tried to read a book but couldn't keep their eyes open, indicating an attempt to read. Lastly, the speaker's parents ordered pizza for dinner, suggesting that they requested or arranged for the pizza to be delivered. Therefore, the correct answers are 1. MADE, 2. TRIED, and 3. ORDERED.

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  • 7. 

    ACCORDING TO THE LISTENING CHECK THE ACTIVITIES THAT TOM DID ON FRIDAY EVENINGhttp://www.ivoox.com/listening-on-past-simple-audios-mp3_rf_1562747_1.html

    • A.

      HE STAYED AT HOME

    • B.

      HE DID HIS HOMEWORK

    • C.

      HE WENT TO THE MUSEUM

    • D.

      HE WATCHED TV WITH HIS SISTER

    • E.

      HE HAD PIZZA WITH WIS FRIENDS

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. HE STAYED AT HOME
    B. HE DID HIS HOMEWORK
    D. HE WATCHED TV WITH HIS SISTER
    Explanation
    The correct answer includes the activities that Tom did on Friday evening according to the listening check. It states that he stayed at home, did his homework, and watched TV with his sister. The answer does not include going to the museum or having pizza with his friends, as these activities were not mentioned in the listening.

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