1. Hail storm occurs in summer season due to the formation of clouds called

A) Cumulus

B) Cumulonimbus

C) Cirrus

D) Cirrocumulus

2. When rain falls through a cold layer of air near the earth’s surface, rain drops get frozen into ice. This type of precipitation is called

A) Snowfall

B) Hailstones

C) Sleet

D) Frost

3. Precipitation takes place when

A) The sky is overcast with clouds

B) Temperature of moisture in air suddenly increases

C) Temperature of moisture in air sharply decreases

D) Winds begin to blow in a circular motion

4. Convectional rainfall is common in

A) Tundra Region

B) Taiga Region

C) Mediterranean Region

D) Equatorial Region

5. Which one of the following islands receives convectional rainfall?

A) Cyprus

B) Sumatra

C) Cuba

D) Greenland

6. Which type of rain is caused by ascent of moisture laden air along a mountain?

A) Convectional rainfall

B) Orographic rainfall

C) Cyclonic rainfall

D) All of the above

7. Water vapour beyond the dew point results in

A) Precipitation

B) Hailstorm

C) Condensation

D) Formation of ice

8. Match the following: A. Cirrus clouds 1. Real rain clouds B. Stratus clouds 2. Rainless clouds C. Cumulus clouds 3. Cause drizzle D. Nimbus clouds 4. Thunderclouds

A) 2 3 4 1

B) 1 4 3 2

C) 3 2 1 4

D) 4 1 2 3

1. B 2. C 3. C 4. D
5. B 6. B 7. C 8. A