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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 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 closing the facility.
(d) By sending training manuals to all employees.

2. How does Jack say strong teams are built?
(a) By treating individuals differently.
(b) By appointing leaders who are louder than the others.
(c) By treating all employees the same.
(d) By a good coach.

3. What kind of environment does Jack say is best for making necessary changes and modernizing the company?
(a) A dictatorship.
(b) A business-type monarchy.
(c) Informal.
(d) Formal.

4. What does Jack learn from GE veterans about the company's routine employee appraisals?
(a) They are no more than routinely written forms of false kindness.
(b) They are valuable tools in assessing job performance.
(c) They have had the same typographical error for years.
(d) They are used for firing people, never for promoting them.

5. What is Jack's vision for GE?
(a) Money and more money.
(b) Success without failure.
(c) More medical plastics to save lives.
(d) Spontaneity and creativity.

Short Answer Questions

1. How old is Jack when he is promoted to a vice president for GE?

2. In which year was Jack appointed as CEO?

3. What setback keeps Jack from attending one of the two colleges of his choice?

4. What does GE implement to produce positive growth results and exceed the company's goal?

5. What is GE's TV manufacturing business traded for?

Short Essay Questions

1. What two concerns do GE board members have in appointing Jack to be CEO of the company?

2. Why does Jack want out of the semiconductor business?

3. Why does Jack learn the game of golf?

4. What basic ideas does Jack say he hopes his book will communicate?

5. What is unique about GE's Crotonville training facility?

6. What does Jack learn about "academic pedigrees"?

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

8. Briefly define and discuss QMI.

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

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

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