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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) Humble.
(d) Poor.

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

3. What does Jack cut with the help of his CFO?
(a) Lots of health care expenses.
(b) Lots of factory jobs.
(c) Bureaucracy and non-essential internal data.
(d) Extra money spent for family insurance benefits.

4. What does the learning/training curriculum show its participants?
(a) That the company invests a lot on training.
(b) Who is being considered for promotion.
(c) That the company spends a lot on training.
(d) There is no single right way and often there is an alternate, better way.

5. How does Jack describe himself in Chapter 4 when he becomes a businessman?
(a) A braggart.
(b) Overwhelmed.
(c) Confident.
(d) Insane.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who says, "When people make mistakes, the last thing they need is discipline"?

2. Who does Jack succeed as CEO of General Electric?

3. Which magazine features Jacks "No. 1 or No. 2" strategy in a cover story?

4. Which facility does Jack want to transform into a world-class center where ideas are spread in an open environment?

5. Where does Jack choose to advertise his plant's new plastics?

Short Essay Questions

1. Discuss how GE enters the medical ultrasound field in 2000.

2. When does Jack begin the search for his successor, and how does he want to change the process of finding the company's next CEO?

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

4. Why does GE find itself under investigation for its industrial diamond business and what is the result?

5. Briefly discuss how GE redefines its airplane services in 1995.

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

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

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

9. Discuss GE's charge of PCB contamination and its result.

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

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