Preterito O Imperfecto (Prueba Falsa)

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Preterito O Imperfecto (Prueba Falsa) - Quiz

Elije entre el preterito o el imperfecto


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Ayer ellos ___________ a la sala de emergencia.

    • A.

      Fueron

    • B.

      Iban

    Correct Answer
    A. Fueron
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "fueron". In this sentence, "ayer" indicates past tense, and "ellos" refers to a plural subject. The verb "fueron" is the past tense form of the verb "ir" (to go), which matches the subject and tense of the sentence. Therefore, it is the correct choice to indicate that "they went" to the emergency room.

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  • 2. 

    MI hermano ____________ 5 anos cuando se cayo.

    • A.

      Tuvo

    • B.

      Tenia

    Correct Answer
    B. Tenia
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "tenia" because it is the imperfect tense form of the verb "tener" which means "to have" in English. In this sentence, it is used to indicate the age that the subject, "mi hermano" (my brother), had at the time of the action, which is "5 años" (5 years old). The imperfect tense is used to describe ongoing or habitual actions in the past.

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  • 3. 

    Los chicos ___________ altos y ____________ ojos azules.

    • A.

      Eran/tenian

    • B.

      Fueron/tuvieron

    Correct Answer
    A. Eran/tenian
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "eran/tenian". In this sentence, the verb "eran" is used to describe the characteristic of the boys being tall, and the verb "tenian" is used to describe their possession of blue eyes. Both verbs are in the past tense to indicate that these characteristics were true in the past.

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  • 4. 

    Anoche mi hermano se ___________ el tobillo del pie derecho.

    • A.

      Torcia

    • B.

      Torcio

    Correct Answer
    B. Torcio
    Explanation
    Last night my brother twisted his right ankle. The correct verb form to use in this sentence is "torció," which is the past tense of the verb "torcer" (to twist). This verb is conjugated in the third person singular form to match with "mi hermano" (my brother). Therefore, the correct answer is "torció."

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  • 5. 

    Yo esperaba al doctor en el consultorio cuando mi madre me ____________ por telefono.

    • A.

      Llamo

    • B.

      Llamaba

    Correct Answer
    A. Llamo
    Explanation
    In this sentence, the verb "esperaba" indicates that the action of waiting for the doctor was happening in the past. The use of the preposition "en" before "el consultorio" suggests that the speaker was physically present at the doctor's office. The phrase "por telefono" indicates that the mother contacted the speaker through a phone call. Since the action of the mother calling happened after the speaker was already waiting, the correct verb tense to use is the preterite "llamo" which indicates a completed action in the past.

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  • 6. 

    La doctora me _________ los oidos, me __________ unas preguntas y me ________ una receta.

    • A.

      Miraba/hacia/daba

    • B.

      Miro/hizo/dio

    Correct Answer
    B. Miro/hizo/dio
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "miro/hizo/dio". In the sentence, "La doctora me miro los oidos" means "The doctor looked at my ears", "me hizo unas preguntas" means "asked me some questions", and "me dio una receta" means "gave me a prescription".

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  • 7. 

    El mes pasado yo _______ al cine con mis amigos

    • A.

      Iba

    • B.

      Fui

    Correct Answer
    B. Fui
    Explanation
    Last month I went to the movies with my friends. "Fui" is the preterite form of the verb "ir" (to go) in the first person singular. In this context, it indicates a completed action in the past, which is appropriate for describing a specific event that happened last month. "Iba" is the imperfect form of "ir" and would suggest a habitual or ongoing action in the past, which does not fit the given sentence.

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  • 8. 

    El partido de tenis _________________ a las 4 de la tarde.

    • A.

      Empezo

    • B.

      Empezaba

    Correct Answer
    A. Empezo
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "empezo" because it is the past tense form of the verb "empezar," which means "to start" in English. The sentence is indicating that the tennis match started at 4 in the afternoon.

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  • 9. 

    De nino, yo siempre ____________ en bici.

    • A.

      Montaba

    • B.

