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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. Which non-labor department does Jack expand at his plastics facility in the 1970s?
(a) Construction.
(b) Mail Room.
(c) Marketing.
(d) Catering.

2. What are the 4 E's of GE leadership?
(a) High Energy, ability to Energize others, the Edge to make tough decisions, and the ability to Execute and deliver on promises.
(b) Edgy thinking, Extreme willingness to take risks, Easy to talk to, Everyone likes.
(c) Experience, Extravagance, Excellence, desire to be Elevated to a new level.
(d) Energy to work a lot, Email skills, E-commerce skills and Experience.

3. What was the accepted business philosophy of the 1980s?
(a) If a business is profitable, save money by laying off a few people.
(b) If a business is profitable, sell while the stock shares are high.
(c) If a business is profitable, constantly find ways to make it more profitable.
(d) If a business is profitable, don't get out or change it.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. How does Jack illustrate his "No. 1 or No. 2, Fix, Sell or Close" strategy?

3. How are GE's profits used in 1984?

4. Why does Jack choose to build fitness centers in some facilities?

5. How does Jack say strong teams are built?

Short Essay Questions

1. What are Jack's thoughts on changing himself in order to change his company?

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

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

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

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

6. Why does Jack construct gyms in company facilities?

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

8. What are Jack's beliefs regarding self-confidence?

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

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

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