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Multiple Choice Questions

1. What did Sam have to do when the family was on vacation?
(a) He had to check out stores along the way.
(b) He had to promote his company.
(c) He had to deal with harrassing competition.
(d) He had to forget about work.

2. He learns from a very early age that children should do what?
(a) Be responsible for contributing to their family just as much as the adults and should not be considered 'takers."
(b) Be ignored.
(c) Be seen and not heard.
(d) Be pampered.

3. Sam is always looking for new and different ways to do things and takes great pleasure in ___________.
(a) Bucking trends.
(b) Starting trends.
(c) Researching trends.
(d) Following trends.

4. In the beginning, why was Sam unable to pay the associates well?
(a) He was too cheap.
(b) He wanted to keep the money for himself.
(c) He did not think they deserved to be paid well.
(d) He had too many associates.

5. No matter how hard Sam's father worked or how many different jobs he had, what happened?
(a) His family was never comfortable.
(b) He was never happy.
(c) His family was never satisfied.
(d) He never felt like he could work hard enough.

6. Although Sam is a small man at only 130 pounds, he works very hard and gets his letter in the sport of ___________.
(a) Tennis.
(b) Basketball.
(c) Football.
(d) Baseball.

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

8. His stores have been growing at a good rate, and he feels their success is partly due to placing stores __________.
(a) In large cities.
(b) In smaller towns.
(c) In the midwest.
(d) In poor neighborhoods.

9. Is this sharing of information considered a success?
(a) Sometimes.
(b) Rarely.
(c) Yes.
(d) No.

10. To encourage family togetherness, what does Sam do?
(a) He is his sons' Boy Scout leader.
(b) He plans family vacations every weekend.
(c) The family must be home for dinner every night.
(d) His family must not go anywhere without him.

11. What does Sam do after the answer to number 88?
(a) He bribes the community counsel members into supporting his store.
(b) He encourages his new neighbors to support the building of a Wal-Mart.
(c) He runs the competition out of town.
(d) He pulls out a map, filling in every area in that market region.

12. 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) America forgot about him.
(b) No one cares to know about the history of Wal-Mart.
(c) His company suffered.
(d) A great deal of misinformation was released and taken as truth about him and his family.

13. What does Sam admit was the biggest mistake of his business career?
(a) Purchasing of a shopping center.
(b) Purchasing this Kmart.
(c) Purchasing this Woolworth.
(d) Purchasing this Ben Franklin.

14. How does placing stores in these small areas affect advertising?
(a) It makes advertising more necessary.
(b) It makes advertising more expensive.
(c) It makes advertising cheaper.
(d) It make advertising more sophisticated.

15. Due to its location, Wal-Mart can enjoy what kind of advertising?
(a) Word-of-mouth advertising among the townsfolk.
(b) Simple advertising.
(c) Expensive advertising.
(d) Poor advertising.

Short Answer Questions

1. Has Wal-Mart always treated its employees as well as it should have?

2. When he is 14, Sam saves a boy from ____________.

3. Back in the 1960s, with what was Sam more concerned, rather than quality?

4. Sam's attention to his associates and each manager having a minority share in the business sets the stage for _____.

5. Sam's appreciation for the dollar is further ingrained when he meets ______________.

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