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Numbers game

News Quiz: Test your postal knowledge

Trulesta Wright, a mail handler at the Baltimore Processing and Distribution Center, moves holiday mail in December. How much do you know about USPS finances during this period?

“News Quiz” is a weekly feature that lets you test your knowledge of recent Link stories. The correct answers appear at the end.

1. True or false: Last week, the Postal Service reported total revenue for fiscal year 2020’s first quarter (Oct. 1-Dec. 31, 2019) was $19.4 billion, down 6.2 percent from the same period one year earlier.

a) True
b) False

2. What’s the name of the new tool that allows customers to access the tracking history of a domestic package?

a) Informed Delivery
b) Informed History
c) Informed Tracking
d) USPS Premium Tracking

3. Fill in the blank: Currently, supplemental wages are subject to a withholding rate of (blank).

a) 17 percent
b) 22 percent
c) 37 percent
d) None of the above

4. What is the name of the latest #PostalProud initiative that showcases USPS employees?

a) Behind the Eagle
b) Beyond the Blue
c) Inside Blue
d) Peek into Peak

5. Which of the following PBS news programs was co-anchored by Gwen Ifill, the subject of this year’s Black Heritage stamp?

a) “Frontline”
b) “NewsHour with Jim Lehrer”
c) “PBS NewsHour”
d) “Washington Week”

Answers: 1) b. Total revenue during fiscal year 2020’s first quarter was $19.4 billion, down 1.8 percent from the same period one year earlier. 2) d. 3) b. 4) c. 5) c.

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