Why are the two phrases "what they think" and "when they heard" not written in the past tense in the text below? I know that 'leaders' can still think in the same way in the present as they did in the past, but when they heard the word "college", this seems to be a past event.
When the leaders were asked what they think about when they hear college, they all responded with excitement.
Context: Only three had seen a university or college prior to the program but were too young to remember any significance of their visit. Anthony stated, " I went to a college with a church group, but I don't know which school. I don't remember. " When the leaders were asked what they think about when they hear college, they all responded with excitement and expressed a desire to go to college. Simeon said, " I want to go to college. I want to see a lot while I'm here at the university ", and Anthony said, " I think college is da bomb. "
Source: Physical Educator Fall 2006, Vol. 63 Issue 3, p134-142, 9p