Wallace v. Jaffree: Summary & Decision


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The ___ deferred the Wallace v. Jaffree case to the Supreme Court.

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1. Jaffree filed his case in ___.

2. The Supreme Court ruled that a moment of silence or prayer in the classroom was ___.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo will help check your understanding of the lesson on Wallace v. Jaffree. Some of the elements that you will be assessed on include the case's path to the Supreme Court.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this printable worksheet and quiz to review:

  • Jaffree's initial filing of the case
  • The Supreme Court's ruling
  • Alabama's efforts to legalize school prayer

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on Wallace v. Jaffree
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the year in which Jaffree filed his case
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the grounds on which Jaffre objected to the moment of silence

Additional Learning

To learn more about this topic, review the accompanying lesson on Wallace v. Jaffree: Summary & Decision. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Identify the legislative background leading to Jaffree's objection
  • Understand how the District Court and the Court of Appeals ruled on the case
  • Recognize the Supreme Court's opinion supporting its ruling