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 do each of the stores have to keep the mood at work exciting and refreshing?

2. What are a regular part of the Wal-Mart culture and partnership?

3. How has Sam always felt about competition?

4. In Chapter 18, Sam reflects on _______.

5. Many people have argued that Wal-Mart has done what to the small shops in rural towns?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Sam think about competition?

2. What happens when Sam comes out of retirement?

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

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

5. Who has been involved the most in the advancements in technology for Wal-Mart?

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

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

8. Why is Sam able to write this book?

9. What happens to the company when Sam retires?

10. When Sam decides to become less involved with the business, what two camps remain?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

"Family togetherness" is important to Sam.

Part 1) What does Sam mean by "family togetherness?" Why is this important? How did he come up with this concept?

Part 2) How does he use this sam concept in his stores? How effective is this? Explain.

Part 3) Is "family togetherness" important in your own life? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 2

Sam has ten rules for running a successful company.

Part 1) What are these ten rules? How might Sam have come up with each rule?

Part 2) How can these be considered universal rules? How can they be helpful in any business environment?

Part 3) How can many of these rules be used in your own endeavors?

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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