Cumulus Cloud: Definition, Facts & Types


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What is the Latin meaning of cumulo?

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1. What would the weather forecast be if you saw a few small cumulus clouds that are very low in height?

2. Which type of cloud looks like a head of cauliflower on the top as it grows?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet will check your understanding of the different types of cumulus clouds. Topics you will be quizzed on include what type of weather is associated with a few small, low cumulus clouds in the sky.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This assessment will test you on:

  • Latin meaning of cumulo
  • Which direction cumulus clouds grow
  • Type of cloud that looks like a cauliflower head
  • Kind of thunderstorm cloud found at 38,525 feet

Skills Practiced

This quiz allows you to practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related cumulus cloud lesson
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the direction cumulus clouds grow
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding clouds that look like a cauliflower head at the top

Additional Learning

To learn more about cumulus clouds, review the related lesson called Cumulus Cloud: Definition, Facts & Types. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Describe cumulus cloud accumulation
  • Define cumulus cloud
  • Distinguish different types of cumulus clouds