High School Teacher Gives Students 'Sexual Tension Quiz'

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QuizHigh school has gotten a heck of a lot more interesting since I was slumped over a desk, especially when you have a teacher like Frank Rozanski, professor of an AP psychology course at William T. Dwyer High School in Florida. He gave his class of 16- to 18-year-old students a 'sexual tension quiz,' which included this head-scratcher:

I'm spread before I'm eaten. Your tongue gets me off. People sometimes lick my nuts. What am I?

Well then. Now that’s the kind of question that gets a red-blooded teenager to thinkin’.

In case you couldn’t get past the steamy suggestiveness, the answer to that riddle is: peanut butter. Get your mind out of the gutter.

It seems the distribution of the quiz, which Rozanski explained was given to reinforce a lesson on social norms and innuendo, hasn’t made him Mr. Popularity amongst the outraged parents in the school where he teaches. They’re calling for him to be more than disciplined. They’re organizing their fiery pissed-off-ness into a lynch mob to get him fired.

To that I say: Get real. This one little incident didn’t compromise anybody’s virtue or deflower anyone’s virginal mind. Heck, their kids probably know as much about sex as they do and could put them onto some new info. Finding an innocent lamb in a high school these days is like finding a pair of Jimmy Choos on the sales rack at Marshall’s — you’re impressed and excited when you stumble on them, but you don’t expect to happen upon that kind of discovery too often.

I kid, I kid. But seriously, if it was elementary school, even middle, I could see a reason for everybody to be up in a huff. But they’re not little ones who need to have their eyes shielded when a hot sex scene crops up on TV. These kids are in their mid-to-late teens with one foot out the door, about to step into the real world — or, at the very least, someone’s college campus (and we all know how virginally pure and uncompromised students are on college campuses).

Judging by what I’ve overheard in their conversations, seen what they watch on TV, and listened to in their music, this is pretty PG-13. Besides, have you read Shakespearean plays before? Will S. was a freak. Literary classics like Christina Rosetti’s Goblin Market are full of hot and heavy sexual implications, too. It’s not the first time perversion cropped up in a classroom, although it’s ideally done in a more tasteful and structured way.

I’m not defending Rozanski’s move because I do think he should have saved the quiz for his colleagues, not his students if he wanted to share a chuckle over a bawdy joke. But parents sure do know how to overreact. One lady said she would pull her child out of the school that night. Really? It’s just not that serious. There are plenty of issues to get razzed about, but this fleeting faux pas, unless he has a long, sordid history of being a repeat offender, should be treated just like that’s what it is.

Am I under-reacting? Would you remove your teen from the class or the school if their teacher did something similar? 



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emmas... emmasmama2007

Yeah, the parent's are way over reacting IMO. Those kids probably know a lot more than their parents think. I think it would have been out of line if it was say, math class and middle schoolers. These kids aren't that little. I think he didn't think of the consecuenses and found it humurous. I think he should get "suspended", just to cool things down. And know that parents will over react, and not do it again.

Gigan... GigantaursMommy

It's an AP psychology course I think the quiz was perfectly fine for that class. The parents are just getting all in a tizzy over nothing, they've got to have someone else to blame for their childrens sexual knowledge other than themselves.

melan... melanniek

Hey!!! I have that game....it's called Dirty Minds.  We played it with my inlaws the night before our wedding....ummm....well we were drunk sooooo

chame... chamelinmom

that was very sneaky, but you can tell that some volger minds are going to the gutter when its a very nonsexual question

chame... chamelinmom

1. I am a protrusion that comes in many sizes. When I'm not well, I drip. When you blow me, you feel good. What Am I?
2. I'm spread before I'm eaten. Your tongue gets me off. People sometimes lick my nuts. What Am I?
3. I assist an erection. Sometimes big balls hang from me. I'm called a big swinger. What Am I?
4. Over 1,000 people went down on me. I wasn't maiden for long. A big hard thing ripped me open. What Am I?
5. You stick your poles inside me. You tie me down to get me up. I get wet before you do. What Am I?
6. When I go in I cause pain. I cause you to spit and ask you not to swallow. I can fill your hole. What Am I?
7. A finger goes in me. You fiddle with me when you're bored. The best man always has me first. What Am I?
8. All day long, it's in and out. I discharge loads from my shaft. Both men and women go down on me. What Am I?
9. I go in hard. I come out soft. You blow me hard. What Am I?
10. If I miss, I hit your bush. It's my job to stuff your box. When I come, it's news. What Am I?
11. I offer Protection. I get the finger ten times. You use your fingers to get me off. What Am I?
12. I have a stiff shaft. My tip penetrates. I come with a quiver. What Am I?
13. My business is briefs. I am a cunning linguist. I plead and plead for it. What Am I?
14. I make some guys shoot in the air. I usually have a little pecker. I'm better in your hand than in your bush. What Am I?

chame... chamelinmom

Answers:


1. Nose 2. Peanut Butter 3. Crane 4. Titanic 5. Tent 6. Dentist 7. Wedding Ring 8. Elevator 9. Chewing Gum 10. Newspaper Boy 11. Glove 12. Arrow 13. An attorney 14. Bird



Here is the whole test. honestly i think some are more volger than others. the peanutbutter one wasnt too bad but some are

Misty Matthews

There was no need to take it that direction. Just because they're old enough doesn't make it appropriate. I say, keep things clean, unless it's you and your love in the bedroom. Otherwise, if it's (a smutty movie, book, joke) not good for small children, why fill our teen and even adult minds with it? Thats my christian viewpoint anyway. Can't hurt.

toria... toriandgrace

I don't think it's appropriate, but I don't think it's necessary to fire the teacher.

Mamab... MamabearC

Yes, we are all well aware that kids today know about sex, it's everywhere and there's no avoiding it.HOWEVER. That does NOT make it ok for a teacher to cross the line of decency and appropriateness when trying to get them to learn something. I do think that being reprimanded/suspension would suffice though if he repeats/keeps giving the same then more severe action should be taken. Psychology is very complex and there are so many different levels of it that you couldn't possibly teach/discuss every form/area in a high school platform.Knowing this why did the teacher  still choose to take this very inappropriate route instead of choosing to teach a different area of psychology?Was he trying to do it for shock value? To be considered "cool"?Was he trying to see how his 'minor' students would react?What was his purpose and reasoning behind choosing this particular psychology subject matter? Hmmm....I wouldn't be demanding his departure but I WOULD be demanding A LOT of answers!

momli... momlisa23

I think it's hilarious and proves a point! It asks the teens to think in a whole new way! If their first response is a perverted one, then it's incorrect! Parents are pissed they weren'ty given the non-perverted answers. I think if a teen automatically thinks the perverted answer then they SHOULD be challenged to find the non- perverted (correct) answer! BTW in high school, My friends were the ones who could and would make every little comment perverted! This would have been quite the challenge for us to look past the obviously perverted answer to find the correct one.!

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