Before Instructor Candidates in the 1980's were accepted into Maharaji's International Learning Center to undergo training, they had to fill out this Instructor Application Survey. Think you could pass this divine test? Those who qualified received their own copy of the Instructors' Manual.

INTERNATIONAL LEARNING CENTER

APPLICATION SURVEY

NAME ___________________________________________

DATE _______________

HOME LANGUAGE _________________________________

COUNTRY ___________

COMPLETE THIS SURVEY INDEPENDENTLY AND ENCLOSE IT WITH YOUR APPLICATION.


A.

There are 10 problems in this section. Some of them have blank spaces to be filled; others have an underlined word for which you must choose a substitute. Put a circle around the answer that you think is correct.

1. He's completely lacking in courage; he's a _______.

 

a. fool

b. thief

c. vandal

d. coward

2. The man hurled the brick angrily.

 

a. threw

b. seized

c. grabbed

d. caught

3. The young man got a job as a member of the ship's _______.

 

a. herd

b. crew

c. flock

d. crowd

4. He had a knife concealed in his pocket.

 

a. placed

b. kept

c. hidden

d. treasured

5. That girl is very bright; she has a ______ mind.

 

a. harsh

b. sober

c. stern

d. keen

6. There'll be some baby birds in the nest soon; these eggs are ready to ______.

 

a. hatch

b. clutch

c. stitch

d. match

7. My son is very tired; he's ______ very badly.

 

a. pursuing

b. threatening

c. behaving

d. striking

8. You like to play golf in your free time, don't you?

 

a. leisure

b. selfish

c. grim

d. shy

9. While camping in the mountains we dug a deep hole in which to bury the garbage.

 

a. pile

b. loop

c. pit

d. dome

10. I'll need a ______ to get that book down from the top shelf.

 

a. stair

b. lift

c. ladder

d. shovel


B.

Number the reasons why someone did not receive Knowledge in the order of importance. The most important reason is number 1 and the least important reason is number 5.

11. Anita has two young children, a part time job and attends night classes. She was not given Knowledge by the Instructor in her city. Number the following reasons why she was not ready.

 

____

She has not listened about Knowledge enough to have a clear understanding about what it is.

 

____

She does not have the time to make the commitment that is necessary to practice Knowledge.

 

____

There are many unresolved questions.

 

____

There are some inner conflicts about Knowledge and other things in her life.

 

____

What has been said by friends is different than what is said at programs and by the Instructors. This has caused some confusion.

12. Juan Carlos lives in Spain. He has been attending programs for about two weeks. The Instructor said he should wait longer. Number the following reasons in order.

 

____

His mental condition is not stable.

 

____

He does not understand why he cannot reveal Knowledge after receiving it.

 

____

He has not reached the Legal Contractual Age in Spain.

 

____

There is much pressure from others in the family who already have Knowledge.

 

____

He has attended only five sessions to hear about Knowledge.

13. Sunanda lives on a small island off the coast of Malaysia. She heard about Knowledge from some tourists. When she contacted an Instructor she was told that it would be difficult for her to receive Knowledge at this time. Number the following reasons in order.

 

____

She does not understand Maharaji's role.

 

____

She wants Knowledge to help her achieve something in her life.

 

____

The proper preparation and follow-up would not happen in this situation.

 

____

Her physical condition is not stable.

 

____

She feels a conflict with her religion.


C.

There are two questions in this section. Put your answers on the line provided after each question.

14. If it takes one shirt one hour to dry, how long does it take for 5 shirts to dry?

        _______________________________________________________

15. For this problem the value of the coins could be: 1, 5, 10, 25, 50.

You have 10 coins in your pocket. If someone asks you for change, you cannot give it to them. What coins do you have?

        _______________________________________________________


D.

In this section put an X next to the answer you think is correct.

16. If you are giving a preparation and someone in the audience started swearing obscenities at you, what would you do?

 

____

Insist that the person be quiet, so that they do not disturb the others in the audience.

 

____

Have a security person escort the person out of the room.

 

____

Try to calm the person down and find out what they are so upset about.

 

____

Tell the person you will meet with them after the program to discuss the problem.

 

____

Ignore them and if it continues have someone escort them out of the room.

17. What does this mean?: People who live in glass houses shouldn't throw stones.

 

____

It is easy to break glass.

 

____

Do not be too quick to judge, because you are just as vulnerable as others.

 

____

Everyone can see in your house, so you should be careful.

 

____

If you throw stones at others, when they return them they will break your house.

 

____

You will create a dangerous situation for yourself.