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Martinton, IL, Rural Carrier John Moore stands near the Chevrolet Lumina he uses to deliver mail.

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. Fill in the blanks: (Blank) percent of consumers say they prefer to receive coupons in the mail, up from (blank) percent in 2016.

a) 44, 40
b) 48, 40
c) 48, 44
d) 91, 86

2. If you’re a Federal Employees Retirement System employee and you put 5 percent of your income into a Thrift Savings Plan account, how much will USPS contribute?

a) 1 percent
b) 3 percent
c) 4 percent
d) 5 percent

3. True or false: Valpak mails coupons to about 17 million addresses each month.

a) True
b) False

4. Who wrote to Yuri Andropov, the Soviet Union’s president, in 1982 to express her worries about nuclear war?

a) Grace Bedell
b) Penny Black
c) Winifred Gallagher
d) Samantha Smith

5. When did Martinton, IL, Rural Carrier John Moore begin his postal career?

a) 1963
b) 1967
c) 1968
d) 1978

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

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