Verb Tenses Test: Could You Pass This Trivia Quiz?

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Do you know anything about verb tenses? An example of present continuous refers to what is happening right now, but it is an action that is not yet complete. Present perfect continuous is another verb form. In this verb, the action starts in the past, but it is continuing now. You have been performing the action in the present. If you want to learn more, try this quiz.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Next February I will visit Japan.

    • A.

      Simple Future

    • B.

      Future Continuous

    • C.

      Future Perfect

    • D.

      Future Perfect Continuous

    Correct Answer
    A. Simple Future
    Explanation
    The given sentence "Next February I will visit Japan" indicates a future action that will happen in the upcoming month of February. The verb "will visit" is in the simple future tense, which is used to express a future event or action. Therefore, the correct answer is Simple Future.

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  • 2. 

    Class starts at 7 o'clock.

    • A.

      Simple Present

    • B.

      Present Continuous

    • C.

      Present Perfect

    • D.

      Present Perfect Continuous

    • E.

      Future Perfect

    Correct Answer
    A. Simple Present
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Simple Present because the sentence is stating a general fact or a habitual action. The use of "starts" indicates that the action happens regularly at a specific time, which is 7 o'clock.

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  • 3. 

    Even if you don't want to, you will be studying English until you finish college.

    • A.

      Future Perfect Continuous

    • B.

      Future Perfect

    • C.

      Simple Future

    • D.

      Future Continuous

    Correct Answer
    D. Future Continuous
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Future Continuous because the sentence indicates an ongoing action that will happen in the future. The use of "will be studying" suggests that the action of studying English will be in progress until the person finishes college. The Future Continuous tense is used to describe actions that will be happening at a specific time in the future.

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  • 4. 

    Upon my arrival home yesterday, I sat on the sofa, watched TV and fell asleep within 20 minutes.

    • A.

      Past Continuous

    • B.

      Past Perfect Continuous

    • C.

      Past Perfect

    • D.

      Simple Past

    Correct Answer
    D. Simple Past
    Explanation
    The sentence describes a series of actions that happened in the past, one after another. The use of the simple past tense is appropriate to indicate these completed actions. The speaker arrived home, sat on the sofa, watched TV, and fell asleep, all within a specific time frame of 20 minutes. The simple past tense is used to express completed actions in the past.

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  • 5. 

    Even when other kids pick on him, Jin-su is always smiling.

    • A.

      Present Continuous

    • B.

      Present Perfect

    • C.

      Present Perfect Continuous

    • D.

      Simple Present

    Correct Answer
    A. Present Continuous
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Present Continuous" because the sentence describes an ongoing action in the present. The phrase "is always smiling" indicates that Jin-su is continuously smiling despite being picked on by other kids. The present continuous tense is used to express actions happening at the moment of speaking or around the present time.

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  • 6. 

    These days, the rain forests are being destroyed, which is a major contributor to global warming.

    • A.

      Present Continuous

    • B.

      Simple Present

    • C.

      Present Perfect

    • D.

      Present Perfect Continuous

    Correct Answer
    A. Present Continuous
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Present Continuous because it indicates an ongoing action or situation. In this case, the destruction of rain forests is happening currently and is directly linked to global warming.

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  • 7. 

    I was getting bitten by mosquitoes all night, so I decided to just wake up.

    • A.

      Past Perfect Continuous

    • B.

      Past Continuous

    • C.

      Past Perfect

    • D.

      Simple Past

    Correct Answer
    B. Past Continuous
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Past Continuous. This is because the sentence describes an ongoing action in the past, which is indicated by the use of "was getting bitten" and "decided to just wake up." The Past Continuous tense is used to describe actions that were happening at a specific point in the past, and it fits the context of the sentence.

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  • 8. 

    At 3 in the morning, the mosquitoes will be being attacked with my new bug repellent.

    • A.

      Future Perfect Continuous

    • B.

      Simple Future

    • C.

      Future Continuous

    • D.

      Future Perfect

    Correct Answer
    C. Future Continuous
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Future Continuous. This is because the sentence is talking about an action that will be happening in the future at a specific time (3 in the morning). The Future Continuous tense is used to describe an ongoing action that will be happening at a particular time in the future. In this case, the action is "being attacked with my new bug repellent."

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  • 9. 

    Will you come  to my house next week?

    • A.

      Future Continuous

    • B.

      Future Perfect

    • C.

      Future Perfect Continuous

    • D.

      Simple Future

    Correct Answer
    D. Simple Future
    Explanation
    The question is asking about a future action, specifically if the person will come to the speaker's house next week. The Simple Future tense is used to talk about actions that will happen in the future. Therefore, the correct answer is "Simple Future."

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  • 10. 

    The chocolate was eaten by me.

    • A.

      Simple Past

    • B.

      Simple Present

    • C.

      Past Continuous

    • D.

      Past Perfect

    Correct Answer
    A. Simple Past
    Explanation
    The sentence "The chocolate was eaten by me" is in the simple past tense. In the simple past tense, we use the past form of the verb to talk about actions that happened and were completed in the past. In this sentence, the action of eating the chocolate occurred in the past, and it was completed. Therefore, the correct answer is Simple Past.

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  • 11. 

