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Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. What begins Jack's transition phase in Chapter 4?
(a) His wife's death.
(b) His mother's death.
(c) The CEO's death.
(d) His father's death.

3. What is Jack's title at the new GE plastics plant?
(a) Human Resources Director.
(b) President and CEO.
(c) General Manager.
(d) Publicity Director.

4. What setback keeps Jack from attending one of the two colleges of his choice?
(a) Rejection for an ROTC scholarship.
(b) His mother begs him not to move far away.
(c) His mother's health.
(d) Losing his ROTC scholarship to a friend.

5. What is GE's TV manufacturing business traded for?
(a) A cable TV network.
(b) A satellite business.
(c) France's TV manufacturing market.
(d) Thomson's losing medical business.

6. What is Jack's "Vitality Curve"?
(a) A pitch used by Jack at company softball games.
(b) An employee evaluation system.
(c) A cool gym added to each factory.
(d) An energy supplement Jack uses.

7. What price does GE pay to purchase RCA?
(a) $3.6 million.
(b) $6.3 million.
(c) $6.3 billion.
(d) $3.6 billion.

8. What nickname does the media pin on Jack?
(a) Jimmy Neutron.
(b) Jackie Neutron.
(c) Neuron Jack.
(d) Neutron Jack.

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

10. What is Jack's vision for GE?
(a) Money and more money.
(b) More medical plastics to save lives.
(c) Spontaneity and creativity.
(d) Success without failure.

11. What are the human resources meetings called that are held at each GE business location?
(a) Section A.
(b) Session C.
(c) Subgroup 2.
(d) Series 1.

12. What is the evaluation system that works well for several years, until employees find a way to "game" it?
(a) The 6-degrees of separation.
(b) The 180-degree evaluation.
(c) The 90-degree evaluation.
(d) The 360-degree evaluation.

13. What kind of employees does Jack want at GE?
(a) Cheap labor.
(b) Devoted time-clock punchers.
(c) Self-confident entrepreneurs.
(d) All American.

14. How does Jack resolve the complaint of the employees who have trained at the GE learning center?
(a) Be developing the Work-Out program.
(b) By closing the facility.
(c) By building another gym for employees to work out their aggressions.
(d) By sending training manuals to all employees.

15. How does Jack say strong teams are built?
(a) By a good coach.
(b) By treating all employees the same.
(c) By treating individuals differently.
(d) By appointing leaders who are louder than the others.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does the plastics industry fare in the 1970s?

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

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

4. In which year was Jack appointed as CEO?

5. Which electrical insulator is deemed a hazardous material by the EPA?

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