Past Simple – Write the Right Question

Write the right questions for the following underlined answers. Use past simple.

  • Remember:  when the main verb is ‘be‘ (was/ were) don’t add the helping verb ‘did‘. Just move the verb be before the subject. 
  • Remember: in questions about the subject you replace the subject with the question word ‘Who’ (for people) or ‘What’ (for things). 

Q: __________________________________? 

A: Mary took the red sweater because it was clean

Q: __________________________________? 

A: The Titanic sank in 1912.

Q: __________________________________? 

A: Sarah won first prize in Australia

Q: __________________________________? 

A: I was in the party last night

Q: __________________________________? 

A: Suzan was born in Barcelona

Q: __________________________________? 

A: She came to work by bus this morning. 

Q: __________________________________? 

A: She was scared because she climbed the mountain alone.

Q: __________________________________? 

A: Sarah won first prize.

Q: __________________________________? 

A: Yes, I was surprised yesterday.

Q: __________________________________? 

A: No, they weren’t too noisy.

Q: __________________________________? 

A: My sister took the dog out.

Q: __________________________________? 

A: I lived in New York three years ago.

Q: __________________________________? 

A: She ran a marathon because she wanted to be strong

Q: __________________________________? 

A: I heard Beyonce’s new song last week

Q: __________________________________? 

A: Yes, I went to university.

Q: __________________________________? 

A: I lived in Tel Aviv from 2013 until 2015.

Q: __________________________________? 

A: Yes, you ate all the chocolate last night.

Q: __________________________________? 

A: Yes, his dog was always hungry.

Q: __________________________________? 

A: He slept all day because he was awake all night

Q: __________________________________? 

A: I saw my friends at the weekend. 

Q: __________________________________? 

A: My best friend gave me this present. 

Q: __________________________________? 

A: My holiday was in Thailand.

Q: __________________________________? 

A: Yes, I started my work. 

Q: __________________________________? 

A: Yes, it was my father’s birthday yesterday. 

Q: __________________________________? 

A: She paid $10.

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