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Cloud Quiz

Question About Clouds

  1. What is a cloud at ground level called?
  2. What is the common everyday name for cumulonimbus clouds?
  3. Which country is known as the 'land of the long white cloud'?
  4. In meteorology, what is the study of clouds and cloud formations called?

  5. What low-level cloud has a name derives from the Latin for "heap" or "pile"?
  6. Which short, detached, hair-like clouds are found at high altitudes?
  7. The William Wordsworth poem 'I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud' is also known by what other title?
  8. Which 6-letter Latin word associated with cloud names means precipitation is falling from the cloud?
  9. What name is given to the highest clouds which occur around 50 miles above the Earth's surface?
  10. Thermals are often indicated by the presence of which visible, isolated clouds?


  1. Fog
  2. Thunderclouds
  3. New Zealand
  4. Nephology
  5. Cumulus
  6. Cirrus clouds
  7. Daffodils
  8. Nimbus
  9. Noctilucent clouds
  10. Cumulus