SOC 120 week 4 Quiz (all correct)

SOC 120 week 4 Quiz (all correct)


Question 1.                

Since 1930, the average lifespan of someone in the United States has increased by________

7 years.

12 years.

19 years.

22 years.

26 years.


Question 2.                

The relativist would agree with which statement about stem cell research?

It should not be practiced.

It should be practiced in places where people believe that life begins when an egg is


It should not be practiced in places where people do not consider fetuses living beings.

The social context and laws determine where and when this research is acceptable.

All of the above




Question 3.                

What is one formulation of Kant’s categorical imperative?

An eye for an eye.

Always act in such a way that you promote the greatest happiness for the greatest number.

Treat others as you would want to be treated.

Do good to others with hate in your heart.

Always treat people as ends in themselves, never as means to an end.




Question 4.                

People who work in the field of mental health__________________

may reveal information in cases where the patient intends bodily harm to another person.

may never reveal confidential information.

ought to never reveal any information.

may not reveal information about diseases that could be used to inflict pain on another person.

none of the above



Question 5.                

What is the difference between physician-assisted suicide (PAS) and euthanasia?

During PAS, patients end their own lives; during euthanasia, the doctor ends patients’ lives.

During PAS, the doctor ends the patients’ lives; during euthanasia, patients end their own lives.

During PAS, the doctor injects the drug to end the patient’s life; during euthanasia, the patient injects the drug to end their own life.

During PAS, the patient and the doctor cooperate to end the patient’s life; during euthanasia, patients end their own lives.

None of the above



Question 6.                

Who is famous for establishing the oath for physicians that exists today?





none of the above



Question 7.                

Death with Dignity requires that______________

the patient desire to undertake the procedure.

the doctor administer the lethal dose.

the patient have a family member aid in administering the lethal dose.

A and B

A and C



Question 8.                

How long was Terri Schiavo in a persistent vegetative state before the decision was made by her husband to remove her feeding tube?

1 year

4 years

6 years

8 years

10 years



Question 9.                

What is one of the most fundamental questions in the issue of whether or not one can ethically use stem cells from embryos for research?

How many embryos are there?

What is the dividing time for cells in an embryo?

From whom did the embryo emerge?

When does life begin in an embryo?

None of the above


Question 10.             

What is the best way to define the word “autonomy” when it comes to ethical decision making?

Having the freedom to do whatever someone wants to do

Having limitations that prevent one from doing what one wants to do

Having the freedom to make decisions that align with one’s desires, goals, and social context

Being determined by fate to act in specific ways

None of the above

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