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Self Test on Knowledge Associated With Worldview Theme #44

Respond to each of the 10 multiple choice questions below by typing the number 1 to 5 of the answer you wish to select in the response box. When finished, click "process your responses".

1. A term that means more or less the same as "terminating the life of a human fetus in the last three months of pregnancy" is

1) mercy killing        2) abortion        3) partial birth abortion

4) infanticide            5)  saving the life of the mother

2.  Genes are

1) recipes for protein synthesis       2) expressed in the structure of DNA

3) basic units of heredity         4) located on chromosomes inside cells 

5)  all of the above

3. The phrase “replacing defective genes” might be part of the definition of which of the terms below? 

1) stem cell therapy      2) cloning        3) gene therapy

4) selfish genes                5)  creating life in the lab

4.   Which of the following is not linked or only weakly linked to bioethics ?

1) cloning         2) capital punishment         3) creating life in the lab

4) genetic engineering        5) stem cell therapy

5. The phrase “how animals behave in their natural habitat” might be part of the definition or description of which of the terms below? 

1) zoology        2) ecological groundedness             3) ethology

4) animal rights            5) deep ecology

6.   All of the following words might be used to describe someone for whom the Sanctity & Dignity of Life worldview theme is a key component of their overall worldview except which

1) pragmatic                2) reverent                    3) cautious

4) will not be accused of "playing God"       5) wholistic respect for life

7.  All of the following groups would be comfortable with the Sanctity & Dignity of Life worldview theme except which ?

1) opponents of laws allowing doctor assisted euthanasia

2) those against capital punishment        3) anti-abortion activists

4) those promoting research into treating spinal cord injuries

5)  those against genetic engineering and cloning for biotechnology applications

8. Which of the following beliefs or behaviors is most strongly linked to someone for whom the Animal Rights worldview theme is a key component of their overall worldview ?

1) a vegetarian lifestyle        2) a vegan lifestyle    

3) minimizing pain animals suffer           4) paternalism     

5) extending respect associated with sanctity & dignity of life to include animals

9. Ethical treatment of animals includes most basically which of the following? 

1)  minimizing pain that animals under human care suffer

2)  ensuring that deaths of animals raised for food production are merciful 

3)  treating confined animals with dignity and giving something back to them

4)  the first and second choices 

5)  all of the above 

10. Which of the associations below is inappropriate?

1) vegan / diet has no animal related products     2) mercy killing / euthanasia

3) creating lab in the life / no longer a science fiction fantasy 

4) paternalistically / how the family dog is treated     

5)  use of adult body stem cells / very controversial


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