A Quiz On Types Of Clouds! Trivia

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A Quiz On Types Of Clouds! Trivia

Clouds are named based on their shape and positions, and they are different based on the weather. There are mainly four types of clouds: cumulus, cirrus, stratus, and nimbus. Do you know what makes them stand out when compared to each other and what their presence can be described as? This quiz will help you add to what you know about clouds.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What does the word "stratus" mean?
    • A. 

      Gray

    • B. 

      Layer

    • C. 

      Sheet

  • 2. 
    Which clouds are made of ice crystals and are very high up in the sky?
    • A. 

      Stratus cloud

    • B. 

      Cumulus cloud

    • C. 

      Cirrus cloud

  • 3. 
    Which clouds look like fluffy balls of cotton with flat bottoms?
    • A. 

      Stratus cloud

    • B. 

      Cumulus cloud

    • C. 

      Cirrus cloud

  • 4. 
    Cirrus is a...
    • A. 

      Low level cloud

    • B. 

      Middle level cloud

    • C. 

      High level cloud

  • 5. 
    Which clouds look like a gray blanket across the sky?
    • A. 

      Stratus cloud

    • B. 

      Cumulus cloud

    • C. 

      Cirrus cloud

  • 6. 
    What is a cloud?
    • A. 

      Water condensed water droplets joined together in the atmosphere

    • B. 

      An invisible barrier between the planet and space

    • C. 

      Smoke in the atmosphere

    • D. 

      Light reflected from the moon

  • 7. 
    Which type of clouds are low level clouds?
    • A. 

      Nimbostratus

    • B. 

      Stratus

    • C. 

      Cumulusshimulus

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 8. 
    Which type of clouds are associated with heavy precipitation and thunderstorms?
    • A. 

      Cumulonimbus

    • B. 

      Cumulus congestus

    • C. 

      Stratus

  • 9. 
    What is the whispy feather-like high altitude cloud?
    • A. 

      Stratus

    • B. 

      Cumulus

    • C. 

      Cirrus

    • D. 

      Cumulonimbus

  • 10. 
    Which cloud is pictured as a cotton ball-like structure?
    • A. 

      Cirrus

    • B. 

      Cumulus

    • C. 

      Nimbus

    • D. 

      Stratus

  • 11. 
    Cumulonimbus clouds are tall, dense clouds shaped like a block or anvil. They signal thunderstorms and also spawn tornadoes, as well as other violent weather effects such as hail and light.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    Stratus clouds are high up in the troposphere. Winds in the upper troposphere make these clouds look wispy and thin.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False