Take another look at the sentence:
To ensure that the ragged edges of his essay did not inspire Mrs. Varner’s rage, Jack carefully __________ the fuzzies from the sheets of paper.
The sentence requires the simple past of tear, an irregular verb. Tore is the simple past form.
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Teared, the form you chose, is a spelling error. Before you continue, review the rules for irregular verbs.