Parents outraged over 'trophy wife' quiz at Virginia middle school
HOPEWELL, Va. (WTVR) -- The superintendent of Hopewell Schools issued a statement Monday after angry and confused parents spoke out over an assignment they deemed inappropriate for their children's middle school class.
A teacher at Carter G. Woodson Middle School assigned the "Family Quiz" worksheet Friday in a Family & Consumer Sciences class, according to parents.
The assignment began with some straight-forward questions like, "What do you call the father of your father?" and "What do you call the sister of your father?"
But the last four questions of the 20 question worksheet took a turn.
Parents say after the Family & Consumer Science class teacher went over the answers, some of their children did not have a clue what "Trophy Wife" or even "Boy Toy" meant. Many parents question how the assignment was ever approved for the classroom. Turns out, it wasn't.
Question: What do you call it when a married person has a relationship with someone else?
Answer: An affair
Question: What do you call a married man's girlfriend?
Question: What do you call the much younger boyfriend of an older woman?
Answer: Boy Toy
Question: What do you call the much younger and beautiful wife of an older, wealthy man?
Answer: Trophy wife