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. After Sam quasi-retired, financial analysts ___________.

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

3. Sam notes ____________ regarding the idea that many consider him to be on the cutting edge of technology?

4. Sam loves quail hunting after being introduced to it by __________.

5. The Wal-Mart concept with variety stores allowed people to ___________.

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Describe the Saturday meetings.

3. Describe Sam as a manager.

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

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

6. What happens when Sam comes out of retirement?

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

8. Describe the annual stockholder meetings.

9. What has been Sam's behavior toward technological advances?

10. Why is Sam able to write this book?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

"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 3

As a child, Sam learns how hard it is to earn a dollar.

Part 1) Describe Sam's childhood. How did Sam learn the difficulties in earning a living?

Part 2) What role did the Great Depression play in Sam's learning of this? How does this idea of hard work affect him throughout his life?

Part 3) Is hard work important in your own life? Why or why not? Do you agree with Sam that it is difficult to earn a living? Why or why not?

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