Exercise 1: Simple Past Tense

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Exercise 1: Simple Past Tense - Quiz

EXERCISE 1: SIMPLE PAST TENSE


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    I ... some candies yesterday.

    • A.

      Bought

    • B.

      Did bought

    • C.

      Buy

    • D.

      Buyed

    Correct Answer
    A. Bought
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Bought." This is the past tense form of the verb "buy," which is used to indicate that the action of purchasing candies occurred in the past.

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  • 2. 

    We use the simple past tense to express an action at a specific time in the past.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The simple past tense is used to talk about an action that happened at a specific time in the past. It is used to describe completed actions in the past and is formed by adding -ed to regular verbs or using the past form of irregular verbs. Therefore, the statement "We use the simple past tense to express an action at a specific time in the past" is true.

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  • 3. 

    I ________ (go) to the cinema yesterday.

    Correct Answer
    Went
    Explanation
    The word "went" is the correct answer because it is the past tense form of the verb "go". In the given sentence, the word "yesterday" indicates that the action of going to the cinema happened in the past. Therefore, "went" is the appropriate verb to use in this context.

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  • 4. 

    Wulan didn't ________ (go) to school two days ago.

    Correct Answer
    Go
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "go" because the sentence is in the past tense and refers to an action that did not happen. Therefore, the verb "go" needs to be in the base form without any tense markers.

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  • 5. 

    She ... late this morning.

    • A.

      Woke up

    • B.

      Woke uped

    • C.

      Wake uped

    • D.

      Wokes up

    Correct Answer
    A. Woke up
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Woke up." This is the past tense form of the verb "wake up," which means to stop sleeping and become conscious. In the given sentence, it indicates that she stopped sleeping late this morning.

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  • 6. 

    That family ... in this town last month.

    • A.

      Did lived

    • B.

      Were lived

    • C.

      Was lived

    • D.

      Lived

    Correct Answer
    D. Lived
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "lived" because it is the past tense form of the verb "live." The sentence is referring to an action that happened in the past, so "lived" is the appropriate choice.

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  • 7. 

    Did they ... the ice cream yesterday?

    • A.

      Ate

    • B.

      Eated

    • C.

      Eat

    • D.

      Ated

    Correct Answer
    C. Eat
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Eat" because it is the past tense form of the verb "to eat." In the question, it is asking if the subject "they" ate the ice cream yesterday, indicating a past action. "Ate" is the correct past tense form of "eat," while the other options "Eated" and "Ated" are not valid verb forms in standard English.

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  • 8. 

    Did they went to school tis morning?

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The given question is asking whether "they" went to school this morning. The correct answer is "False" because the question is grammatically incorrect. The correct form should be "Did they go to school this morning?" The verb "go" should be used instead of "went" in the question. Therefore, the correct answer is "False" because the question itself is incorrect.

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  • 9. 

    It was bright and sunny yesterday morning.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement "It was bright and sunny yesterday morning" indicates that the weather conditions were clear and sunny during the morning of the previous day. Since the statement is affirmative and matches the given information, the correct answer is "True."

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  • 10. 

    Intan didn't boiled the water.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The given statement is "Intan didn't boil the water." The correct answer is "False." This means that the statement is not true, and Intan did boil the water.

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  • 11. 

    We didn't ... Amel at school yesterday.

    • A.

      Saw

    • B.

      See

    • C.

      Seed

    • D.

      Sawed

    Correct Answer
    B. See
    Explanation
    Amel was not seen at school yesterday. "See" is the correct answer because it is the past tense form of the verb "see". The sentence is in the past tense, so the correct verb form should also be in the past tense. "Saw", "Seed", and "Sawed" are not the correct past tense forms of "see".

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  • 12. 

    He opened the door and ... out.

    • A.

      Go

    • B.

      Did go

    • C.

      Went

    • D.

      Did went

    Correct Answer
    C. Went
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Went" because it is the past tense of the verb "to go" and matches the past tense of the sentence.

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  • 13. 

    Bona ________ (speak) to my father last night.

    Correct Answer
    Spoke
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "spoke" because it is the past tense form of the verb "speak." In the sentence, the action of speaking to the speaker's father happened in the past, indicating a completed action. Therefore, "spoke" is the appropriate verb form to use in this context.

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  • 14. 

    The students ________ (visit) the museum last month.

    Correct Answer
    Visited
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Visited." In this sentence, the verb "visited" is in the past tense, indicating that the action of going to the museum occurred in the past. The word "last month" further supports this, suggesting that the visit happened in a specific month prior to the present time. Therefore, "visited" is the appropriate verb form to use in this context.

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  • 15. 

    You didn't ... your hair.

    • A.

      Comb

    • B.

      Combed

    • C.

      Was comb

    • D.

      Was combed

    Correct Answer
    A. Comb
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Comb". In this sentence, the subject "you" is the one performing the action of combing the hair. Therefore, the verb should be in the base form "comb".

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  • 16. 

    The wind blew hard last night.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement "The wind blew hard last night" implies that there was a strong wind during the previous night. Since the question asks for the correctness of this statement, the answer "True" indicates that the statement is accurate and there was indeed a strong wind.

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  • 17. 

    We ... so happy and really enjoyed that day.

    • A.

      Are

    • B.

      Were

    • C.

      Was

    • D.

      Did

    Correct Answer
    B. Were
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Were" because the subject of the sentence is plural ("We"), so the verb should also be in the plural form. "Were" is the past tense plural form of the verb "to be," which matches with the subject "We."

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  • 18. 

    It ... at 6 p.m.

    • A.

      Was end

    • B.

      Did end

    • C.

      Were end

    • D.

      Ended

    Correct Answer
    D. Ended
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Ended". This is because the verb "end" is in the past tense, and the subject of the sentence is singular (It). Therefore, the correct form of the verb is "ended".

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  • 19. 

    They ________ (buy) bananas in the market.

    Correct Answer
    Bought
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "bought" because it is the past tense form of the verb "buy." In the given sentence, the subject "they" is performing the action of buying bananas in the market. Since the sentence is in the past tense, the verb needs to be in its past tense form, which is "bought."

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  • 20. 

    Salman ________ (brake) a ruler last Friday.

    Correct Answer
    Broke
    Explanation
    Salman broke a ruler last Friday.

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