English grammar Simple Past tense exercises

English grammar Simple Past tense exercises. Complete the following sentences with the verbs in brackets. Remember that some of the verbs belong to regular verbs and the others to irregular verbs.
1. He from the chair and to the window. rise / walk
2. Overnight he a celebrity in our neighborhood. become
3. The nurse my broken arm. bind
4. We wine. drink
5. They the last bus. catch
6. He very well last Sunday. fight
7. He to ask her pardon. kneel
8. The shell just in front of our house a week ago. burst
9. The clock twelve. strike
10. We to notify him when we were in town. mean
11. When I the news I just of joy. hear / leap
12. The wind fiercely last night. blow
13. My friend her leg and her arm during her holidays. break / hurt
14. She the keys on the table and out. lay / go
15. He up her handkerchief and it in his hand. pick / hold