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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How long were Jack and his first wife married?
(a) 46 years.
(b) 17 years.
(c) 7 years.
(d) 28 years.

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

3. What is the key to Jack's solution as he addresses the complaint expressed by trainees at GE's learning center?
(a) All employees going to the training facility.
(b) More upper level management meetings at the training facility.
(c) All employees having the freedom to brainstorm.
(d) All managers getting more training.

4. 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.

5. How does Jack resolve the complaint of the employees who have trained at the GE learning center?
(a) Be developing the Work-Out program.
(b) By building another gym for employees to work out their aggressions.
(c) By sending training manuals to all employees.
(d) By closing the facility.

Short Answer Questions

1. When does Jack get his first pay raise at GE?

2. Which of the following is not a job held by young Jack?

3. Which electrical insulator is deemed a hazardous material by the EPA?

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

5. What price does GE pay to purchase RCA?

Short Essay Questions

1. Explain Jack's idea of a "boundaryless" company.

2. What frustrates Jack about the scientists he deals with when he first goes to work for GE?

3. What is a "Work-Out" and what is its role in GE?

4. How does Jack get promoted to general manager of GE's newest plastics facility?

5. Describe the management team that Jack builds for GE.

6. As Jack gets closer to GE's big leagues, what does he learn about the company's routine employee appraisals?

7. Why does Jack target GE Credit Corp as the company's most promising business?

8. Why does Jack learn the game of golf?

9. What are the focus and discussion of Session C meetings.

10. What is Jack's unique approach to marketing industrial plastics in the 1970s?

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