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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What do the Walton kids all have to do?

2. How does Sam feel never being on a losing team helped him?

3. Sam has the personality of _______________.

4. Do Sam's kids feel as though Sam was not around during their childhood?

5. Sam credits the success of the business with what relationship?

Short Essay Questions

1. How did Sam treat his employees in the beginning? Why? What has he realized from this?

2. How does Sam have the personality of a promoter?

3. How is Sam's appreciation for the dollar further ingrained?

4. What does Sam do when he is about to graduate from college?

5. How does Sam feel about debts and loans?

6. To what does Sam credit the success of the business?

7. How do Sam and Helen feel about leaving Newport? What are their plans now?

8. How does Rob help Sam with his debt? What are the results of Sam's fear of being in debt? How do both he and Helen feel about these results?

9. How does Sam encourage family togetherness? How does he also continue to obsess over business matters at the same time?

10. How is Sam a maverick in the business world?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

It is important to think small.

Part 1) What is meant by this? Why is this important? How is this especially important in the case of Wal-Mart?

Part 2) How does this idea reflect and reinforce other beliefs of Sam's?

Part 3) How can thinking small be useful in your own community and your own life?

Essay Topic 2

This book is written to clear up misconceptions about Sam Walton, his family, and his business.

Part 1) What misunderstandings does Sam discuss in this book? How have these misunderstandings occurred? Why does Same feel it is important to clear up these misunderstandings?

Part 2) What does this desire to clear his name reveal about Sam Walton? What ideas did you have regarding Sam Walton and his business prior to reading this book? How did you come about these beliefs?

Part 3) Has Sam been able to alter your opinion of him? Why or why not? What have you learned from reading this book?

Essay Topic 3

Sam is unhappy with debt.

Part 1) How does he end up in debt? Why does debt bother him?

Part 2) How does he get out of debt? How does he feel about this? Why does he feel this way? How does Helen feel about this? Why does she feel this way?

Part 3) How is debt an issue for many Americans today? What can one do who is in debt?

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