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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. When melding manufacturing with financial ingenuity, what kinds of employees make the difference?
(a) Accountants.
(b) Creative.
(c) Nonchalant.
(d) Loyal.

2. By May 2001, which established TV show is Jack's competing with directly?
(a) Face the Nation.
(b) Lou Dobb's Moneyline.
(c) Donny Deutch's The Big Idea.
(d) Larry King Live.

3. Who sets the tone in a company and shares the best ideas and knowledge?
(a) The corporate attorney.
(b) Human resources.
(c) The employees.
(d) The CEO.

4. Who loves the idea of melding manufacturing with financial ingenuity?
(a) Tom.
(b) Bob.
(c) Reg.
(d) Jack.

5. Which GE teams get projects including improving call centers, increasing factory capacity, and reducing billing errors and inventory?
(a) Yellow Belt.
(b) Green Belt.
(c) Red Belt.
(d) Black Belt.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. As Jack expands GE into globalization, what happens to U.S. jobs and facilities?

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

4. Who transforms GE Capital from a purely financial business into a thriving business that uses deal-making for operational skills?

5. When Jack reflects on things that worked for him as CEO, what tops his list?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What is GE's first attempt at globalization in India and what is the outcome?

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

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

5. How do the services offered by GE Capital change from the 1970s to the 1990s?

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

7. What are Jack's predictions about business with China?

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

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

10. Briefly tell how employee surveys change GE in the mid 1990s and what results from the surveys.

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