Sam Walton, Made in America: My Story Test | Final Test - Hard

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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 has one motto that he repeats frequently in the book and to anyone who will listen to him. What is this motto?

2. In Chapter 18, Sam reflects on _______.

3. When did Wal-Mart take on Kmart?

4. At first, Wal-Mart only dealt with ____________.

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

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe Wal-Mart and Sam by 1974.

2. What is Sam's motto that he frequently repeats?

3. What does Sam think about competition?

4. What does Sam say to support his philosophy of thinking small?

5. What is the "whistle while you work" mentality? How does this benefit the employee and the company?

6. Describe the annual stockholder meetings.

7. What are five more rules given by Sam for running a successful company?

8. Describe Sam as a manager.

9. How does he give back? Why does he give back in this way?

10. What are five rules given by Sam for running a successful company?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Competition is important to Sam.

Part 1) How does Sam show that competition is important? Why is it important to Sam? Do you agree with him? Why or why not? Would he feel this way about competition if it started to hurt his company? Why or why not?

Part 2) How does Sam argue that competition and evolution are good? Do you agree with his argument? Why or why not?

Part 3) How is competition found in you own life? How have you benefited from competition?

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

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?

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