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Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Daily Quiz

Jan 28

1. Chapter 3 begins by asking if our bioethical perspective ("vision") is skewed by _____... (a) cultural assumptions, (b) gender bias, (c) religious faith, (d) all of the above

2. What's the leading global cause of death among women of reproductive age?

3. (T/F? The "feminist critique" says bioethics has been dominated by culturally masculine thinking.

4. What ethical perspective did Nel Noddings (supported by Carol Gilligan's research) describe as the "feminine approach"?

5. What's a furor therapeuticus? OR True/False. If a chronic patient is not getting any any better, the physician's primary role is to generate furor therapeutics. 

6. Does Campbell consider the outlawing of female genital mutilation culturally insensitive?

An earlier, longer version of this was inadvertently posted while still under construction. Guess I hit "publish" late last night when I meant merely to "schedule" it. Or maybe entered AM instead of PM. Anyway, Kat saw it and busted my chops a bit about its length. Thank you, Kat.

For the record, I was already intending to whittle it down before showing it the light of day. Kat's right, tho, the quiz needs to be aceable. So I've lopped the following (Let's still take note of these important passages.)-

What role do feminist bioethicists see themselves as performing, with respect to the victims of gender discrimination, what perspective do they wish to "re-assert," and what classic (Cartesian) metaphysical/philosophical perspective do they oppose? (p51)

What's allegedly distinctive about "Asian bioethics"? (59)

What do Plato's Euthyphro and the Biblical story of Abraham & Isaac have to do with bioethics? (61-2)

Is Buddhism's greatest bioethical relevance mainly theoretical? (69)

And here are some I just found, too late to include (but take your bases...)-

(FQ) Name two of the four key concepts of feminism discussed in the book.
(Pick any two) Marginalization, Embodiment, Empowerment, and Relational Autonomy.

(FQ) What ancient philosophy is a powerful influence on many parts of Asia, dealing with the practice of ren and sustained by rituals of rites (li)?

(FQ) What three religions discussed in the text stem from the monotheistic faith of the Hebrew patriarch Abraham?
Judaism, Christianity, and Islam


  1. These are getting longer, Dr. Oliver. #4 is three questions in one...

    I mean no offense, but aren't these all half as big as your usual test? I'm finding it slightly excessive...

    1. Further, you didn't really use any of our questions :/ You reworded them so much that they aren't easily recognizable as belonging to anyone specific...

  2. Hmmm... fact is, this quiz is still under construction and wasn't supposed to be posted yet. Meant to schedule, not publish. Back to the drawing board.