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. According to some Orthodox rabbinic authorities there is concern that the use of donor sperm to impregnate a woman who was having trouble conceiving would constitute what?

Stealing Murder Adultery Impurity

Qustion 2. 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 3. BRCA1 and BRCA2 are

Lung diseases common in Sephardic families Asthma conditions common in the Hasidic community Breast cancer genes commonly found in Jewish women Screening procedures for Jewish genetic diseases

Qustion 4. According to Jewish law, when does a fetus acquire the rights of a person?

When it is conceived When its movements are perceptible by the mother When it reaches its due date When it is born

Qustion 5. According to Jewish law, what is a goses?

A terminally ill patient, who is expected to die within 72 hours Someone who has been given a terminal diagnosis, but whose life expectancy is unknown A corpse within one day after death A person who wants to die

Qustion 6. According to Jewish law, the permissibility for a healthy person to donate an organ (such as a kidney) is dependent on what?

Whether or not one is a priest Whether or not one is a religiously observant person The risk of the procedure Whether or not the recipient is a religiously observant Jew

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. According to traditional Jewish sources, when does death occur?

When the heart stops beating When breathing totally and irreversibly ceases When a person says the Shema and closes his/her eyes for the last time Any of the above

Qustion 9. Which of these legal and ethical issues are still up for debate among Jewish authorities?

If several people need a given organ, how do we decide who gets priority? Can organs be sold? Can organs be used without permission? All of these None of these

Qustion 10. According to the Talmud, when does a soul enter a baby's body?

At conception After the first trimester When the child first answers Amen to a blessing No one knows
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