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Junior Meteorologist Weather Quiz:

Clouds!  Clouds! Clouds!

(Answers are at the bottom of the page)

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1.  What are the names of the three major types of clouds?

a.  fog, thunderclouds, and anvils
b.  stratus, cumulus, and cirrus
c. altos, sopranos, and tenors

2.  What do meteorologists call a thunderstorm cloud?

a.  cumulonimbus
b.  lightning cloud
c. thunderboomer

3.  What is another name for fog?

a.  haze
b. smoke
c. stratus

4.  What two things do you need to form a rainbow?

a. sun and water
b. leprechaun and a pot of gold
c.  snow and ice

5.  How high can the top of thunderstorms go in our atmosphere?

a.  20,000 feet
b. 45,000 feet
c.  70,000 feet

Answers to Questions 1-5:

1.  b
2. a
3. c
4. a
5. c

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