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How well do you remember what you read?

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Omaha, NE, Letter Carrier Lisa Tosone delivers packages in 2016, when USPS processed and delivered mailpieces by the millions.

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

1. How many mailpieces did USPS process and deliver from Oct. 1, 2015-Sept. 30, 2016?

a) 135.9 billion
b) 153.9 billion
c) 159.3 billion
d) 193.5 billion

2. To encourage employees to work safely, the Tucson, AZ, Post Office displays posters that show what?

a) Accident scenes
b) Accident victims
c) Employees’ children
d) Workplace safety statistics

3. When did the late Benjamin Franklin Bailar begin serving as Postmaster General?

a) 1971
b) 1973
c) 1975
d) 1977

4. Who is the nation’s earliest known African-American Postmaster?

a) William Cooper Nell
b) James W. Mason
c) William H. Carney
d) Isaac Myers

5. Who is the USPS writer who played a pivotal role in a police manhunt in Washington, DC?

a) Jonathan Padget
b) Jonathan Prince
c) Jonathan Sommers
d) Jonathan Thomas

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

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