esl blue(s)   Make it True - History: past tense forms   

Make the following statements true by inserting the affirmative or negative past tense form of the verb in parentheses. Look at the model:
  • World War I      in 1914.
  • It      in 1916.   (It ended in 1918.)

Hannibal ____________ elephants when he invaded Italy.   use
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In the middle of the nineteenth century Ireland ____________ much of its population to starvation and emigration.   lose
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The Mongol invasion of China, led by Genghiz Khan, ____________ place in the first millennium A.D.   take
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Catherine the Great ____________ a queen of Sweden.   be
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The Romans _________ Hadrian's Wall as the northern boundary of Roman Britain.    build
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The Black Death, which killed many people in the middle ages, ____________ in China first.   strike
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The liner ship, the Titanic, ____________ an iceberg.   hit
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The Titanic ____________ less than an hour later.   sink
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General Custer ___________ Sitting Bull at the battle of the Little Bighorn.   beat
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Nelson Mandela __________ several years in prison before becoming the president of the Republic of South Africa.   spend
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Julius Caesar _________ the first Roman emperor.   become
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The Americans _________ Louisiana from the French.   buy
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The victorious North Vietnamese _________ Hanoi the name of Ho Chi Minh City.   give
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In 1949 Siam _________ known as Thailand.   become
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The French Revolution _________ during the reign of Louis XIV.    begin
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Alexander the Great __________ an old man when he died.   be
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Alexander the Great __________ many cities.    found
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Alexander the Great _________ his men across great mountains and great deserts.   lead
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Alexander the Great ___________ all of his battles.   win
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He ____________ originally from Macedonia, Greece.   come
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