Jewish Bioethics QuizWhen 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. 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
Question 2. True or False: There is a case of genetic engineering in the Bible.
Question 3. In the Talmud, the vital sign distinguishing life and death is
the heart beating
the ability to say the name of God
Question 4. 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
Question 5. 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
Question 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
Question 7. 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
Question 8. True or false: Judaism sees the termination of a pregnancy as murder.
Question 9. Which of the following denominations allow organ donation?
All of the above
Question 10. True or false: The Jewish community has a poor track record of post-mortem organ donation.