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Multiple Choice Questions

1. Do Sam's kids feel as though Sam was not around during their childhood?
(a) No.
(b) Often.
(c) Yes.
(d) Sometimes.

2. Right away, Sam looks for other store opportunities and drives to Fayetteville to find a store whose only competitor is _________.
(a) Ben Franklin.
(b) Woolworth.
(c) JC Penney.
(d) Meijer.

3. He thinks many of these failed stores would still be open if they had remembered to ___________.
(a) Take care of their customers and employees first.
(b) Support Wal-Mart.
(c) Be frugal.
(d) Hire someone like Sam.

4. Is Sam's deal with Alice unusual?
(a) Only at first.
(b) Yes.
(c) Somewhat.
(d) No.

5. Has Wal-Mart always treated its employees as well as it should have?
(a) Yes.
(b) Only at first.
(c) No.
(d) Mostly.

6. On what does Sam concentrate?
(a) His customers.
(b) His family.
(c) His employees.
(d) Himself.

7. At the time, nobody wants to invest in the idea with Bud putting only 3 percent into it and another manager from Texas putting in 2 percent. Other than that, Sam had to come up with what percent of the financing on his own?
(a) 98.
(b) 85.
(c) 90.
(d) 95.

8. While debating the idea of going public, Sam flies around looking for _________.
(a) New executives.
(b) Someone to legally represent him.
(c) Locations for new stores.
(d) Another $1.5 million loan.

9. 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 poor neighborhoods.
(d) In the midwest.

10. Initially why does Sam's superior questions whether he is good at retail?
(a) He cannot sell products well.
(b) He does not seem interested in retail.
(c) Although he can sell, his organization skills are not great.
(d) He is frequently late to work and staff meetings.

11. Sam admits to thinking about merchandising every day of his life since _____________.
(a) Since his first job.
(b) He started.
(c) He was born.
(d) Since he met Helen's father.

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

13. Sam talks about the impact of the business on _________.
(a) His community.
(b) The world.
(c) The United States.
(d) His family.

14. The one mistake that Helen cannot forgive Sam for _________________.
(a) Not becoming an insurance salesman.
(b) Letting the company go public and becoming the richest man in the country.
(c) Not making enough money.
(d) Being a businessman.

15. Don Whitaker comes to the Wal-Mart organization from TG&Y. He is a hard-working and smart man who establishes a great philosophy for the company. What is this philosophy?
(a) Let's be out front. Let's do it right. Let's get it done now and get on with it.
(b) Let's do it now and do it right.
(c) Let's be quick and quiet.
(d) Let's be number one. Let's be honest and hard-working.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why does Helen want four children by the time she is thirty?

2. In the beginning, why was Sam unable to pay the associates well?

3. For a variety of reasons, Rob convinces Sam to do what with his debt?

4. Unions have tried to organize at Wal-Mart. Have they been successful?

5. Sam enlists the help of Charlie Baum, whom he met ______________.

(see the answer keys)

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