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Multiple Choice Questions

1. Once the investment banking firm situation is stabilized, who takes over?
(a) Jack Webber.
(b) Mike Carpenter.
(c) Jack Welch.
(d) Si Cathcart.

2. Which meeting is Jack's final farewell to the company?
(a) A Chamber of Commerce banquet..
(b) The annual GE 550 top leaders meeting.
(c) The annual training session.
(d) The semi-annual training session.

3. Who earns the title "Father of GE Global Activity"?
(a) Webb.
(b) Fresco.
(c) Welch.
(d) Drucker.

4. What does GE reduce with its Internet sales?
(a) Profits.
(b) Loss.
(c) Customer satisfaction.
(d) Paper.

5. Who is the judge in hearings related to GE's purchase of the company that complements GE in various areas?
(a) The prosecutor.
(b) The Senate.
(c) The leader of the House of Representatives.
(d) The defense attorney.

6. What attitude best describes the investment banking firm employees?
(a) Backstabbing for higher raises.
(b) Lack of confidence due to the scandal.
(c) Winners at all cost.
(d) Overvalued ideas about themselves.

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

8. As GE begins redefining its markets, which industry is the first to be reorganized?
(a) Computer systems.
(b) Medical systems.
(c) Aircraft engine.
(d) Financial systems.

9. How much has the PCB levels in fish dropped since the congressional act?
(a) 90 percent.
(b) 85 percent.
(c) 10 percent.
(d) 20 percent.

10. As Jack expands GE into globalization, what happens to U.S. jobs and facilities?
(a) They are reduced.
(b) They flourish.
(c) They are shut down completely.
(d) Nothing changes.

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

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

13. By May 2001, which established TV show is Jack's competing with directly?
(a) Face the Nation.
(b) Larry King Live.
(c) Donny Deutch's The Big Idea.
(d) Lou Dobb's Moneyline.

14. Who is recruited to help GE's online presence?
(a) Younger Internet-savvy talent.
(b) Younger network-savvy talent.
(c) Younger software-savvy talent.
(d) Younger computer game-savvy talent.

15. Which aspect of the business complementary to GE fits well with GE's aircraft engine industry?
(a) TV picture tube manufacturing.
(b) High-tech avionics.
(c) Repair shops for plane engines.
(d) Wireless electronics.

Short Answer Questions

1. How many candidates does Jack start with in 1994 as he seeks his successor?

2. How do local utility engineers use GE's power systems home pages?

3. When does the list of candidates for Jack's successor narrow to the final three?

4. Which aspect of GE's business is the first to introduce long-term service contracts for the company?

5. Which business complements GE in various areas, but does not have products that directly overlap?

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