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The Killers

The Killers

by Ernest Hemingway

The Killers: They Must Have Gotten a Take-Out Order Quiz

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Q. At seven o’clock, what does George tell the killers?


That if he keeps his employees there any longer, he’s going to have to start paying them time-and-a-half
That the man they’re looking for isn’t coming
That the cook for the evening shift will be in any second
That there’s going to be heck to pay if he misses Entertainment Tonight
That they are trapped
Q. What do Al and Max do to the lunchroom staff when they leave?


They keep them tied up
They cut a finger off of each of their hands
They let them go, deciding that they’re "all right"
They deliver the ultimate insult by suggesting that the chicken gravy is a little watered-down
Q. What does George tell Nick to do?


Call the police
Let him win just one game of Flip Cup
Go warn Ole
Lock the doors and keep quiet
Q. What did Ole used to be?


A gangster
A heavyweight fighter
Young
A policeman
Youne
Q. What does Nick decide to do?


Help the killers kill Ole
Turn the killers in to the authorities
Get out of town
Try to transition into a less dangerous business than the food service industry
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