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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 9, The Neutron Years.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Jack say in a Business Week interview that he realizes he should not change in order to make GE become more competitive?
(a) The person he is.
(b) The company's investments in internship programs.
(c) The company's expenditures.
(d) The company's investments abroad.

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

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

4. What does Jack say he learned the hard way about hiring employees with academic pedigrees?
(a) It doesn't matter where they're from, it's what they look like that matters.
(b) Where they come from is not indicative of how they will perform.
(c) Hires from an ivy-league school always perform better.
(d) Employees without degrees will never work out for long periods of time.

5. How many years does Jack serve as CEO of General Electric?
(a) 20.
(b) 10.
(c) 15.
(d) 30.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is Jack's vision for GE?

2. Where does Jack move to when he's promoted as one of five sector executives?

3. What is Jack's business philosophy of the 1980s?

4. What begins Jack's transition phase in Chapter 4?

5. Why does Jack's father encourage him to learn the game of golf?

(see the answer key)

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