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How much do you remember from this year?

Anderson Cooper speaks at podium
CNN anchor Anderson Cooper addresses the audience at the Oscar de la Renta stamp dedication ceremony in February.

This week’s “News quiz” features 17 questions about Link stories that were published in 2017. The correct answers appear at the end.

1. How many pounds of food were collected during this year’s Stamp Out Hunger drive?

a) 50 million
b) 75 million
c) 80 million
d) 81 million

2. Which USPS executive dedicated the Delicioso stamps?

a) Enterprise Analytics VP Isaac Cronkhite
b) Delivery Operations VP Kevin McAdams
c) Engineering Systems VP Michael Amato
d) Network Operations VP Robert Cintron

3. Where does Matthew Lamb, recipient of the National Association of Letter Carriers’ top hero of the year award, work?

a) Burnsville, MN
b) Grand Rapids, MI
c) Johnstown, PA
d) Ripley, WV

4. What information appears in employees’ personal statement of benefits?

a) Federal Employees’ Group Life Insurance coverage
b) Health benefit payments
c) Thrift Savings Plan contributions
d) All of the above

5. True or false: For the seventh year in a row, USPS was recognized as the top government agency for promoting diversity and inclusiveness in business opportunities.

a) True
b) False

6. Letter carriers from which international postal agency shadowed their USPS counterparts in Las Vegas?

a) France’s La Poste
b) Ireland’s An Post
c) Norway’s Posten
d) United Kingdom’s Royal Mail

7. Which program allows letter carriers to submit business leads?

a) Clerks Care
b) Customer Connect
c) Rural Reach
d) Submit a Lead

8. Waukesha, WI, Rural Carrier Associate Nick Turro hopes to compete in which 2018 Winter Olympics sport?

a) Figure skating
b) Ice hockey
c) Long-track speed skating
d) Short-track speed skating

9. Fill in the blank: During fiscal 2017’s third quarter (April 1-June 30, 2017), the Postal Service reported (blank) in total revenue.

a) $16.4 billion
b) $16.7 billion
c) $17.3 billion
d) $19.2 billion

10. When was the first college hockey game played?

a) 1884
b) 1892
c) 1896
d) 1910

11. Which Link feature highlights employees who demonstrate on-the-job excellence?

a) “Best practices”
b) “By the Numbers”
c) “Mailbag”
d) “Need to know”

12. Fill in the blank: The State Department recognized (blank) for having the nation’s most innovative passport facility.

a) Greater Michigan District
b) Greensboro District
c) New York District
d) Northern Ohio District

13. True or false: The Alzheimer’s semipostal stamp artwork first appeared on a stamp in 2007.

a) True
b) False

14. Match the Nebraska employee featured in “Heroes’ corner” with his or her heroic act.

Column A
a) Lincoln Rural Carrier James Farnstrom
b) Omaha Letter Carrier Noreen Mintken
c) Omaha Rural Carrier Roger Vaad
d) Lincoln Letter Carrier Zachary Paremske

Column B
I) Assisted a customer who had accidentally cut off two fingers
II) Sheltered two young boys from gunfire
III) Helped a disoriented customer
IV) Aided a customer who was having complications from surgery

15. Which former secretary of state spoke at the Oscar de la Renta stamp dedication ceremony?

a) Hillary Clinton
b) John Kerry
c) Colin Powell
d) Condoleezza Rice

16. Which former secretary of state spoke at the Father Theodore Hesburgh stamp dedication ceremony?

a) Hillary Clinton
b) John Kerry
c) Colin Powell
d) Condoleezza Rice

17. Which mail delivery method was tested in 2002 but ultimately discontinued?

a) Mailsters
b) Motorcycles
c) Roller skates
d) Segways

Bonus: When was the first “News quiz” posted?

a) Feb. 2
b) Feb. 9
c) Feb. 16
d) Feb. 23

Answers: 1) b. 2) d. 3) c. 4) d. 5) a. 6) a. 7) b. 8) c. 9) b. 10) c. 11) a. 12) b. 13) b. 14) a. III., b. II., c. I., d. IV. 15) a. 16) d. 17) d. Bonus) a.

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