School worksheet quizzed students on ‘boy toy,’ affairs

Parents were shocked about a quiz their middle schoolers took with answers that included "boy toy" and "trophy wife" (WWBT Photo)
Parents were shocked about a quiz their middle schoolers took with answers that included "boy toy" and "trophy wife" (WWBT Photo)

HOPEWELL, Va. (AP/WWBT) — Middle school students in a Virginia home economics class were mistakenly given a worksheet that quizzed them on what an extramarital affair is as well as “boy toy” and “trophy wife.”

WWBT reported Monday that the teacher at the school outside Richmond, Virginia, had downloaded the worksheet from the internet. The superintendent for Hopewell schools said it was never part of the curriculum and not appropriate for middle school students. The schools says additional measures have been put in place and the matter is now considered a “personnel issue.”

Parents at Carter G. Woodson Middle School were angry. The “Family Quiz” worksheet was assigned Friday in a Family & Consumer Sciences class.

It began with questions such as “What do you call the father of your father?”

But questions also asked: “What do you call it when a married person has a relationship with someone else?” and “What do you call the much younger boyfriend of an older woman?”