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Letter Carrier Nina Monreal scanning a package
Nina Monreal, a letter carrier at Grantville Station in San Diego, scans a holiday package last year. Do you know how many parcels USPS expects to deliver this season?

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: During fiscal 2018 (Oct. 1, 2017-Sept. 30, 2018), the Postal Service’s First-Class Mail volume fell (blank), while package volume increased (blank).

a) 2.1 percent, 3.6 percent
b) 2.1 percent, 6.8 percent
c) 3.6 percent, 6.8 percent
d) 6.8 percent, 2.1 percent

2. In total, how many packages does USPS expect to deliver from Thanksgiving to New Year’s Day?

a) 750 million
b) 800 million
c) 850 million
d) 900 million

3. True or false: Informed Delivery, Priority Mail and a Sparkling Holidays stamp are featured in the new “Surprise Encounter” holiday TV commercial.

a) True
b) False

4. Which online service can you use to compare multiple health plans during this year’s open season benefits enrollment period?

a) Benefeds
b) Checkbook’s Guide to Health Plans
c) FSA Feds
d) PostalEASE

5. Who said, “We can’t please everyone all the time, but we do a pretty good job trying”?

a) Boise, ID, City Carrier Assistant Jason Elliott
b) Callao, VA, Postmaster Andy Hall
c) Richmond District Post Office Operations Manager Bobby Shaw
d) Cleveland Consumer Affairs Representative Dell Young

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

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