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1.) What does the word ‘proof’ mean in the phrase ‘the proof is in the pudding’?

a.) Evidence

b.) Test

2.) What does the phrase ‘the exception that proves the rule’ mean?

a.) That which is excluded from the rule confirms it in all other situations that have not been excluded

b.) The rule is validated by something that does not conform to it, thus the exception is the means by which the rule is tested

3.) Fill in the blank: Off your own ______

a.) Bat

b.) Back

4.) Fill in the blank: One ____ swoop:

a.) Foul

b.) Fell

5.) What does it mean to say something ‘begs the question’?

a.) It lays claim to a principle

b.) It raises the question

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