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Multiple Choice Questions

1. Which three TV shows turn around the entertainment sector of the GE-owned company?
(a) The Simpsons, Married with Children, and Get a Life.
(b) Roseanne, 20/20 and L.A. Law.
(c) Designing Women, 60 Minutes, and The Jeffersons.
(d) Frasier, Friends, and ER.

2. Which aspect of GE's business is the first to introduce long-term service contracts for the company?
(a) Lighting.
(b) Appliances.
(c) Medical systems.
(d) Credit and financial.

3. Which aspect of GE's business is most successful in India?
(a) Medical systems.
(b) Appliances.
(c) Financial services.
(d) Lighting.

4. Which GE teams get projects improving every day performance in their current positions?
(a) Red Belt.
(b) Black Belt.
(c) Green Belt.
(d) Yellow Belt.

5. What does Jack say that honesty and single agendas build?
(a) Mutiny.
(b) Trouble to the bank account.
(c) A boring work environment.
(d) Better relationships.

6. Who sets the tone in a company and shares the best ideas and knowledge?
(a) The corporate attorney.
(b) The CEO.
(c) The employees.
(d) Human resources.

7. To what does Jack credit the success of GE Capital?
(a) Brainstorming sessions at Crotonville.
(b) Work-out sessions at the factories.
(c) Incredible amounts of intensity, ingenuity, and entrepreneurship.
(d) Incredible creativity, science, and research.

8. Which golf pro does Jack beat in a 1998 game?
(a) Matt Lauer.
(b) Greg Norman.
(c) Bill Gates.
(d) Tiger Woods.

9. What does Jack learn when he makes a trip to the company's facilities in Japan?
(a) There are only 3 women holding key positions.
(b) Japanese women don't want to work for GE.
(c) There are already 14 women holding key positions.
(d) The women working there did not meet his standards.

10. Where is Jack's successor introduced?
(a) At the company picnic.
(b) In a highly televised press conference.
(c) In expensive primetime advertising on ABC.
(d) At an economic briefing hosted by president-elect George W. Bush.

11. What allows GE to expand markets and find new customers?
(a) E-mail.
(b) E-business.
(c) Easy Internet advertising.
(d) Equal Opportunity Act.

12. What kind of business is Pet Project?
(a) Obedience training for all domestic animals.
(b) Pet health and life insurance.
(c) A new plastic to make collapsible water dishes.
(d) A guideline to determine how much plastic can safely be put into pet food.

13. Who transforms GE Capital from a purely financial business into a thriving business that uses deal-making for operational skills?
(a) Former college classmates of Jack's.
(b) Talent from GE's industrial business.
(c) Members of Elfun.
(d) Interns.

14. What does Larry Bossidy present on Jack's behalf at the CEC meeting?
(a) Six Pence.
(b) Six Flags.
(c) Six Degrees.
(d) Six Sigma.

15. How does Jack learn to play golf?
(a) He took lessons from Rooney.
(b) Reg Jones taught him to play.
(c) By watching videos during work hours.
(d) By watching others while working as a caddy.

Short Answer Questions

1. To what is part of GE's annual $50 billion in goods and services transferred?

2. When melding manufacturing with financial ingenuity, what kinds of employees make the difference?

3. How does Jack plan to select a successor that the board will unite behind?

4. In the Epilogue, what does Jack once again stress as important to growing a business?

5. Where is the meeting held in which Jack gave his farewell speech?

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