Controversial school assignment asked students about ‘trophy wives’ and ‘boy toys’

HOPEWELL, Va. (WFLA) — Parents of middle school students in Virginia are upset over an assignment that they believe was inappropriate.

A quiz given in a Family and Consumer Sciences class asked students about “trophy wives” and “boy toys.”

According to the Associated Press, the quiz began with questions like “What do you call the father of your father?” But some of the “fill in the blank” questions then asked students what you call a married man’s girlfriend and what you call the younger boyfriend of a much older woman.

The superintendent says the teacher found the worksheet on the internet. She also said the assignment was not a part of the approved curriculum. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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