A1. The driver of the red car __________ when a black one came up very quickly.
A. was just starting C. would just start out
B. has just started D. is just starting out
A2. What ______________ from nine to eleven last night?
A. were you doing C. had you done
B. do you do D. have you done
D3. While he __________ the poster, a door somewhere behind him opened.
A. is staring at C. was stared at
B. did stare at D. was staring at
C4. While Tom ______________ a baseball match, his brother was reading an interesting novel in his room.
A. had watched C. was watching
B. watches D. has been watching
B5. When I entered the room, she ___________ for her watch.
A. searched C. has searched
B. was searching D. was searched
A6. He ____________ the street when he was hit by a car.
A. was just crossing C. just crossed
B. had just crossed D. was just crossed
C7. The teacher _________ it was important to know English grammar.
A. had always been saying C. had always said
B. was always saying D. was always said
C8. It ___________ as the team made its way to the front.
A. was snowed C. was snowing
B. had been snowing D. had snowed
C9. Tbe water was still below our waists, but it _________ all the time.
A. rose C. was rising
B. raised D. was raising
D10. While the boy ___________ a letter, the phone _____________.
A. is writing, is ringing C. wrote, rang
B. has written, has rung D. was writing, rang
C11. He was a little mad. He _________ to prove that the earth was flat.
A. had tried C. was always trying
B. always be trying D. would always be trying
D12. Just as I ___________ what to do next, the phone rang.
A. am wondering C. would wonder
B. wonder D. was wondering
A13. Where is Bob? He _________ on the playground ten minutes ago.
A. was playing C. had played B. played D. has played
D14. The last time I went to my home town, a big reservoir _________ there.
A. built C. has been built
B. had built D. was being built
B15. The material _____________ in the lab when the lab ___________ fire.
A. was tested, was caught C. tested, caught
B. was being tested, caught D. was testing, was caught
D16. Mr. Benson __________ himself abstract physics by the time he was fifteen.
A. taught C. was taught
B. has taught D. had taught
B17. Mary was caught in a traffic jam and by the time she arrived at the airport her father's plane
A. took off C. was taken off
B had already taken off D. had already been taken off
A18. She was so interested in the book that she ____________ it for three hours before she realized it.
A. had read C. was reading
B. read D. would have read
D19. Jane was tired. She ___________ all day.
A. was working C. worked B. had worked D. had been working
B20. They thanked me for what my daughter ___________.
A. did C. does
B. has done D. had done
C21. By the end of last year he__________over one thousand letters of congratulation from different parts of the world.
A. received C. had received
B. has received D. would receive
A22. When we arrived at the station we found the train ___________.
A. left C. was left
B. will leave D. had left
B23. She got here before I _____________ up. I __________ that she would come so early.
A. had got, had not expected B. got, didn't expect
C. had been, didn't expect D. would get, had not expected
B24. He kept looking at her, wondering where __________ before.
A. had he seen her C. did he see her
B. he had seen her D. he saw her
B25. I ____________ the film before, but I decided to see it a second time.
A. have seen C. had seen
B. saw D. hadn't seen