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. What does Sam believe is in need of more funds?

2. What does Sam play everywhere he goes?

3. Sam delineates the top ____ rules that helped him achieve the success that he enjoys with Wal-Mart.

4. There are two main camps in the Wal-Mart organization. Who leads these camps?

5. How has Sam always felt about competition?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. Describe Wal-Mart and Sam by 1974.

4. Describe Sam as a manager.

5. What happens to the company when Sam retires?

6. How does Sam counter the argument that Wal-Mart has destroyed the small shops in rural towns?

7. What does Sam think about the way he has spent his life? What is the message he gives at the end of the book?

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

9. Describe the Saturday meetings.

10. Why does Sam give back to the community?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

One of Sam's top talents is choosing employees.

Part 1) How is this proven? Why does this become an important talent?

Part 2) What are his other talents? How are these talents revealed? How are these talents important? How are they connected to each other?

Part 3) What talents do you possess? How do they impact your daily life? How might you use them to your advantage throughout your life?

Essay Topic 2

Sam believes in the "whistle while you work" mentality.

Part 1) What is this mentality? Why does he believe in this mentality? Do you agree that this is a good mentality to have? Why or why not?

Part 2) How does Sam use this mentality at Wal-Mart? How does this benefit Wal-Mart? How can other businesses and organizations use this mentality to help themselves?

Part 3) How can you use this mentality in your own life? What can your own school do to promote this type of attitude towards school work? How would this change your school?

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?"

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