Morality: Chapter 10 - A Response To God's Love

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The Church teaches that every human being has a God-given right to life. Chapter 10 in our text and our own class discussions explored some of the modern challenges to the Church's teaching. This short test will assess how well you have understood the specific ideas covered in the chapter.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The central question in the abortion debate is:
    • A. 

      Should abortion be legal in cases of rape or incest?

    • B. 

      Should parents be notified of teenage pregnancies prior to their being allowed to obtain an abortion?

    • C. 

      When does human life begin?

  • 2. 
    The Declaration on Procured Abortion  states that science
    • A. 

      Supports the contention that human life begins at conception.

    • B. 

      Contradicts the Church's teaching that human life begins at conception.

    • C. 

      Offers no help in determining when human life begins.

  • 3. 
    If there is any uncertaintly in someone's mind about when human life begins, the Declaration on Procured Abortion  states that they should
    • A. 

      Presume that a human person exists at the earliest stage of development; i.e. at conception.

    • B. 

      Not seek to enforce their own position or that of the Church on anyone else.

    • C. 

      Support the right of everyone to choose their own stance towards abortion.

  • 4. 
    In the abortion debate, discussion of various conditions such as the age or health of the woman, how the child was conceived, and whether or not the pregnancy was planned show that other moral values may conflict with the value normally placed on pregnancy.  The Declaration on Procured Abortion, however, presents what as the overriding value at stake in the abortion debate?
    • A. 

      The fundamental value of human life, even at conception.

    • B. 

      The disgrace and financial burdens that can accompany unplanned pregnancies.

    • C. 

      The fear of giving birth to a severely handicapped or sick child.

  • 5. 
    Active euthanasia, also known as direct euthanasia, is taking any action intended to hasten the death of a suffering person whether or not that person has requested  such action.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    Which of the following would be described as indirect or passive euthanasia?
    • A. 

      Taking the life of a seriously ill friend who requests to die.

    • B. 

      Foregoing treatments that would prolong the dying process.

    • C. 

      Administering lethal drugs to end a patient's life.

  • 7. 
    Which action would be morally acceptable according to the Declaration on Euthanasia?
    • A. 

      Administering a lethal injection intended to end a person's life.

    • B. 

      Removing a respirator from a person who is 93 percent brain-dead and with no hope of recovery.

    • C. 

      Refusing to eat in order to bring on death.

  • 8. 
    Physician-assisted suicide is
    • A. 

      A doctor helping the seriously ill take their own lives.

    • B. 

      Legal in most states.

    • C. 

      A very modern development never anticipated by the early Church.

  • 9. 
    The hospice movement
    • A. 

      Raises money to support research into cures for life-threatening diseases.

    • B. 

      Provides palliative care and support services to assist people throughout the dying process.

    • C. 

      Provides free medical treatment for the incurably ill.

  • 10. 
    Euthanasia performed without a person's consent is considered voluntary euthanasia?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    The U.S. Supreme Court case legalizing abortion was Plessy versus Madison.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    The Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion was based on a woman's right to privacy.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    Dame Cicely Saunders began hospitals that care for pregnant women and their unborn children.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    According to Catholic teaching, allowing death to occur is the same as killing.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    Intentions affect the morality of actions that bring about death.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 16. 
    The Catechism of the Catholic Church teaches that those who commit suicide commit a mortal sin and therefore are doomed to the eternal punishments of Hell.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 17. 
    The Declaration on Procured Abortion  permits certain exceptions in which abortion is acceptable; these include rape, incest, and risk to the health of the mother.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 18. 
    Catholic teaching affirms that it is up to science, not the Church, to determine when human life begins.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 19. 
    The Church permits families to refuse or end extraordinary means of life support offering little hope of recovery to the patient.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 20. 
    St. Joseph is the patron saint of a "happy death".
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

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