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

True False

Qustion 3. True or false: In recent years, some liberal rabbis have suggested that active euthanasia be permitted in certain cases where the pain experienced by a terminally ill patient diminishes his/her ability to live in the image of God.

True False

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. True or false: Jewish law always forbids organ donation.

True False

Qustion 6. The traditional Jewish principle guiding end-of-life decisions is that nothing can be done to hasten death, but _____________ can be removed.

Anything that hindrances death Feeding tubes and IVs Medications other than those that combat pain Unpleasant odors

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

Adam Moses Joshua Saul

Qustion 8. 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 9. 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 10. 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
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