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. By 1974, Wal-Mart has how many stores?

2. The annual stockholders meeting is an extension of the Wal-Mart culture so that ____________.

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

4. With what is Sam greatly concerned?

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

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

5. Describe the Saturday meetings.

6. Describe the reason why Wal-Mart succeeds?

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

8. How does the increase in re-urbanization benefit Wal-Mart?

9. Describe Wal-Mart and Sam by 1974.

10. Describe the annual stockholder meetings.

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

Sam wants to leave a legacy.

Part 1) What legacy does he seem to want to leave? How do you know this?

Part 2) Does he believe he did the right things with his life? Why or why not? Do you believe he would do anything differently if he had it to do all over again? Why or why not?

Part 3) What legacy would you like to leave? Why?

Essay Topic 3

"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?

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