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. True or false: In some situations, Jewish law actually requires a woman to have an abortion.
Question 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
Question 3. From a Jewish perspective, what is the best way of screening for genetic diseases?
No screening is allowed at any point
Question 4. 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
Question 5. True or False: All Jews are pro-choice.
Question 6. 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
Question 7. In the Talmud, the vital sign distinguishing life and death is
the heart beating
the ability to say the name of God
Question 8. True or false: The Jewish community has a poor track record of post-mortem organ donation.
Question 9. 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 10. 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