Take another look at the sentence:
After losing electricity during a hurricane, the Martinez family ___________ candles, speared hot dogs on pencils, and roasted the wieners over this makeshift barbecue.
The sentence requires the past tense of light, an irregular verb. Lit is one of two simple past forms.
|Verb||Simple Present||Simple Past||Past Participle|
|light||light(s)||lit or lighted||lit or lighted|
Litted, the form you chose, is a spelling error. Before you continue, review the rules for irregular verbs.