Passive Voice Exercises: Present Simple, Past Simple & Present Perfect

Reviewed by Elizabeth Paskert
Elizabeth Paskert, MEd |
K-12 English Expert
Review Board Member
"Elizabeth is a creative and outgoing individual with excellent organizational skills and a strong proficiency in computer applications such as Google Docs, Slides, Sheets, and Internet usage. Elizabeth earned her Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education and Teaching from Bowling Green State University in 2007-2012, followed by a Master's in Curriculum and Instruction from the same university in 2012-2014.
She is a goal-oriented teacher who excels in working with both adults and children. Elizabeth's enthusiasm for gaining academic training and work experience is directed towards a career in Early Childhood Education."
, MEd
Approved & Edited by ProProfs Editorial Team
The editorial team at ProProfs Quizzes consists of a select group of subject experts, trivia writers, and quiz masters who have authored over 10,000 quizzes taken by more than 100 million users. This team includes our in-house seasoned quiz moderators and subject matter experts. Our editorial experts, spread across the world, are rigorously trained using our comprehensive guidelines to ensure that you receive the highest quality quizzes.
Learn about Our Editorial Process
| By Lienemillere
L
Lienemillere
Community Contributor
Quizzes Created: 3 | Total Attempts: 18,122
Questions: 16 | Attempts: 17,031

SettingsSettingsSettings
Passive Voice Exercises: Present Simple, Past Simple & Present Perfect - Quiz

Attempt the quiz below and complete these passive voice exercises with present simple, past simple & present perfect tenses of the verb. In most English sentences, there is an object that an action is performed on. When it comes to passive voice, an author is more concentrated on the object or person rather than the action. This quiz consists of voices in the present simple, past simple, and present perfect tenses. So, play the quiz and practice your knowledge of the passive voice. All the best, dear!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    The house _________________(build) in 1645.

    • A.

      The house is built in 1645.

    • B.

      The house was built in 1645.

    • C.

      The house has been built in 1645.

    Correct Answer
    B. The house was built in 1645.
    Explanation
    The sentence is in the past tense, and when we describe an action that was completed in the past without specifying who performed the action, we often use the past tense of the verb "to be" (was/were) along with the past participle of the main verb. In this case, the past participle of "build" is "built."

    Rate this question:

  • 2. 

    Bread_____________ (make) from milk, eggs and flour.

    • A.

      Bread is made from milk, eggs and flour.

    • B.

      Bread was made from milk, eggs and flour.

    • C.

      Bread has been made from milk, eggs and flour.

    Correct Answer
    A. Bread is made from milk, eggs and flour.
    Explanation
    The sentence describes a general truth or fact, and in such cases, we often use the present tense. The verb "make" should be in the present tense, and when combined with the auxiliary verb "is," it forms the present passive construction "is made."

    Rate this question:

  • 3. 

    Twillight romance novels _____________ (write) by S. Meyers.

    • A.

      Twillight romance novels are written by S. Meyers.

    • B.

      Twillight romance novels were written by S. Meyers.

    • C.

      Twillight romance novels have been written by S. Meyers.

    Correct Answer
    B. Twillight romance novels were written by S. Meyers.
    Explanation
    The sentence describes an ongoing action or a general truth in the present. When talking about the authorship of Twilight romance novels, we use the present tense of the verb "to be" (are) along with the past participle of the main verb "write" to form the present passive construction "are written."

    Rate this question:

  • 4. 

    The film adaptations of the first three books ________________(release) in 2008, 2009, and 2010.

    • A.

      The film adaptations of the first three books are released in 2008, 2009, and 2010.

    • B.

      The film adaptations of the first three books were released in 2008, 2009, and 2010.

    • C.

      The film adaptations of the first three books have been released in 2008, 2009, and 2010.

    Correct Answer
    B. The film adaptations of the first three books were released in 2008, 2009, and 2010.
    Explanation
    The sentence discusses events that occurred in the past, specifically the release of film adaptations in 2008, 2009, and 2010. When referring to actions completed in the past, we use the past tense. In this case, the past tense of the verb "to be" (were) is combined with the past participle of the main verb "release" to form the past passive construction "were released."

