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Question 1:
Western Electric, Playboy and MapQuest are all:
Telecommunications equipment vendors History of Chicago, Illinois Companies based in New York Defunct companies based in Illinois

Question 2: Western Electric Company (sometimes abbreviated WE and WECo) was an American ________ company, the manufacturing arm of AT&T from 1881 to 1995.
Mechanical engineeringElectrical engineeringElectronic engineeringComputer engineering

Question 3: Home telephones were redesigned and production was moved overseas to Hong Kong, Singapore, China, and ________.
Kuala LumpurJakartaThailandBangkok

Question 4: Lucent itself merged with Alcatel, forming ________.
France TélécomAlstomAlcatel-LucentAXA

Question 5: Western Electric's Structured Cabling unit, once known as AT&T Network Systems or SYSTIMAX, was spun off from ________ and is now part of CommScope.
NortelAvaya Government SolutionsAT&TAvaya

Question 6: Western Electric were pioneers of the scientific management of ________.
Frederick Winslow TaylorKen RosewallAlex OlmedoTony Roche

Question 7: ________ was half-owned by Western Electric.
AT&T CommunicationsBell SystemAmerican Telephone & TelegraphBell Labs

Question 8: ________ developed the control chart at the Hawthorne Works in 1924.
Statistical process controlNormal distributionWalter A. ShewhartW. Edwards Deming

Question 9: Business telephones and systems continued production in the ________ Works plant until 2001.
Bossier City, LouisianaBaton Rouge, LouisianaShreveport – Bossier City metropolitan areaShreveport, Louisiana

Question 10: In 1872 Barton and Gray moved the business to Clinton Street, ________ and incorporated it as the Western Electric Manufacturing Company.
Burr Ridge, IllinoisBlue Island, IllinoisElmhurst, IllinoisChicago


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