      Monte

    Correct Answer
    A. Montaba
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "montaba". This is because the sentence is talking about an action that the speaker used to do in the past, which is riding a bike. The verb "montaba" is the imperfect tense form of the verb "montar", which means "to ride" in English. Therefore, the correct answer is "montaba" as it correctly matches the subject "yo" (I) and the past tense action of riding a bike.

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  • 10. 

    Mientras mi madre ____________ en el hospital, mi padre ____________ a Boston.

    • A.

      Trabajaba/viajaba

    • B.

      Trabajo/viajo

    Correct Answer
    A. Trabajaba/viajaba
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "trabajaba/viajaba". This is because the sentence is in the past tense and the verb "trabajaba" (imperfect tense of "trabajar") indicates an ongoing action in the past, which matches with "mientras" (while). Similarly, the verb "viajaba" (imperfect tense of "viajar") also indicates an ongoing action in the past, which is appropriate in this context.

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  • 11. 

    Ayer fue/era un dia de mucho calor.

    Correct Answer
    fue
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "fue" because the verb "fue" is in the past tense, indicating that yesterday was a day of intense heat.

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  • 12. 

    Mi familia siembre fue/iba al hospital central cuando habia alguna emergencia

    Correct Answer
    iba
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "iba" because it is the correct conjugation of the verb "ir" (to go) in the imperfect tense. The sentence is referring to a past habitual action of the speaker's family going to the central hospital whenever there was an emergency.

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  • 13. 

    Yo leia mientras tu estudiabas/estudiaste.

    Correct Answer
    estudiabas
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "estudiabas" because the verb "leia" (I was reading) is in the imperfect tense, indicating an ongoing or continuous action in the past. Therefore, the corresponding verb "estudiabas" (you were studying) also needs to be in the imperfect tense to maintain consistency in the sentence.

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  • 14. 

    La cita con el medico empezaba/empezo a las 3 de la tarde

    Correct Answer
    empezo
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "empezo" because it agrees with the past tense form of "empezar" which means "to start" in Spanish. In the sentence, "La cita con el medico empezaba/empezo a las 3 de la tarde," the verb is referring to a specific action that occurred in the past, indicating that the appointment started at 3 pm.

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  • 15. 

    Ayer por la tarde mis amigos tenian/tuvieron un grave accidente de coche.

    Correct Answer
    tuvieron
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "tuvieron" because it is the correct past tense form of the verb "tener" (to have) in the third person plural. In this sentence, it is used to indicate that "mis amigos" (my friends) had an accident in the past.

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  • 16. 

    Mi amigo estuvo/estaba muy deprimido y triste.

    Correct Answer
    estaba
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "estaba" because it indicates a temporary state or condition. In this context, the speaker is describing their friend's temporary state of being very depressed and sad. "Estaba" is the imperfect tense of the verb "estar," which is used to describe ongoing or continuous actions in the past.

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  • 17. 

    Nosotros ibamos/fuimos a la playa todos los veranos

    Correct Answer
    ibamos
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "ibamos" because it matches the subject "nosotros" (we) and the verb tense used in the sentence "todos los veranos" (every summer). The verb "ibamos" is in the imperfect tense, indicating a repeated action in the past, which is appropriate for the sentence that describes going to the beach every summer.

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  • 18. 

    A que hospital fuiste/ibas de nino?

    Correct Answer
    ibas
    Explanation
    The correct answer "ibas" is the imperfect tense form of the verb "ir" in Spanish. It is used to indicate a habitual or ongoing action in the past. In this context, it suggests that the person used to go to a hospital as a child. The question is asking about the hospital the person used to go to as a child.

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  • 19. 

    Fuimos/Ibamos a la iglesia y al parque todos los domingos.

    Correct Answer
    ibamos
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "íbamos". In this sentence, the verb "íbamos" is used to indicate a habitual action in the past. The speaker is talking about a regular activity they used to do every Sunday - going to church and to the park. The verb "íbamos" is the imperfect tense form of the verb "ir" (to go) in the first person plural.

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  • 20. 

    Javier iba/fue en el autobus cuando se torcio el tobillo

    Correct Answer
    iba
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "iba" because it is the correct form of the verb "ir" (to go) in the imperfect tense. In this sentence, it is indicating that Javier was in the process of going on the bus when he twisted his ankle.

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