    Rate this question:

  • 5. 

    Pine cones ___________ (eat) by squirrels.

    • A.

      Pine cones are eaten by squirrels.

    • B.

      Pine cones were eaten by squirrels.

    • C.

      Pine cones have been eaten by squirrels.

    Correct Answer
    A. Pine cones are eaten by squirrels.
    Explanation
    The sentence describes a habitual or general action, stating a fact about what typically happens. When discussing such actions, we use the present tense. In this case, the present tense of the verb "to be" (are) is combined with the past participle of the main verb "eat" to form the present passive construction "are eaten."

    Rate this question:

  • 6. 

    Since 2010, the webpage _______________________ (visit) by 3.5 million people.

    • A.

      Since 2010, the webpage is visited by 3.5 million people.

    • B.

      Since 2010, the webpage was visited by 3.5 million people.

    • C.

      Since 2010, the webpage has been visited by 3.5 million people.

    Correct Answer
    C. Since 2010, the webpage has been visited by 3.5 million people.
    Explanation
    The sentence refers to an action that started in the past and continues up to the present. When expressing actions that have occurred over a period of time and have relevance to the present, we use the present perfect tense. In this case, the present perfect tense of the verb "to be" (has been) is combined with the past participle of the main verb "visit" to form the present perfect passive construction "has been visited."

    Rate this question:

  • 7. 

    Every day more than million items ___________________ (search) by people in Google.com.

    • A.

      Every day more than million items are searched by people in Google.com.

    • B.

      Every day more than million items were searched by people in Google.com.

    • C.

      Every day more than million items have been searched by people in Google.com.

    Correct Answer
    A. Every day more than million items are searched by people in Google.com.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Every day more than million items are searched by people in Google.com." This answer is correct because it uses the present simple tense ("are searched") to describe a habitual action that occurs every day. The other options ("were searched" and "have been searched") use past tense and present perfect tense, which do not accurately convey the ongoing and continuous nature of the action.

    Rate this question:

  • 8. 

    The mailman ___________ (bite) by the dog two days ago.

    • A.

      The mailman is bitten by the dog two days ago.

    • B.

      The mailman was bitten by the dog two days ago.

    • C.

      The mailman has been bitten by the dog two days ago.

    Correct Answer
    B. The mailman was bitten by the dog two days ago.
    Explanation
    The sentence describes a specific event that occurred in the past. When narrating past events, we use the past tense. In this case, the past tense of the verb "to be" (was) is combined with the past participle of the main verb "bite" to form the past passive construction "was bitten."

    Rate this question:

  • 9. 

    The concert tonight _____________ (cancel) because the guitarist is sick.

    • A.

      The concert tonight is canceled because the guitarist is sick.

    • B.

      The concert tonight was canceled because the guitarist is sick.

    • C.

      The concert tonight has been canceled because the guitarist is sick.

    Correct Answer
    C. The concert tonight has been canceled because the guitarist is sick.
    Explanation
    The sentence discusses a recent decision or situation that has an effect on the present. When conveying such information, we use the present perfect tense. In this case, the present perfect tense of the verb "to be" (has been) is combined with the past participle of the main verb "cancel" to form the present perfect passive construction "has been canceled."

    Rate this question:

  • 10. 

    SpongeBob SquarePants _____________ (Create) by Stephen Hillenburg.

    • A.

      SpongeBob SquarePants is created by Stephen Hillenburg.

    • B.

      SpongeBob SquarePants was created by Stephen Hillenburg.

    • C.

      SpongeBob SquarePants has been created by Stephen Hillenburg.

    Correct Answer
    B. SpongeBob SquarePants was created by Stephen Hillenburg.
    Explanation
    The sentence is providing information about the creation of SpongeBob SquarePants in the past. When discussing events or actions that happened in the past and are not ongoing, we use the past tense. In this case, the past tense of the verb "to be" (was) is combined with the past participle of the main verb "create" to form the past passive construction "was created."

    Rate this question:

  • 11. 

    The new opera  __________________ ( finish – just )

    • A.

      The new opera is just finished.

    • B.

      The new opera was just finished.

