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Multiple Choice Questions

1. Which company's restructuring is prefaced by government bailout and public struggle to avoid bankruptcy?
(a) Bell Telephone.
(b) GE.
(c) Chrysler.
(d) Ford.

2. How are GE's profits used in 1984?
(a) Raises for all employees.
(b) Reinvested to improve the company's competitiveness.
(c) Nice bonuses for upper level execs.
(d) One-time bonus for all employees.

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

4. What does Jack learn he must do in order to succeed at GE?
(a) He must work in the boiler room with the lowest paid employees.
(b) He must practice better hiring procedures.
(c) He must go back to college for extra classes.
(d) He must learn all about the company.

5. Which electrical insulator is deemed a hazardous material by the EPA?
(a) BCBs.
(b) PCPs.
(c) PYTs.
(d) BBCs.

6. What does Jack give GE managers for empowerment?
(a) More responsibilities.
(b) A worry stone.
(c) Less work.
(d) Delegated authority.

7. How much was Jack's first pay raise at GE?
(a) $1,000 per year.
(b) $85 per month.
(c) $100 per month.
(d) $1,000 per month.

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

9. What does the learning/training curriculum show its participants?
(a) That the company invests a lot on training.
(b) That the company spends a lot on training.
(c) Who is being considered for promotion.
(d) There is no single right way and often there is an alternate, better way.

10. Who submits his resignation immediately after the announcement that Jack has been named CEO?
(a) Paolo Fresco.
(b) Bill Druckerman.
(c) Roy Johnson.
(d) Reg Jones.

11. Who instills management beliefs in Jack that include both competing and facing reality?
(a) His coach.
(b) His mother.
(c) His father.
(d) His grandfather.

12. What, according to Jack, is GE's core competency?
(a) People.
(b) Factories.
(c) Cash.
(d) Credit.

13. Which investments does Jack find himself explaining and quite often defending?
(a) Hard-hat construction investments.
(b) Soft value of excellence investments.
(c) Hardware investments.
(d) Software investments.

14. What is one business in his vice president's portfolio that Jack has no interest in at all?
(a) Wind turbines.
(b) Semiconductors.
(c) Petroleum conservation.
(d) Medical plastics.

15. Why is Jack dissatisfied with his first raise?
(a) The other men in his office got more.
(b) It was enough to raise his income taxes.
(c) Everyone in his office got the same amount.
(d) It wasn't enough to buy the new house.

Short Answer Questions

1. In addition to being self-confident, what else does Jack believe is a large part of leadership?

2. How does Jack describe himself in Chapter 4 when he was an engineer?

3. How does Jack describe himself in Chapter 4 when he becomes a businessman?

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

5. What expands GE's semiconductor, aerospace, and TV set business?

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