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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. Which two new-hires become important advisers to Jack for the remainder of his career with the company?

2. How does Jack describe himself in Chapter 4 when he was an engineer?

3. Which company's restructuring is prefaced by government bailout and public struggle to avoid bankruptcy?

4. Which non-labor department does Jack expand at his plastics facility in the 1970s?

5. What does GE implement to produce positive growth results and exceed the company's goal?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What are the focus and discussion of Session C meetings.

3. What two concerns do GE board members have in appointing Jack to be CEO of the company?

4. What are Jack's beliefs regarding self-confidence?

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

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

7. How does the nuclear incident at Three Mile Island affect GE's business?

8. Why does Jack construct gyms in company facilities?

9. What is the accepted business philosophy of the 1980s?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

What does the tone of this book reveal about Jack personally? Define tone in your answer.

Essay Topic 2

Discuss the use of propaganda in nonfiction. Discuss any possible propaganda in this book.

Essay Topic 3

Irony is the contrast between what is expected and what actually happens. There are three types of irony: verbal, situational, and dramatic. Identify and discuss two different examples of irony in the book. Which type of irony are they? What is expected and what actually occurs in your examples?

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