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Letter and spirit of the law: Quiz


Question 1: The letter of the law versus the spirit of the law is an idiomatic ________.
RhetoricNew TestamentAntithesisDialectic

Question 2: When one obeys the letter of the law but not the spirit, one is obeying the literal interpretation of the words (the "letter") of the ________, but not the intent of those who wrote the law.
LawXeerScots lawSharia

Question 3: Currently, ________ scholars advocate a "spirit"-esque interpretative strategy, although one grounded in a spirit that reflects broad powers.
Living ConstitutionJudicial interpretationJudicial philosophyOriginalism

Question 4: In the ________, Pharisees are seen as people who place the letter of the law above the spirit (Mark 2:3–28, 3:1–6).
Biblical canonJesusBibleNew Testament

Question 5: ________ or Textualists advocate a more "letter"-based approach, arguing that the Amendment process of the Constitution necessarily forecloses broader interpretations that can be accomplished simply by passing an amendment.
Due processLiving ConstitutionOriginalismEqual Protection Clause


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