Monday morning means...a new CELSIUS quiz!

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Is your science trivia knowledge at the level of an elite scientist or a high-school biology student? Try your hand at this week's CELSIUS quiz.

The answers to last week's questions follow the quiz.

The periodic table was invented in 1869 by:

  1. Dmitry Medeleyev—Russian chemist
  2. Friedrich Miescher—Swiss physician and biologist
  3. Joseph Louis Gay-Lussac—French chemist and physicist
  4. William Ramsay—Scottish chemist
How fast does your DNA replicate?
  1. 50 nucleotides per second
  2. 500 nucleotides per second
  3. 5,000 per second
  4. 5,000,000 per minute
In English, Drosophila melanogaster translates to:
  1. Black-bellied dew lover
  2. Yellow-winged vinegar fly
  3. Brick-red eyed sap swarmer
  4. White-eyed honey puffs
Which element has the lowest boiling point?
  1. Helium
  2. Hydrogen
  3. Nitrogen
  4. Argon
We all know that humans have 46 chromosomes, but how many does a donkey have?
  1. 38
  2. 46
  3. 62
  4. 112
Answers to last week's questions:

1.  Galileo's last name is Galilei: http://www.biography.com/#!/people/galileo-9305220

2.  The half-life of DNA is 521 years: http://www.nature.com/news/dna-has-a-521-year-half-life-1.11555

3.  Arsphenamine (Salvarson) was discovered by Paul Ehrlich:  http://pubs.acs.org/cen/coverstory/83/8325/8325salvarsan.html

4.  Humans share 50 percent of their genes with bananas: http://www.nhm.ac.uk/nature-online/evolution/what-is-the-evidence/morphology/dna-molecules/

5.  RNA comprises 5 percent of the weight of human cell: http://chemistry.about.com/od/lecturenoteslab1/a/10-Rna-Facts.htm

See you next week!