Quizzes: Verb Tense 3

Select the answer that contains the correct tense of the bolded verb.

1) The city that will become Cambridge, Massachusetts was chosen in December 1630 because it was located safely up the river from Boston Harbor, making it easy to defend from attacks by enemy ships.
2) Adult locusts are powerful fliers that travel great distances and consuming nearly all of the plant material wherever their swarms settle.
3) Many of the tales written by Aesop, who lived during the sixth century B.C., are characterized by animals and inanimate objects that speak, solve problems, and have other human characteristics.
4) In 330, the seat of the Roman Empire was moved to Constantinople, a city that for centuries had occupied a central position on the trade routes between Europe and Asia.
5) Modern conceptions of the Vikings as either violent brutes or intrepid adventurers owe much to the Viking myths that (predominated/have predominated) since the early years of the twentieth century.
6) Naples, known internationally for its rich history, (played/has played) an important political and cultural role both within and beyond the Italian peninsula since its founding nearly 3,000 years ago.
7) While technological prowess (increased/has increased) immensely over the last half century, the principles of innovation have remained largely unchanged.
8) From its beginnings in the 1920s until its demise more than sixty years later, Bell Laboratories (was/has been)among the most innovative scientific organizations
in the world.
9) Thomas Edison (relied/has relied) on assistants trained in math and science since the theoretical basis for many of his inventions lay beyond his knowledge or interest.
10) Preliminary plans for space travel to Mars (were/have been) been undertaken since the 1950s, with planned voyages typically taking place ten to thirty years in the future.