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Multiple Choice Questions

1. Why does Jack choose to build fitness centers in some facilities?
(a) It is a place everyone can use and a place to exchange thoughts and ideas.
(b) He can get an insurance kickback.
(c) His employees are obese and need a workout.
(d) He can cut employee health insurance plans.

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

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

4. How does Jack illustrate his "No. 1 or No. 2, Fix, Sell or Close" strategy?
(a) With an inverted pyramid
(b) With a pyramid, top as the peak.
(c) With a time line.
(d) With overlapping circles.

5. In addition to being self-confident, what else does Jack believe is a large part of leadership?
(a) Being able to relax.
(b) Building self-confidence in others.
(c) Knowing how to get others to do what you want.
(d) Winning at least 90 percent of the time.

6. What are the 4 E's of GE leadership?
(a) Edgy thinking, Extreme willingness to take risks, Easy to talk to, Everyone likes.
(b) High Energy, ability to Energize others, the Edge to make tough decisions, and the ability to Execute and deliver on promises.
(c) Energy to work a lot, Email skills, E-commerce skills and Experience.
(d) Experience, Extravagance, Excellence, desire to be Elevated to a new level.

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

8. Who blows up one of GE's factories?
(a) Gutoff.
(b) Coplan.
(c) Jack.
(d) Drickerson.

9. What does GE implement to produce positive growth results and exceed the company's goal?
(a) New energy saving light bulbs.
(b) Mind- and market-expanding.
(c) Old-fashioned company picnics.
(d) New eco-friendly ideas.

10. What was the accepted business philosophy of the 1980s?
(a) If a business is profitable, save money by laying off a few people.
(b) If a business is profitable, don't get out or change it.
(c) If a business is profitable, sell while the stock shares are high.
(d) If a business is profitable, constantly find ways to make it more profitable.

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

12. Which facility does Jack want to transform into a world-class center where ideas are spread in an open environment?
(a) NYC.
(b) Crotonville.
(c) Boston.
(d) Fairfield.

13. Which non-labor department does Jack expand at his plastics facility in the 1970s?
(a) Marketing.
(b) Catering.
(c) Construction.
(d) Mail Room.

14. 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 gets furious and fires him.
(c) He agrees and gives Jack more money.
(d) He is not sympathetic.

15. During which holiday is Jack's replacement named?
(a) Christmas.
(b) Independence Day.
(c) Hanukah.
(d) Thanksgiving.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is Jack's highest level of education when he begins working at GE?

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

3. What does Jack cut with the help of his CFO?

4. Who greatly influences Jack's work ethic and fondness of current events?

5. Which American president called for volunteers to fill in where government's role had been reduced?

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