Passé Compose Vs. Imparfait Quiz

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This quiz will test how well you have understood the two past tenses. In the multiple-choice portion, you must select the word that best fits the blank. In the True/False you must decide if the sentence is given is correct with the verb in the form it is currently in. For the Fill in the Blank, you must write the verb in parenthesis in the form you believe best suits the sentence. If it needs a helping verb please add that as well. For the 4 written questions you must write 2 sentences using imparfait and 2 sentences using Pass Compose. Each Question is worth


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Nous avons _________ un gateau pour ton anniversaire.

    • A.

      Manger

    • B.

      Mangeions

    • C.

      Mangé

    • D.

      Mangons

    Correct Answer
    C. Mangé
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Mangé" because it is the past participle form of the verb "manger" (to eat) in the passé composé tense. In this sentence, we are saying "We have eaten a cake for your birthday." The past participle "mangé" agrees with the subject "nous" (we) and the auxiliary verb "avons" (have).

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  • 2. 

    Tu ________ en bonne humor.

    • A.

      Etre

    • B.

      étais

    • C.

      Es

    • D.

      été

    Correct Answer
    B. étais
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "étais." This is because the sentence is in the past tense and the subject is "tu," which corresponds to the second person singular pronoun. In the past tense, the verb "être" (to be) conjugates to "étais" for the second person singular form. Therefore, the correct sentence would be "Tu étais en bonne humor," meaning "You were in a good mood."

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  • 3. 

    Elles __________ a Paris.

    • A.

      Ont allé

    • B.

      Aller

    • C.

      Sont allé

    • D.

      Sont allées

    Correct Answer
    D. Sont allées
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "sont allées" because the subject "Elles" is feminine and plural, so the verb "aller" needs to agree with it. In this case, the past participle "allées" is used because the subject is feminine and plural.

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  • 4. 

    J'______________ appeller toi.

    • A.

      Oubliais

    • B.

      Oublier

    • C.

      Oublié

    • D.

      Oublie

    Correct Answer
    A. Oubliais
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Oubliais." This is the correct conjugation of the verb "oublier" in the first person singular form in the past tense. It means "I forgot" in English.

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  • 5. 

    J'ai all é a Myrtle Beach.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    he sentence "J'ai allé à Myrtle Beach" is not correct in French. The verb form "allé" is the past participle of the verb "aller," which means "to go." However, in this context, you should use the verb "être" as the auxiliary verb, and the correct sentence should be:
    "Je suis allé à Myrtle Beach."

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  • 6. 

    J'ai ecouté a toi.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    This statement in French translates to "I listened to you." The correct answer is "True" because it affirms that the speaker listened to the person they are addressing.

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  • 7. 

    J'étais furieux

    • A.

      Correct

    • B.

      Incorrect 

    Correct Answer
    A. Correct
    Explanation
    The given statement "J'étais furieux" translates to "I was furious" in English. Since the statement is in the past tense and expresses a feeling of anger, it implies that the person was indeed furious at some point in the past. Therefore, the correct answer is correct. 
     

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  • 8. 

    Je mangeais Cherrios a 9:00.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The given sentence "Je mangeais Cherrios a 9:00" is in French and it translates to "I was eating Cherrios at 9:00." Since the sentence is in the past continuous tense, it suggests that the action of eating Cherrios was ongoing at a specific time in the past. Therefore, the correct answer is False, as the sentence implies an action that was happening in the past, not the present.

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  • 9. 

    Elle est Morte.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The phrase "Elle est morte" is the correct in French and the right verb has been used. "Elle est morte" is in the Passé Composé tense in French, which translates to "She died" or "She has died" in English. This tense is typically used to describe completed actions or events in the past.

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  • 10. 

    Quand j'étais jeune...

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The given correct answer is "True". However, without any context or additional information provided in the question, it is difficult to ascertain the specific meaning or intention behind the statement "Quand j'étais jeune...". It could be the beginning of a sentence or a statement about the speaker's past experiences. Therefore, it is not possible to provide a definitive explanation without further context.

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  • 11. 

    J'_________________ la pizza. (Manger)

    Correct Answer
    ai mangé, ai mange
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "ai mangé" because it is the correct conjugation of the verb "manger" in the first person singular form in the passé composé tense. "Ai" is the first person singular form of the auxiliary verb "avoir" in the present tense, and "mangé" is the past participle of the verb "manger". Therefore, "ai mangé" means "I have eaten" in English.

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  • 12. 

    J'____________ en mauvais humor. (etre)

    Correct Answer
    étais
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "étais" because it is the correct conjugation of the verb "être" in the first person singular form in the past tense. The sentence is stating "I was in a bad mood," and "étais" is the appropriate form of the verb to use in this context.

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  • 13. 

    Nous ___________________ a l'ecole. (aller)

    Correct Answer
    sommes allés
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "sommes allés" because in French, when using the verb "aller" in the past tense, we need to use the auxiliary verb "être" and match the past participle with the subject. In this case, the subject "nous" is plural, so the past participle "allé" also needs to be plural, which is why we use "sommes allés."

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  • 14. 

    Elle _______________ (Naitre.

    Correct Answer
    est née , est nee
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "est née" because it is the correct conjugation of the verb "naître" (to be born) in the third person singular form. In French, verbs need to be conjugated based on the subject and tense of the sentence. In this case, the subject "Elle" (she) is singular and in the past tense, so the correct form of the verb is "est née."

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  • 15. 

    Write one sentence using the Imparfait correctly.

  • 16. 

    Write one sentence using the Imparfait.

  • 17. 

    Write one sentence using the passe compose.

  • 18. 

    Write one sentence using the passe compose.

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