Jewish Bioethics Quiz

When Jewish thinkers consider issues like euthanasia, abortion, and organ donation, they articulate diverse positions on the relationship between Jewish law, Jewish ethics, and secular ethics. How much do you know about Jewish bioethics?

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Qustion 1. In the Talmud, the vital sign distinguishing life and death is

the heart beating breathing speaking the ability to say the name of God

Qustion 2. True or false: The Jewish community has a poor track record of post-mortem organ donation.

True False

Qustion 3. According to Jewish law, actively hastening the death of a dying person is akin to what?

Stealing Murder Putting a stumbling block in front of a blind person Defiling Shabbat

Qustion 4. According to most traditional Jewish authorities, who is legally considered the father of a child born via donor sperm?

The man who raises the child The man who provides the sperm They are both considered fathers of the child The child is considered to have no father

Qustion 5. True or False: There is a case of genetic engineering in the Bible.

True False

Qustion 6. The concept of a surrogate mother is introduced in the Bible with which characters?

Hagar and Sarah Hannah and Peninah Rachel and Leah Lot's Daughters

Qustion 7. From a Jewish perspective, what is the best way of screening for genetic diseases?

Carrier screening Pre-implantation screening Prenatal testing No screening is allowed at any point

Qustion 8. Nazis claimed that

Jews were predisposed toward breast cancer Jews were predisposed to be very smart Jews were genetically inferior to non-Jews Jews all wanted to be blond

Qustion 9. Jewish genetic diseases occur

only in the Ashkenazi community only in the Sephardic community only in those who descend from converts in all Jewish communities

Qustion 10. What is the one principle that can be singled out for its prominence in Jewish bioethical discourse?

God is at the center of all decision making There is a duty to save and preserve human life wherever possible Preventing pain is the most important factor in all medical decisions Both A and C
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