    • C.

      The new opera has just finished.

    Correct Answer
    C. The new opera has just finished.
    Explanation
    The sentence conveys that the new opera has been completed very recently, indicating a connection between the past and the present. In such cases, the present perfect tense is appropriate. The present perfect tense of the verb is combined with the past participle of the main verb "finish" to form the present perfect passive construction "has just finished."

    Rate this question:

  • 12. 

    The problem_________________ (solve) quickly once the manager arrived.

    • A.

      The problem is solved quickly once the manager arrived.

    • B.

      The problem was solved quickly once the manager arrived.

    • C.

      The problem has been solved quickly once the manager arrived.

    Correct Answer
    B. The problem was solved quickly once the manager arrived.
    Explanation
    The sentence describes the resolution of the problem in the past, and it implies a completed action. When referring to a past action or event that has been completed, we typically use the past tense. In this case, the past tense of the verb "to be" (was) is combined with the past participle of the main verb "solve" to form the past passive construction "was solved."

    Rate this question:

  • 13. 

    When ________________________________ ( paint- the Mona Lisa ) ?

    • A.

      When is the Mona Lisa painted?

    • B.

      When was the Mona Lisa painted?

    • C.

      When has the Mona Lisa been painted?

    Correct Answer
    B. When was the Mona Lisa painted?
    Explanation
    The sentence is inquiring about the time or period when the Mona Lisa was painted. When forming questions about past actions without specifying the doer, we use the past tense of the verb. In this case, the past tense of "to be" (was) is combined with the past participle of the main verb "paint" to form the question "When was the Mona Lisa painted?"

    Rate this question:

  • 14. 

    Geoff ______________________ ( give - recently)  new responsibilities at work.

    • A.

      Geoff is recently given new responsibilities at work.

    • B.

      Geoff was recently given new responsibilities at work.

    • C.

      Geoff has recently been given new responsibilities at work.

    Correct Answer
    C. Geoff has recently been given new responsibilities at work.
    Explanation
    The sentence describes an action that occurred recently, and it emphasizes the connection between the past and the present. When discussing recent actions that are still relevant, the present perfect tense is used. In this case, the present perfect tense of the verb "to be" (has been) is combined with the past participle of the main verb "give" to form the present perfect passive construction "has recently been given." 

    Rate this question:

  • 15. 

    These statistics ____________________ ( not -revise ) since 1997.

    • A.

      These statistics are not revised since 1997.

    • B.

      These statistics were not revised since 1997.

    • C.

      These statistics have not been revised since 1997.

    Correct Answer
    C. These statistics have not been revised since 1997.
    Explanation
    The sentence expresses the duration from 1997 until the present, emphasizing the ongoing state of the statistics. In such cases, the present perfect tense is appropriate. The present perfect tense of the verb "to be" (have been) is combined with the negation "not" and the past participle of the main verb "revise" to form the present perfect passive construction "have not been revised."

    Rate this question:

  • 16. 

    The hostages ___________________ (finally - release)  yesterday.

    • A.

      The hostages are finally released yesterday.

    • B.

      The hostages were finally released yesterday.

    • C.

      The hostages have finally been released yesterday.

    Correct Answer
    B. The hostages were finally released yesterday.
    Explanation
    The sentence describes a past event that has been completed, and it uses the past tense to convey this. In this case, the past tense of the verb "to be" (were) is combined with the past participle of the main verb "release" to form the past passive construction "were finally released." 

    Rate this question:

Elizabeth Paskert |MEd |
K-12 English Expert
"Elizabeth is a creative and outgoing individual with excellent organizational skills and a strong proficiency in computer applications such as Google Docs, Slides, Sheets, and Internet usage. Elizabeth earned her Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education and Teaching from Bowling Green State University in 2007-2012, followed by a Master's in Curriculum and Instruction from the same university in 2012-2014.
She is a goal-oriented teacher who excels in working with both adults and children. Elizabeth's enthusiasm for gaining academic training and work experience is directed towards a career in Early Childhood Education."
Back to Top Back to top
Advertisement
×

Wait!
Here's an interesting quiz for you.

We have other quizzes matching your interest.