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SECTION - A
(Reading - 20 Marks)
1. Read the following passage carefully.
The idea of euthanasia, of hastening the death of someone from motives of compassion, covers two main situations. The first is where someone is close to death and can be kept alive briefly, with intensive medical care. The official reason for the use of every possible technique on patients, for whom there seems, little hope is that we never know that there is no hope of at least a brief recovery.
The second situation, in which it is proposed to end the life of someone who is not expected to die at once from natural causes, is more morally doubtful. In so far as the suggestion may be based on the motion of the 'quality of life' experienced by the patient, this is an inadequate approach to human beings. At one extreme we may be dealing with a birth that cannot be called 'human' at all: such a being likely to live at the most for only a few hours. Many feel that during this time it ought to be given ordinary nursing care. Bringing to an end of the life of say, a spastic child, by the deliberate refusal of the fullest medical care seems morally indefensible.
Read the questions given below and write the option you consider the most appropriate in your answer sheet.
(1) Euthanasia means :
(a) a place in Asia.
(b) bringing about gentle and easy death.
(d) the youth in Asia.
(2) One reason for trying all possible measures to save a person is :
(a) death is horrifying.
(b) there is possibility of a brief recovery.
(c) doctors need to be compassionate.
(d) science may invent more sophisticated machines later.
(3) The people who argue for euthanasia advocate it saying :
(a) the patient is not living a qualitative life.
(b) we must not spend quality resources on a sick person.
(c) we should not bother about the ailing.
(d) it can be defended morally.
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