Gap-fill exercise: Choose the Simple Past or the Past Progressive

Fill in all the gaps, by choosing either the simple past or the past progressive, then press "Check" to check your answers. Use the "Hint" button to get a free letter if an answer is giving you trouble. Note that you will lose points if you ask for hints or clues!
At 7:00 p.m., Bill sat down at the table and began to eat dinner. At 7:05, Bill dinner. While Bill dinner, Mary home. In other words, when Mary home, Bill dinner. Bill went to bed at 10:30. At 11:00 Bill . While Bill the phone . In other words, when the phone Bill .

The next morning, Bill left his house at 8:00 a.m. and to walk to class. While he to class, he Mr. Simms. When he Mr. Simms, he in his front yard. He leaves. Mr. Simms at Bob when he him.