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A Death in the Family

James Agee

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How old is Rufus when his father dies?

What does Aunt Hannah buy for Rufus?

What does Andrew see on Jay's coffin at the end of the story?

What does Jay tell Rufus never to do?

For what does Father Jackson chide Little Catherine and Rufus?

What does Mary tell Rufus that he must never tell Victoria?

What do the schoolchildren tease Rufus about?

Which of the following characters is deeply religious?

Why does Ralph tell Jay that it is urgent that he come over?

What does Walter let Rufus and little Catherine do, unbeknownst to anyone?

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