Sam Walton, Made in America: My Story Quiz | Eight Week Quiz D

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 8: Rolling Out the Formula.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Sam wants to organize everything and make it ____________.
(a) More exciting.
(b) Better for him.
(c) More financially solvent.
(d) Better and more efficient.

2. When Sam did not like the attention given to him and his family by the press, he put a lid on the personal information released to the public. What happened because of this reason according to Sam?
(a) His company suffered.
(b) A great deal of misinformation was released and taken as truth about him and his family.
(c) America forgot about him.
(d) No one cares to know about the history of Wal-Mart.

3. Phil Green concocts __________.
(a) One of the most expensive advertising campaigns in Wal-Mart history.
(b) One of the worst displays in Wal-Mart history.
(c) One of the most rediculous Wal-Mart stunts in history.
(d) One of the most famous displays in Wal-Mart history.

4. Where are Sam and Bud when they seriously consider the idea of going public?
(a) At Sam's home.
(b) At a Wal-Mart staff meeting.
(c) Quail hunting at the Robson ranch.
(d) On vacation in Las Vegas.

5. Wal-Mart starts building stores quickly by establishing ___________.
(a) Deals with community leaders.
(b) A community.
(c) A friendship with the members of the towns.
(d) A cookie-cutter strategy.

Short Answer Questions

1. Although there have been a number of changes in the Wal-Mart industry over the years, the Walton family still collectively owns __________ of their own business, which is rare for a major corporation.

2. Is Sam's deal with Alice unusual?

3. Initially why does Sam's superior questions whether he is good at retail?

4. Sam and Helen are disappointed to leave Newport, but they do have one benefit from their five years working there. What is this benefit?

5. In 1939, he meets Hugh Mattingly who owns _____________.

(see the answer key)

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