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Madison, WI, Letter Carrier Tom Lukas sorting mail and packages
Madison, WI, Letter Carrier Tom Lukas gets ready to deliver mail and packages during fiscal 2017’s first quarter.

Here’s Link’s latest “News quiz,” a new feature that invites readers to test their knowledge of recent stories. The correct answers appear at the end.

1. Fill in the blank: The Postal Service reported its shipping and package revenue grew (blank) during fiscal 2017’s first quarter (Oct. 1-Dec. 31, 2016) when compared to the same period one year earlier.

a) 11.7 percent
b) 12.7 percent
c) 13.7 percent
d) 14.7 percent

2. USPS has introduced Blue and LiteBlue pages to showcase what optional, free feature?

a) Informed Consent
b) Informed Delivery
c) Informed Mobility
d) Informed Visibility

3. Approximately how many USPS employees are covered by the new labor contract with the National Postal Mail Handlers Union?

a) 4,500
b) 45,000
c) 450,000
d) 4.5 million

4. What headline did the Wall Street Journal publish over its front-page photo of New Bedford, MA, Letter Carrier John Gomes?

a) First-Class Freeze
b) Man, That’s Cold
c) No Mailing It In
d) Snow Problem At All

5. The parents of the baby born in the Mira Mesa, CA, Post Office parking lot considered naming him what?

a) Pierce Delivery Dillard
b) Pierce Postal Dillard
c) Postal Pierce Dillard
d) Benjamin Franklin Dillard

Answers: 1) d. 2) b. 3) b. 4) c. 5) b.

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