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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. During his high school years, who teaches Jack the value of competition?
(a) His coach.
(b) His minister.
(c) His mother.
(d) His father.

2. What service began in 1993 to help dealers sell their appliances?
(a) Store credit.
(b) Visa.
(c) GE Credit Corp.
(d) In-house financing.

3. What does Jack say his book is about?
(a) His keen leadership abilities.
(b) The wrongs he faced in corporate America.
(c) Maintaining a simple approach and keeping an open mind.
(d) Buying his way to the top.

4. Why was Jack appointed CEO of the company?
(a) Everyone else was fired after the scandal. Jack was the only one with seniority.
(b) No one else wanted the job.
(c) Jack was the retiring CEO's nephew.
(d) The retiring CEO believes Jack is the one who can most effectively help the company change and grow.

5. Why does Jack get frustrated with the plastics inventors?
(a) They demand higher pay.
(b) They don't understand entrepreneurship.
(c) They don't get excited about innovation.
(d) All they think about his getting their products sold.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who throws a huge party for Jack to introduce him to important people?

2. What does Jack say in a Business Week interview that he realizes he should not change in order to make GE become more competitive?

3. What is the response of Jack's boss when Jack complains about his first pay raise?

4. Who is Jack's first professional mentor at GE?

5. What does Jack learn he must do in order to succeed at GE?

(see the answer key)

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