Take another look at the sentence:
Della placed the take-out container on the top shelf. Thus, you need a form of lay. Since the sentence has the auxiliary verb had, you need the past participle. Consult the table below or review the rules.
Lied, the choice you made, does not appear on the table because it is not a form of either lay or lie.
|Infinitive||Definition||Simple Present||Simple Past||Past Participle||Present Participle|
|to lay||to put something down||lay(s)||laid||laid||laying|
|to lie||to rest or recline||lie(s)||lay||lain||lying|