Simple Past Quiz (Beginning Level)

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In this quiz, you will learn Simple past tense. After answering any question, the explanation will be provided. Share the quiz to your friends if you find it useful. Let’s start!

Results

#1. ... Mike visit his grandmother last night?

“last night” indicates “simple past”, so “do” and “does” is wrong. The correct answer should be “did”.

#2. Lucy ... her mother's watch, so she bought a new one.

the second clause is in “simple past” so the first clause should also be “simple past”. Because “break” is irregular verb, “broke” is the correct answer.

#3. Alex did not ... to school last weekend.

“last weekend” indicates “simple past”, so “go” and “goes” is wrong. The correct answer should be “went”.

#4. I ... an e-mail to the company, but they never answered.

the second clause is in “simple past” so the first clause should also be “simple past”. Because “send” is irregular verb, “sent” is the correct answer.

#5. Anna didn't ... to class yesterday because she was at the hospital.

“yesterday” indicates “simple past”. Because “didn’t” is auxiliary, the correct answer should be “come”.

#6. The dog ... his finger.

Because “bite” is irregular verb and this action is logically happened in the past, the correct answer should be “bit”.

#7. Last night the game ... 10 minutes late.

“last night” indicates “simple past”. Because “begin” is irregular verb, the correct answer should be “began”.

#8. Sorry, I ...hear you at the door.

the speaker say sorry for not hearing the doorknock, which is logically happened in the past. Therefore, “past simple” is used in this sentence, and “didn’t” is the correct answer.

#9. I ... David was sick, but he was on vacation.

the second clause is in “simple past” so the first clause should also be “simple past”. Because “think” is irregular verb, “thought” is the correct answer.

#10. What ... you eat for lunch yesterday?

“yesterday” indicates “simple past”, so “do” and “does” is wrong. The correct answer should be “did”.

#11. The strong wind ... off her hat.

Because “blow” is irregular verb and this action is logically happened in the past, the correct answer should be “blew”.

#12. My brother ... a bear an hour ago.

“an hour ago” indicates “simple past”, so “see” and “seen” is wrong. That leaves “saw” the correct answer.

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