"Did they use paint on canvas in the Golden Age?"
Translation:Gebruikten zij in de Gouden Eeuw verf op doek?
In English it is strange, in Dutch there are different rules and you use perfect time for the past unless it is not the whole story which took place in the past or you refer to something what you have already mentioned and you continue the sentence or describing what has happened. As far as I am infirmed. Anyway sometimes I am little confused with how Duo uses this tenses, but maybe also I still do not know everything and do not feel this language fully enough...