Short Essay Questions Key
1. Describe Al Manheim's first impression of Sammy Glick.
Al Manheim's first impression of Sammy Glick is that he thinks Sammy moves quickly, like a ferret. Al knows Sammy is smart, but is made uneasy by him. He thinks Sammy is thin and wiry, and he is uncomfortable around him.
2. Why isn't Sammy interested in Al Manheim as a mentor?
Sammy isn't interested in Al Manheim as a mentor because he has his own plan of getting ahead in the business. He wants bigger and better than what Al can offer him. Sammy wants to accomplish more than a newspaper career.
3. What happens when Al makes a mistake in his article?
When Al makes a mistake in his article, O'Brien, the managing editor, comes into his office in an angry manner. O'Brien asks Al why he didn't double check his article. Al finds out that Sammy found mistakes in his article and fixed the mistakes without first going to Al.
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