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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. To which former U.S. president was Roger Ailes a political adviser?
(a) Ronald Regan.
(b) George H.W. Bush.
(c) George W. Bush.
(d) Gerald Ford.

2. GE pays $3.5 million as punishment for its use of PCBs. What does the money fund?
(a) Landfill cleanup.
(b) Smog cleanup.
(c) A governmental bribe.
(d) River cleanup.

3. As Jack expands GE into globalization, what happens to U.S. jobs and facilities?
(a) They are shut down completely.
(b) Nothing changes.
(c) They are reduced.
(d) They flourish.

4. When Jack reflects on things that worked for him as CEO, what tops his list?
(a) Golf as a stress reliever.
(b) Employee raises.
(c) Reducing costs.
(d) Integrity.

5. In GE's Internet business, what is the new role of salespeople?
(a) Advocates.
(b) Consultants.
(c) Expediters.
(d) Order-takers.

Short Answer Questions

1. Which country's air force benefits from laundered GE money?

2. What does Jack say that honesty and single agendas build?

3. Where is the meeting held in which Jack gave his farewell speech?

4. To whom does GE sell its investment banking firm?

5. How many candidates does Jack start with in 1994 as he seeks his successor?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does e-business change the role of a GE salesperson?

2. What is the cause of Kidder, Peabody's legal trouble when GE is purchasing it and what scandal arises after the purchase is complete?

3. How and why does e-business affect GE's customer service.

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

5. What does Jack tell General Electric employees in his final farewell address to them?

6. How does Jack improve his golf game?

7. Discuss the importance of "Black Belts" and "Green Belts" in the GE corporate climate.

8. Briefly, why is Honeywell a good business for GE to buy?

9. How do technology and information systems change GE's service business fundamentals?

10. What is "wallowing" and how does GE use it?

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