Lemon v. Kurtzman in 1971: Summary, Decision & Significance


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In Lemon v. Kurtzman, what was the central issue the Court considered?

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1. How did the Court rule in Lemon v. Kurtzman?

2. What was the Lemon Test?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Taking a look at where to divide the line between church and state, this quiz and corresponding worksheet will help you gauge your knowledge of the case Lemon v. Kurtzman. Topics you'll need to know to pass the quiz include the case's central issue and how the Court ruled in the case.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this printable worksheet and quiz to review:

  • Central issue in Lemon v. Kurtzman
  • Court ruling in the case
  • What the Lemon Test involved
  • Problem with the Lemon Test
  • Current role of the Lemon Test in law

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will let you practice the following skills:

  • Interpreting information - verify you can read information regarding the Lemon Test and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to identify the Court's ruling in Lemon v. Kurtzman
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related American government lesson

Additional Learning

To learn more about the case, review the corresponding lesson titled Lemon v. Kurtzman in 1971: Summary, Decision & Significance. This lesson will help you:

  • Understand where the freedom of religion comes from in the Constitution
  • Identify what the Court had to decide in the case
  • Explain the similarities between this case and Early v. Di Censo
  • Describe the final ruling of the Court in the case and how it came to that decision
  • Appreciate the later significance of the case