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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 6, Swimming in a Bigger Pond.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Jack learn from GE veterans about the company's routine employee appraisals?
(a) They are used for firing people, never for promoting them.
(b) They have had the same typographical error for years.
(c) They are valuable tools in assessing job performance.
(d) They are no more than routinely written forms of false kindness.

2. What do young Jack and his friends do to earn a little spare change?
(a) Collect bottles to exchange them for the deposit.
(b) Sweep sidewalks.
(c) Sing on the street corner.
(d) Mow lawns.

3. How long does it take Jack and his team to find a solution to their new plastics product?
(a) Sixteen months.
(b) Six days.
(c) Six months.
(d) Six long years.

4. What inspires Jack to pursue his Ph.D.?
(a) Not being able to find a job due to economic recession.
(b) He gets full tuition paid by the ROTC.
(c) His wife's father wants his son-in-law to be a "doctor" of some sort.
(d) His wife.

5. How do GE employees take Jack's view on the work environment?
(a) They appreciate it.
(b) They all quit.
(c) They dread it.
(d) It is uncomfortable.

Short Answer Questions

1. What company does Jack try to buy to increase GE's exposure?

2. Jack says it is important for managers to know when...

3. How does Jack describe himself in Chapter 4 when he was an engineer?

4. What does Jack say he learned the hard way about hiring employees with academic pedigrees?

5. During his high school years, who teaches Jack the value of competition?

(see the answer key)

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