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Preterite vs Imperfect Review: Test #1

A. Choose the correct preterite tense conjugation.

1. tú (dar)

das
dabas
diste


B. Choose the correct imperfect tense conjugation.

2. las gatas (ir)

iban
van
fueron


C. Choose the correct preterite tense conjugation.

3. Juan (dormir)

durmió
dormía
duerme


D. Try substituting was/were ...ing, used to ..., would (meaning used to) ... for the verb in order to determine whether the tense should be imperfect or preterite.

4. Every day I visited my aunt.

visité
visitaba


E. The following sentence describes how things were, or what things were like. Which is appropriate, imperfect or preterite?

5. The house was white.

fue
era


F. Fill in the missing letters in order to form the correct preterite conjugation.

6. buscar
yo busé


G. Choose the correct preterite tense conjugation.

7. Juan y María (leer)

leen
leyeron
leían


H. Choose the correct form of the verb. You must decide whether to use preterite or imperfect, and you must conjugate the verb correctly.

8. The girls spoke to the professor.
Las chicas con el profesor.


9. She used to call me every night.
Ella me cada noche.


I. Using the phrase that is in bold as a hint, choose between the preterite or the imperfect.

10. Los muchachos a las montañas cada invierno.


J. Fill in the missing stem in order to form the correct preterite conjugation.

11. Juan o (tener)


12. las mujeres ieron (poder)


13. el chico o (poner)


14. las chicas ieron (saber)


15. tú iste (venir)


K. Choose the correct preterite tense conjugation.

16. el chofer (conducir)

conducía
conduce
condujo


17. Carmen y yo (decir)

dijimos
decíamos
decimos


18. tú (traducir)

traducías
traduces
tradujiste


L. Choose between the preterite or the imperfect.

19. They found out the news yesterday.
las noticias ayer.


20. We succeeded in lifting the piano.
levantar el piano.


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