    At least twice a day, my patience is tested by middle school students.

    • A.

      Present Perfect

    • B.

      Simple Present

    • C.

      Present Perfect Continuous

    • D.

      Present Continuous

    Correct Answer
    B. Simple Present
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Simple Present" because the sentence describes a habitual action that occurs at least twice a day. The use of "is tested" indicates a present tense verb, and the phrase "at least twice a day" implies a recurring action. Therefore, the simple present tense is the most appropriate choice for this sentence.

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  • 12. 

    The chocolate was eaten by me.

    • A.

      Simple Past

    • B.

      Simple Present

    • C.

      Past Continuous

    • D.

      Past Perfect

    Correct Answer
    A. Simple Past
    Explanation
    The sentence "The chocolate was eaten by me" is in the simple past tense. This is indicated by the use of the past tense verb "was eaten" and the subject "me" which refers to a specific point in the past when the action of eating the chocolate occurred. The simple past tense is used to describe completed actions in the past.

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  • 13. 

    By January 2010, Jin-su will have studied English for five years.

    • A.

      Future Perfect Continuous

    • B.

      Future Continuous

    • C.

      Future Perfect

    • D.

      Simple Future

    Correct Answer
    C. Future Perfect
    Explanation
    The sentence states that by January 2010, Jin-su will have studied English for five years. This indicates that the action of studying English will continue until January 2010 and will be completed at that point. The future perfect tense is used to describe an action that will be completed in the future. Therefore, the correct answer is Future Perfect.

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  • 14. 

    The students will have graduated college by 2020.

    • A.

      Future Continuous

    • B.

      Past Perfect

    • C.

      Future Perfect

    • D.

      Simple Future

    • E.

      Future Perfect Continuous

    Correct Answer
    C. Future Perfect
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Future Perfect. This tense is used to describe an action that will be completed before a specific time in the future. In this case, the action of graduating college will be completed by 2020.

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  • 15. 

    The mosquitoes had been sucking blood from my forehead for nearly two hours before I finally woke up.

    • A.

      Present Perfect Continuous

    • B.

      Past Perfect

    • C.

      Past Perfect Continuous

    • D.

      Simple Past

    • E.

      Past Continuous

    Correct Answer
    C. Past Perfect Continuous
    Explanation
    The use of "had been sucking" indicates an action that started in the past and continued up until another point in the past. In this case, the action of the mosquitoes sucking blood had started before the speaker woke up and continued until the moment they woke up. Therefore, the correct answer is Past Perfect Continuous.

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  • 16. 

    The fantastic music of Dong Bong Stinky had been being played on the radio for years before finally someone destroyed the radio station.

    • A.

      Past Perfect

    • B.

      Simple Past

    • C.

      Past Continuous

    • D.

      Past Perfect Continuous

    Correct Answer
    D. Past Perfect Continuous
    Explanation
    The use of the past perfect continuous tense in this sentence indicates that the fantastic music of Dong Bong Stinky had been playing on the radio for a continuous period of time before the radio station was destroyed. This tense is used to describe an action that started in the past, continued for a period of time, and was still ongoing when another action occurred. In this case, the music had been playing for years before the destruction of the radio station.

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  • 17. 

    Because of the cold weather, lately Jin-su has been feeling tired.

    • A.

      Present Perfect Continuous

    • B.

      Present Perfect

    • C.

      Simple Present

    • D.

      Present Continuous

    Correct Answer
    A. Present Perfect Continuous
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Present Perfect Continuous because it indicates an action that started in the past and is still ongoing in the present. The sentence suggests that Jin-su has been feeling tired recently due to the cold weather, implying a continuous action. The Present Perfect Continuous tense is used to express an action that started in the past, is still happening, and may continue in the future.

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  • 18. 

    I have heard the music of M.C. Mong and I like it.

    • A.

      Present Perfect

    • B.

      Past Perfect

    • C.

      Simple Past

    • D.

      Present Continuous

    • E.

      Past Continuous

    Correct Answer
    A. Present Perfect
    Explanation
    The use of "have heard" and "like" indicates that the action of hearing M.C. Mong's music has happened in the past and is still relevant in the present. The present perfect tense is used to express an action that started in the past and has a connection to the present.

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  • 19. 

    Jin-su had had that same purple t-shirt with white stripes for 6 years.

    • A.

      Past Perfect Continuous

    • B.

      Past Continuous

    • C.

      Past Perfect

    • D.

      Simple Past

    Correct Answer
    C. Past Perfect
    Explanation
    The given sentence states that Jin-su had the purple t-shirt with white stripes for 6 years. The use of "had had" indicates an action that started in the past and continued up until a specific point in the past. Therefore, the correct answer is Past Perfect, as it accurately reflects the continuous duration of Jin-su owning the t-shirt.

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  • 20. 

    By the end of this class, you will have taken a difficult verb tense quiz.

    • A.

      Simple Future

    • B.

      Future Continuous

    • C.

      Future Perfect Continuous

    • D.

      Future Perfect

    Correct Answer
    D. Future Perfect
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Future Perfect because the sentence states that by the end of the class, the verb tense quiz will have been taken. Future Perfect is used to express an action that will be completed before a specific time in the future.

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