Referring To Time In The Past

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Referring To Time In The Past - Quiz

Use your note sheet to complete the quiz with the words: for, since, ago, from. . . To. . ., from. . . Until. . ., until, in, and during


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    1. ______________ the 1960's the Beetles were a very popular band.

    • A.

      During

    • B.

      Ago

    • C.

      Until

    Correct Answer
    A. During
    Explanation
    The word "During" is the correct answer because it indicates a specific period of time in which the Beetles were popular, which is the 1960s. The sentence is stating that the Beetles were a very popular band specifically during that time period.

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  • 2. 

    2. Neil Armstrong was the first man to walk on the moon. He did this _________1969.

    • A.

      Until

    • B.

      During

    • C.

      In

    Correct Answer
    C. In
    Explanation
    Neil Armstrong was the first man to walk on the moon. He did this "in" 1969. This indicates that the action of walking on the moon occurred specifically in the year 1969.

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  • 3. 

    3.  ________ 2001 _________ 2012 I lived in Santiago, Chile.

    • A.

      From....until...

    • B.

      From....ago...

    • C.

      From...in....

    Correct Answer
    A. From....until...
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "from....until..." because it accurately represents the time frame in which the person lived in Santiago, Chile. It indicates that the person started living in Santiago in 2001 and continued to live there until 2012.

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  • 4. 

    ___________ 1913 the Titanic sank in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean.

    • A.

      During

    • B.

      In

    • C.

      Since

    Correct Answer
    B. In
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "in". This preposition is used to indicate a specific point or period of time when an event or action occurs. In this case, it is used to indicate that the Titanic sank at a specific point in time, which was 1913.

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  • 5. 

    She read the book 2 weeks _________________.

    Correct Answer
    ago
    Explanation
    The phrase "ago" indicates that the action of reading the book took place in the past. It suggests that the book was read two weeks before the present moment.

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  • 6. 

    ________________1914 ________________1935 Babe Ruth, a home run legend, played Major League Base Ball. 

    • A.

      From/until

    • B.

      In/from

    • C.

      From/during

    Correct Answer
    A. From/until
    Explanation
    The phrase "From/until" is the correct answer because it accurately indicates the time period during which Babe Ruth played Major League Baseball. It implies that Babe Ruth played from 1914 to 1935, covering a span of 21 years.

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  • 7. 

    President Lincoln lived _______________ 1865 when he was assassinated at a play he was attending. 

    Correct Answer
    until
    Explanation
    President Lincoln lived until 1865 when he was assassinated at a play he was attending. This means that he was alive and continued to live until the year 1865, when he met his unfortunate fate at the theater.

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  • 8. 

    The Wright Brothers Flew the first plane ______________ 1903.

    • A.

      During

    • B.

      Ago

    • C.

      In

    Correct Answer
    C. In
    Explanation
    The Wright Brothers flew the first plane in 1903. This indicates that the event of flying the first plane took place in the year 1903.

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  • 9. 

    Americans have been driving the car ____________________ 1908.

    • A.

      During

    • B.

      Since

    • C.

      In

    Correct Answer
    B. Since
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "since". This is because the word "since" is used to indicate a starting point in time, and in this case, it suggests that Americans started driving the car in 1908 and have continued to do so since then.

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  • 10. 

    The telephone was invented by Alexander Graham Bell __________________1876.

    • A.

      Until

    • B.

      During

    • C.

      In

    Correct Answer
    C. In
    Explanation
    The telephone was invented by Alexander Graham Bell in 1876. This indicates that the invention of the telephone took place in the year 1876 and Alexander Graham Bell was the inventor.

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