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What are large, white, puffy clouds called that signal nice weather?
a) Cumulus clouds
b) Stratus clouds
c) Cumulonimbus clouds
d) Cirrus clouds

What are low level gray clouds called that cover the sky like a blanket?
a) Cumulus clouds
b) Cirrus clouds
c) Stratus clouds
d) Cumulonimbus clouds

What are large, dark, storm clouds called?
a) Cumulus clouds
b) Stratus clouds
c) Cumulonimbus clouds
d) Cirrus clouds

What are thin, wispy clouds called that are high in the sky and are made of ice crystals?
a) Cumulus clouds
b) Cirrus clouds
c) Cumulonimbus clouds
d) Stratus clouds

What is the name of precipitation that freezes before hitting the ground. It is ice pellets mixed with rain and snow.
a) Snow
b) Sleet
c) Hail
d) Freezing rain

What is the name of precipitation that freezes upon contact with a cold surface?
a) Snow
b) Sleet
c) Hail
d) Freezing rain

How do meteorologists classify clouds?
a) According to length and width
b) According to cloud color and weather
c) According to shape and height
d) According to cloud cover and weather

What are clouds called that are formed on the ground.
a) Cumulus clouds
b) Cirrus clouds
c) Cumulonimbus clouds
d) Fog

What determines the type of precipitation that falls from the sky?
a) Temperature
b) Weather
c) Clouds
d) Wind

This type of precipitation occurs when strong updrafts carry rain high into the troposphere.
a) Snow
b) Sleet
c) Hail
d) Freezing rain

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