Jack: Straight from the Gut Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is Jack's business philosophy of the 1980s?

2. Which investments does Jack find himself explaining and quite often defending?

3. During his high school years, who teaches Jack the value of competition?

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

5. What is the key to Jack's solution as he addresses the complaint expressed by trainees at GE's learning center?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. How do GE employees view Jack's opinion about change?

5. Discuss Jack's thoughts on an informal work environment.

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

7. What are Jack's thoughts on changing himself in order to change his company?

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

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

10. Why does Jack learn the game of golf?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

What roles do Jack's parents play in his career?

Essay Topic 2

What is an anecdote and what is its role in nonfiction. Specifically, what is the importance of anecdotes in this story?

Essay Topic 3

Discuss types of figurative language used by the author in the book.

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