The following 20 question quiz asks multiple choice questions based on the information covered at this following webpage: http://theweatherprediction.com/clouds/ and other sources.
An answer key is provided at the bottom of this webpage.
1. These are high clouds that are composed of ice crystals:
2. A wall cloud is an example of a(n):
a. Accessory cloud
b. Upper level cloud
3. Clouds that develop due to convective uplift are termed:
a. Stratiform clouds
b. Noctilucent clouds
c. Cumulus clouds
d. Fair weather
4. Which of the following is a cloud on the ground?:
a. Funnel cloud
c. Wall cloud
d. Shelf cloud
e. All of the above
5. All the following are cirrus type clouds except:
a. Mackerel sky
b. Mare's tails
6. Precipitation generated from dynamic lifting and not convective lifting will fall from a _____________ clouds.
7. The prefix "alto" means:
8. The two ingredients needed to form clouds aloft are:
a. Instability and lifting
b. Lifting and saturated air
c. Wind shear and Lifting
d. Air with a high dewpoint and instability
9. Which clouds occurs at the highest altitude:
10. The term stratus means:
a. Vertically developed
b. Upper level
c. Horizontally layered
d. Low level
11. Cloud droplets can remain liquid even when they have a temperature of below freezing.
12. A mid-latitude cyclone will often have a __________ shape on satellite imagery.
13. These are cirrocumulus that look like fish scales.
b. Mackerel Sky
c. Mare's tails
14. A ring around the sun or moon will show when they shine through this cloud:
c. Fair weather cumulus
15. The most fair weathered and smallest of the cumulus clouds is the:
a. Cumulus congestus
c. Cumulus humilis
16. Fog formed by cooling of the earth's surface at night is:
a. Radiation fog
b. Advection fog
c. Steam fog
d. Frontal fog
17. Precipitation that vaporizes before making it to the earth's surface is:
c. Cloud droplets
18. The clouds produced behind aircraft exhaust that is often visible high aloft are called contrails.
19. The height of stratus cloud bases tends to lower as a warm front approaches.
20. This is the visible portion of a tornadic circulation produced by condensation of rapidly rotating rising air.
a. Hook echo
c. Funnel cloud
d. Wall cloud