Past Tense Forms Quiz: Trivia Test!

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Past Tense Quizzes & Trivia

What do you know about past tense forms? Sentences that are written in past tense depict an action or event that took place in the past. How good are you when it comes to writing grammatically correct sentences? In this quiz, you will be expected to complete the sentences by inserting the perfect choice for the sentence to depict something in the past tense. Give it a try and get to polish up your skills.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    There was no food left when I returned. They _____ everything!
    • A. 

      Had eaten

    • B. 

      ate

    • C. 

      were eating

  • 2. 
    If she had visited us last summer, she _____ the hikes in the mountains.
    • A. 

      Would have enjoyed

    • B. 

      Would enjoy

    • C. 

      Had enjoyed

  • 3. 
    I _____ the bags before we left on holiday.
    • A. 

      Checked

    • B. 

      Was checking

    • C. 

      had been checking

  • 4. 
    She told me she was flying to Chicago last week. She _____ in her hotel room last night.
    • A. 

      Must have been

    • B. 

      Must be

    • C. 

      had to be

  • 5. 
    If he _____ the window he would repair it.
    • A. 

      Broke

    • B. 

      Were broken

    • C. 

      Were breaking

  • 6. 
    By the time the presentation began, they _____ their discussion.
    • A. 

      Completed

    • B. 

      Had completed

    • C. 

      Were completing

  • 7. 
    If I _____ you, I would finish my homework!
    • A. 

      Had been

    • B. 

      Were

    • C. 

      would be

  • 8. 
    She is very intelligent. She _____ that!
    • A. 

      Can't have thought

    • B. 

      Couldn't have thought

    • C. 

      Mustn't have thought

  • 9. 
    When I arrived, they _____.
    • A. 

      Stretching their legs

    • B. 

      were stretching their legs

    • C. 

      Had been stretching

  • 10. 
    I lit the fire at four and it ______ brightly when Lisa arrived.
    • A. 

      Burned

    • B. 

      Had burned

    • C. 

      Was burning

  • 11. 
    I was reading the letter when the wind ______ it out of my hands.
    • A. 

      Was blowing

    • B. 

      Blew

    • C. 

      Had blown

  • 12. 
    Jack ______ the report by the time it was due.
    • A. 

      Hadn't finished

    • B. 

      Was finishing

    • C. 

      Had been finishing

  • 13. 
    They _____ an argument when I arrived to celebrate Pete's birthday.
    • A. 

      Had been

    • B. 

      Were having

    • C. 

      Have had

  • 14. 
    I'm not sure where Jack was yesterday. He ______ visiting Tom.
    • A. 

      Might was

    • B. 

      Might have been

    • C. 

      Couldn't have been

  • 15. 
    If Hank _____ you were going to come, he would have made sure to be there.
    • A. 

      Knew

    • B. 

      had known

    • C. 

      was knowing

  • 16. 
    I found this gold coin while I _____ in the garden!
    • A. 

      Dug

    • B. 

      Had been digging

    • C. 

      Was digging

  • 17. 
    _____ the dog before they left on vacation?
    • A. 

      Had they fed

    • B. 

      Were they feeding

    • C. 

      Had they been feeding

  • 18. 
    He said he _____ yesterday.
    • A. 

      would come

    • B. 

      Had been coming

    • C. 

      Were coming

  • 19. 
    He ______ get up so early when he lived in Los Angeles.
    • A. 

      Didn't used to

    • B. 

      Didn't use to

    • C. 

      had used to

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