It’s not easy being one of the 70,000 volunteers at the 2012 London Olympics.Before the games begin, all of them are being given ‘sensitivity training’ through a multiple-choice quiz, where they are asked how they would give directions to toilets if they cannot tell the difference between a man and woman (“panic” being one of the wrong answers), and speak to a disabled person, The Telegraph reports.
In a series of four-hour sessions at the Wembley Arena, volunteers were made to answer six ‘delicate’ questions on six topics: “age”, “belief”, “sexual orientation”, “ethnicity”, “gender”, and “disability”, which were reiterated in a take-home handbook.
The question on “sexual orientation”, asks how a volunteer would deal with a complaint from a spectator who had been made “very uncomfortable” at the sight of two men holding hands.
Potential (wrong) options include telling him to “stop being a homophobic idiot” and “politely ask the couple to stop holding hands.”
NOW WATCH: Briefing videos
Business Insider Emails & Alerts
Site highlights each day to your inbox.