Tenses exercise for Class 9

Complete the following sentences using an appropriate verb form.

1. The auditorium ……………………. with music and drama as children from various schools ……………………… in front of a large audience.

a) reverberate, perform

b) reverberated, performed

c) was reverberated, performed

d) reverberated, was performed

2. Jim Corbett ………………….. wild animals; however, he also ………………….. several man-eaters.

a) love, kill

b) loved, killed

c) was loved, was killed

d) had loved, had killed

3. Yesterday a strange thing ……………………. to me.

a) happened

b) happen

c) had happened

d) was happened

4. Last evening two teenagers ……………………… for smuggling cocaine into the town.

a) arrested

b) were arrested

c) had arrested

d) are arrested

5. After getting on the bus, I ……………….. that I …………………… the wrong one.

a) discovered, have boarded

b) had discovered, had boarded

c) discovered, had boarded

d) have discovered, have boarded

6. I asked him what he ……………………. there.

a) was doing

b) is doing

c) has done

d) is done

7. Why …………………… you ………………… him?

a) did, dismiss

b) do, dismissed

c) did, dismissed

d) had, dismissed

8. The battle of Haldighati …………………. in the 16th century.

a) fought

b) has fought

c) is fought

d) was fought

9. Maharana Pratap, who ………………….. in the battle of Haldighati, ………………….. to a jungle.

a) defeated, was escaped

b) was defeated, had escaped

c) had defeated, had escaped

d) had been defeated, escaped

10. Many people ………………….. in the riots.

a) were killed

b) was killed

c) killed

Answers

1. The auditorium reverberated with music and drama as children from various schools performed in front of a large audience.

2. Jim Corbett loved wild animals; however, he also killed several man-eaters.

3. Yesterday a strange thing happened to me.

4. Last evening two teenagers were arrested for smuggling cocaine into the town.

5. After getting on the bus, I discovered that I had boarded the wrong one.

6. I asked him what he was doing there.

7. Why did you dismiss him?

8. The battle of Haldighati was fought in the 16th century.

9. Maharana Pratap, who had been defeated in the battle of Haldighati, escaped to a jungle.

10. Many people were killed in the riots.

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