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. Sam believes that thanks to the superior distribution system implemented, they were able to acquire what stores seamlessly integrate the stores into the current system?

3. What is rule number one?

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

5. What is rule number ten?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe the reason why Wal-Mart succeeds?

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

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

4. Why does Sam give back to the community?

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

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

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

8. Describe Wal-Mart and Sam by 1974.

9. Describe Wal-Mart's run-in with Kmart.

10. Describe Sam as a manager.

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

As a young man, Sam knows two things. He wants to marry Helen and he wants to have a career in retail.

Part 1) How does he come to know this? What does this reveal about him? How does this foreshadow his future?

Part 2) How does he make this happen? How is he so sure this is what he wants?

Part 3) What do you know you want? How do you know you want this? How do you plan to get this?

Essay Topic 3

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?

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