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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. In Chapter 13, when does GE deadline its goal to become a $100 billion company with $10 billion in profits?
(a) By 1999.
(b) By 1990.
(c) By 2025.
(d) By 2000.

2. What is the evaluation system that works well for several years, until employees find a way to "game" it?
(a) The 180-degree evaluation.
(b) The 360-degree evaluation.
(c) The 90-degree evaluation.
(d) The 6-degrees of separation.

3. Which phrase sums up GE's core values and expectations during Jack's reign as CEO?
(a) Every cloud has a silver lining.
(b) What goes up, must come down.
(c) Finding a better way every day.
(d) Looking for the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.

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

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

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 resolve the complaint of the employees who have trained at the GE learning center?

3. What are the human resources meetings called that are held at each GE business location?

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

5. What brings about a business-altering deal for GE in the mid 1980s?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Jack's mother influence his management style?

2. How does the nuclear incident at Three Mile Island affect GE's business?

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

4. What does Jack learn about discipline after he blows up one of GE's factories?

5. What is GE's first attempt at globalization in India and what is the outcome?

6. What are Jack's predictions about business with China?

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

8. Why does GE pass up opportunities to acquire high-tech companies in the late 1990s?

9. What entertainment dilemmas face GE through NBC in the 1990s?

10. Briefly outline the trade between GE and a French government-owned electronics company and its benefit to GE.

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