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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. Sam describes Phil as a man who not only likes to swim upstream but also that he likes to do it __________.
2. Sam is about to graduate with a degree in business and has plenty of energy, but is unsure ___________.
3. Sam and Helen are disappointed to leave Newport, but they do have one benefit from their five years working there. What is this benefit?
4. Ever since Sam took out his first bank loan, he has not been comfortable or happy with ___________.
5. Sam attends the University of Missouri since he is already well-known in Columbia and joins what fraternity?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does the placing of Wal-Marts in specific types of locations benefit the company in regard to advertising?
2. Describe the reason why Wal-Mart succeeds?
3. Why is Sam able to write this book?
4. Describe Wal-Mart and Sam by 1974.
5. Give an example of what Sam would do on family vacations.
6. Describe the annual stockholder meetings.
7. How does Sam motivate his employees?
8. Describe Wal-Mart's run-in with Kmart.
9. Describe, in general, this period of time for Wal-Mart.
10. What does Sam think about the way he has spent his life? What is the message he gives at the end of the book?
Essay Topic 1
Sam gives back to the community.
Part 1) How does he give back? Why does he give back? How does he benefit from this?
Part 2) Why is education a big concern for Sam and Helen? How do they support educational programs? How does this help both Wal-Mart and the community?
Part 3) What are concerns regarding your community, the country, and the world as a whole that you have? Why? What can you do to help?
Essay Topic 2
Sam believes he was over-blessed with ambition and drive.
Part 1) From whom does he claim he received these traits? Is he proud of these traits? Why or why not? How does he use these traits throughout his life?
Part 2) Are these traits necessary for anyone to become a success? Why or why not?
Part 3) What traits do you possess? How do you use them to your advantage?
Essay Topic 3
The "Saturday Night Massacre" is well-known among those in the Wal-Mart culture.
Part 1) What is the "Saturday Night Massacre?" Why is it so significant? Why does it occur?
Part 2) What does it reveal or reinforce about Sam? How does it benefit the company?
Part 3) What message does the "Saturday Night Massacre" send to those in the company, as well as outside Wal-Mart? How can other businesses and organizations learn from Sam's ideals that are reinforced through the "Saturday Night Massacre?"
This section contains 2,534 words
(approx. 9 pages at 300 words per page)