This dish _________ too spicy. Why __________ so much pepper?

Choose the series of verbs and phrases that best completes the following passage.

This dish _________ too spicy. Why __________ so much pepper?

A. is, did the chef have to use
B. was, the chef is using
C. is, did the chef use
D. was, the chef used
E. a and c

Answer - C