Trivia Quiz On Cloud Formation And Layers?

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Trivia Quiz On Cloud Formation And Layers? - Quiz

Nephrology is the science of clouds, which is undertaken in the cloud physics branch of meteorology. There are five basic types of clouds on earth and these include cirrus, stratus, stratocumulus, cumulus, and cumulonimbus. Do you think you can identify these different clouds? Test your cloud name knowledge by taking up this trivia quiz on cloud formation and layers. Have fun!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    What kind of cloud is this?

    • A.

      Nimbus

    • B.

      Cumulus

    • C.

      Cirrus

    • D.

      Altocumulus

    Correct Answer
    C. Cirrus
    Explanation
    Thin and wispy, curved clouds are called cirrus.

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  • 2. 

    What type of cloud spans all 3 altitude ranges?

    • A.

      Cirrostratus

    • B.

      Cumulonimbus

    • C.

      Nimbostratus

    • D.

      Altocumulus

    Correct Answer
    B. Cumulonimbus
    Explanation
    Cumulonimbus are the big, towering storm clouds that span all 3 altitude levels.

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  • 3. 

    At what altitude level can you find nimbostratus clouds?

    • A.

      Low

    • B.

      Middle

    • C.

      High

    • D.

      All

    Correct Answer
    A. Low
    Explanation
    nimbostratus clouds are sheet-like rain clouds at lower altitudes.

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  • 4. 

    Which Latin word means "sheet" or "layer"?

    • A.

      Nimbus

    • B.

      Cumulus

    • C.

      Cirrus

    • D.

      Stratus

    Correct Answer
    D. Stratus
    Explanation
    The Latin word "stratus" means "sheet" or "layer". This term is used to describe a low-level cloud formation that appears as a uniform layer covering a large area of the sky. The clouds in the stratus category are typically gray and can be associated with overcast conditions.

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  • 5. 

    Which Latin word means "rain"?

    • A.

      Nimbus

    • B.

      Cumulus

    • C.

      Cirrus

    • D.

      Stratus

    Correct Answer
    A. Nimbus
    Explanation
    The Latin word "Nimbus" means "rain".

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