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?

Question 1 of :

Qustion 1. True or false: The Jewish community has a poor track record of post-mortem organ donation.

True False

Qustion 2. 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 3. 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 4. True or False: There is a case of genetic engineering in the Bible.

True False

Qustion 5. Which Jewish tenet overrides all others in the debate regarding whether organ donation should be permissible acccording to Jewish law?

Shabbat Kashrut Saving a life Love your neighbor like yourself

Qustion 6. 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 7. Which of the following biblical characters seems to have requested an assisted suicide?

Adam Moses Joshua Saul

Qustion 8. 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 9. 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 10. 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
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