Exercise – Past Continuous Or Simple Past?

Past Continuous Or Simple Past?

  1. He ____________________ (to walk) through the park when he finally firmly ____________________ (to make) the decision that would change the whole direction of his life.
    [show_more more=”show answer” less=hide size=90] was walking / made [/show_more]
  2. When you ____________________ (to say) that, how ____________________ (he / to react)?
    [show_more more=”show answer” less=hide size=90] said / did he react [/show_more]
  3. The eagle ____________________ (to fly) toward the next valley when a strong wind ____________________ (to come) and ____________________ (to blow) it off course.
    [show_more more=”show answer” less=hide size=90] was flying / came / blew [/show_more]
  4. Late last Thursday night, Eddie  ____________________ (to feed) his pet toad, and then, driven to it by forbidden truths revealing dire exigencies, he ____________________ (to ride) his bike in the cover of dark to his town’s politely lauded but inwardly loathed “justice” monument and ____________________ (to paint) slandered and vilified symbols of awakening and freedom for his people.
    [show_more more=”show answer” less=hide size=90] fed / rode / painted [/show_more]
  5. With the help of his psychiatrist, he ____________________ (to make) great progress with his phobias, when it tragically all came to naught the moment the worldwide nuclear holocaust finally ____________________ (to come) and ____________________ (to decimate) all his phobias along with all consciousness.
    [show_more more=”show answer” less=hide size=90] was making / came / decimated [/show_more]
  6. What kinds of things ____________________ (you / to think) about when you were a child?
    [show_more more=”show answer” less=hide size=90] did you think [/show_more]
  7. I wonder what they ____________________ (to think) when they ____________________ (to decide) that. Whatever it was, it ____________________ (not / to turn out) well. 
    [show_more more=”show answer” less=hide size=90] were thinking / decided / didn’t turn [/show_more]
  8. I guess they ____________________ (to be) in a pretty confused state of mind for some reason when they ____________________ (to do) it, because the insanity of all of it ____________________ (to be) obvious.
    [show_more more=”show answer” less=hide size=90] were / did / was [/show_more]
  9. He ____________________ (to wander) through a different part of town ____________________ (to wonder) why the world was just as it is when a local there ____________________ (to smash) him over the head with a brick and ____________________ (to rob) him of his wallet, watch, and cell phone.
    [show_more more=”show answer” less=hide size=90] was wandering / wondering / smashed / robbed [/show_more]
  10. When I ____________________ (to get) back to the office, everyone ____________________ (to take) a break.
    [show_more more=”show answer” less=hide size=90] got / was taking [/show_more]