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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. 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.

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

3. What is the response of Jack's boss when Jack complains about his first pay raise?
(a) He agrees and gives Jack a title, but not more money.
(b) He agrees and gives Jack more money.
(c) He is not sympathetic.
(d) He gets furious and fires him.

4. What kind of environment does Jack say is best for making necessary changes and modernizing the company?
(a) Informal.
(b) Formal.
(c) A dictatorship.
(d) A business-type monarchy.

5. Which company originally used QMI?
(a) Wal-Mart.
(b) Target.
(c) Chrysler.
(d) Ford.

6. Which of the following is not a job held by young Jack?
(a) Shoe salesman.
(b) Mail carrier.
(c) Theater janitor.
(d) Newspaper carrier.

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

8. Who greatly influences Jack's work ethic and fondness of current events?
(a) His father.
(b) His mother.
(c) His coach.
(d) His minister.

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

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

11. What brings about a business-altering deal for GE in the mid 1980s?
(a) HD TV requirements.
(b) The Japanese threat.
(c) Federal aid to companies.
(d) Cable television.

12. In which year was Jack appointed as CEO?
(a) 2000.
(b) 1990.
(c) 1980.
(d) 2005.

13. In which two areas of CEO duties does Jack quickly see he lacks skills?
(a) Dealing with employees and insurance companies.
(b) Dealing with the government and media.
(c) Dealing with human resources and internship programs.
(d) Dealing with sales reps and accounts payable.

14. What is Jack's highest level of education when he begins working at GE?
(a) Associate's
(b) Doctorate
(c) Bachelor's
(d) Master's.

15. What is the one complaint that frustrates the employees who train at GE's learning center?
(a) Everything that works in training is not how it works out in the actual workplace.
(b) The breakfasts are always the same.
(c) It's too expensive to attend the training.
(d) Everyone cannot attend the training.

Short Answer Questions

1. What kind of employees does Jack want at GE?

2. Which two new-hires become important advisers to Jack for the remainder of his career with the company?

3. What does Jack give GE managers for empowerment?

4. What is the key to Jack's solution as he addresses the complaint expressed by trainees at GE's learning center?

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

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