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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 describe himself in Chapter 4 when he was an engineer?
(a) Life of the party.
(b) Workaholic
(c) Poor.
(d) Humble.

2. What is the response of Jack's boss when Jack complains about his first pay raise?
(a) He agrees and gives Jack a title, but not more money.
(b) He is not sympathetic.
(c) He agrees and gives Jack more money.
(d) He gets furious and fires him.

3. What does Jack call the phenomenon when usually strong, self-confident managers panic and lose confidence?
(a) The GE Vortex.
(b) The Management Circle.
(c) The R&D Report.
(d) Six Sigma.

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

5. Why does Jack get frustrated with the plastics inventors?
(a) They don't get excited about innovation.
(b) They demand higher pay.
(c) They don't understand entrepreneurship.
(d) All they think about his getting their products sold.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Jack cut with the help of his CFO?

2. In addition to being self-confident, what else does Jack believe is a large part of leadership?

3. What does QMI stand for?

4. Which company originally started the concept of QMI?

5. How does Jack lose his college scholarship funded by the country club?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does the media begin to refer to Jack as "Neutron Jack"?

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

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

4. Why is Jack disgruntled with his first $1,000 raise at GE?

5. How does Jack's mother teach him the value of competition?

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

7. What is Jack's vision for GE when he takes over as CEO?

8. When faced with the real world of bad business, what is Jack's plan of attack?

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

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

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