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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Behind whom do the older guys stand?
(a) Rob.
(b) Helen.
(c) Ferold.
(d) Bob.

2. What does Sam think is a trade-off?
(a) Work.
(b) Family.
(c) Life.
(d) School.

3. What does competition do to Wal-Mart?
(a) It makes it stronger and more honed on the marketplace than it might have been if left by itself.
(b) It makes it more devious and dangerous.
(c) It makes it weaker.
(d) It does not affect it.

4. What does Sam play everywhere he goes?
(a) Tennis.
(b) Golf.
(c) Football.
(d) Basketball.

5. Why is Sam able to sit down and help write the book?
(a) He is interested in writing a book.
(b) He is sick.
(c) He is retired.
(d) He no longer works for Wal-Mart.

6. What do each of the stores have to keep the mood at work exciting and refreshing?
(a) Give-aways.
(b) Coffee and donuts.
(c) Parties.
(d) Their own traditions and games.

7. The focal point of their communications are ___________.
(a) The annual meetings.
(b) The daily meetings.
(c) The Saturday meetings.
(d) The Sunday meetings.

8. The concept of the variety store changed drastically over the years from the fully-serviced variety store to ___________.
(a) The fully-serviced discount model.
(b) The self-service style.
(c) The discount model.
(d) The partially-serviced style.

9. With what is Sam greatly concerned?
(a) Poverty.
(b) Tax evasion.
(c) Education.
(d) Minority groups.

10. Sam notes ____________ regarding the idea that many consider him to be on the cutting edge of technology?
(a) Many executives would agree.
(b) Many executives snicker.
(c) Many executives would not be surprised.
(d) Many executives would disagree.

11. Does Sam believe he is as hands-on as other managers?
(a) No.
(b) Often.
(c) Yes.
(d) Sometimes.

12. How can the meetings be described?
(a) As bureaucratic.
(b) As democratic.
(c) As a waste of time.
(d) As a joke.

13. How has Sam always felt about competition?
(a) It is a bad thing.
(b) It is a waste of time.
(c) It is dangerous.
(d) It is a good thing.

14. Why has Sam pretty much fought all of the technological advances?
(a) He wants them to be justified.
(b) He does not like change.
(c) He does not understand technology.
(d) He does not trust technology.

15. What does Sam give his associates and managers?
(a) Gifts for their birthdays.
(b) Specific tasks to complete.
(c) Many raises.
(d) The freedom to experiment and test things on their own.

Short Answer Questions

1. Sam suggests that if you want to be successful, you need to _______ to your own interests?

2. It is the demand of ____________ that built Wal-Mart's success?

3. He has had the time of his life running Wal-Mart, but has been wondering _________.

4. Since the beginning, Sam has been extremely connected as __________.

5. Sam has created a unique culture at Wal-Mart where managers meet ________.

(see the answer keys)

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