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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. Which department is Barbara placed into when she goes back to Menards to find out about the job?
(a) Appliances
(b) Plumbing
(c) Wood
(d) Plants

2. Nobody seems to make eye contact, Barbara notes, when she applies at _____________, which strikes her as weird.
(a) Goodwill
(b) Salvation Army
(c) Meijer
(d) Wal-Mart

3. What are managers to think of themselves as when they are working at Wal-Mart?
(a) Servant leaders
(b) Peacekeepers
(c) Slave drivers
(d) Growth managers

4. According tot he ACLU, the process of drug testing ___________ improve the chances of screening out addicts.
(a) Can
(b) Does
(c) Will greatly
(d) Does not

5. When any employees does something for his or herself instead of for the store, Wal-Mart calls them a ____________.
(a) Bad worker
(b) Poor choice worker
(c) Time thief
(d) Wal-Mart enemy

Short Answer Questions

1. Linda wants the author to think of her work at Woodcrest as __________ work, though the customers wear diapers.

2. _____________ is a woman who simply picked up and moved to Florida because she heard the rents were better than New Jersey.

3. Barbara begins to realize that she is acting like an unhappy __________ when she argues with another worker at Wal-Mart.

4. The workers have troubles coming up with two dollars to buy a new ___________ when one is left behind at the office.

5. _____________ has to support her husband and an elderly relative on 30 to 50 dollars each week.

Short Essay Questions

1. When Barbara goes back to Wal-Mart in order to fill out a new test, what happens when she gets a few wrong?

2. What does Menards offers to Barbara eventually when they call up to hire her?

3. What is the one line of work that Barbara does not even apply for since she does not have the proper clothing?

4. What does the long employment test at a Wal-Mart job fair seem to be trying to do?

5. What is the one upside of the Twin Lakes apartment that compels Barbara to sign up for a lease there?

6. Why so the Maids think that the job they are offering is easy for someone to learn and to do?

7. What are the titles that Wal-Mart wants its employees to think of themselves as?

8. When Barbara's skin breaks out in an odd rash, what does her boss seem to think the problem is?

9. What does Barbara decide about the entire hiring process after noticing she didn't even ask about salary at Menards?

10. Describe what 'time theft' is according to Wal-Mart and its slick produced videos that the author watches during orientation.

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